Schedule and Agenda  (as of September 27, 2018)                                                                               #GlobalBeef18

 Tuesday, October 9

 
 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Irish Beef Sustainability Tour (tour options) At this time, all tours are FULL.
 
Please note that all tours are departing from the Radisson Blu Dublin Airport Hotel.  See the tour page for more details.

 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Executive Committee Dinner and Meeting (CLOSED SESSION)

 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Media Briefing (GRSB Communication team to meet with media to discuss interview schedules and other details.)
   
 Wednesday, October 10

 
 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Global Conference Convenes

   

 Nicole Johnson-Hoffman
, President of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, will convene the 2018 Global Conference and share the progress of GRSB since the last Global Conference.
 


 Welcome to Ireland and Insights into European Agriculture and Beef Sustainability

 Tara McCarthy, Chief Executive, Bord Bia - Irish Food Board

 




 
Nicola Robinson, MRCVS,
 Chair, European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability / Director, Global Sustainable Sourcing at McDonald's

      
 Keynote Address - "The Leadership Dividend in Sustainable Beef - the Compelling Case for Action"

  Justin Sherrard, Global Strategist Animal Protein, Rabobank RaboResearch, Food & Agribusiness
 
 

"Sustainable Beef in Action: GRSB Executive Director View"
Ruaraidh Petre, GRSB Executive Director, shares his insights as someone who has been involved in beef sustainability for several years.
 
10:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m.Networking Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.General Session Continues
 
"Sustainable Beef in Action: Regional Impacts & Innovations"
   Josephina Eisele, Regional Director, GRSB (Argentina)
  Tony Hegarty, Vice Chair, Cattle Council of Australia (Australia)
  Caio Penido, President, Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock (Brazil)
  Anne Wasko, Chair, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (Canada)
  Juan Carlos Botero, Mesa de Ganadaría Sostenible de Colombia (Colombia)
  Sam McIvor, Chief Executive Officer, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (New Zealand)
 Alfred Fast Schmidt, President, Mesa Paraguaya de Carne Sostenible (Paraguay)
  Amanda Burger Torburn, Global Mobility & AgriSAT Beef Hubs (South Africa)
  Kim Stackhouse, PhD, Director of Sustainability, JBS USA / Chair, USRSB (United States)    
 

"Sustainable Beef in Action: Southern Africa Cattle Technology Breakthroughs (ICT)"
Max Makuvise, Chief Executive Officer, Makera Cattle Company, will share his insights on how technology is providing solutions to Smallholder Beef Farmers.

 

"Sustainable Beef in Action: Boldness with Biodiversity in Argentina"
Pablo Preliasco, Sustainable Livestock Coordinator, Fundación Vida Silvestre  Argentina
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch

 1:10 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.  (Concurrent breakout sessions structured to showcase people, progress, science, impact of regional roundtables and initiatives from a   variety of countries. These offerings will repeat during Breakout Session B.)

 Breakout Session A: "Global Sustainability Impacts - A Multi-Country Perspective"

 
Regional Group 1: Australia, Southern Africa and United States
Moderated by: Luke McKelvie, Global Farmer Program Manager, McDonald's
Pip Band, Manager Sustainability Strategy & Stakeholder, Meat and Livestock Australia (Australia)
Tony Hegarty, Vice Chair, Cattle Council of Australia (Australia)
Amanda Burger Thorburn, Global Mobility & AgriSAT Beef Hubs (South Africa)
Ashley Lyon McDonald, Administrator, US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (United States)

 
 Regional Group 2: Argentina, Canada, New Zealand and Paraguay
Moderated by: Fawn Jackson, Executive Director, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
M. Mercedes Vasallo, PhD, Argentine Roundtable for Sustainable Beef / Agronomist, CREA (Argentina)
Monica Hadarits, Certification and Programs Director, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (Canada)
Sam McIvor, Chief Executive Officer, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (New Zealand) 
Alfred Fast Schmidt, President, Mesa Paraguaya de Carne Sostenible (Paraguay)

 
 Regional Group 3: Brazil, Colombia and Europe
Moderated by: Carlos Saviani, Vice President, World Wildlife Fund
Caio Penido, President, Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock (Brazil)
Juan Carlos Botero, Mesa de Ganadaría Sostenible de Colombia (Colombia)
Estelle Rabourdin, Director of Quality and Environment, Moy Park Food Service Division (UK)
Jess Sloss, Senior Technical Manager, Red Tractor Assurance (UK)

 2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Networking Refreshment Break

 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  (Concurrent breakout sessions structured to showcase people, progress, science, impact of regional roundtables and initiatives from a   variety of countries. Reoccurring from Breakout Session A.)

 Breakout Session B: "Global Sustainability Impacts - A Multi-Country Perspective"

 
Regional Group 1: Australia, Southern Africa and United States
Moderated by: Luke McKelvie, Global Farmer Program Manager, McDonald's
Pip Band, Manager Sustainability Strategy & Stakeholder, Meat and Livestock Australia (Australia) 
Tony Hegarty, Vice Chair, Cattle Council of Australia (Australia)
Amanda Burger Thorburn, Global Mobility & AgriSAT Beef Hubs (South Africa)
Ashley Lyon McDonald, Administrator, US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (United States)

 
Regional Group 2: Argentina, Canada, New Zealand and Paraguay
Moderated by: Fawn Jackson, Executive Director, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
M. Mercedes Vasallo, PhD, Argentine Roundtable for Sustainable Beef / Agronomist, CREA (Argentina)
Monica Hadarits, Certification and Programs Director, Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (Canada)
Sam McIvor, Chief Executive Officer, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (New Zealand) 
Alfred Fast Schmidt, President, Mesa Paraguaya de Carne Sostenible (Paraguay)

 
Regional Group 3: Brazil, Colombia and Europe
Moderated by: Carlos Saviani, Vice President, World Wildlife Fund
Caio Penido, President, Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock (Brazil)
Juan Carlos Botero, Mesa de Ganadería Sostenible de Colombia (Colombia)
Estelle Rabourdin, Director of Quality and Environment, Moy Park Food Service Division (UK)
Jess Sloss, Senior Technical Manager, Red Tractor Assurance (UK)

 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Networking Break

 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Launch of the European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability

 Cocktail reception and brief program hosted by the ERBS to celebrate the official launch of the roundtable.

 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

 Origin Green: A Taste of Sustainable Food from Ireland

 A special evening sponsored by Bord Bia. Origin Green Ireland, the world’s first national food sustainability program, is the only program of its kind operating on a national scale uniting government, the private sector and food and drink producers, through Bord Bia, The Irish Food Board. Discover the unique tastes and flavors from the Origin Green Ireland producers.

 Thursday, October 11

 
7:10 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. Sunrise Session: "Beefing Up Blockchain – How Blockchain Can Transform the Beef Supply Chain"

Moderated by: Cillian Leonowicz, Director - Consulting, Deloitte

Speaker: Joseph McManus,
Consultant, Deloitte 

Panelists:

John Colreavy, PhD, Director,
Meat Technology Ireland

Aoife Connaughton,
Senior Manager - Consulting, Deloitte

Rob Jennings,
CEO, Beefchain

 
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.
m.
 
Global Conference Reconvenes

 
"Beef Producer Insights: Walk a Mile in My Sustainable Boots"
Moderated by: Scott Stuart
Tony Hegarty, Vice Chair, Cattle Council of Australia (Australia)
Caio Penido, Cattle Producer and President, Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock (Brazil)
Graeme Finn, Owner, Southern Cross Livestock (Canada)
Sarah Haire, Producer, Hillview Farm (Ireland)
Debbie Lyons-Blythe, Cattle Rancher, Blythe Family Farms, LLC (United States)

 
"McDonald's: Retail Sustainable Beef Leadership in Action"
  Keith Kenny, Vice President of Sustainability, McDonald's Corporation

 
"Young Agriculturalists Sound Off: Unlocking Industry and Consumer Trust and Engagement"
Moderated by: Sarah J. Bohnenkamp, GRSB Communication Consultant, Sarah J. Bohnenkamp Coaching & Consulting, LLC
Kristine Tapley, Beef Producer & Ducks Unlimited Canada Agrologist/Councilor (Canada)
Joe Burke, 2015 Nuffield Scholar / Senior Manager for Meat & Livestock, Bord Bia - Irish Food Board (Ireland)
Denise de Moraes Zucato, Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable LivestockVila Rica Agropecuária (Latin America)

 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Networking Refreshment Break

 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  (Concurrent breakout sessions in which conference participants may engage in deeper discussions with presenters and discussion leaders on specific areas of sustainability. These offerings will repeat during Breakout Session D.)

 Breakout Session C:

 
Panel 1: "Cow Burps, Gas & Grass: A Look at Innovations Impacting Reductions in Emissions, Cultivation of Carbon and Improved Natural Resource Management Around the Globe"
Moderated by: Ian McConnel, Global Beef LeadWorld Wildlife Fund
Pip Band, Manager Sustainability Strategy & Stakeholder, Meat and Livestock Australia (Australia)  
Fabiana Villa Alves, PhD, Researcher - Animal Scientist, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation - Embrapa (Brazil)
Tim McAllister, PhD, Principal Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Canada)
Simon Miller, General Manager, Cool Farm Alliance (Global Business)
Claus Deblitz, PhD, Deputy Director of Institute, Thünen Institute of Farm Economics / agri benchmark (Latin America)
Sara Place, PhD, Senior Director, Sustainable Beef Production Research, National Cattlemen's Beef Association (United States)

 
Panel 2: "Corporate Beef Sustainability in Action:  Packer and Retailer Sustainability Projects and Pilots" 
Moderated by: Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, OSI Group, LLC
Leon Mol, PhD, Director Product Safety & Social Compliance, Ahold Delhaize
Gurneesh Bandahl, Sustainability Manager, Cargill
Mark Ritsema, Environmental Director - Fed Beef, JBS USA
Aoife Ryan, Head of PMO, Kepak

 
Panel 3: "Animal Health and Innovation in Action: How Cattle Genetics and Resistance are Changing the Sustainability Game"
Moderated by: Scott Stuart
Claudio Cabral, DVMTechnical Director for Latin America, Silvateam (Argentina)
Zsolt Szeidemann, DVM, BRD Segment Manager, Bayer Animal Health (Germany)
Kevin Downing, HerdPlus Team Lead, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (UK)
 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch

 1:10 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.  (Concurrent breakout sessions in which conference participants may engage in deeper discussions with presenters and discussion leaders on specific areas of sustainability. Reoccurring from Breakout Session C.)

 Breakout Session D:

 
Panel 1: "Cow Burps, Gas & Grass: A Look at Innovations Impacting Reductions in Emissions, Cultivation of Carbon and Improved Natural Resource Management Around the Globe"
Moderated by: Ian McConnel, Global Beef Lead, World Wildlife Fund
Pip Band, Manager Sustainability Strategy & Stakeholder, Meat and Livestock Australia (Australia)  
Fabiana Villa Alves, PhD, Researcher - Animal Scientist, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation - Embrapa (Brazil)
Tim McAllister, PhD, Principal Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-FoodCanada (Canada)
Simon Miller, General Manager, Cool Farm Alliance (Global Business)
Claus Deblitz, PhD, Deputy Director of Institute, Thünen Institute of Farm Economics / agri benchmark (Latin America)
Sara Place, PhD, Senior Director, Sustainable Beef Production Research, National Cattlemen's Beef Association (United States)

 
Panel 2: "Corporate Beef Sustainability in Action:  Packer and Retailer Sustainability Projects and Pilots" 
Moderated by: Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, OSI Group, LLC
Leon Mol, PhD, Director Product Safety & Social Compliance, Ahold Delhaize
Gurneesh Bandahl, Sustainability Manager, Cargill
Mark Ritsema, Environmental Director - Fed Beef, JBS USA
Aoife Ryan, Head of PMO, Kepak

 
Panel 3: "Animal Health and Innovation in Action: How Cattle Genetics and Resistance are Changing the Sustainability Game"
Moderated by: Scott Stuart
Claudio Cabral, DVM, Technical Director for Latin America, Silvateam (Argentina)
Zsolt Szeidemann, DVM, BRD Segment Manager, Bayer Animal Health (Germany)
Kevin Downing, HerdPlus Team Lead, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (UK)

 2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Networking Refreshment Break

 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Global Conference Closing Session

 
"Communication of Global Beef Sustainability: Break on Through to the Other Side"
Sarah Bohnenkamp, GRSB Communication Consultant, Sarah J. Bohnenkamp Coaching & Consulting, LLC

 

"Leather & Beef: Adding Skin to the Game"
 Anne Gillespie, Director of Industry Integrity, Textile Exchange

 

Capstone Address
 Michael Lee, PhD, Chair Sustainable Livestock Systems, Rothamsted Research

 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.  GRSB Board of Directors Meeting (open meeting)

 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Global Conference Reception

 Friday, October 12

 (All Friday sessions are open to attend, but please indicate your attendance when registering for the Conference.)

 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  "A Sustainability Sunrise Session: Leather and Beef"

 Leather and beef industry stakeholders come together to discuss sustainability common ground and opportunities for collaboration.

Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, OSI Group, LLC 

Dennis Laycraft, Canadian Cattlemen's Association 

Ruaraidh Petre, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

Tanning:  Stefano Baggio, JBS

Footwear brand:  Craig Drew, Clarks

Automotive brand:  Rebecka Zetterström, Volvo

Furnishings brand:  Caroline McGarvey, IKEA


 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  GRSB - GTPS Joint Working Group on Forests Workshop

 A panel of speakers to present the results of the Joint Working Group's webinars conducted during 2018 as well as discussing the next   steps for the Group.

 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Sustainability Communication: Storytelling & Engagement
 Workshop

 Sustainability communicators and leaders from all points of the beef supply chain, and sustainability communication specialists from notable global brands, will come together in a collaborative workshop to explore current sustainability communication trends and innovative approaches to engaging within an often misinformed social media society and vocal Netflix nation. Collaboration between those who are shaping sustainable beef communication strategies across the world are invited to attend! Topics will include communicating to different audiences, including producers, consumers, media, and more!

 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Global Forum on Responsible Leather Session (additional cost)

   
   

Questions? Contact Mona.Wolverton@Grsbeef.org


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