2024 Animal Health Summit

Join us in Kansas City August 26-27, 2024 and be a part of bringing innovation alive in animal health. Multiple days of networking, 1:1 business partnering, industry thought leaders, panels and emerging company presentations.

 

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Live Leaders Circle


The LIVE Leader’s Circle provides attendees an intimate and interactive experience with some of the world’s greatest minds in animal health, nutrition, technology and investment leadership. These leaders will be discussing the industry’s most pressing topics.

Emerging Company Presentations

Discover the future of animal health at the 2024 Animal Health Summit! Join us as innovative early-stage companies showcase breakthroughs in the companion animal health, AgTech, and food animal production segments, covering everything from pharmaceuticals, vaccines, nutrition, diagnostics and technology. Since inception, emerging companies have raised over half a billion dollars in addition many companies have secured licensing agreements, distribution contracts and/or been acquired. Learn more

1:1 Business Partnering

The business partnering program is an instrumental portion of the Animal Health Summit, allowing attendees the opportunity to arrange and pre-schedule 20-minute meetings. All attendees will have access to a robust company directory of registered attendees prior to the event. Register early to take advantage of scheduling meetings! Learn more

Daily Schedule

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2024
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.               

Registration & Grab and Go Breakfast

8:00 - 12:00 p.m.

1:1 Business Partnering

  • Access to a robust company directory of registered attendees
  • Management of your own schedule
  • To maximize connections and value, pre-schedule meetings prior to the start of the conference
  • Sponsored by Pet Flavors, LLC
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.  

Lunch

  • Boxed Lunches

12:45 - 1:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks and Impact Awards Ceremony

1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

How Today and Tomorrow's Meat Consumers Define Sustainability

 1:45 - 2:15 p.m.
 Access to Care

  • Dr. Carolyn Henry, Professor and Former Dean, University of Missouri- College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Andrew Luna, Founder & CEO, Hound
  • Julia Loew, Senior Vice President, Commercialization Services, MWI Animal Health - Moderator
  • Additional Panelists TBA
 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Insights from Top Leaders

  • Nicki Baty, President & General Manager, Hill's Pet Nutrition
  • Kristin Bonham, Regional Vice President, North America Animal Nutrition & Health, dsm-firmenich
  • Steve Boren, Vice President, Livestock & Equine, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
  • Scott Bormann, Senior Vice President, North America, Merck Animal Health
  • Kent Luther, Senior Vice President U.S. Pet Health Veterinary Sales, Elanco Animal Health
  • Matt Musselman, Chief Operating Officer, Farm Services, Dairy Farmers of America - Moderator
3:00- 3:15 p.m. Break
  • Grab & Go Snacks
3:15- 5:00 p.m. 

Emerging Company Presentations

  • Investor profile on each company will be included with conference materials
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Ultimate Animal Health Networking Reception

  • Open networking reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar
  • Dinner on your own. Schedule private dinners to connect with colleagues, emerging companies, investors and/or industry leaders.
  • Specialty Cocktail Sponsored by Bimini Pet Health

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2024
    7:00 - 8:00 a.m.           

    Registration & Breakfast

    8:00 - 8:15 a.m.                

    Welcome Remarks

    8:15 - 10:00 a.m.

    Emerging Company Presentations

    • Investor profile on each company will be included with conference materials 
    10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

    The Critical Role Angel Investors Play in the Investment Life Cycle

    10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

    Break

    10:30 - 11:20 a.m.

    Investor's Point of View - the Do's & Don'ts

    • Brian Axe, Managing Director, NovaQuest Capital Management
    • Gina Del Vecchio, Co-Founder and General Partner, Off Leash Capital, a Chicago Pacific Founders Fund
    • Charles Hoare, Managing Director, Head of Global Animal Health, Stifel
    • Karine Sellam, Senior Director, Business Development "3A"- Americas and Asia, Zoetis
    • Julia Stephanus, Partner, Borealis Ventures
    • Dr. Beatrice Vos, Managing Partner, Stonehaven Transactions AG - Moderator
       11:20 - 12:00 p.m.
       Fireside Chat - What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

      12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

      Lunch
      Hot lunch served

      12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

      Advanced Therapies- Where Are We and What is the Future

      1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

      Inventorship and Authorship Determination of AI-Assisted Inventions and Copyrightable Works

      • Tom Luebbering, Patent, Trademark & Copyright Attorney, Hovey Williams LLP
      2:00 - 2:10 p.m.
      Closing Remarks and Presentation of the 2024 Innovation Award

      2:30 - 5:50 p.m.

      1:1 Business Partnering

      • Access to a robust company directory of registered attendees
      • Management of your own schedule
      • To maximize connections and value, pre-schedule meetings prior to the start of the conference
      • Sponsored by Pet Flavors, LLC
      4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

      Closing Reception, Sponsored by C.S. Wallace Investments + Strategy
      Appetizers and open bar




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