Unveiling Advanced Technologies for Future Poultry Operations

SAVE THE DATES! November 5-7, 2018
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia

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Poultry Tech Summit is a new conference that focuses on transition of innovative technologies from researchers and entrepreneurs into commercial applications for the benefit of the poultry industry. This event is the only one of its kind being offered to connect researchers and entrepreneurs with poultry sector technology experts, financiers, bankers and venture capitalists looking for new projects to fund.

The content focus will solely be on innovative technologies that are ready for future application in poultry live production, processing and supply chain. The conference will bring together key researchers in university and USDA-ARS labs, start-up companies, venture capitalists and innovation leaders from integrators and commercial companies to learn, discuss and network on the very latest in new technology developments.

Presenters will showcase projects in need of funding that are 3-5 years from availability in the marketplace and Poultry Tech Summit will be the first-ever platform for presenting these technologies. Conference participants will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas on the current and future technology needs of the poultry industry.

Venture capitalists will see innovations in poultry production technologies in which they can invest. Vendors can make contacts with those seeking new technologies in the industry, and explore what they can implement.

Reese Schroeder, managing director for Tyson Ventures, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Poultry Tech Summit. Tyson Ventures, Tyson Food’s venture capital fund, invests in companies that develop breakthrough technologies. During his presentation, Schroeder will discuss the role of venture capital in shaping how food will be produced in the future.

Panel discussion: Technologies that will reshape the poultry industry
Venture capital funding has accelerated the rate of innovation in all industries, including agriculture. Learn what technologies that professionals from venture capital funds specializing in data and computing, the food industry, biotechnology, and food safety think hold the greatest promise.
Panelists include: 
Brett Brohl, Managing Director, Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator
Dean Didato, Partner, Innova Ag Innovation Fund
Blake Patton, Managing Partner, Tech Square Ventures
Reese Schroeder, Managing Director, Tyson Ventures

Poultry Tech Summit agenda outline:

November 5

  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Opening Reception

November 6

  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am – Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Educational presentations
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Networking Social Hour

November 7

  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am – Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Educational presentations
  • 12:00 pm – Poultry Tech Summit concludes

** Full agenda details for Poultry Tech Summit are expected to be released in July 2018.



Showcasing the next frontier for industry, technology and venture capital, this unique executive level event presents new research of technologies with potential to be commercialized within a 5-year period. These will range from Artificial Intelligence, robotics, blockchain, sensors, Virtual Reality, vaccines and more to improve outcomes for poultry companies in all aspects of production from farm through the processing plant.

Early bird registration is now open! Registration for this unique event covers 1-1/2 days of educational presentations, 2 evening cocktail receptions, breakfasts, lunches and multiple networking breaks.

Who should attend:

  • Poultry company C-level executives
  • Corporate leaders in QA/QC, R&D
  • Live Production and Processing Technology Personnel
  • Veterinarians, Nutritionists
  • Suppliers interested in funding or acquiring new tech
  • Financiers, bankers and venture capitalists

Poultry Tech Summit 2018 will feature the following proposed presentation themes or topics for suggested speakers, panel sessions and/or break-out groups:

  • Food Safety
  • Robotics and automation
  • Sustainability and environmental management
  • Computing and data applications
  • Life Sciences
  • Predictive maintenance


Poultry Tech Summit 2018 Content

The organizers of Poultry Tech Summit are pleased to release a preliminary list of innovations, plus conference keynote speaker and panel discussion (listed below) that will be presented at the inaugural event on November 5-7, 2018. Innovations in the categories of data and artificial intelligence, life sciences, robotics and automation, and food safety will be showcased.

The list of innovations to be unveiled at Poultry Tech Summit include:

Life science innovations: Advancing bird health and welfare

  • General Probiotics Inc. will present a new class of probiotic cultures which will reduce the load of pathogens carried by poultry and has the potential to improve both bird health and food safety.
  • Mazen Animal Health Inc. will discuss the technology used to insert genes for specific antigens into corn plants thus creating orally administered vaccines for poultry diseases.
  • TyraTech Inc. will share developments in phytogenic products which can be used to control poultry gut parasites.
  • Transport Genie Ltd. has developed a real-time monitoring system for use in poultry transport coops which can be used by processors and researchers to improve bird welfare during the loadout, in transport and it plant holding sheds.

Big data & AI innovations: Improving performance at the farm and the plant

  • Simple Vet Solutions Inc. will discuss how blockchain technology can be applied to veterinary records to maintain transparency and traceability while also providing analytics to evaluate efficacy of treatments.
  • Little Bird Systems will present a solar powered system for estimating the amount of feed in a bin using a small device to apply the vibration along with sensors and software.
  • Smart Data Science Solutions LLC applies machine learning to statistical process control so that the system outputs a set of metrics that assess whether any changes to the process that are detected are more likely due to the inherent variation in the process or whether the underlying signal has changed.
  • Olga Kemenova from the Georgia Tech Research Institute will discuss the Poultry System Simulation Model which simulates the water, energy, wastewater and labor utilization of a poultry processing plant.

Food safety innovations:

  • Clear Labs Inc. will discuss technology for reducing the time needed to detect and serotype Salmonella in samples from 3-5 days to 24 hours.
  • Technicon LLC has developed a gear box for processing line applications which has an outer surface that is rust-proof, has antimicrobial properties and has a smooth surface for easy cleaning.
  • Comas Haynes from the Georgia Tech Research Institute will present a system for using ice-water slurries in place of traditional immersion chilling in poultry processing.

Robotics & automation innovations: Improving performance while reducing labor needs

  • Seung-Chul Yoon with USDA ARS will present a machine vision system for detecting woody breast in boneless skinless breast filets without contacting or damaging the filets.
  • Colin Usher with the Georgia Tech Research Institute will share details of a poultry house robot that operates on the floor of the house and navigates using imaging sensors and can detect and pick up floor eggs.
  • Farm Robotics and Automation SL will discuss its poultry house robot that is suspended from the ceiling of the house and has sensors for monitoring both bird and house conditions.
  • Sim Harbart with The Georgia Tech Research Institute will present a virtual reality system that simulates cutting trajectories for automated poultry processing systems.

Keynote: Venture capital – Shaping the future of the food industry
Reese Schroeder, Managing Director, Tyson Ventures
Tyson Ventures, Tyson Foods’ venture capital fund, is investing in companies developing breakthrough technologies. Schroeder will discuss the role of venture capital in shaping how food will be produced in the future.

Panel discussion: Technologies that will reshape the poultry industry
Venture capital funding has accelerated the rate of innovation in all industries, including agriculture. Learn what technologies that professionals from venture capital funds specializing in data and computing, the food industry, biotechnology, and food safety think hold the greatest promise.
Panelists include:
Brett Brohl, Managing Director, Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator
Dean Didato, Partner, Innova Ag Innovation Fund
Blake Patton, Managing Partner, Tech Square Ventures
Reese Schroeder, Managing Director, Tyson Ventures

More speaker announcements will be released soon.



Click on the link to book your reservations at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center for Poultry Tech Summit on November 4th – 8th, 2018.
 
 
For Poultry Tech Summit registrants: A special room rate of $189/room for King or Double bedding accommodations have been blocked for this group. Please note that all guestrooms are non-smoking.

Guestroom Overview

Well-appointed guestroom offering a Deluxe King bed or 2 Queen Beds, executive work desk, 49-inch HD LED LG TV with High-Definition programming and free wired/wireless internet access. All hotel guestrooms are non-smoking.

Deposit / Cancellation Policy: Reservations must be secured with a valid credit card at the time of booking. For advance deposit requests, please contact the hotel directly at (800)706-2899.

For any other requests or inquiries, please enter this information within the appropriate request boxes during the reservations process or call the hotel directly by calling (800) 706-2899 or (404) 838-2100.

Hotel reservations hours are Monday through Friday 9am-6:30pm

 
Booking Deadline: 10/04/2018
 
For any additional nights needed before or after the posted group dates, please contact the hotel directly at (800)706-2899 to check availability.
 
For those attendees driving to the hotel, overnight parking is $15 per night.
(For unlimited in and out access to the garage, an $18 pass is available.)


Poultry Tech Summit 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities at the Poultry Tech Summit take you beyond advertising and go further towards enhancing your company’s brand. Be among the first to sign up for sponsorship to maximize your exposure across multiple opportunities before, during and even after the event.

All Poultry Tech Summit 2018 sponsorship opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis, so act now. The earlier you become a sponsor, the more value your company will receive from being featured in event promotions. Contact your WATT Agribusiness Sales Manager today for pricing and details.

For information on sponsoring the 2018 Poultry Tech Summit, click here to view the 2018 Sponsorship Prospectus!

Top 3 reasons to be a part of the Poultry Tech Summit:

  1. Reach entrepreneurs, investors and innovators together at one time only
  2. Build new relationships and share ideas with poultry executive and those with industry interests
  3. Gain insights into new technologies on the horizon creating change and greater efficiencies in poultry production

 

Contact your WATT Agribusiness Sales Manager today for pricing and details. 



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