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Succeeding with Buyers - Wednesday 6th June 2018



This event will focus on how to succeed with trade buyers from the food sector. With an  an exciting line up of buyers each sharing their own tips on how best to succeed it's an event not to be missed.This event is open to food producers seeking to improve their chances of success with retail and food service buyers.

It is being led by LEO South Dublin and will be held in Tallaght Stadium. Location details here.

Agenda

09.30 – 10.00Registration, tea/coffee and networking
10.00 – 10.10Opening and Welcome: LEO South Dublin
10.10 – 11.10Hear from each of the experts in a short five-minute overview of funding available
11.10 – 11.30Open floor discussion

 This session is designed as a peer group learning forum and the buyers will join the participants from the floor to discuss and learn from each other.
Buyers attending include :

Jacquie Marsh Ex CEO and owner of The Butler’s PantryJacquie started her food career as management graduate at McDonalds. She also spent 10 years consulting with high potential start-ups. From here, she took up the positions as Managing Director of The Butler’s Pantry. Jacquie has developed the Butler’s Pantry into a leading premium fresh food brand. In March 2018 Jacquie resigned from her Executive role in The Butler’s Pantry to pursue new business interests (watch this space!) and remains on the board of The Butler’s Pantry as a Non-Executive Director
 Christopher Graham AramarkChristopher Graham is the Category Buying Manager at Aramark Northern Europe (Hospitality, Continental & Local Artisan Foods). Aramark provide catering services to dozens of high profile Irish venues and work places e.g. The Guinness Storehouse, Apple, Croke Park, etc. More recently, Aramark acquired the Avoca chain.

Thomas Ennis, Spar Owner
Thomas owns 7 Spar shops and 3 Maxol forecourts 2 FüDi Delicatessens. Operates 3 Chopped the Healthy Food Franchises and has a wealth of experience dealing with producers approaching him directly.
This event is open to food producers seeking to improve their chances of success with retail and foodservice buyers.
Product Samples: While this is not a formal producer showcase, a number of the buyers attending have expressed a willingness to look at product samples, so please bring along 3 or 4 sample in the hope you will get an opportunity to engage with one or more of the buyers.
BookingMaxol Forecourt Retailer
FüDi Delicatessen Owner

Product Samples: While this is not a formal producer showcase, a number of the buyers attending have expressed a willingness to look at product samples, so please bring along 3 or 4 sample in the hope you will get an opportunity to engage with one or more of the buyers.

Further details and booking at  Dublin Food Chain

Small Food Business - Mentoring Seminar - Friday 15th June 2018

TIME:     09:30 - 14:00


VENUE: Castleknock Hotel, Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Safefood in partnership with Dublin’s Local Enterprise Offices / Dublin Food Chain are hosting a special SME seminar in Dublin
aimed at food businesses in a pre-start up phase or those that have been operating for less than 36 months. This workshop is
targeted at Food Producers, or those with an idea for a food product and the workshop will cover topics such as business support
options, allergens training and will feature group mentoring sessions focused on HACCP, finance and marketing/branding.

Full details:                Safefood Event June 15th 2018.pdf (size 1.1 MB)



 

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