Understanding a changing Marketplace
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.
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
– Enterprise Ireland
– 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