Alltech has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, with particular consideration for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE). The annual event was scheduled for May 17 to 19 in Lexington, Kentucky, and typically assembles more than 3,500 attendees from 70 countries for an exploration of innovative solutions across the global food supply chain. In light of rising health concerns related to coronavirus, Alltech will present ONE session topics online, transitioning to a virtual experience instead of a live event in 2020.
“Our first priority remains the health and safety of attendees, our colleagues and the communities in which we live and work,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. “With that in mind, we have decided to host this year’s international conference on a virtual platform, allowing registrants from around the world to engage in industry-leading content in a way that is accessible for everyone.”
The Alltech ONE Virtual Experience will provide access to agricultural topics, including agri-business, aquaculture, beef, crop science, dairy, the future of food, pig, and poultry. Live-streamed keynote presentations and on-demand video content from some of the world’s leading industry experts, including the most impactful presentations from past years’ events, will be available beginning May 18, 2020.
Now in its 36th year, ONE continues to be a source of inspiration and motivation within the agri-business industry, even in the face of disruption. The conference explores innovative solutions through the lens of technology, navigating challenges and uncovering opportunities. This year, Alltech will apply those ideas to deliver an impactful ONE experience virtually.
Thought-leaders and change-makers across the agri-food industry are invited to explore the power of science, technology and human ingenuity through this interactive, online format. Learn more and register here.
Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, many organizations our cancelling conferences all together. For example, Florida’s Orange County (which includes Orlando) Mayor Jerry Demings says the the cancellations of just three conventions represented a local economic impact of $154 million.