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Vincent Amanor-Boadu

Vincent Amanor-Boadu, Ph.D.

Dr. Vincent is a dynamic, engaging, forward-thinking leadership strategy expert.

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Price range

  • $7,500 - $10,000
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Expert

  • Agriculture
  • Business Growth
  • Food
  • Innovation
  • Marketing/Merchandising
  • Strategic Planning
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Experience

  • Agriculture
  • Education
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  • About

    Vincent Amanor-Boadu (affectionately called Dr. Vincent) is an Agribusiness Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University.  Vincent obtained his PhD from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and was the Director of Research at the George Morris Centre, Canada’s independent agri-food think-tank for nearly a decade.  Vincent partnered with some colleagues to form a strategic consulting firm, AgriFood Innovations, focusing on agriculture, food and biotechnology industries and became its Managing Director until he sold his interest and joined K-State in 2002. 

    Vincent has a broad perspective about agriculture and agri-food and is passionate about the sector’s future and opportunities.  His research focuses on strategies for enhancing the sector’s competitiveness through efficient appreciation of opportunities and recombination of resources.

    Vincent’s is a recognized speaker in Canada, the US and Europe and is characterized by his humor and ability to bring clarity to very complex issues.

    Topics

    • Thieves Only Steal from Strangers: The Economics of the Recent Financial Crisis and its Effects on Local Businesses and Communities
    • The Great Recession and Why Regulations Will Not Prevent the Next Depression
    • Preparing for the Future Food Consumer: Strategies for Innovative Companies
    • Agriculture in Transition: Positioning for the Next Big Thing
    • Strategic Alliances for Enhanced Competitiveness
    • Keeping Competition at Bay Through Efficient Supply Chains
    • What I Really Want Is To Be A Monopolist: Changing the Game to Maintain Leadership
    • Intergenerational Opportunities: Entrepreneurial Strategies for the Family Business
    • Building Competitive Agricultural Businesses in the 21st Century
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  • Program

    Keynote OR Breakout

    This presentation places the transformation of agriculture and the agri-food sector in a global context, looking at the interconnections that affect the demand for primary agricultural inputs, such as fertilizer and seeds.  The presentation paints a picture of how understanding the rapidly changing dynamics in the consumer marketplace and appreciating the new constraints that emerge from consumer activism in agriculture and agri-food affect policy and regulatory development.   It helps the leaders in the agriculture and agri-food sector to frame their competitive strategies to minimize the adverse effects and maximize the benefits of change.  The presentation ends with a framework for business leaders to sustain their competitive edge in the changing environment, stressing mindsets about the business and its environment as the critical asset (impediment) to achieving this objective.  Despite the seriousness of the topic, the presentation is delivered in a humorous manner, facilitating the adoption of the message.

    Keynote OR Breakout

    This presentation challenges the traditional dichotomy of low-cost v. value creation to show that the process to building a competitive agribusiness organization in the 21st Century differs significantly from the process used in the 20th Century.  It draws on case studies developed by the researcher as well as other scholars to frame the challenges and opportunities of the emerging environment and provides a path to dealing with these challenges and seizing the opportunities.  Central to the conversation is that the future cannot be seized with the tools of the past.  The presentation is an upbeat story of exciting and effective but relatively transparent tools to help leaders and their organizations build and sustain their competitive advantage by systematically creating environments in which they make their competitors irrelevant.  The presenter delivers these serious strategic conversations with such lightness of mood that the audience is simultaneously engaged and relaxed throughout the presentation. 

  • Review
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    “Dr. Vincent is sheer common sense and a delight to listen to. . . and we need more common sense in these difficult times of talking heads and confusion.”

    Kansas Cattle Rancher
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    “Your ability to present information with energy and humor certainly held our group of bankers,”

    Nebraska Bankers Association Director of Professional Development and Education
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    “Very interesting, informative and humorous presentation. It was well delivered. But most of all, I appreciated his common sense,”

    Kansas Bankers Association, Trust Division
Your ability to present information with energy and humor certainly held our group of bankers,
Nebraska Bankers Association Director of Professional Development and Education