Program

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Schedule @ a Glance 

Monday, June 12th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Registration/Partnering Help Desk Open
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Pre-scheduled PEI Scenic Tours
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: VHG Welcome Lounge Open

11:00 am – 3:00 pm: VHG Pre-Conference Workshop: Communicating your brand in a “digital world”
Presenters:  Claire Lamont, CEO, SMAK and Ken Rotondo, President, Mind Genomics Advisors

4:00 – 6:00 pm: One-to-One Business Partnering Program
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Opening Reception Delta Prince Edward Hotel

Tuesday, June 13th
7:30 am – 5:00 pm: Registration/Partnering Help Desk Open

8:00 – 9:30 am: Welcome Breakfast Banquet (Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim)                                                                                                                       Keynote Address by VetHealth Global 2017 Honourary Chair: George Heidgerken, Head of the Global Strategic Business Unit Livestock at Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

9:30 – 10:45 am: Session I Panel: “Animal Health Unleashed – Perspectives of senior management: Growing, adding value and embracing challenges”
Moderator: George Heidgerken, Boehringer Ingelheim
Panelists: Clint Lewis, President, International Operations, Zoetis
Peter McCarthy, President, Global Animal Health Group, Henry Schein Inc.

10:45 – 11:00 am: Networking Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Session II Innovation Spotlight Presentations (6 Emerging Companies)

12:30 – 1:40 pm: Keynote Luncheon Presentation “Corporate Social Responsibility: Farce or Future?”
Presenter: Claire Lamont, CEO, smak

1:40 – 3:00 pm: One-to-One Business Partnering Program

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Services for Success
Companies providing essential services for the animal health sector (Parallel)

3:00 – 4:30 pm: Session III Panel: “Disruptive Forces: Customers and consumers”
Moderator: Susan Jones, AH Consultant
Panelist: Dr. Adam Little, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

6:30 – 10:00 pm: VHG 2017 Reception & Gala Lobster Dinner (Sponsored by Promise Animal Health)                                                                                                    Harbourview Room/deck, Delta Prince Edward Hotel

Wednesday, June 14th
7:30 am – 5:00 pm: Registration/Partnering Help Desk Open
8:00 am – 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 am: Session IV Innovation Spotlight Presentations
(6 Emerging Companies)

10:00 – 10:15 am: Networking Break

10:15 – 11:45 am: Session V “The Path to Market: There be Dragons”
Moderator: Dr. Paul Dick, Paul Dick & Associates
Presenters: Bob Fountain, President & CEO, Fountain Agricounsel, LLC
Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, Executive Director, Health for Animals
Mr. Sun Jinzhong, Vice Chair, Pulike Biological Engineering Co., Ltd

12 noon – 1:20 pm: Keynote Luncheon Presentation (TBA)

1:20 – 3:00 pm: One-to-One Business Partnering Program

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Services for Success
Companies providing essential services for the animal health sector (Parallel)

3:00 – 4:30 pm: SESSION VI “Antimicrobial Resistance: Progress and Pragmatism”
Panelists: Tye Perrett, Managing Partner, Feedlot Health Management Services
Heather Bessoff, Director of Sales, Marketing & Business Development, Epibiome Inc.

4:30 pm: Closing Remarks by VHG 2017 Honourary Chair George Heidgerken

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: VHG 2017 Closing Wine and Cheese Reception Ballroom foyer