January 25, 2012
8 a.m. - noon
Georgia World Congress Center
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Perhaps in no other time in the history of poultry production and processing have the challenges facing the industry been greater. Today and in the future the industry must address international competition, high input costs, social issues, and government regulations while attempting to meet an ever increasing global demand for food.
Join industry leaders for "Charting the Course...An Executive Conference on the Future of the American Poultry Industry"
All registered Expo attendees are eligible to attend this program, free of charge.
Combined Poultry & Egg Session (Room A-411)
8:00 a.m. Introduction using “The Chicken of Tomorrow” video
Mike Donohue, AgriStats, Moderator
8:15 a.m. Making Safe, Affordable and Abundant Food a Global Reality
Jeff Simmons, President, Elanco
9:00 a.m. Economic Outlook
Jim Paulsen, Chief Investment Strategist, Wells Capital Management
9:45 a.m. Break
Poultry Meat Breakout Session
10:00 a.m. Global Competitiveness: Drivers and Issues for the future
Adriaan Weststrate & David Nelson, Rabobank International
10:40 a.m. Casting a Vision for the American Poultry Industry:
- Technology vs. Labor - Doug Britton, Georgia Tech Research Institute
- Management Development and Succession Planning - Paul Pressley, USPOULTRY
- Social Issues - Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton University of Arkansas - Animal Welfare, Environment, Food Safety, Employee Welfare
- University Research - Don Conner, Auburn University
Noon Conclusion & Wrap Up