Small Business Open Day

Small Business Open Day 2018

Is your Business Future Fit?

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

With only a few days to go, Small Business Open Day is fast approaching! Spaces are limited and filling up fast so click here to register and make sure you don’t miss out.

In addition to Bord Bia presentations on services and insights, our 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.

David Berry, Kantar Worldpanel                                                                      Prof. David Hughes, Imperial College London

David Berry, Kantar Worldpanel                           Prof. David Hughes, Imperial College London

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]

Please advise of any dietary requirements by return email to Conor Kirwan at by COB Friday 19th January


Also of relevance to anybody considering this event is the Small Food and Drink Business Survey. We are currently conducting this survey to guide us on our future services and strategy in this sector. We would appreciate you completing this which also gives you the opportunity to win a fantastic prize.

Click here to access the short survey. Thank you!

  • 08.30 Registration – Tea & coffee – Networking with peers and agencies Chaired by Ailish Forde, Director Food & Beverage Division, Bord Bia
  • 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 RetailDavid Berry, Commercial Director Ireland, Kantar Worldpanel
  • 10.40 Emerging Routes to the Consumer: Opportunities for Irish food & drink producersDr. David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing, Imperial College London
  • 11.25 Q&A – Tara McCarthy, David Berry, Dr. David Hughes
  • 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 FutureDeclan 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
  • 14.30 Close