Join us at the ITBA Expo (27 Jan) for the launch of the inaugural Dubai HorseTech Conference #Expo18

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On Saturday the 27th January 2018 at the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association Expo at the Goffs Sales Complex we’re organising a little get together to announce the next HorseTech Conference which will be held on the 15th March 2018 in Dubai (UAE).

The meet up (like all the HorseTech Conferences) will be live streamed free of charge (similar to how we launched the HorseTech Conference at last years London TechWeek) . If you’d like to join us for the meeting (either in Kildare or on the livestream) please enter your details in the following form and we’ll send you an invitation.

* * * Update Sat 20 Jan 2018 * * *

Some HorseTech highlights that you’ll not want to miss at the ITBA Expo:

13:30pm Friday 26th Jan: EnerGene-Q10; all you need to know about the world’s first nutrigenomic supplement for horses (PlusVital)

Click here to watch PlusVital CSO Prof Emmeline Hill presenting at the HorseTech Conference at the Royal Veterinary College London.

3pm Friday 26th Jan: “The FutureProofed” seminar

Featuring ‘Industry trailblazers’ David Jennings (Deputy Irish Editor of the Racing Post) (MC),  Joseph O’Brien (RaceHorse Trainer),  Amy Marnane (Consignor),  Lisa O’Neill (Champion Jockey), Kevin Blake (Racing Journalist/Broadcaster), Cathal Beale (CEO of the National Stud) and Patrick Roche (Member of the Board of the Association of Irish Racehorse Owners).

7pm Friday 26th Jan: ‘What if – A Vision for 2028’ panel discussing key challenges facing the industry. Panellists will be tasked with identifying the problems the industry faces and suggesting actions that need to be taken. 

Panelists include Leo Powell (Editor of the Irish Field), Joe Foley, Kate Harrington, Joe Osborne (Group CEO, Godolphin), Eddie O’Leary (Racing Manager, Gigginstown House Stud), Jessica Harrington (Trainer & Irish Times Sportswoman of the Year 2017) and Louis Romanet (Chairman, International Federation of Horseracing Authorities).

9:45am Saturday 27th Jan: Feeding for the Future talk by Bluegrass Horse Feeds


11:45am Saturday 27th Jan: An Innovation & Technology Dragons Den sponsored by Allied Irish Bank will feature Sean Gallagher from the RTE’s Dragons Den as the Dragon and 6 entrepreneurs competing head to head for recognition:

Most Innovative initiative/Business for under 30’s: Fiona O’Dwyer (My Equine PA) Vs. Pierce Dargan (Equine Medi Records)

Best Established Small/Medium Enterprise serving the Thoroughbred Industry: Sean Cooney (Botanica International) Vs. Jim MaGill (Mount Mills)

Best Startup serving the Thoroughbred Industry: Margaret Wilson (Equine Data Solutions) Vs. Paul Ferguson (Equi Role Global)

2pm Saturday 27th Jan: Optimizing the stable environment talk by Sam Murphy, Founder, Equilux

Click here to watch Sam Murphy’s HorseTech Conference presentation at the Royal Veterinary College London.

3pm Saturday 27th Jan: Prosol probiotic for Horses, Irish Equine Centre


HorseTech Highlights of the Exhibition Floor include:





2 thoughts on “Join us at the ITBA Expo (27 Jan) for the launch of the inaugural Dubai HorseTech Conference #Expo18

  1. Kerry Ryan says:

    As the organization creating and hosting ITBA EXPO’18, could I ask for information on Horse Tech Conference’s intentions at the event. Regards ITBA Team

    • HorseTech Conference says:

      Hi Kerry,

      Thanks for reaching out. As stated in the above “we’re organising a little get together to announce the next HorseTech Conference” this is being held in Dubai and similar to the first one that was hosted at the Royal Veterinary College in London it is an event that is live streamed (free of charge) and anyone in the world with internet access can view this or watch the HD Video recordings at a later date. You can learn more about the conference I produce at for more on my background/reasons for starting it check out the following backgrounder video (20 min):

      All this ultimately means is that a few people will be getting together (at the moment it’s probably going to be in a local hotel on the Friday evening after the day wraps up at Goffs and all the people who register above for it will be sent the location/time details via email as soon as it’s confirmed) who have a shared interest in using tech to improve the breeding training and welfare of horses.

      I was inspired to host this at the ITBA Expo as I read about the event in the Irish Field (the fantastic media partner for our inaugural conference) and saw your flyer stated “We can all work, but together we WIN, make ITBA Expo’18 an event to remember.. make sure you attend! We need YOUR support!!”. On talking to your CEO Shane O’Dwyer I was told all the exhibition booths were unfortunately already sold out which is a great shame as that would’ve worked great for us but an informal gathering will be enough for our needs at this stage (the talk will be live streamed and we only expect a very small number of the delegates that will attend Expo 2018 to make the trip to Dubai for the conference – especially as they can stay at home minding their horses and experience it on their iPad for free!).

      I know lots of very innovative tech companies who are going (and I hope to learn about many more in the exhibition pavilion and talks) and I hope to also share some of the interesting things I discover on social media and perhaps on the HorseTech Conference website.

      I have sent you a text message so you have my number and can let me know if you have any further questions.

      Best wishes and good luck with what I’m sure will be an incredible Expo,

      David Doherty
      Producer of the HorseTech Conference.

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