The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) today announced that An Taoiseach Micheál Martin along with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will be among this year’s ASA conference guests.

The event will take place on Friday 11 September and will be streamed live from the Maryborough Hotel, Douglas, Co Cork.

The opening address for the annual agri-industry forum will be delivered by an Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Minister Coveney will be interviewed by broadcaster Damien O’Reilly on the latest trade developments including Brexit.

Embracing disruption

The theme for this year’s event is “Embracing Disruption in Agri-Food” . The two-hour conference will explore the impact COVID-19, Brexit and climate change are having on the Irish agri-food industry.

We are honoured to have secured such a strong calibre of speakers

ASA president Seamus O’Mahony said: “In spite of all the current challenges, I truly believe that our industry has an opportunity to embrace the disruption we are now facing and continue to adapt and evolve.

“We are honoured to have secured such a strong calibre of speakers for this year’s conference who can share expertise in policy, global trade, environment and industry with our members.”

Other Irish and international expert speakers will include:

  • Daniella Taveau, regulatory and global trade strategist.
  • Liam Condon, president of the crop science division, Bayer.
  • Donal Dennehy, director, Danone Ireland.
  • Laura Burke, director general, Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Professor Thia Hennessey, dean of Business School, UCC.
  • Padraig Brennan, meat, food and beverages director, Bord Bia.
  • Registration

    Due to current restrictions, the physical event can only be attended by the speakers. Attendees are invited to stream the live event on-line.

    This year’s event will be free of charge for pre-registered attendees. Click here for more.

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