Leaders from the U.S. poultry and restaurant industries will be featured speakers at the upcoming International Poultry Expo/International Feed Expo, January 28 to 30. Richard Bond, President and CEO of Tyson Foods, and Bob Langert, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for McDonald’s will address "The Importance of Environmental Sustainability Efforts." They will speak at the Animal Agriculture Environmental Sustainability Summit during the Expo.

Bond was named president and CEO of Tyson Foods in May 2006, and oversees all operations and sales. He is also a member of the board of directors. He previously served as president and COO of IBP until the acquisition of IBP by Tyson in 2001.

Langert joined McDonald’s in 1983. He is responsible for the company's social responsibility efforts, global environmental management systems, and global supply chain issues. He is a member of McDonald's "Balanced, Active Lifestyles" team.


The summit will identify the challenges posed by sustainability and protecting the environment, then examine strategies for meeting the challenges. It will be led by experts from various segments of animal agriculture, including industry and retail.

The program is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, January 27, and Wednesday morning, January 28. Registration includes admission to the Expo.

Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the American Feed Industry Association, the 2009 edition of the world's largest poultry and feed event will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Ga., USA.