A workshop series focused on fostering innovation, sustainability, value-addition and digitalisation within the dairy industry.

Collaboratively Building a Sustainable Future for the Dairy Industry

A workshop series focused on fostering innovation, sustainability, value-addition and digitalisation within the dairy industry.

Overview

This online event is the first of a series of free workshops organised by the DEX (Dairy Evolution NeXt)* which is a UK and Ireland dairy industry collaborative network managed by Ulster University, University College Cork, Exeter University and Dundalk Institute of Technology.

This workshop will be of interest to you if you are an academic, business or key stakeholder, within any sector or discipline, interested in or working within the dairy industry.

This first workshop will:

Introduce the DEX project, and outline how you can become involved in a diverse community of researchers and practitioners focused on fostering innovation, sustainability, value-addition and digitalisation within the dairy industry.

Provide expert talks from academics on how to understand the theory and practice of sustainable business models and how market intelligence can aid the development of sustainable business models in the dairy industry.

Bring together a of panel of dairy industry leaders and academics to discuss challenges facing the dairy industry and identify key actions needed to remain competitive and ensure long term growth.

Agenda

  • 2.00pm: Welcome, introductions and overview of the DEX Project - Professor Barry Quinn, Professor of Retail Marketing, Ulster University Business School
  • 2.10pm: Understanding the theory and practice of sustainable business models - Dr Kristel Miller, Senior Lecturer in Strategy, Ulster University Business School
  • 2.25pm: Market intelligence for creating sustainable business models in dairy - Professor Geoff Simmons, Professor of Consumer Behaviour and Insight, Food and Drink Business Development Centre, Ulster University
  • 2.45pm: Dairy industry leaders and academic panel discussion facilitated by Dr Mike Johnston, CEO Dairy Council for Northern Ireland.
  • Panel: Dr Lynsey Hollywood, Manager of the Food and Drink Business Development Centre, Ulster University Business School; Donald Moore, Executive Director of Global Dairy Platform; Jay WaldVogel, Senior Executive of Dairy Farmers of America.
  • 3.15pm: Key takeaways and actions - Professor Barry Quinn
  • 3.20pm: Close

* DEX is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Irish Research Council (IRC). The network aims to add value to the Dairy Industry in the UK and Ireland through bringing together multidisciplinary academic experts, industry and policy stakeholders to identify industry challenges and co-create priority research themes which will form future initiatives and innovative solutions.

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Event info

02:00PM to 03:30PM

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