Bord Bia Small Business Open Day 23rd January 2018

Bord Bia Small Business Open Day, 2018

January 23rd, Johnstown Estate Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath

Is your Business Future Fit?

With only a few days to go, Small Business Open Day is fast approaching!

This is an important date in the diary for any small food or drinks business looking to grow locally, nationally or internationally.

It is free to attend but spaces are limited and advance registration is required - click here to register.

In addition to Bord Bia presentations on services and insights, the agenda includes updates on the Irish Retail Market from David Berry of Kantar Worldpanel and a unique insight into the future of retail from Dr. Food himself, Professor David Hughes of Imperial College London.

Bord Bia have secured a special rate of €79 (single) and €89 (double/twin) at Johnstown Estate for anyone wishing to stay the night before the event. [Please reference Bord Bia’s Small Business Open Day when booking]


Agenda for Bord Bia Small Business Open Day 2018

08.30 Registration – Tea & coffee – Networking with peers and agencies

09.15 Opening Address - Andrew Doyle, T.D., Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture

09.35 Welcome Address - Tara McCarthy, CEO Bord Bia

09.55 Overview of retail in Ireland - Latest Developments and Future Predictions for Retail - David Berry, Commercial Director Ireland, Kantar Worldpanel

10.40 Emerging Routes to the Consumer: Opportunities for Irish food & drink producers - Dr. David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing, Imperial College London

11.25 Q&A - Chaired by Ailish Forde, Director Food & Beverage Division, Bord Bia

11.45 Tea/Coffee & networking with peers and agencies

12.05 Insights 2017-2018 from Bord Bia’s Thinking House, Grace Binchy, Insight Team, Bord Bia

12.35 Panel Discussion: Small Business Perspectives on the Future- Declan Molloy - Honest Bakery, Aileen Cox Blundell - Veggie Heroes, Beth-Ann Smith - Lismore Food Company, Brendan Colbert – Poachers Premium Beverages

13.15 Small Business overview and Bord Bia services, incorporating 2018 plans - Karen Tyner, Senior Manager, Food & Beverage Division, Bord Bia

13.45 Lunch &Close

For further information please visit the Bord Bia website event page by clicking here or contact:

Conor Kirwan, Food and Beverages Division, Bord Bia

Tel: 01 6143672