Bord Bia Small Business Open Day

Bord Bia Small Business Open Day
Bord Bia Small Business Open Day

Bord Bia Small Business Open Day

29th January 2014

Understanding a changing Marketplace

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Park, Santry Dublin 9

 8.30 – 8.50: Registration and tea/coffee. Opportunity to visit the exhibition area showcasing the range of services available to support small food and drink producers.

Morning Session 1: Understanding your Consumer

8.50 – 9.00: Welcome and opening address – Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive, Bord Bia.

9.00 – 9.25: Irish and UK Retailer Landscape – David Berry, Commercial Director, Ireland, Kantar Worldpanel.

9.25 – 9.50: The Irish Consumer: Attitudes to Eating & Cooking – Paula Donoghue, Insights and Brand Manager, Bord Bia.

9.50 – 10.15: Fitfuel: Innovating to Meet Changing Consumer Needs – Barry Murphy, Managing Director, Panganini

10.15 – 10.40: Shared Insights from the new Food Academy Programme – Bord Bia, Supervalu and a small producer on how the programme helps food businesses.

10.40 – 11.10: Coffee Break – Opportunity to visit the showcase/exhibition area including the range of services available to support small food and drink producers and to meet with Bord Bia sector managers.

Morning Session 2: Understanding your Marketplace

11.10 – 11.35:Identifying new opportunities through agility, inventiveness and insight – Niall Harbison, Founder Simply Zesty.

11.35 – 12.00: Origin Green: Becoming a World Leader in Sustainable Food and Drink Production – Padraig Brennan, Senior Business Analyst, Bord Bia & Alan Kingston, Managing Director, Glenilen.

12.00 – 12.40: Mutti: A Small Food Firm that Thought Big – Professor Damien McLoughlin, Michael Smurfit Business School, UCD.

12.40 – 1.00: Bord Bia Supports for Small Business in 2014 – Tara McCarthy, Director, Food and Beverages Division, Bord Bia.

1.00 – 2.30: Networking Lunch. Further opportunity to visit showcase/exhibition area including the range of services available to support small food and drink producers and to meet with Bord Bia sector managers.

Afternoon Session:

Option A: Origin Green Workshop (2.30 – 5.00)

Option B: Insight Session: Periscope and Retaining Loyalty to Irish Brands (2.30 – 3.30)

The Following Agencies will be represented at the event:

- County Enterprise Board

- Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association

- Small Firms Association

- Teagasc

- Enterprise Ireland

- Microfinance

- Love Irish Food

The Following Bord Bia Sector Managers will also be available:

- Orla Donohoe – Bakery

- Denise Murphy – Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic beverages

- Linda Cullen – Prepared Foods – Ambient & Grocery

- Miriam Tuomey – Prepared Foods – Confectionary & Chilled

- Stephanie Moe – Prepared Foods – Frozen

- Eimear O’Donnell – Consumer Dairy & Farmhouse Cheese

- Annette Kenny – Seafood

- David Owens – Dairy Ingredients

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