Temple Grandin to address Meat Business Women conference

August 7, 2020 By 0 Comments

Temple Grandin, the world-renowned American professor of animal science, will be heading to London in May to be the keynote speaker at, “Meat Business Women…The Conference 2019”. Based at Colorado State University she is the leading consultant to the livestock industry on animal behaviour, abattoir design and animal welfare. Time Magazine has named Temple as one of the most influential people in the world, she was the subject of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning semi-biographical film, “Temple Grandin” and has been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

From a young age Temple has felt a special connection with animals. She was diagnosed with a form of autism that allows her to visualise the world through pictures and images the same way that animals do. She is one of the first individuals in our industry on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism.

Chair of Meat Business Women, Laura Ryan, said, “After a successful conference in November our committee discussed who our dream keynote speaker would be for 2019 and there was one name – Temple Grandin. We reached out to her and are absolutely delighted that she has accepted our invitation and will be flying into London specifically to speak at our conference. As Meat Business Women is growing both domestically and internationally it will be fantastic to have a keynote speaker who has such a global impact and such an inspirational story to tell”.

The conference has a packed agenda which will also include presentations from Tara McCarthy (CEO of Bord Bia), Teresa Exelby (HR Director at Morrisons plc), Ursula Lavery (Technical and R&D Director Europe at Moy Park) and Sophie Devonshire (CEO The Caffeine Partnership & Lead at Speed author).

The event takes place on Tuesday 14th May at Painters Hall in London from 10am – 4pm and tickets and more information can be found at  https://meatbusinesswomenconference19.eventbrite.co.uk