THE 2017 GAIN Equine Nutrition and Alltech Equine Summit, supported by Grant Thornton and The Irish Field, will take place on Thursday, November 9th in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co.Kildare.
The Equine Summit will bring together the thoroughbred and sporthorse sectors of the industry in a series of presentations and discussions with equine experts and industry leaders.
Equine industry-wide statistics will be presented by Grant Thornton.
A plenary discussion on the equine industry in Ireland will form the central part of the day. Attendees will then have the opportunity to attend a break-out session to explore topics more specific to the Thoroughbred and Sport Horse sectors.
Tickets are €55 and include dinner, refreshments and a choice of either the Sport Horse or Thoroughbred breakout session.
14:15: Registration Opens
15:00: Welcome Address: Henry Corbally, Chairman Glanbia Ireland and Glanbia plc
15:10: Keynote Address: Dr. Pearse Lyons, Founder and President, Alltech
15:40: Presentation of Industry Statistics: Sasha Kerins, Partner, Head of Agri Food, Grant Thornton
16:00: Plenary Discussion: How can we evolve, compete and lead the global equine industry – Can we collaborate to overcome the challenges?
17:10: Ministers Address: Michael Creed, Minister for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
18:30: Breakout Sessions
Option 1: Sporthorse Breakout Session
How can the Irish Sporthorse sector position itself in a changing market?
Option 2: Thoroughbred Breakout Session
What does success look like for thoroughbred breeders, an international view point.