Global beef roundtable announces conference agenda to power progress in sustainable beef

Global beef roundtable announces conference agenda to power progress in sustainable beef

October 2022

  • The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef is set to host a global conference in Denver, Colorado, USA
  • The event runs from the 7 – 10 November
  • Attendees of the ‘Reaching New Heights’ conference will gather to discuss global trends, consumer behaviour, industry progress and breakthroughs, and future plans
  • The event will host a range of speakers including the National Wildlife Federation, Tyson Foods and JBS

In November, The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) will be hosting its global conference in Denver, Colorado. Over four days, the event will bring together a global network of likeminded individuals with an interest in powering a future of beef sustainability.

Throughout the event, which runs from the 7th – 10th November 2022, attendees will benefit from panel discussions, networking events and breakout sessions giving insights into the full scope of beef sustainability and action to improve it. Leading with GRSB’s Climate, Nature Positive and Animal Welfare Goals, related issues to be explored include global markets, supply chain, and cattle genetics. Attendees will also see first-hand how GRSB’s members are actively progressing the global goals through tours at member sites including Cargill, Agricultural Research, Development, and Education Center (ARDEC) Colorado State University and Leachman Cattle of Colorado.

Last year, GRSB launched its sustainability goals focusing on climate, animal health and nature positive production practices. These goals support members’ commitment to reduce the net global warming impact of beef by 30% by 2030.

Confirmed speakers at the event include; Jason Weller, newly appointed Chief Global Sustainability Officer at JBS; Marcelo Gonzalez, Paraguayan Vice Minister of Agriculture; Tim Bettington, EVP and President of Operations at Zoetis, Peter Byck, Arizona State University and Francisco Dallmeier, Smithsonian Institute.   Alongside keynote speakers GRSB will spotlight work on its global goals and provide a clear path to future progress.

Highlights include:

  • Monday, 7 November: The Communicators Summit, panel event and networking dinner
  • Tuesday, 8 November: Updates on the GRSB Global Goals and a ‘Nature Positive Production’ panel discussion
  • Wednesday, 9 November: Discussions on ‘Balancing Production, Consumption and Nutritional Needs’ and ‘Animal Health and Welfare’, and a ‘Concerning Genetics’ panel discussion
  • Thursday, 10 November: Three different tour opportunities to various locations discovering new beef sustainability practices

For the full GRSB Global Conference on Sustainable Beef agenda, visit here

Ruaraidh Petre, Executive Director of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, said: “This conference affords us the opportunity to showcase the outstanding work being undertaken by our organization and its members. We look forward to welcoming like-minded businesses and individuals across the entire beef supply chain to inspire progress and positive change in the sustainable beef industry.”