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Conference & Exhibition

2017 13th 2017 Retail in

Ireland Live

CITYWEST HOTEL, September 13th 2017

Collaborating For An Innovative Food Island Connecting Key Stakeholders in the Food and Beverage Manufacturing, Retail and Food Service Industries



Main Stage - Food & Drink Business Conference Food & Drink Business Conference Times Name


9.45 - 9.50 Chairman- John F. Whelan, BSc. MBA.

Opening Remarks

9.50 - 10.10 Cormac Healy, Senior Director, Meat Industry Ireland (MII)

Brexit implications for the Irish and EU Meat Sector

10.10 - 10.30 Tim Casey, Country Manager, Innocent Drinks

Innovate or Evaporate

10.30 - 10.50 Paul Kelly, Director,, Food, Drink, Ireland

Brexit - the challenge for the food and drink sector

10.50 - 11.10

Orla Battersby,Divisional Manager, Food Division, Enterprise Ireland

11.10 - 11.40 11.40 - 12.00

The Brexit challenges facing Ireland's Food & Drink sector and Enterprise Ireland's response

Coffee Break & Networking David Thomson, CEO, Food and Drink Federation Scotland, UK

Scotland, the UK and Brexit

12.00 - 12.20 Vincent Carton, Managing Director, Manor Farm 12.20 - 12.40 12.40 - 1.00

Mella Frewen, Director General, Food Drink Europe, Brussels (Belgium)

The European Food sector in the light of Brexit: key challenges

Declan Billington- Chairman of NI Food and Drink Association

Navigating Brexit: NI Perspective

1.00 - 2.00

Lunch Break & Networking

Lion’s Den Moderator – Andrew Bradley – Bradley Brand & Design Lions Watch some of Irelands most exciting food start ups pitch live in 2.00- 3.20 Alison Cowzer -The Company of Food & Dragons Den Investor, the Lions Den to win first prize worth over €5,000 Brian Lee- Freshly Chopped Colum O’Sullivan- Cully & Sully Conor Lucey- Applegreen Plc, 3.20 - 3.35

Coffee Break & Networking

Declan J. Troy, Assistant Director of Research for Teagasc – the Irish Agriculture and Development Authority/ Director 3.35 - 3.55 of Technology and Knowledge Transfer for the Teagasc Food Programme

The importance of increasing technological absorbance by the Irish food sector from research and innovation providers during and after

3.55- 4.15 Roisín Hogan, Director, HIRO

Building a modern brand- using non- traditional methods to make an impact

4.15 - 4.25 Chairman-John F. Whelan, BSc. MBA.

Closing Remarks

BUSINESS CONFERENCE All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

Main Stage - Food,Retail & Hospitality Expo Food Retail and Foodservice Times Name 9.45 - 9.50


Chairman- James Burke- Owner & Lead ConsultantJB&A Business Advisors.

9.50 - 10.10 Andrew Bradley, Director, Bradley Brand & Design

Opening Remarks Getting your brand noticed on the shelf

George Bertram, Group Commercial Director (Rocket 10.10 - 10.30 Restaurants Group – Eddie Rockets, Rockets, Counter Burger, Flash Harry’s)

How simplification can benefit your business

10.30 - 10.50 Michael Bell, CEO, NIFDA

How are people going to buy their food in the future?

10.50 - 11.10 Ian Mullin, Head of Innovation, Fresh Ways


11.10 - 11.40

Coffee Break & Networking

11.40 - 12.00 Declan Carolan, Co-Chair, ECR Community

Collaborate or Die - A rising tide lifts all boats

12.00 - 12.20 Dave McClean, Head of PFS Operations, Applegreen Plc

Food to Go in Forecourts.

12.20 - 12.40 12.40 - 1.00

Adrian Young – Head of Account Management, Deliveroo Ireland

Michelle Fennell, Marketing Director, Musgrave Wholesale Musgrave Redefining Wholesale Partners

1.00 - 2.00

Lunch Break & Networking

2.00-2.20 Liz Collins, Quality Control Manager, Capital Foods 2.20-2.40 2.40 - 3.00

Creating a world class food delivery service

The heat of the kitchen taught me to take the burn in life

Rory Esler, Head of Food and Catering Services Procurement, Irish Defence Forces

Military Catering.

Guy Douglass Strategy Director of Parker Williams, part of Sun Branding Solutions UK and Ireland

Inclusive design inspired by an ageing population

3.00 - 3.30

Coffee Break & Networking

3.30 - 3.50

Alan Russell, Director of Operations Ireland – Gather & Gather

‘ the connected workplace’ the important role of food today in the workplace and How we can help people to be at their best today, tomorrow, and in 20 years from now

3.50 - 4.10

Donal Comerford, Head of Reserve Brands Ireland, Diageo Ireland

Innovating to meet the consumer’s needs – a supplier’s perspective

4.10 - 4.30 Ken Halpin, Founder & Managing Director, Celtrino Ltd. 4.30 - 4.40

Chairman- James Burke- Owner & Lead ConsultantJB&A Business Advisors.

Digital Transformation In Retail Grocery Symbol Groups Closing Remarks

2017 13th All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

Main Stage: Tourism & Hospitality - AM / Your Event Live - PM National Tourism & Hospitality Expo Times Name


9.45 - 9.50 Chairman

Opening Remarks

9.50 - 10.10 John Hughes, CBRE Hotels

Irish Hotel Market Outlook

10.10 - 10.30

Gerard Tannam, Brand Builder, Islandbridge Brand Development/Dublin

Building Bridges to New Markets

10.30 - 10.50

Adrian Neilan AN, CD, Commercial Revenue Unit, Trinity College Dublin

Enhancing the Trinity Visitor Experience

10.50 - 11.10 Tony Flynn, Sales Manager Ireland, Ethiopian Airlines 11.10 - 11.40

Do airlines and hotels need to be all things to all guests?

Coffee Break & Networking

11.40 - 12.00

Maurice Conway, General Manager, Irish Whiskey Museum

Avoiding the "Tourist Trap" Label

12.00 - 12.20

Andy Greenslade, Sales & Marketing Strategist, The D Hotel

Back to basics – not forgetting the simple things in sales

12.20 - 12.40

Aileesh Carew, Director of Sales and Marketing, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Unique insights from launching a new product on the market place based on EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Ballyfin Demesne

Michele Hallahan, LEED AP, Sustainability Consultant, Ireland

Sustainable Hospitality - How to get it Right

12.40 - 1.00 1.00 - 2.00 2.00 - 2.20

Lunch Break & Networking David McCarthy, Head of Hospitality & Tourism, AIB Retail & Business Banking

AIB Bank and the Hospitality Sector

Your Event Live 2.20 - 2.40 Emily Barton, Events Officer, Plan International Ireland

Maximising commercial partnerships to build event content.

2.40- 3.00 David Lind, Managing Director, Electric Fox

Trade Fairs & Events - Getting More Bang for your Buck

3.00- 3.15

Coffee Break & Networking

3.15 -3.30 Oliver Kirwan, Co-Founder, Elite Event Management

The Adventure Experience

3.30 - 3.45 Colm Hanratty, CEO, Sixtwo Digital

15 minutes – 15 practical social media tips

3.45 - 4.00

Katharine Crawford, Owner, Cosmopolitan Communications and Events

Event management and planning for small and medium businesses

4.00 - 4.15 Cathal Dolan, Founder, GizaGig

"Craic'ing" Live Music - Making it Work for You

4.15- 4.25 Chairman

Closing Remarks


All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

Main Stage - Retail In Ireland Live Retail in Ireland Live Times Name


9.45 - 9.50 Chairman 9.50 - 10.10 10.10 - 10.30

Opening Remarks

Dr. Houssem Jerbi- Data Science and Analytics Consultant

Data analytics to Optimise business processes and decisions in Retail industry

Dr. Markus Helfert, Director Business Informatics Group, Dublin City University

Challenges for the next generation of Digital Retail Managers

10.30 - 10.50 Thomas Burke, Director, Retail Ireland

Shaping Future of Irish Retail 2020

10.50 - 11.10 Stephen Rust, CEO, Engage

Insight needed for effective and profitable shopper engagementÂ

11.10 - 11.40

Coffee Break & Networking

11.40 - 12.00 Marina Bleahen, Managing Director, ActionCOACH

Employee Engagement Masterclass: Helping Irish Retailers Transform Disengaged Employees Into Fully Engaged Leaders

12.00 - 12.20 Aidan Harte, Managing Director, Optimum Results Ltd

Customer Perceptions: Â Summary findings of 1,000,000 Mystery Shopping Reports over 21 years

12.20 - 12.40 Andrew Bradley, Director, Bradley Brand & Design

Getting your brand noticed on the shelf

12.40 - 1.00 Declan Carolan, Co-Chair , ECR Community 1.00 - 2.00

Collaborate or Die - A rising tide lifts all boats Lunch Break & Networking

2.00 - 2.20 David Fitzsimons, CEO, Retail Excellence

How to Survive and Thrive in Retail

2.20 - 2.40 Derek Hughes, Principal,180 Degrees 2.40 - 3.00 Hugh Kelly, CEO, Associated Marketing Ltd

Preparing for the Brexit Challenge

3.00 - 3.15 Brian Downes, CEO, Performance Cubed

Leading & Developing High Performing Teams

3.15 - 3.25 Chairman

Closing Remarks

Retail in

Ireland Live

All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

Main Stage: The Brexit Food Summit - AM / Import, Export & FDI Main Stage - PM The Brexit Food Summit Main Stage Times Name


Chairman- James Riordan, General Manager at Credit Risk Brokers, Dublin. Seamus O'Sullivan, Financial & Commercial Controller, 9.50 - 10.10 Glenilen Farm Karen Tyner, Senior Manager Prepared Food & Beverage 10.10 - 10.30 Division, Bord Bia – Irish Food Board Michael Thomas , Executive Manager of UK & Ireland 10.30 - 11.00 Risk Underwriting Department, Atradius 9.45 - 9.50

Opening Remarks Preparing for Brexit as an SME Bord Bia’s Brexit Response Executive Manager of UK & Ireland Risk Underwriting Department

11.00 - 11.20 Dr. Brian Murphy- Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology The Impact of Brexit on the Irish Hospitality & Tourism Sectors 11.20 - 11.40

Coffee Break & Networking

Dervilla Kenny, Senior Manager, Ulster Bank Markets, Ulster Bank Ireland DAC Howard Knott, Logistics Consultant, Irish Exporters 12.00 - 12.20 Association Panel- Alison Cowzer -The Company of Food & Dragons 12.20 - 1.00 Den Investor, Tony Gordan- Attradius , Tom Thornton -IIFA- Chaired by Eoin Lowry- Irish Farmers Journal 11.40 - 12.00

1.00 - 2.00

Managing Currency Risk Food and Drink Logistics, Dodging the Brexit bullets. Brexit - Navigating the Risks

Lunch Break & Networking

Import, Export & FDI Main Stage Times Name 2.00 - 2.20


Simon McKeever, Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association

Brexit: the challenges and opportunities for Irish exports

2.20 - 2.40 Kerry Curran, Policy Research Manager, InterTradeIreland 2.40 - 3.00

Conor Hyde, Managing Director/Owner, Bullseye Food Marketing

3.00 - 3.30

Brexit and the All-island Food & Drinks Market PREPARING YOUR ‘POST BREXIT’ EXPORT PLAN

Coffee Break & Networking

3.30 - 3.50 Hugh Kelly, CEO, Associated Marketing Ltd

Preparing for the Brexit Challenge

3.50 - 4.10 Dermot O'Leary, Chief Economist, Goodbody

Brexit – How bad could the economic damage be

Ella Nilakanthi Ford, Director Satamana, Managing Partner Integral Performance Chairman- James Riordan, General Manager at Credit 4.30 - 4.40 Risk Brokers, Dublin. 4.10 - 4.30

Working across cultures to develop bilateral business opportunities Closing Remarks

Hosted by


Sponsored by

Import, Export and Foreign Direct Investment Conference

All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

AM: Tourism & Hospitality Seminar PM: Retail Seminar

Seminar 1 Tourism & Hospitality Seminar Times Name


10.00 - 10.15 Pauline Kwasniak, Founder, 10.15 - 10.30

What luxury service really means.

Alex Coffey, Managing Director, Top Staff Hospitality Recruitment

The Chef Shortage crisis; where to next?

10.30 - 10.45 Keith Slowey, Founder & CEO, iHotelligence

How hotels can profit from OTA’s (Online Travel Agents) while reducing commissions.

10.45 - 11.00 Cillian Murphy, Owner, CillianMurphyConsulting

Tourism; Cooking your dinner, or burning your house down

Darren Kearney, Head of Sales for UK & Ireland, A Vision of Excellence for Hotels Online - Successful Direct Customer Bookassist Acquisition Silviu Preoteasa, Chief Architect, Travel Open Partnership 11.15 -11.30 This Is How Hotels Could Win the Direct Booking Wars Ireland

11.00 - 11.15

11.30 - 11.40 11.40 - 11.55

Coffee Break & Networking Mags Boland Murphy, Profit Planner, Business, Tourism & Planning for Profit/ Optimum Tourism Trading Hospitality Consultant, Bofin Consultancy.

11.55 -12.10 Jean Brophy, Business Development Manager, SiteMinder How to use technology to get ahead of your local competition 12.10 - 12.25

Kevin Begley, Owner of Coolwater Garden , Gardens of Ireland Trust

The Gardens of Ireland Trust

12.25 - 12.40 Noreen Maher, Owner, Hibernia Roots

Genealogy Tourism –Opening the Doors to the Past

12.40 - 12.55 John Fingleton, Business Development, bé

Transforming Hospitality

12.55 - 2.00 2.00 - 2.15

Lunch Break & Networking Michael Collins, Founder/Managing Director, Travel

Why invest in Content Marketing over Google Adwords and PPC

2.15 - 2.30 Richard Reid, Owner, Concept Development

Stories. The missing 10 percent?

Retail Seminar Times Name 2.30 - 2.45

Mags McAlpin, Founder & Principal Consultant, Creating Retail Magic  

2.45 - 3.00 Martin Curran, Managing Director, EMC ltd. 3.00- 3.15


Mahesh kumar Bukka, Vice President – Digital & Enterprise Solutions, Kellontech

3.15 - 3.30

Creating a Magical & Memorable Customer Experience Energy and Water Saving in Retail Sector Internet of Things (IOT) in Retail

Coffee Break & Networking

3.30 - 3.45 Frank Anderson, Managing Director, Traptec Ltd.

Poison Free Pest Control with Radio Monitored Traps

Tom Conlon, Programme Chair for the BBS in Retail 3.45 - 4.00 Management , Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

Business Owners' Liability

4.00 - 4.15 Andrew Murphy, Innovation Manager, An Post adding the power of online to your business

Retail in

Ireland Live

All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

AM: Food Logistics & Supply Chain Expo / Future Food Factory Expo PM: IT, Data & Technology/ Productivity & Lean

Seminar 2

Food Logistics & Supply Chain Expo Times Name


9.45 - 10.00 Micheál McArdle, CEO McArdle Skeath

Supply Chain Quality Demands Analytics driving supply chain efficiency. Where you can apply analytics and how. Procurement as a source of New Product Innovation

10.00 - 10.15 Richard Stafford, Founder & CEO, Apridata 10.15 - 10.30 Caroline Walsh- Business Manager, iDDea. Mary McCarthy, Professor of Marketing, CUBS, University 10.30 - 10.45 College Cork 10.45 - 11.00 Declan Sinnot, Managing Director, Rhenus 11.10 - 11.55

A new media landscape: Implications for managing food supply chain crises Supply Chain Collaboration Opportunities and Support. Coffee Break & Networking

Future Food Factory Expo Times Name


11.55 -12.10 Brendan Sheppard, CEO, SmartFactory

The Smart Factory

12.10 - 12.25 James Doyle, Managing Director, Synergy Network Ltd

ExactOnline - Cloud Manufacturing system for small food & drink companies

12.25 - 12.40 Phil Nicholls, Managing Director, Medatech

Priorities in Food and Drink Software Increasing performance through Overall Equipment Effectiveness 12.40 - 12.55 Mark O'Donovan, Engineering Manager, NeoDyne Limited Measurement Alejandro Rosales, Science and Technology Manager, Visum MiniPAT (Process Analytical Technologies): real-time process monitoring for 12.55 - 1.10 Ltd. driving the Industry 4.0 paradigm in the food and beverage industry 1.10 - 2.00 Lunch Break & Networking 2.00 - 2.15 Emma Lacy, Marketing, Horan Automation and Consulting

Reasons to Automate your Production

2.15 - 2.30 Liam Murphy, Co-Founder and Director, HPP Tolling

High Pressure Processing (HPP) the Future of Food Preservation

IT, Data & Technology Times Name


2.30 - 2.45 Feargal Brady, Co-Founder , Blue Face 2.45 - 3.00 Warren Singh, Director, Sandpiper Technology

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs: The Impact of Cloud Technologies on the Food Industry How CRM technology can help your business today

3.00- 3.15 Ronan Byrne, Commercial Manager, Dualtron Ltd Dr Eric Moore, Director Taught Postgraduate Courses Analytical 3.15 - 3.30 Chemistry,School of Chemistry, University College Cork 3.30 - 3.45 Ahijit Chatterjee, Owner, My Apricot Kitchen

Run your business from anywhere

3.45 - 4.00 Diarmaid Murphy, CEO & Co-Founder Promo Pads Ltd

Technology - Changing the game in food service

4.00 - 4.15 Padraic O'Brien, Head of Partnerships UKI, Puca Technologies

Mobile Engagement Trends

Information Communication Technology & The Food & Drink Industry Cutting Edge Food Technology with Artificial Intelligence

Productivity & Lean Times Name


4.15- 4.30 Robert Hernan, Senior Lean Speacialist, Enterprise Ireland

‘Lean in Food’

4.30- 4.45 Joe Kelly, Microsoft Dynamics Director, ProStrategy

Become More Efficient & Improve Performance

Food Logistics and

Suppy Chain Expo



All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

AM: Grow Your Food Business PM: The Digital Foodie Stage

Seminar 3 Grow Your Food Business Times Name 9.45 - 10.00


Stefano Messori, Design Strategist & Founder, Strategic Design Hub

10.00 - 10.15 Andi Jarvis, Founder, Eximo Marketing

Beyond Innovation - Creativity and design in the food, hospitality and retail industry. When nothing goes right, go left – how to stand out in a crowded market

10.15 - 10.30 Jane Manzor, CEO, Manzor Marketing

Discover Your 10% Difference and Bring Your Brand Alive

10.30 - 10.45 Fiona Lee, Owner, Fix it Food

Know Your Customer, Value Yourself.

10.45 - 11.00 Muireann Fitzmaurice, CEO, Marketing

How to create Word of Mouth & Get More Customers

11.00 - 11.15

Paul Reardon, CSO, Account Management Director , BlueChief

11.15 - 11.40

Why A Digital Brand Beats Everything

Coffee Break & Networking

Lorraine Carter, Branding Maven, International Speaker, 11.40 - 11.55 Multi-Award Winner, Mentor, Writer & Designer, Persona Branding & Design

Transform Your Brand and Increase Your Sales

11.55 -12.10 Ronan Mahon, Head of Sales, Flipdish

Online Orders 101 - A practical guide to building online order volume

12.10 - 12.25 Colm Hanratty, CEO, Sixtwo Digital

15 minutes – 15 practical social media tips

12.25 - 12.40 Lorcan Bannon, Head of Client Strategy, Olytico

Hi @AllBrandsEver, Are you listening?

12.40 - 12.55 Nicola Goff, Head of Digital, Red Man Media

5 Top Tips for Growing your Food Business Online

12.55 - 1.10

Tara Calihman, Content Marketing Strategist, Zahra Media Group

1.10 - 2.15

Cooking up Tasty Content: A Recipe for Content Marketing Success

Lunch Break & Networking

The Digital Foodie Stage Times Name


2.15 - 2.35 Greg Fry-Training Manager,

Digital Foodie’s Digital Marketing Checklist

2.35 - 2.55 Greg Fry-Training Manager,

5 Food Companies excelling in the Digital World

2.55- 3.15 Dee Alfaro- Connector.

Inflencer Marketing and the Food Industry

3.15- 3.30

Coffee Break & Networking

3.30- 3.50 Greg Fry-Training Manager,

Building a Winning Social Media Strategy for your Food business

3.50-4.10 Greg Fry-Training Manager,

Instagram + Food - a match made in heaven

4.10- 4.30 Greg Fry-Training Manager,

Meet the experts – Ingredients include: business tips, inspirational stories and a look at the latest Digital Marketing trends in the food industry

Grow Your Food Business All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

AM: Brexit Seminar PM: Import, Export & FDI Seminar

Seminar 4 Brexit Seminar Times Name 10.30 - 10.45


Deaglán Ó Broin, Quality Control Manager, Parkside Irl Ltd

Brexit and the Food Industry

10.45 - 11.00 Finbarr McCarthy, Product Director, One Posting 11.00 - 11.15

Simon Gray, Partner and Head of Trade Marks, Tomkins

11.15- 11.40

You have completed the Enterprise Ireland Brexit Scorecard What Next? Trade Marks – Why bother and What next after Brexit

Coffee Break & Networking

Import, Export & FDI Seminar Times Name


11.40 - 11.55

Eimear O'Connor, Business Development Manager, Transfermate Global Payments

A Smarter Solution to International Business Payments

11.55 -12.10

Jack Hamilton, Marketing & New Markets Director, Mash Direct

Exporting to an Unexpected Market: Taking Mashed Potato to the Desert

Eilis Quinlan, Fellow of the Association of 12.10 - 12.25 Chartered Certified Accountants, Director of USE and of the SBCI 12.25 - 12.40

Derek Dunne, Custom Compliance Manager, Quality Freight Group

The Benefits of Customs Approved Economic Operator status post Brexit

Cormac Devlin, Director of European 12.40 - 12.55 Communications & Event Management, Moonshot Collective 1.00 - 2.00 2.00 - 2.15

Brexit related SME issues

Connecting Irish Business with International Markets Lunch Break & Networking

Ieva Johnsson, CEO / Board Member, Amie Export Ltd/ Irish Latvian Chamber of Commerce

What New Opportunities are there from the Baltic Suppliers?

2.15 - 2.30 David Lind, Managing Director, Electric Fox

Promoting your products and services in emerging & challenging markets

2.30 - 2.45 Sarah Martin, CEO and Founder, Mamabud

Lean Geographic Expansion

2.45 - 3.00

Suzanne Flood, Managing Director/Export Specialist, Open Ventures Consulting

3.00 - 3.15 Colm O’Reilly, Director, Grow Cap Finance


Diversifying Away from the UK and Looking at New Markets in the face of Brexit. (Challenges of New Market Entry). Financing Your Trade Requirements

Import, Export and Foreign Direct Investment Conference

All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

AM: Food Quality & Safety Expo PM: Food & Drink, NPD & Innovation Expo

Seminar 5 Food Quality & Safety Expo Times Name


09.30 - 09.45 Jackie Gibney B.Sc, Food Safety Manager, Complete Laboratory Solutions 9.45 - 10.00 Vera Flynn, Service Delivery Manager, Capita Customer Solutions

Food Safety Sampling Programmes to validate your food safety management system. Providing Assurance to the Food Industry & Consumer at Farm Level

10.00 - 10.15 Susanne Carpenter, Senior Quality Consultant, CG Business Consulting

Competative Benchmarking

10.15 - 10.30 Ciara Jackson, Director, AON

Emerging Risks in the Food and Drink Sector

10.30 - 10.45 Mary Daly, Managing Director, The Food Safety Company

11.00 - 11.15 Paul Flanagan, Sales Manager, Camfil Ireland

How to manage a Food Posioning Complaint. Food Safety through Environmental Monitoring to meet FSA and modern xGMP standards Clean Air – The Vital ingredient in Food and Beverage Manufacturing

11.15- 11.30 Cormac k. McElhinney, PhD-Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Teagasc

Is Grass-fed Beef healthier for us than concentrate fed-beef?

10.45 - 11.00 Tim Daniels, Marketing Manager, Autoscribe Informatics

11.30 - 11.40

Coffee Break & Networking

11.40 - 11.55 Dr. Paul Cummins, Managing Director, SeaChange Ltd Tony Kerins, Employment Law & Health and Safety Specialist, Peninsula 11.55 -12.10 and Graphite HRM 12.10 - 12.25 Paul Tierney, EHS Director, EazySAFE

Leading Sustainable Culture Change

12.25 - 12.40 Gordon McCready, Sales Manager, OspreyDeepclean Professor Ronan Gormley, School of Agriculture & Food Science Science 12.40 - 12.55 Centre, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland 12.55 - 1.10 Ruth Robertson, Management Systems Consultant, Bambus Solutions

Chemical Free Cleaning and Sanitation using Dry Steam Technology

1.10- 1.25 Andy Buchan, Divisional Managing Director , ACO Building Drainage 1.25 - 2.00

How to safeguard your Business A Recipe for Safety

Fish Freshness at Retail Level Integrating quality management, food safety and employee safety Hygiene by Design

Lunch Break & Networking

Food & Drink, NPD & Innovation Expo Times Name


Jim Fitzsimons M.Agr.Sc., CMC, FIMCA, Technical Consultant, 1.45- 2.00 Helix Innovation Partnerships Dr. Tim Yeomans, Centre Manager, Shannon Applied Biotechnology 2.00 - 2.15 Centre, Limerick Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology, Tralee, Ireland. 2.15 - 2.30 Dr Maeve O’Riordan, Programme Manager, Irish Research Council 2.30 - 2.45 Michael Kervick, Business Unit Manager, Mason Technology Carol Griffin , Food Industry Development, Teagasc Food Research 2.45 - 3.00 Centre, Ashtown Liam Lewis, Centre Manager, Centre for advanced Photonics and 3.00- 3.15 Process Analysis CIT 3.15- 3.30 Kieran Downey, General Manager, Moorepark Technology Ltd (MTL) Don Collins and Ula Wesolowska, Managing Director and 3.30 - 3.45 Consumer & Sensory Research Manager, Innovate Solutions 3.45 - 4.00 Dermott Reilly, CEO, NanoLandGlobal Ltd UK Julie Sittlington, Scientific Assistant (Human Intervention Studies 4.00 - 4.15 Unit), Ulster University Derek McGarry, Head of Innovation & Engagement, National 4.15- 4.30 College of Art & Design Dr. Sabine Harrison, Food Science & Nutrition Technologist, 4.30- 4.45 University College Dublin

Using the R&D Tax Credit Scheme to reduce the cost of Research and Innovation. “Food Innovation – Shannon ABC’s scientific supports for Irish Food Companies, from raw material to final product.” Matching Research Skills to Enterprise Needs: Employment Based Programme and Enterprise Partnership Scheme Texture Analysis- Replicating Consumer Preferences in The Food Industry What can Sensory Science do for you? Photonics for Food, Funding and Future development Considerations for scale up processing in New Product Development Thinking to Knowing: Practical consumer & sensory research solutions for NPD and product innovation. Nanotechnology in the food sector Food Industry and ResearchDevelopment: What can Ulster University offer? Using designers to develop better products & services UCD Food Science – Your Partner for New Product Development Sponsored by

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AM: Craft Beers & Spirits Expo PM: Pub and Off Licences Expo

Seminar 6 Craft Beers & Spirits Expo Times Name 9.45 - 10.00 10.00 - 10.15


Jonathan McDade, Senior Executive, Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland

How the Public Health (Alcohol Bill) will impact promotion of craft beer

Aoife Hamill, Project Manager, FDT Consulting Engineers and Project Managers, Ireland

Essential Safety Advice for Brewers and Distillers

10.15 - 10.30 Ella Nawrot, Story Teller and Tour Guide, Connacht Whiskey

The challenges of opening a visitor centre/ experience in a working distillery.

10.30 - 10.45 Stuart McNamara, 10.45 - 11.00 Nicholas Cook, Director General, The Gin Guild 11.00 - 11.15

Gin. 15 to 500 in 5 years. Is it too late to join the party?

Nichola Beresford, Managing Director of Anchor Spirits Ireland Limited

11.15 - 11.40

Starting up upside down

Coffee Break & Networking

11.40 - 11.55 Dr. Gearoid Cahil, Head Distiller, The Pearse Lyons Distillery Pearse Lyons Distillery – Start-up of a unique Distillery & Visitor Centre 11.55 -12.10 Oisin Davis, Director, Poacher’s Premium Beverages

10 Ways To Buy and Sell More Irish Drinks

12.10 - 12.25

Louise McGuane, Irish Whiskey Bonder, The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company

Why Transparency in Marketing matters for your brand More today than ever before

12.25 - 12.40

Donal Comerford, Head of Reserve Brands Ireland, Diageo Ireland

Innovating to meet the consumer’s needs – a supplier’s perspective

12.40 - 12.55 Serghios Florides, Director, Irish Whiskey Magazine 12.55- 1.10

David Connolly, Business Advisor with the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City

1.10 - 2.00

Access to supports including finance through the Local Enterprise

Lunch Break & Networking

Pub and Off Licences Expo Times Name


2.00 - 2.15 Maria Edgeworth , Associate, Leman Solicitors

Thirsty for opportunity? Ireland’s liquor licensing and the options available

2.15 - 2.30 Colm O’Reilly – CEO, Irish Pubs Global Federation

The Irish Pub - modern global brand

2.30 - 2.45

Oli Cavanagh, Founder, Flender Crowd Finance for The Hospitality Industry

Crowdfunding for Bar & Restaurant Expansion

2.45 - 3.00 Fiachra Fallon Verbruggen, CEO, DropOff

DropOff: An Appy Convenience.

3.00 - 3.15 Elaine Sloan, Director, Behaviour and Attitudes

Is the image of the drinking Irish now a myth?

Sponsored by


The Pub and Off Licences Expo

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Seminar 7

Commercial Kitchen Live / Foodservice

Commercial Kitchen Live / Foodservice Times Name


10.15 - 10.30 James Kearney, General Manager, CBL Equipment

Sustaining Food Quality To The Table

10.30 - 10.45

Eoghan McMahon, Managing Director, The Scent Company

Building Emotional Connections with your customers.

10.45 - 11.00

Elmer Kerr, Managing Director, National Shopping Grid

Demanding & Changing Customers – Healthy Tasty Options

11.10 - 11.40

Coffee Break & Networking

11.40 - 11.55 Blathnaid Bergin, Director, The Business of Food

Why Restaurants Close and what to do to avoid it

11.55 -12.10

Nial Molloy, Diageo Reserve & World Class Ireland Brands Ambassador, Diageo Ireland

The past, present & future of hospitality in Ireland

12.10 - 12.25

Elmer Kerr, Managing Director, National Shopping Grid

Gourmet Food – What’s it all about?

12.25 - 12.40

Maria Jackson, Head of Operations, Northside Home Community Food Services Care Services and KARE Social Services

12.40 - 12.55 Austin O'Keeffe, Owner, AOK Cafe 1.10 - 2.00 2.00 - 2.15

The Importance of a Bean In Earnest Lunch Break & Networking

Denise McCarthy and Seamus Kane, Sales Manager and Director of Security, GSLS

Avril McCarthy and Louise Concannon- General 2.15 - 2.30 Manager and Project Mobilisation Manager, Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists 2.30 - 2.45

Crime Prevention within the Retail & Hospitality Sector

Cleaning – Adding value to your business.

Gilmar Uyema, Channel Lead, Green Isle Foods (Ireland)

Market Disruptors.

2.45 - 3.00 Larry Kirwan, Lead Trainer, Guardian Fire & Safety

Right Extinguisher, Right Risk – Managing fire safety to minimise costs and downtime

Commercial Kitchen All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

AM: Artisian & Fine Foods Fair/The Free From & Organic Foods Expo PM: The Forecourt & Convenience Retail Expo

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10.00 - 10.15 Keith Symes, Managing Director, Sussed Nutrition Ltd.

Brand Diversification

10.15 - 10.30 Jim Harding , Director, Herbal Tisane

Herbal Tisane: Catering for the health conscious coffee and tea drinkers.

10.30 - 10.45 Marek Pokorny, Director, Shamrock Escargots

Commercial Snail Farming in Ireland

10.45 - 11.00 William Despard, Owner and Managing Director, Bretzel Bakery

Sourdough: Health and Profit

11.10 - 11.40

Coffee Break & Networking

11.40 - 11.55 Nessa McManus, Founder, Spiced with Love

Spicing up our lives – history and myths

11.55 -12.10 Declan Ryan, Managing Director, Ryan's Arbutus Bread

Because we need the Dough

12.10 - 12.25 Peter McCloskey, Managing Director, Collar of Gold Ltd.

Exceptionally Pure Irish Cooking Oil for HORECA Professionals

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12.25 - 12.40 Jonathan Dawson, General Manager, Bia Ganbreise 12.40 - 2.00

Contract Baking - from national brands to small artisan start-ups Lunch Break & Networking

Dr. Yvonne Finnegan, PhD. Registered Dietitian and Director, Yvonne Finnegan Nutrition Consultancy, Ireland Doireann Barrett, Founder & Owner, The Gluten Free Kitchen 2.15 - 2.30 Company 2.00 - 2.15

FODMAP’s- are they the future of Free From? My Journey to Create Safety & Quality for Allergen Consumers

2.30 - 2.45 Ursula Walsh, Creator, Mom Fitness Diary

Do you know what you drink?

2.45 - 3.00 Eddie O'Gorman PhD, Director & Owner, KBH Nutrition

A Vegan Friendly Creatine RTD

3.00 - 3.30 3.30 - 3.45

Coffee Break & Networking Fiona Maher, Owner & Founder , Fiona's Nutterly Nutritious 100% Natural Nut Butter Range

3.45 - 4.00 Rosy Temple, Sales Manager Ireland, Rebel Kitchen

Health Food Trends - Past, Present & Future Breaking the mould: innovation in the free-from category

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4.00 - 4.15 Mark Bannon, CEO, VT

Cutting costs and increasing efficiency in convenience retail with the internet of things

4.15- 4.30 William Brophy, Commercial Lawyer, O'Grady Solicitors

Overview of the Grocery Goods Regulations


& fine foods show I R E L A N D

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The Free From & Organic Foods



All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

Seminar 9

AM: Business Intelligence/Careers, Skills & Training PM: Finance, Tax & Insurance

Business Intelligence Times Name Donal O'Donovan, Business Development, Protel 10.00 - 10.15 Associates Ltd. Graham Weir, Managing Director, Pembroke 10.15 - 10.30 Insurances Ltd. 10.30 - 10.45 Thomas McGrath, Chief Executive, Cognition 10.45 - 11.00 Pat Keogh, Managing Director, Arema Connect

Topic Capital Expenditure - Pharma, Food & Drink - Ireland - year on year review How a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing- Business interruption Intelligent Operations? How to release the value trapped inside your organisation… and still be home for dinner The Value of Customer Experience in the Retail Sector 

11.10 - 11.40

Coffee Break & Networking Your costs need to reduce but you’ve tried everything you can 11.40 - 11.55 Mike Nugent, CTO and Co-Founder, Cognition think of. What next? Melody Chadamoyo, Relationship Coach, Heart 11.55 -12.10 Evolving relationships with customers to increase profits. Passion Institute

Careers, Skills and Training Times Name 12.10 - 12.25 Gene Leonard, Managing Director, LBSPartners

Topic In Trust we Thrust

12.25 - 12.40 Brian Downes, CEO, Performance Cubed Leading & Developing High Performing Teams Deirdre Gallagher, Skills For Work Coordinator, 12.40 - 12.55 South East Region and Noelette Dolan, Skills for Confidence in your Skills for Work (SFW) Work Co-ordinator, North East Region 1.00 - 2.00 Lunch Break & Networking

Finanace, Tax & Insurance Times Name 2.00 - 2.15 Chris Swaffin Smith, Director, Raynor Foods Ltd

Topic Linking succession to the development of a Sustainable Business-Dilemmas facing the Family Business Raising Finance

2.15 - 2.30 Joe Greaney, Director, Westbic Niamh Lacey, Business Development Executive, 2.30 - 2.45 Mind Your Business Wright Insurance Brokers Mark Chandler, Managing Director Intrum Justitia 2.45 - 3.00 Getting Paid Faster… Ireland 3.00 - 3.30 Coffee Break & Networking Andrea Linehan, Commercial Director, GRID 3.30 - 3.45 Finance for your Retail and Hospitality Business Finance, Ireland Robert Tyrrell, Commercial Director, Campion 3.45 - 4.00 Hospitality Sector – Insurance, challenging times Insurance Eugene M. Ferris, Managing Director, Prima Escrow The question of payment and risk with new customers and 4.00 - 4.15 International suppliers; Escrow is often a good answer.

All presentations/timetables are subject to change. Please check with onsite event timetable on the day.

AM: Food Start Up Expo/ Food Packaging PM: Sustainability in Food

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10.00 - 10.15 Fiona Uyema, Owner & Founder, Fused Barry Connellan, Managing Director, Franchise 10.15 - 10.30 Development Solutions International, Ireland Derek Trenaman, Registered Architect, and 10.30 - 10.45 Startup Innovator 10.45 - 11.00 Drazen Toic , CEO, Surf'n'Fries Ireland

Unique Insights into Building a Successful Food Business in Ireland

11.00 - 11.15 Pauline Fitzgerald, Director, Woof Stuff Ltd, Ireland

How to start a business with a bag of porridge and a couple of carrots

11.15 - 11.40

Franchising Solutions Kick your existing business or start up into action with Ceardean Architects and CiC Branding Innovation Surf'n'Fries - Innovation of the common Coffee Break & Networking

Sarah Kiely, Managing & Creative Director, Sadie's Kitchen Ltd. 11.55 -12.10 Erica Sheehan, Founder, Homespun Foods Ltd

11.40 - 11.55

Using the power of PR to launch a first to market product in Ireland & Europe Creating a new healthy food brand

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12.10 - 12.25 Bob Powles, Managing Director, Needham Coding Ireland Limited 12.25 - 12.40 12.40 - 12.55 12.55 - 1.10 1.10 - 2.00

Keeping it Continuous Repak and the Prevent and Save Programme – Best Practices Brian Walsh, Packaging Technologist, Repak and Opportunities The evolution of print and the benefits to the Foodservice, Tony Murphy, Associate Director, McGowan’s Print Hospitality and Retail sectors Packaging ,the latest print capability and what it means the Mal McGowan,Owner, McGowan’s Print F,H and R sectors Lunch Break & Networking

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2.00 - 2.15 Mary Daly, Managing Director, The Food Safety Company 2.15 - 2.30 Stephen Doyle, Robotics & Motion Manager. ABB Ltd 2.30 - 2.45 Gavyn Pedley, CEO, Moodley Manor 2.45 - 3.00 Tom O'Toole, Country Director, One Water Ireland 3.00 - 3.30 3.30 - 3.45 3.45 - 4.00 4.00 - 4.15 4.15- 4.30

The Environmental Health Officer Checklist Energy efficiency for the food & beverage industry -The importance of doing more with less. Normalising the niche in emerging markets in line with ethical eating trends One Water - the ethical bottled water choice.

Coffee Break & Networking Michael Clancy, Director, FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Water, Water: An Opportunity or a Challenge? Managers Ltd Lorraine McCann, Senior Manager and Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability in the Food & Beverage industry – what does it Sustainability Services, EY Ireland really mean? Roisin Maxwell and Amie Hynes Fitzpatrick, Communications Culinary Campaigns for Good. Executive and Corporate Engagement Executive, NCBI Industrial wastewater treatment options for meeting your EPA Robert Mannion, Director, Evergreen Water Solutions Ltd. discharge consent






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Speakers Barry Connellan – Managing Director,Franchise Development Solutions International, Ireland

Conference & Exhibition Ahijit Chatterjee Owner My Apricot Kitchen Ahijit is an entrepreneur and owner of My Apricot Kitchen, a startup food producer. He holds a postgraduate degree in Computer Science and has over twenty years of experience in information technology specializing in analytics, machine learning and Internet of Things with a focus on the food and restaurant industry. Alejandro Rosales Science and Technology Manager Visum Ltd. Alejandro Rosales (M.Sc. in Physics) is Science & Technology Manager at IRIS, a Barcelona-based advanced engineering company, the parent company of Visum Ltd. (Dublin). Alejandro manages the company’s Innovation Portfolio from a scientific and technological perspective and facilitates strategic alliances with providers of both knowledge and technology. Alison Cowzer - Co Founder / Marketing & Innovation Director ‘East Coast Bakehouse’ RTE Dragons’ Den Investor- Co Founder and Managing Director – ‘The Company of Food’

Alison is co-founder and Marketing/Innovation Director of East Coast Bakehouse, Ireland’s only large scale biscuit manufacturing business based in Drogheda. The new €15m investment backed by Enterprise Ireland was ready for launch Autumn 2016. As a new Dragon investor in the 2016 series of RTE’s Dragons’ Den, Alison has invested in a number of new Irish businesses, and is working closely with these entrepreneures to drive growth in their new enterprises. Andrea Linehan Commercial Director GRID Finance, Ireland Andrea is a commercial, finance and marketing professional with over 15 years of international experience across a range of products and services. She spent 10 years in the Middle East working on commercial and leisure development for the Omani Government and is now Commercial Director at GRID Finance providing finance to small and medium Irish businesses and wealth products for individuals.

Founder of Franchise Development Solutions International – a Wholly Irish owned Franchise Consultancy, Strategy & Media company. Working with some of the biggest brands in the world, FDSI offers advice and solutions to franchise investors and to the most credible, ethical and future focused franchise brands across the globe. Bob Powles Managing Director Needham Coding Ireland Limited Bob Powles has 20 years’ experience of the coding and marking industry. Bob was the owner of distributor ACS, until it merged with The Needham Group to create Needham Coding Ireland Limited. The Mullingar-based business is backed by Needham Coding UK Limited, Needham Inks Limited and Needham Coding Distribution Limited. Brendan Sheppard CEO SmartFactory With over 20 years industry experience, Brendan Sheppard is the driving force behind SmartFactory. Throughout his Engineering career, Brendan has worked with leading multi-nationals such as P&G, Accantia, Tambrands & Boeing. His commitment to continuous process improvements, lean manufacturing environments, data capturing and reporting was the foundation for the vision behind SmartFactory. Brian Downes CEO Performance Cubed Brian Downes is the founder of performance consultancy, Performance Cubed. He is a specialist on people centred performance for business growth, a sought after public speaker and the creator of the Performance Cubed approach, the Performance Equation and the Business Design methodology. Brian’s performance through people approach to business growth and change is founded on 20+ years of business experience around the globe. Brian Lee Founder Chopped Brian Lee has built a business empire with his passion for health and fitness, along with his partner Andy Chen, with business ventures including FIT Studios and Freshly Chopped, the healthy food company. Brian has a passion for business that can be traced back to when he was 11 and set up a gardening company. Throughout his teenage years, he ran his own stalls at Christmas markets. By age 22, Brian owned a successful property management company and a convenience store in Dublin city centre, funding both ventures with money he saved

up from working as a carpenter throughout his late teens. In 2012, Brian and Andy opened the first Freshly Chopped outlet on Baggot St in Dublin. Freshly Chopped is Ireland’s leading healthy fast food choice and is on track to have almost 50 outlets by the end of 2017, across Ireland and the UK. Brian Walsh Packaging Technologist Repak Ltd Brian Walsh is responsible for the management and implementation of Repak’s Packaging Waste Prevention programme. He advises manufacturers and retailers on Packaging Optimisation and Packaging Waste Prevention initiatives, both inhouse and on-site. Chris Swaffin Smith Director Raynor Foods Ltd. Chris has been a Non-Executive Director for Raynor Foods for five years. He has worked in this capacity for several businesses during his career. He has worked as an adviser to family businesses in both Europe and Asia , been a visiting member of Faculty at Regents University in London, and has published a number of articles relating to family businesses. Conor Lucey Head of Operations Applegreen Plc Conor has over 20 years’ experience across the retail sector with Irish & International organisations. An engineering graduate of University College Cork, he later completed an (MBA) Masters Business Administration. He joined Applegreen in 2010 and initially held the role as Head of Developments. He is now responsible for running Applegreen’s Retail Business in Ireland. Caroline Walsh Business Manager iDDea Caroline is the business manager of iDDea, previously known as IDD Consult and e-Quiddity, a company that increases the ROI and impact of procurement’s contribution to the bottom line of any business. Working together with top brands in Ireland and UK our role is to help companies to not only buy better but to upskilling their resources to identify opportunities through a procurement lens. Cormac Healy Senior Director Meat Industry Ireland (MII) Cormac Healy is currently the Senior Director of Meat Industry Ireland (MII), the Ibec sector organisation representing the meat industry in Ireland. MII represents the beef, pigmeat, lamb and poultry meat processing sectors. Prior to that, he was Director of the Irish Dairy Industries Association (IDIA), which

Speakers represents the primary dairy processing sector and the infant formula manufacturers in Ireland. David Thomson CEO Food and Drink Federation Scotland David is responsible for the overall strategy and management of FDF Scotland and is part of the senior FDF management team. He liaises with government, regulators and other external organisations to identify and act on issues that impact on food and drink manufacturers. FDF Scotland works in partnership with related bodies to help contribute to the growth of the sector. Declan Billington Chairman NI Food and Drink Association Declan is the Chief Executive of John Thompson & Sons Ltd, Northern Ireland’s largest animal feed processor. Started out his career a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, having qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Declan worked within its Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Department for a number of years before moving out into industry. Following three years working in the meat processing industry for Dunbia, he moved into the engineering sector, spending several years with Copeland (NI) Ltd, based in Cookstown. In 2005, Declan made the transition back into the agri-food sector by joining John Thompson and Sons Ltd, based in Belfast. Over the last twelve years he has been heavily involved with the Northern Ireland region of CBI, including Chairman of its Economic Affairs Committee and subsequently Chairman of CBI NI. Keen on playing a strong role in driving forward the Agri-Food agenda, Declan currently sits on the Boards of the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), the Agri Food Strategy Board (AFSB), is current Chairman of the NI Food and Drink Association (NIFDA), and the NI Poultry Federation, a member of the Institute of Global Food Security Industry Advisory Board, and sits on the Executive Committee of the NI Grain Trade Association, and is a past President. Declan Sinnot Managing Director Rhenus Declan Sinnott has worked in the Logistics Industry for over 25 years and holds a Bachelor of Business Studies Degree in Supply Chain Management. Declan is Managing Director of Rhenus Logistics Ltd., a global leader in the supply of forwarding and logistics services. In the past Declan has been the Global Account Manager for a number of multinational companies, across a number of sectors. Declan J. Troy – Assistant Director of Research, Teagasc – the Irish Agriculture and Development Authority/ Director of Technology and Knowledge Transfer for Teagasc Food Programme

Declan J. Troy is the Assistant Director of Research for Teagasc – the Irish Agriculture and Development

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Authority. He is also Director of Technology and Knowledge Transfer for the Teagasc Food Programme. Declan is a Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry and completed his post graduate studies at University College Dublin in 1986 investigating the biochemistry of muscle proteases as a function of pH. Dee Alfaro Connector

Dee recently completed a Joint Honours degree in Information & Social Computing and Linguistics in UCD, but wants to pursue a career in Digital Marketing and Media. Kick-starting her career, she is interning full-time at Connector, coordinating our influencer campaigns, managing / contributing to social media content creation. Derek Trenaman Registered Architect, and Startup Innovator Derek Trenaman is a Registered Architect and Director of Ceardean Architects and CiC Branding Innovation with 15 years commercial experience working with restaurants, cafes and retailers to open and expand businesses. Deirdre Gallagher Skills For Work Coordinator South East Region Deirdre Gallagher is the Skills For Work Coordinator for the South East Region. Skills for Work is a national programme aimed at providing training opportunities to help employees deal with the basic skills demands of the workplace. Deirdre has over 20 years’ experience working in Adult Education and Employment sectors both in Ireland and abroad. Donal O’Donovan Business Development Manager Protel Associates Ltd Donal is responsible for capex project research for the Irish market for Protel Associates – Europe’s leading supplier of project intelligence covering the food & beverage industry and wider process manufacturing sectors. Having worked in technical sales and procurement roles for 25, Donal has developed unmatched insight into the capex landscape across Ireland. Diarmaid Murphy CEO & Co-Founder Promo Pads Ltd Diarmaid Murphy, CEO of Promo Pads Ltd. With an MBA from Smurfit Business School, Diarmaid founded Promo Pads Ltd in 2016, to develop Europe’s first digital tabletop ordering system. Previously a military project manager working across industry sectors including Food Service, on projects with values up to €20 million.

Drazen Toic CEO Surf’n’Fries, Ireland Drazen Toic is an entrepreneur by heart. His lifetime experience in lunching and executing his own businesses brought him across the globe. He had travelled through his business life from his homelands in Croatia to the sunny Italy, South America and eventually – 6 years ago – to Ireland where he has become successful executive in one of the most progressive telecommunication corporation. Dr Eric Moore – Director Taught Postgraduate Courses Analytical Chemistry,School of Chemistry, University College Cork Dr Eric Moore heads an independent research group at University College Cork focused on bio/ sensing and separation and is also an academic member at Tyndall National Institute. His current principle research activities are focused on the development and application of smart integrated bio/sensor microsystem platforms and bioanalytical technologies. Emma Lacy Marketing Manager Horan Automation and Consulting Having graduated WIT with an honours marketing degree in 2001, Emma has amassed over 16 years marketing experience in high level and varied roles. She has worked as a marketing consultant and trainer for the past 10 years before joining the team at Horan Automation and Consulting as their marketing manager. Erica Sheehan Founder Homespun Foods Erica Sheehan is founder of healthy food brand Homespun. Homespun makes Quinoa Crunch, a multi award-winning range of quinoa-based breakfast products, which are gluten, wheat and refined sugar free. Erica launched Homespun in 2016 after a career in television, journalism and public relations, latterly at Coca-Cola Ireland where she led the corporate communications team. Eugene M. Ferris Managing Director Prima Escrow International Eugene has been executing escrows since 1988. Background in international Escrows, Commercial Real Estate, Commercial and Private Banking. He applies his knowledge and experience to help Irish businesses in all sectors use Escrows to widen their market and lower risk. He’s successfully executed escrows for Irish companies in three continents.

Speakers Feargal Brady Co-founder Blue Face Feargal Brady is co-founder of Blueface, the Cloud Communications company, which recently raised €10M to drive their global expansion. Blueface service a global customer base with their proprietary platform, providing cloud telephony and related services to businesses, government bodies, enterprises and carriers. Feargal holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from DIT, a BSc Eng from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from H.E.C. Paris. He is also an experienced keynote speaker, regularly contributing to events all over Europe including UCExpo, FutureScope, InnovActionLab, DLR Summit and many more. Fiona Uyema Owner & Founder Fused Fiona Uyema is an award winning cook and author of cookbook “Japanese Food Made Easy”. She provides consultancy to restaurants and gives talks/demos across Ireland. Inspired by her time in Japan, she created “Fused by Fiona Uyema” a healthy and tasty range of flavoured soy sauces to bring Japanese flavours to your everyday cooking. Graham Weir Managing Director Pembroke Insurances Ltd Graham is a co-founder of Pembroke Insurances and its sister company Quote Devil Ltd and has more than 25 years experience as a Commercial Insurance Underwriter and Commercial Insurance Broker and has studied the area of Health and Safety in relation to insurance. His years of experience in both the underwriting and as a commercial Broker positions him and his team well to find the perfect match of the cover required with the keenest of prices. Gene Leonard Managing Director LBSPartners Gene co-founded LBS in 2002. Gene has practiced Lean for 22 years. He has implemented Lean at Dell, and many other FDI and large indigenous enterprises. He specialises in Lean Strategy Deployment and works closely with Senior Management Teams. Gene was Engineering Director at Dell EMEA with responsibility for European Manufacturing Strategy & Operations. Greg Fry Training Manager Greg is an international trainer and one of Ireland’s top Social Media experts. He believes that in order to make social media work for your business you must have a clear business goal, a clearly defined strategy, great content and make sure that everything you do

is measurable. Greg has worked with top companies including: Bord Bia, Carbery Group, BWG Foods, Beannchor Group, Bord Bia, Dublin Food Chain, Coca Cola Hellenic, Enterprise Ireland, Ulster Bank, Microsoft, Vodafone, Virgin Media, Symantec and many of Ireland’s Local Enterprise Offices. Send him a tweet @gregfrysocial or connect with him on LinkedIn – James Doyle Managing Director Synergy Network Ltd James Doyle qualified as an accountant in the 1980s and established Synergy Network Ltd over 20 years ago to implement accounting and stock control systems in SMEs; James is now heavily involved in implementing a cloud manufacturing solution, ExactOnline, for SMEs. Joe Greaney Director WESTBIC Joe Greaney is the Director of WESTBIC, the EU Business Innovation Centre for Irelands BMW Region. Joe is a regular policy contributor at both EU and National level on many aspects of applied Innovation Support Services in the SME market. He has extensive experience in the Agri and Agri Food sector in the areas of strategy, marketing, innovation, finance and business development and plays a lead animation role in the development of new and established food producer clusters in the region. Joe Kelly Microsoft Dynamics Director ProStrategy ProStrategy is a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and recognized as the leading partner in Ireland for Microsoft Dynamics and Analytics solutions. Since 1985, ProStrategy have been helping businesses to streamline their operations and gain deeper insights into their business processes. To do this, we bring over 30 years’ experience of the industry and world-class software to the table. ProStrategy’s success to date has been built on an impressive track record of high quality service delivered to a diverse customer base. John F. Whelan, BSc. MBA. Chairman

John is an independent consultant specialising in international trade. He was appointed export industry adviser to the AIB group in January 2014. He is the former chief executive of the Irish Exporters Association and chairman of the Institute of International Trade. He is chairman of the EU funded Access 6 project to assist the development of small food and drink businesses on international markets with support from Scottish Enterprise, Invest Ni and Bord Bia.

Liam Murphy Co-Founder and Director HPP Tolling Liam Murphy is Co-Founder and Director of HPP Tolling who opened Ireland ‘s first BRC Approved High Pressure Processing (HPP) central treatment facility in 2014. Liam is an Honours Science Graduate from UCG and has held a broad range of leadership positions over the last 28 years in Ireland and the UK working for blue companies such as Kerry Group and the Vion Food Group. Mark Bannon CEO VT Mark Bannon is the CEO and cofounder of VT, an internet of things company that sells devices that range from satisfaction terminals to simple temperature sensors. VT also operates the nationwide Sigfox network in Ireland. Mark O’Donovan Engineering Manager NeoDyne Limited Mark O’Donovan has been providing engineering solutions to the Food and Beverage sector for the past 15 years. Mark has focused on delivering to process control and reporting solutions to aid companies in meeting increasing demand for traceability from customer and regulatory bodies. Mark Chandler Managing Director Intrum Justitia Ireland With over 18 years of Financial Services experience with MBNA, Bank of America, Arvato and currently Intrum Justitia Ireland. Experience of the full customer cycle areas from acquisition, credit underwriting, customer service, credit management and debt collection. Leading the credit management and collections of invoices and debt generated across Europe, Asia and Australasia. Working for exporters and importers using local market skills and knowledge. Mella Frewen Director General, Food, Drink Europe, Brussels (Belgium) Director General of FoodDrinkEurope, representing Europe’s largest manufacturing industry, since July 2007. Mella Frewen’s previous positions include Director for Government Affairs EMEA at Monsanto, dealing with agricultural biotechnology, conventional agriculture, seeds and agri-chemistry. Prior to that, she was Director, International Relations for Cerestar, then Europe’s biggest starch producer. From this role and her earlier ones in the Ferruzzi and Eridania Bégin-Say Groups, stationed in Brussels, she has a wide experience of relations with International institutions, with the Institutions of the European Union and trade associations within the food chain.

Speakers Mary McCarthy Professor of Marketing, CUBS, University College Cork Mary McCarthy (BSc, MBA, PhD) is a Professor of Marketing at CUBS, UCC and is a PI in the HRB Centre for Diet and Health Research. Mary’s research interests lie in the field of consumer behaviour with particular reference to food. She explores the social, cognitive and economic factors that influence consumer decision processes and behaviours. Mal McGowan Owner McGowans Print Mathematician turned digital printing pioneer. 25 years creating one of the biggest digital printers in Europe, diversifying and expanding through investment innovation. Leader of both the pack and industry advancements, it’s a case of get it done – every time. When not at the helm of the printing ship, can be found hunting out the next big idea in digital print technology. Melody Chadamoyo Relationship Coach Heart Passion Institute Melody Chadamoyo is a personal and professional coach who works with individuals and business people to understand their key strengths and motivators and helps her clients channel these resources to deliver their maximum potential. A student of relationships, Melody is a certified life coach, and manages a blog at http:// Micheál McArdle CEO McArdle Skeath Micheál McArdle is CEO & Managing Director of McArdle Skeath.Micheál holds an Honours Degree in Transport from the University of Ulster. He has over a decade of experience within the supply chain management industry with his specialties being in the compliance of storing and distributing medicinal products for the pharmaceutical industry. Mike Nugent CTO and Co-Founder Cognition Mike Nugent is Co-Founder and CTO for Cognition. Mike is an experienced CIO and technology solution delivery specialist building on his experience as a Board Advisor In Cognition, he’s designed an IoT and Big Data solution that delivers Performance Optimisation to the food and drinks sector.

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Niamh Lacey Business Development Executive, Wright Insurance Brokers Niamh is on a mission to help companies manage their insurance requirements by offering bespoke solutions depending on the real needs of her clients. Having previously worked for a large global insurer, specialising in food and drink manufacturers and the hospitality industry, she is in a unique position to understand exactly what the exposures are to your business and how they can be managed. Noelette Dolan Skills for Work Co-ordinator, North East Region Noelette Dolan is the Skills for Work Co-ordinator for the North East Region which covers Cavan, Monaghan, Meath, and Louth. Noelette has over 12 years’ experience working in the Adult Education Service, Cavan and Monaghan ETB. Previously she had her own Computer Training Business in Cavan town for 10 years. Orla Battersby Divisional Manager, Food Division Enterprise Ireland Orla Battersby is Divisional Manager for Food with responsibility for supporting both established and start up Food companies as well as the mandate for Foreign Direct Investment in the Food sector. Previously, Orla held a number of senior positions in Enterprise Ireland, most recently as Divisional Manager, High Potential Start Ups and prior to that was Enterprise Ireland’s Territory Director for North America, based in New York. Paul Kelly Director, Food and Drink Industry Ireland – IBEC Paul Kelly is director of Food Drink Ireland (FDI) a business sector within Ibec. He started his career in risk management with the Insurance Corporation of Ireland before joining Ibec in 1992. Since then he has worked in the Ibec health and safety unit and as director of the Building Materials Federation and the Irish Engineering Enterprises Federation before taking up his current role in 2005. Pauline Fitzgerald Director Woof Stuff LTD, Ireland Pauline Fitzgerald, a director of Woof Stuff has a First-Class Honours Business in Entrepreneurship Degree and a Master’s in Public Cultures and Society. Woof Stuffcreates low fat dog treats, made in Ireland with fruit and vegetables. Food Academy participants and awarded FinalistAgri Business of the YearEmerging 2016.

Padraic O’Brien Head of Partnerships UKI Puca Technologies Padraic is Head of Partnerships for Púca Technologies covering UK & Ireland and has 13 years experience in IT and technology based roles. Puca’s technologies and services range from enterprise SMS tools and applications to mobile app development, digital loyalty and mobile payments. Pat Keogh Managing Director Arema Connect, Ireland Pat Keogh has over 25 years experience working in the Customer Contact Management Sector. He established Arema Connect in 2001 as a 24 by 7 contact centre. Arema Connect is a well established outsourcing provider with International & National clients. Prior to founding Key Answering Systems Group, Pat was worked in the retail environment in various management roles for Diageo, Showerings and James Adams Vintners. Phil Nicholls Managing Director Medatech, UK Phil Nicholls provides top-level leadership for the UK and Ireland operations. He firmly believes the company’s mission is to deliver a variety of creative, inclusive solutions to satisfy customers’ dynamic IT needs. He graduated from Exeter University as a Mechanical Engineer and remains a Chartered Engineer with I.Mech.E. Richard Stafford Founder & CEO Apridata Richard founded data analytics consultancy and solution provider, Apridata, in 2014. Apridata help businesses leverage data across the supply chain to drive efficiency and gain competitive advantage. He started his career as a software engineer with Oracle in California and since then has clocked up twenty years experience in business and technology leadership roles across a range of industries. Robert Tyrrell Commercial Director Campion Insurance Robert Tyrrell is commercial director of Campion Insurance. Robert specialises in insurance product design (including solutions for the hospitality, financial & construction sectors) & negotiating with insurers on client behalf. Robert has extensive experience of the Irish & London market. Campion Insurance is one of Ireland’s largest commercial insurance brokers.

Speakers Robert Hernan Senior Lean Specialist Enterprise Ireland Senior lean specialist in Enterprise Ireland’s Lean team. Currently supporting Enterprise Ireland’s food companies in implementing Lean transforms. Previously managed Lean Start and Plus business offers. 2015 managed the successful Lean for Micro (LEOs) pilot and supported the roll out of the IDA lean initiative. Previously was the technical manager in accredited ecotoxicity laboratory Ronan Byrne Commercial Manager Dualtron Ltd Ronan Byrne is Dualtron’s Commercial Manager. Ronan has been with Dualtron since 2011 and is responsible for sales and account management, and the admin department. Ronan has a background in IT with a degree in Computer Applications from DCU and previously worked as a software developer and telecoms and IT consultant with Accenture. Roisín Hogan Director HIRO It’s hard to put Róisín in one box – she is a food obsessed accountant, an entrepreneur, and impressed on screens when she appeared on The Apprentice on BBC 1, making it to the famous Final Five. What started with giving up smoking for a New Year’s resolution has turned into a healthy food adventure for Róisín. She is so passionate about her products that she left her corporate career to follow her dream and launch her own healthy food & drinks company – HIRO. Sarah Kiely Managing & Creative Director Sadie’s Kitchen Ltd After years working in a stressful media job, my digestive health was not good. After trying almost every supplement and treatment, I discovered bone broth. I set up Sadie’s Kitchen in late 2015 to launch Ireland and Europe’s first bone broth. Since then, I’ve grown the business into over 200 stores, including Dunnes and Supervalu, secured two investments in my company, won two start-up awards and begun exporting to NI. Thomas McGrath Chief Executive Cognition As Managing Director for Elutions Inc, Thomas industrialised Operational Intelligence solutions using automated advanced analytics. An experienced board advisor, latterly as a Director at KPMG in London, Thomas held several leadership roles including Head of Transformation at Mouchel plc, and at Hedra plc. He was strategic advisor on Regulated Industries at Grant Thornton and was Head of Performance at Mayor of London.

Warren Singh Director Sandpiper Technology

Tim Casey Country Manager Innocent Drinks Tim is Country Manager for innocent drinks and has worked there since 2010. Prior to joining innocent Tim gained +20 years’ experience working within the FMCG sector, representing household brand names like KitKat, Nescafe, Kettle Crisps and San Pellegrino. In his role, with innocent drinks, Tim has played a key part in successfully developing the brand to be the number one Chilled Juice brand in the Irish marketplace*. He is proud to work with a great team, who share the same core values and who want to “leave things a little better than they find them”

Warren Singh is an accountant who specialises in IT strategy and IT implementation. He works with Sandpiper Technology to help businesses find the right entry point for Salesforce CRM into their companies and the execution of that proposed strategy. Prior to joining Sandpiper Technology he worked for many years within EY’s IT Advisory service.

*Nielsen value sales Total Scantrack ROI period to June 18/17 Tony Murphy Associate director McGowan’s Print Tony Murphy has had extensive retail experience since joining Quinnsworth in 1976 with further experience in marketing research and consultancy in 1983 to 1988.A move in 1988 took him into the Human Resources field with Wang Computers before moving back to the retail sector with XTRA VISION. Since 1992 Tony has been involved with the Print marketing and design sector and is currently in a working relationship with McGowan’s Print since 2012. Vincent Carton Managing Director Manor Farm Vincent Carton is Managing Director of Manor Farm, Irelands Largest chicken processor, processing over 970,000 birds per week, compounding 160,000 tons of chicken feed p.a., employing 850 people with 174 farmer suppliers and turning over €275m in 2016. In July 2017 it was announced that Scandi Standard was acquiring Manor Farm for circa €95m, continuing their strategy of acquiring European chicken processors who have the largest market share in smaller markets and then transferring best practice and efficiencies from their Scandinavian base. William Brophy Commercial lawyer, O’Grady SolicitorsIreland. William Brophy is a lawyer specialising in commercial and corporate transactions. He advises SMEs on equity investments and debt financing, sales and restructurings of businesses and general commercial and contract matters. William works for O’Gradys, a full service commercial law firm located in Dublin. Prior to joining O’Gradys, William worked with international law firms in Hong Kong and Brussels.

2017 13th Alan Russell Director of Operations Ireland Gather & Gather Alan joined Gather & Gather in January 2014 to manage the business in Ireland. He has a wealth of experience in the industry having previously worked for Compass for 9 years, most recently as Head of Operations. Prior to this Alan held a number of operational roles within Compass & Sodexo. Over the past 3 years Alan has been responsible for the development of Gather & Gather as a leading player in the workplace catering market in Ireland. Adrian Young Head of Account Management Deliveroo Ireland Adrian started work as a chef, studied Culinary Arts in DIT and completed a MSc in Food Business from UCC. He has worked in many aspects of the food and drinks industry including fine wine merchants Mitchell & Son, stints in Michelin restaurants and with Kerry Foods. Most recently he ran a gourmet grilled cheese business called Cheesus until taking up his position with Deliveroo. Declan Carolan Co-Chair ECR Community Declan Carolan is Co-Chair of ECR Community, the network of ECR National Associations across Europe. Declan also manages ECR Ireland and was previously Supply Chain Manager with Superquinn Supermarkets. Declan has spent his career in the grocery sector and is an expert on product availability and category management, their enabling technologies and facilitating industry collaboration. Dónal Comerford Head of Reserve Brands Ireland Diageo Ireland I’ve worked with Diageo since 2010, starting as a Brewer before moving across to the Sales arena via

Speakers Customer Marketing. I’ve been based in Ireland, Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, and London. I recently returned to Ireland to set up a team dedicated to promoting premium and luxury spirits for Diageo across the Island of Ireland. My main focus brands include Ketel One vodka, Tanqueray No. TEN gin, Roe & Co. Irish whiskey, Bulleit Bourbon, Ciroc vodka, Ron Zacapa rum, Don Julio tequila and our Classic Malts. Collectively they are known as our Reserve Portfolio. Dave McClean Head of PFS Operations Applegreen Plc Dave has over 25 years’ FMCG multi-channel experienceacrossthe Irish & International retail sectors. A graduate of Griffith College Dublin, he joined Applegreen in 2014 and previously held the role of Applegreen Organisation Development Manager. In his current role as Head of PFS Operations, he is instrumental in the delivery of the Applegreen Retail proposition across the PFS estate. George Bertrem - Group Commercial Director (Rocket Restaurants Group – Eddie Rockets, Rockets, Counter Burger, Flash Harry’s) I started my hospitality career in South Africa working in bars and night clubs whilst still deciding what to do with my life. The bug bit and 20 years later I’m still in the industry having worked in various countries and various roles with companies such as GBK, Dominos, Pizza Express / Milano and now Rocket Restaurants Group. Guy Douglass – Strategy Director of Parker Williams, part of Sun Branding Solutions UK and Ireland Guy Douglass is Strategy Director of Parker Williams. A highly effective brand strategist with a potent combination of strategic rigour and creative verve, and expertise in strategic planning, brand positioning, brand design, packaging, innovation and facilitation. Guy has over 30 years experience in the design industry both agency and client side. Ian Mullin Head of Innovation Fresh Ways Ian has worked in the food industry for over 17 years with 8 off those years specifically in Food to go & Convenience. Passionate about all things food he currently heads up the Innovation team at Freshways Food Co, Irelands Largest & leading Food to Go Kitchen. Having grown up surrounded by great food his passion is about making Great food accessible to everyone. Follow his love of food on Instagram @ ianmullin16 James Burke Owner & Lead Consultant JB&A Business Advisors James started his food and retail career working

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part-time in Supervalu Bantry. He subsequently studied Retailed Management in DIT and joined Superquinn in 1984. He spent over 20 years in Superquinn, the last 10 of which were at Board Room Level. His Superquinn executive roles included Business Development Manager, Group Purchasing Manager and Trading Manager. Ken Halpin Founder & Managing Director Celtrino Ltd

Rory Esler Head of Food and Catering Services Procurement, Irish Defence Forces Commandant Rory Esler is Head of Food and Catering Services Procurement in the Irish Defence Forces. He has 19 years military service having joined the Cadet School in 1998. He has worked from Unit to Headquarters level and has served overseas in Kosovo, Bosnia, Syria and Lebanon. Rory has recently graduated with an MSc in Supply Chain Management from Smurfit GBS.

Ken leads the Celtrino team and is instrumental in developing its vision, products and technical operations. He founded Celtrino almost 30 years ago, carving out a niche building electronic trading systems for leading supply chain organisations in the Retail Grocery and Food and Drink Sectors. He has overseen Celtrino’s growth into an international brand, helping companies transact business across complex supply chains with total confidence. Liz Collins Quality Control Manager Capital Foods Liz Collins has been in the food business for over 32 years , first as a chef, then as a Catering Manager servicing Ireland’s largest companies. In 2013 Liz moved to Capital Foods as Quality Control Manager. A forthright and entertaining public speaker, Liz reveals how almost three decades in the high pressure world of food prepared her for a totally unexpected personal challenge, becoming a mother to a child with EB – a rare, genetic and incurable, skin disease. Michael Bell CEO - Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association Michael has over thirty-two years’ experience in the food industry. Prior to joining NIFDA he worked in the bakery trade in Northern Ireland and Malta for twelve years. During this period he worked closely with major retailers and obtained a place on the senior management board of Ormeau Bakery. He has been instrumental in the development of NIFDA since its foundation in 1996. For ten years he was involved in developing Northern Ireland Food Chain Certification Ltd. In 2004 he assisted the merging of Taste of Ulster into NIFDA. Michelle Fennell Marketing Director Musgrave Wholesale Partners Michelle Fennell is Marketing Director of Musgrave Wholesale Partners, with responsibility to develop and manage the SuperValu, Centra and Mace brands in Northern Ireland, and the Musgrave MarketPlace and Daybreak brands in ROI & NI. Michelle has worked across all brands in the Musgrave Group since 2002.

Alex Coffey Managing Director Top Staff Hospitality Recruitment Alex Coffey is the current Managing Director of Top Staff Recruitment. Top Staff Recruitment specialises in the hospitality industry – covering some of Ireland’s top Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and Catering companies. Andy Greenslade Sales & Marketing Strategist The d Hotel Ireland Over 20 years of hotel sales experience both nationally and internationally with branded and stand-alone properties. Working with city centre hotels and destination properties Andy has worked here in Ireland, across Europe and an extended stay in North America where he was overseeing the corporate efforts of the Jurys Doyle Hotel chain. Aileesh Carew Director of Sales and Marketing, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Aileesh is the Director of Sales and Marketing at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum – an award winning museum in Dublin dedicated to the story of the Irish and their extraordinary influence on the World. She is also a director of Real Experience, specialising in advising clients on customer service. Adrian Neilan AN, CD Commercial Revenue Unit, Trinity College Dublin Engineering Qualified with a Masters in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin. He completed an MBA in 2001. He completed a senior executive program in the London Business School. In 2016 he completing an executive diploma in digital business. Previous roles include IT Director with Hewlett Packard and CEO of Bord na gCon. He joined Trinity College Dublin in 2014 as Commercial Director.

Speakers Cillian Murphy Owner CillianMurphyConsulting Cillian Murphy co-founded Loop Head Tourism in 2009 to ensure that tourism development of the Loop Head Peninsula would take place in a responsible manner with the full backing of the local community. The peninsula has won many awards for the manner in which it has developed. He has spoken on the importance of community involvement in tourism development many times including at World Travel Market in London and The World Bank Group Tourism Forum in Washington. David McCarthy Head of Hospitality & Tourism, AIB Retail & Business Banking David McCarthy has over 12 year experience working in Business Banking, and through significant experience of lending new money to the hospitality sector has recently been appointed Head of Hospitality & Tourism for AIB Retail and Business Banking across the Republic of Ireland. Darren Kearney Head of Sales Bookassist UK & Ireland Darren Kearney, Head of Sales for Bookassist UK & Ireland with additional responsibility for New & Emerging Markets. His previous roles in Bookassist place him firmly on the side of the hotelier with a strong focus on conversion optimisation and emerging technology trends for Hospitality. Prior to Bookassist, Darren was responsible for Online Marketing at the Carlton Hotel Group. Gerard Tannam Brand Builder, Islandbridge Brand Development, Dublin This fascination has taken me from my philosophy studies in Dublin to Asia where I worked with brands including the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Remy Martin, Cathay Pacific, Prudential, MTV and Chanel. More recently, on returning to Ireland, I set up Islandbridge where my clients include Topaz Energy, Maldron Hotels, Antaris Consulting, Venture Network and Aussie Ice. John Hughes Director, CBRE Hotels

John has over 30 years experience in the hotel and real estate market. Focusing on all areas of hotel transactional activity including trading businesses, investment sales and development. John joined CBRE in 1989 and has a depth of experience in portfolio and single asset sales throughout Ireland. He maintains a constant connection with existing investors and new entrants to the sector. John’s role includes developing a strategy for the sale of hotel

assets and offering to the market in an effective manner to maximise pricing. Jean Brophy Business Development Manager SiteMinder Jean has served the industry with a relenting passion for enabling global tourism and breaking down barriers. In 2013, she joined the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder, as Business Development Manager for the Irish market and is responsible for driving its fast-growing presence within her native Ireland as well as other exciting dynamic markets. In this position, she has witnessed first-hand the evolution of hotels over the past decade. John Fingleton Business Development, bé

I am a proud and passionate graduate of the Bobby Kerr school of hotel management, I have spent the last 18 years designing and implementing successful strategies to allow me to launch or redevelop a collection of Irish pubs, hotels and golf resorts both in Europe, the USA and The Caribbean. In 2016 I launched bé a solutions company with a vision to transform the hospitality industry here in Ireland and abroad. Kevin Begley Owner of Coolwater Garden, Gardens of Ireland Trust Retired company director, Kevin Begley, the owner of Coolwater Garden, an open garden stepping to the beat of a different drum, is now a spokesperson for the Gardens of Ireland Trust. Keith Slowey Founder & CEO iHotelligence, Ireland Keith is the Founder and CEO of iHotelligence. Keith began his career in 1994 working with Slowey Systems, Ireland’s oldest POS Company established in 1926. Since 1994 Keith has been directly involved with sales, project management, installation and training of Hotel Management Software solutions for hundreds of hotels throughout Ireland and the UK. Keith holds a Degree in Management from the Irish Management Institute and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Maurice Conway General Manager Irish Whiskey Museum I am currently the proud GM of Irish Whiskey Museum. Having took the reigns in February this year I created a vision that the museum would hold sacred 3 core values. To champion all Irish Whiskey brands and distilleries, be leaders and standard bearers for Irish tourism and hospitality and most importantly

consistently deliver a fun and engaging experience to every single visitor. Mags Boland Murphy Profit Planner, Business, Tourism & Hospitality Consultant, Bofin Consultancy Owner/Manager at Bofin Consultancy, enthusiastic & passionate about business & the tourism & hospitality sectors, champions success. Profit planner, strategic thinker, sales & marketing professional, business mentor, tourism consultant with a record of success and award winning clients. Believes in working with those who are serious about success and getting in front of more of their ideal customers. Michael Collins Founder / MD Ireland Michael has worked in the travel and media industries for 17 years. During this time he has worked as a travel journalist, editor and publisher with Backpacker, Abroad and Irish Business Traveller magazines. He has also worked in television and radio as a presenter and travel expert. In 2006 Michael founded (TM), a specialist travel digital PR agency. Michele Hallahan LEED AP Sustainability Consultant Ireland Michele started off as a craft micro-brewer in California, brewing at an eco-designed and sustainably managed lager brewery. From these humble beginnings, she has become a senior sustainability consultant, with a specialty in the hospitality industry. She has certified hotels (Hilton, Westin on Times Square, NY, Kimpton hotels) around the world to the Green Seal standard GS33, and has worked with businesses implementing international standard ISO 20121/ BS 8901 for Sustainable Event Management. Noreen Maher Owner Hibernia Roots Noreen is a professional genealogist with genealogy and oral history qualifications, passionate about family, local and oral history. She established Hibernia Roots genealogy services 4 years ago and has a strong background in customer service, project management and research. She has published articles in a number of publications both in Ireland and the USA. Pauline Kwasniak Founder Pauline is a co-founder of a bespoke 360 venue and hotel sourcing platform for meetings – launching September 2017. In the past 2 years she funded and

Speakers successful grown an events, incentive and venue sourcing agency: She also is a head of events for Irish American Football Association and organised the Shamrock Bowl XXXI, as well as a business partner in the 360 VR and drone video company in Belfast: Richard Reid Owner Concept Development Solutions Richard spent more than a decade working in commercial archaeology before using the economic downturn to gain a business qualification. He entered the tourism sector discovering that as in his previous career there is a gap between the stories known and the stories told. His goal is to bridge this gap. Silviu Preoteasa Chief Architect Travel Open Partnership Ireland Silviu Preoteasa is a serial entrepreneur, investor and travel technologist. Before joining the Travel Open Partnership, Silviu was Head of Marketing Technology with for over 3 years and EMEA Online Business Manager for Dell, before that. Travel Open Partnership is a revolutionary, new project, bringing together technology and travel companies, to create better technologies and stronger partnerships. Tony Flynn Sales Manager Ireland ( ROI & NI) Ethiopian Airlines I work with Ethiopian Airlines as their Sales Manager Ireland (ROI & NI). I am hugely looking forward to developing the role and to working with the team to present Ethiopian Airlines in a prominent position within the island of Ireland’s market place.

THE BREXIT FOOD SUMMIT Alison Cowzer - Co Founder / Marketing & Innovation Director ‘East Coast Bakehouse’ RTE Dragons’ Den Investor- Co Founder and Managing Director – ‘The Company of Food’

Alison is co-founder and Marketing/Innovation Director of East Coast Bakehouse, Ireland’s only large scale biscuit manufacturing business based in Drogheda. The new €15m investment backed by Enterprise Ireland was ready for launch Autumn 2016. As a new Dragon investor in the 2016 series of RTE’s Dragons’ Den, Alison has invested in a number of new Irish businesses, and is working closely with these entrepreneures to drive growth in their new enterprises.

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Deaglán Ó Broin Quality Control Manager Parkside, Irl Ltd Industrial Chemist. MD of 2 manufacturing companies exporting to France, Germany and Belgium. Consultant to Parkside Ltd., janitorial/ hygiene supplies company, supplying supermarket chains, hotels, nursing homes, food processors. Responsible for process water treatment plant installation in major poultry plants in ROI and NI. Responsible for compliance with REACH, CLP, Health & Safety, Directives, Statutory Instruments. Dervilla Kenny Senior Manager, Ulster Bank MarketsUlster Bank Ireland DAC Dervilla is Senior Manager at Ulster Bank Markets, a member of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. She has 17 year’s experience in the Capital Markets, specialising in the business to business delivery of Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate solutions to a broad range of customers both corporate and commercial. Dr. Brian Murphy Lecturer Dublin Institute of Technology Dr Brian Murphy lectures at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Communications. He holds a PhD in Modern Irish History from the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin. Brian’s monograph Forgotten Patriot: Douglas Hyde and the Foundation of the Irish Presidency was published in 2016 by the Collins Press. He previously co-edited Brian Lenihan: In Calm and Crisis, the bestselling book on the public career of the former Irish Minister for Finance. Brian served as Special Advisor and Speechwriter to two Irish Prime Ministers from 1999-2011. Eoin Lowry Agribusiness Editor The Irish Farmers Journal Eoin Lowry is Agri-Business Editor with the Irish Farmers Journal. With a MAgrSc he has extensive experience in the international grain and fertilizer sectors, having worked with Groupe Roullier, the Cooney Furlong Grain Company and as managing director of Target Fertilizers. He holds an MBA from Smurfit School of Business. He is past president of the ASA and the Irish Fertilizer Marketing Association. Finbarr McCarthy Product Director One Posting Finbarr is a highly experienced executive, entrepreneur and business advisor, having worked with enterprises large and small, domestically and internationally. A director of a software company, head of operations for a service company, management consultant & sports coach, he can identify and apply practical solutions to significant business challenges.

Howard Knott M.A., FCILT., Logistics Consultant Irish Exporters Association Thirty years experience in the shipping and Forwarding Industry followed by ten years with the Irish Exporters Association developing the organisation’s Trade Facilitation and Supply Chain capability. Has represented the organisation in a number of EU backed Logistics projects and at a number of Oireachtas Transport Committee hearings. Has spoken at a number of international Conferences on intermodal transport. Columnist with “Fleet Transport”, compiles “Fleet Maritime” and has contributed to a number of other leading publications. Passionate Sailor. James Riordan General Manager Credit Risk Brokers, Dublin Working with Ireland’s leading independent brokerage specialising in Credit Insurance, James has 20 years of customer relationship management and a proven track record in risk management. With both Dublin & Belfast offices, CRB serves companies across the island of Ireland, negotiating favourable credit insurance terms for businesses of all sizes. Karen Tyner Senior Manager – Prepared Food & Beverage Division, Bord Bia Karen’s educational background is in food science. She has worked in the UK food ingredients industry and in global key account management before returning to Ireland to work as a category and account manager for Mars Ireland. Karen was the Superquinn senior food buyer, the Topaz food service buyer and a senior buyer in Tesco prior to joining Bord Bia in 2015. Karen now works with prepared food and drink companies to identify new export business opportunities. Michael Thomas Executive Manager Atradius Risk Services UK & Ireland Mike has nearly two decades of experience at Atradius, joining in 1999. Initially appointed as an underwriting and recovery specialist his roles included underwriting Atradius’ intensive care portfolio. He then became responsible for managing higher risk multinationals within the automotive, IT and industrial sectors. This international remit included leading teams in Baltimore, Paris, Antwerp and Atradius’ UK headquarters in Cardiff before he returned to a special risks role within the UK. For the last two-and-a-half years, Mike has broadened his scope within Atradius, heading up the Risk Services Global Platform, optimising the risk offering for large multinational companies.

Speakers Seamus O’Sullivan Financial & Commercial Controller Glenilen Farm Seamus is Financial & Commercial Controller with Glenilen Farm, a dairy company based in West Cork. He is a Chartered Accountant having qualified in 2009 and has worked in both Practice and Industry. Seamus has previously worked with GlaxoSmithKline, Kerry Group and Apple before joining Glenilen Farm in his current position. Simon Gray Partner and Head of Trade Marks Tomkins Simon is a qualified Trade Mark Attorney and well known in the Intellectual Property field. He has a strong sense of business and what it means to a client to be effectively represented. Simon’s expertise in Trade Marks over 25 years has taught him that a client needs not just a cold legal appraisal of their Trade Mark rights, but what is the best business focused solution for a client to protect their rights and their reputation. Tom Thornton President IIFA As President of Irish International Freight Association (IIFA), Tom represented IIFA at the 2014 FIATA World Congress in Istanbul and 2015 FIATA World Congress in Taipei. As Ireland’s Member of CLECAT (through IIFA), the European Association for Freight Forwarding and Customs Brokers, Tom was elected to their working group for BREXIT and will represent Ireland’s interests through that key European Union lobby group. Tony Gordon Atradius Ireland Senior Manager, Risk Services Ireland Tony has more than 20 years’ experience in Credit Insurance including both the commercial and risk sides of the industry and is a former Irish Institute of Credit Management “Risk Analyst of the Year”. A well-known figure within the Dublin market place Tony has led the Atradius Ireland Risk Services team since 2012.


Colm Hanratty CEO Sixtwo Digital Colm Hanratty is Founder and CEO of Sixtwo Digital, a digital marketing agency that helps businesses get more from their social media and content marketing...

by being social. Having worked with Hostelworld. com for almost 11 years, he set up his business in November 2013. Since then he has worked with clients across a wide range of industries including East Coast Bakehouse, ding* (formerly known as ezetop), Digicel Bermuda,, Tourism Ireland, The Irish Sun, Trekksoft and Erdinger Ireland. Cathal Dolan Founder, Musician and Entertainer • Managed several live music bars in Ireland and Germany •  14 years as MD at Bright Promotions and Marketing •  Over 20 years working as a semi-professional musician performing globally •  Owner & Founder of, an online live entertainment booking and management start-up David Lind Managing Director Electric Fox David is managing director of Electric Fox and has been working in the events logistics industry since 1991. Whether it’s an oil show in Baku or a food show in Jeddah, Electric Fox does everything to help make event participation a success: from helping select the right event, space booking, stand design, visas, logistics, temporary import, warehouse storage, onsite handling & local coordination. Emily Barton Events Officer Plan International Ireland Emily has over 7 years’ experience in the strategic, commercial and logistical project management of events, corporate, experiential and large scale outdoor events. After completing her Masters in Classics, she went on to do a post graduate diploma in Event Management and PR. For 3 years she worked on St. Patrick’s Festival, Ireland’s leading multi-disciplinary arts Festival which takes place annually over a 4-5 day period in celebration of Ireland’s national holiday, St. Patrick’s Day; then made the move to managing the development of all fundraising events for Aware, one of Ireland’s leading mental health organisations. Katharine Crawford Cosmopolitan Communications and Events Katharine Crawford is a University College Dublin graduate, with 20+ years experience working in the areas of communications and event management gained both in Dublin and London. She established her business almost 10 years ago. The focus is on networking (online and offline), social media and marketing communications for small and medium businesses, and has organised and managed 100s of events during that time.

Oliver Kirwan Co-Founder Elite Event Management Oliver is co-founder of Irelands leading mass participation adventure sports company Elite Event Management, based in Irelands Adventure Capital; Killarney Co. Kerry. Through his company the events team deliver outdoor adventure event experiences to over 25,000 people annually.

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Ireland Live Aidan Harte Managing Director Optimum Results Aidan is Managing Director of sister Companies Optimum Results (Management & Staff Training) and Customer Perceptions (Customer Research), the Mission Statement of the business remain unchanged since 1995: “Dedicated to improving the business performance of our clients” Since 1995, Optimum Results has worked with over 10,000 clients across 12 Countries and recent years has seen the addition of state-of-the-art Online andBlended Learning services under the brand name ‘’. Andrew Bradley Director Bradley Brand & Design Andrew Bradley has been at the forefront of brand and design thinking in Ireland for over 20 years, proud to have created some household brands such as Applegreen, Keelings and MAO. He specialises in working with owner managed companies to assist them realised the commercial potential of a strong brand in delivering a competitive advantage and customer loyalty. He believes that a business’s reputation is build on customer experience. Brand defines it. Design creates it. Andrew Murphy Innovation Manager An Post Andrew Murphy is the Innovation Manager for An Post. Andrew’s role is to develop new business for An Post with a particular focus on the growing eCommerce delivery market. Brian Downes CEO Performance Cubed Brian Downes is the founder of performance consultancy, Performance Cubed. He is a specialist on people centred performance for business growth,

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Exhibitors L5 Action Adhesives Q8 Acrylic Design N5 ACO Building Drainage G1 ActionCOACH Business Coaching L2 ADC Barcode M14 AIB Commercial Finance Ltd. J4 AirlineShoes S3 Applegreen plc N13 AQUA Carpatica Q12 Aon J7 Apridata I7 Autoscribe Informatics Q18 Autoprint Labelling Systems P3 Ballinlough Refrigeration P22 Barry Packaging J3 Bgate W8 Bia Ganbreise Teoranta P7 Blucher T12 Blueface L6 Bradley Brand M18 Brother J6/K6 Busch Vacuum O3 Byworth Boilers Q6 Cachi Foods I1 Camfil Ireland G3 Cardboard Box Solutions G7 Carlisle Solicitors – Get Paid Faster K09 Capital Marketing Q13 Casey Technology / Toward Zero Carbon Ltd Q14 Casey Technology / Toward Zero Carbon Ltd T6 CBL Equipment N15/N16 Combined Cutting and Packaging Ltd O8/O9 Combined Cutting and Packaging Ltd J2 Celtrino P13 Chemical Direct T15 Chia Bia M13 Cold Move O5 Concept Life Sciences T15A Contico Manufacturing Ireland Ltd O6 P1/P2 Combind/Audion Q4/Q5 Combind/Audion Q1 Connacht Whiskey M7 Copymoore Document Solutions S1 Craft Butchers J11 Convertibill G13 Creating Retail Magic Consultancy G6/G6A Credit Risk Brokers R2 CRS Cold Storage L11 Cunningham Covers M2 Customer Perceptions Ltd G11A Curago Technologies G1A DAF Distributors Ireland Ltd. U3 Delaney’s Bespoke Furniture T3 DBC Identity H2 DPD Ireland K2 Drinkaware T23 DrinksGenius M8 Dualtron N12 EazySAFE J14  P8 ERS IT Solutions S6A Eko-vit L14 Enviroeye Engineering Ltd F14 EMC Ltd Q16 Eurofins-ELS Ltd N1 Flannery Catering Supplies Ltd R3 Fentiman’s Ltd H1 Flogas Ireland G3A EmploymentFocus, Focus Ireland F11 FlowersForEvents

S11 The Foods Of Athenry P15 The Food Safety Company O1 Freeneys Graphics N2/O2 Gardner Denver Ltd. T17/T18 Gene Curry Shop & Bar Equipment H3 Geodis Ireland K14 Glass 2 Sand T11 Glennons Insurance Brokers & Consultants P6 GlobeWeigh N9 Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd T4/T5 Goupil Electric Vehicles S2 Grease Guardian M15 Garlanna Greeting Cards Q11 GSLS Q17 GROW K10 Holden Installations Ltd. G8 Horan Automation & Consulting R10 Icewater Ltd T16 Irish Research Council P14 Irish Exporters Association Q3 Irish Pubs Global S10 Irish Latvian Chamber of Commerce K11 Intreo N8 Innovection Ltd J7A Innovate Solutions W6/W7 Interactive Displays Ireland M11 International Warehousing & Transport Ltd. I2 IntertradeIreland N7 Jungheinrich Lift Truck Limited T1 Katerbay S7 Kelly Hunter Trading Ltd J5 LBSPartners T24A Le Skinny Chef L12 La Tene Maps L15 LittleFix K8 Linde Material Handling M6 Local Enterprise Centre –Dublin City Council K7A The Logo Shop K07 LongWays Cider P20 Mason Technology L10/M17 Macfarlane Packaging W9 Maria Lucia Bakes M3 Merck T21 Mercury Systems Ltd M16 Mid Cork Pallets and Packaging R6A Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Poland I4 M Pack N10 MSL Engineering Ltd R5 Multivac J8 Needham Coding [Ireland] Ltd N18 NeoDyne Limited L9 New Start Exhibitions Ltd R6 Nilfisk Ltd R7 The Noel Group P4 O’Toole Transport M5 Onda Solutions M12 The Packaging Centre G2 Payzone Ireland F12 Pembroke Insurances ltd. I9A Peninsula Q15 PEL Waste Reduction Equipment I5 Phonewatch K3 Pizza Si S12 POG Olive Oil P10 Prostrategy P9 M10 Priority – Medatech O4 Prihoda Ireland Ltd L4 Q-Fitz W3/W4 Qflow Promotions

N17 QPM Ltd P11 Quality Freight Group S15 Raindrop Drinks P21 Red Man Media S4/S5 Reach Retail Services S13 Rebel Kitchen K1 Retail Excellence K4 Retail News P18 Retrofit Ireland Ireland Ltd. T/A Enprova P16 Renson T14 RFC Security Group J10 Rhenus Logistics S14 The Scullery F15 Sahara Nuts K5 SeaChange Ltd. T25 KARMA-EAT RIGHT-LIVE RIGHT I3 Shoes For Crews Europe Limited G10 Sixtwo Digital M22 Simply Dynamics J15 Skills For Work M9 SmartFactory T24 Solartricity J3A Smart Sales Talent L3 Spectac International P5 Store 2000 P17 Storage Systems R8/R9 Sturdy Products Ltd J1 Synergy Network Ltd Q9 Sword Achiever L1 Tack Packaging N2/O2 Team Air Power G4 Tastees T13 Thrace Synthetic M21 Tomkins N3 TransferMate Global Payments W2 Traptec G11 Travel Open Partnership M4 Truly Irish Country Foods Ltd H5 Ulster Bank Ireland G9 Ulster University S6 Victoria Cymes G8A VISUM Ltd. P12 VT U1 Vojo Media K15 WASP Technologies W5 water-wise H4 Weber Packaging Solutions R1 Weighing Machine Services Ltd H7 Welcome Systems Ltd / Costa Systems Ltd N11 Wells Cargo M19 WhatsWhat Q2 AnyExcuse T19 Wild Irish Game G12 Wright Insurance Brokers G5 Xetec Limited Internal Displays T10/T9/T8 Festo External Display Ballinlough Refrigeration Camfil Ireland DAF Distributors Ireland Ltd. Linde Material Handling Nilfisk UK

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AM: Tourism& Hospitality Seminar PM: Retail Seminar

AM: Food Logistics & Supply Chain Expo / Future Food Factory Expo PM: IT, Data & Technology/ Productivity & Lean

AM: Grow Your Food Business PM: The Digital Foodie Stage

AM: Brexit Seminar PM: Brexit Import, Export & FDI Conference

AM: Food Quality & Safety Expo PM: Food & Drink, NPD & Innovation Expo

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AM: Craft Beers & Spirits Expo PM: Pub and Off Licences Expo

AM / PM: Commercial Kitchen Live/ Foodservice

AM: Artisian & Fine Foods Fair/The Free From & Organic Foods Expo PM: The Forecourt & Convenience Retail Expo

AM: Business Intelligence/ Careers, Skills & Training PM: Finance, Tax & Insurance

AM: Food Start Up Expo/ Food Packaging PM: Sustainability in Food

Speakers a sought after public speaker and the creator of the Performance Cubed approach, the Performance Equation and the Business Design methodology. Brian’s performance through people approach to business growth and change is founded on 20+ years of business experience around the globe. Declan Carolan Co-Chair ECR Community Declan Carolan is Co-Chair of ECR Community, the network of ECR National Associations across Europe. Declan also manages ECR Ireland and was previously Supply Chain Manager with Superquinn Supermarkets. Declan has spent his career in the grocery sector and is an expert on product availability and category management, their enabling technologies and facilitating industry collaboration. David Fitzsimons CEO Retail Excellence David Fitzsimons is Chief Executive Officer of Retail Excellence. David was involved with the establishment of Retail Excellence in 1995, when he worked with South Dublin Chamber of Commerce. David oversees the strategic direction and operations of this not for profits organisation. Derek Hughes Principal 180 Degrees Derek Hughes is Principal of 180 Degrees, a solution based Retail Expert Consultancy with over 25 years of hands on Retail experience and is a member of the global Ebeltoft Group. Derek was CEO and founder of Hughes & Hughes, a founding Director of Insomnia Coffee Company and founding Director of the Bord Gais Irish Book Awards. Frank Anderson Managing Director Traptec Ltd. Frank Anderson ventured into pest control in 2013. After designing and manufacturing intruder alarm equipment for over 30 years, he realised that the same radio-technology could now, using the Internet, be used to monitor pest traps protecting buildings 24/7 needing only to check the traps that have tripped when a Pest Alert E/Mail arrives. Dr. Houssem Jerbi Data Science and Analytics Consultant Houssem Jerbi is a data science and analytics consultant. He holds a PhD. and MSc. degrees in Computer Science. Houssem has worked on cutting edge data analytics problems with Facebook, Saudi Arabia Government, Insights Centre and multiple international startups in Advertising, Retail, Digital

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& Social Media, Operations, Hospitality, Real estates and Events sectors. Hugh Kelly CEO Associated Marketing Hugh Kelly is a recognised expert in the field of international business and export market development. He is a former President of the Irish Exporters Association and Chairman of the IEA’s Asia Trade Forum. He is CEO of Associated Marketing Ltd., an Export Management Company (EMC) that assists companies to enter and accelerate their sales in export markets. Dr. Markus Helfert Director Business Informatics Group Dublin City University Dr. Markus Helfert is Director of the Business Informatics Group at Dublin City University, and a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems. His expertise includes Digital Retail, Business Models, Process Management and Smart Cities. He is the project coordinator at the EU Project Perform – Pioneering the Digital Future for Omnichannel Retail Managers. He advised companies in Ireland and internationally on IT Innovation and Information Management. Mags McAlpin Founder & Principal Consultant Creating Retail Magic Creating Retail Magic is a professional Visual Merchandising & Retail Consultancy providing design solutions, mentoring and training to independentbusinesses. MagsMcAlpin has won many creative sectorbusiness awards and accolades includingthe prestigious international VM Christmas Award 2017 for the phenomenally successful Twilight Market at St. George’s Market, Belfast. Mahesh Kumar Bukka Vice President, Digital & Enterprise Solutions Kellton Tech Limited Ireland Mahesh is Head of Digital and Enterprise Solutions at Kellton Tech, EMEA and has 12+ years of experience in Information Technology and Digital technologies. He is a diligent and persistent professional with successful track record of providing transformative solutions to the clients by marrying their business problems with the latest Digital Technologies. Marina Bleahen Managing Director ActionCOACH Marina Bleahen is Managing Director of Ireland’s largest business coaching & training organisation ActionCOACH. She is an accomplished certified Business and Executive Coach and Trainer. With over 25 years’ experience in the fields of business,

marketing and communications, Marina works with business owners and their teams to build sustainable, highly profitable enterprises. Martin Curran Managing Director EMC ltd. Martin has qualifications in Engineering and Marketing and set up EMC Ltd.,in 2001. EMC Ltd. Supply Energy and Water saving Technologies and clients include Tesco; Dunnes; Musgrave; Lidl; Aldi and Londis. Martin’s presentation will concentrate on products for retail sector which 1. Reduce Heating/ Cooling costs and 2. Limescale removal and water systems optimisation. Stephen Rust CEO Engage Stephen, Director and CEO of engage, has over 17 years’ experience in delivering and embedding consumer and shopper insights into the heart of organisations. He has held a number of senior positions in the sector, including Head of Planning & Insight with eir, Head of Category & Insight with Kerry Foods and Market Planning with Diageo. Tom Conlon Programme Chair for the BBS in Retail Management, GMIT Tom lectures in business law and employment law at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT). He is also Programme Chair for GMIT’s BBS in Retail Management Programme. He holds a BA, Higher Diploma in Education and LLB from NUI Galway. He also holds a Masters in Arts in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Keele University in the UK. Thomas Burke Director Retail Ireland Thomas Burke joined Retail Ireland from the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) in late 2014. Thomas first joined Ibec in 2005 when appointed as Executive with special responsibility for economic affairs with Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII). Among his achievements during his time with FDII was the establishment and execution of Ireland’s first National Breakfast Week.

Speakers 2017

The Pub and Off Licences Expo

Aoife Hamill – Project Manager, FDT Consulting Engineers and Project Managers, Ireland A chemical engineer, Aoife joined FDT in 2009. As a Project Manager, Aoife has worked with many breweries and distilleries in Ireland and internationally. Aoife is experienced in process and utility design and energy efficiency as well as process safety in brewing and distilling (including ATEX and HAZOP studies). She has completed research studies for the EPA on the topic of efficient use of co-products. Colm O’Reilly CEO Irish Pubs Global Federatiom Colm is CEO of Kilcullen Kapital Partners a boutique Private Equity investment platform that are investors in Irish Pubs Global Federation. Colm is currently working on a year-long secondment with Irish Pubs Global Federation. Colm has 20+ years’ management experience in the Drinks, Leisure Retail, Licenced Trade and Hospitality industries gained in Ireland and the UK. David Connolly Business Advisor, Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City Dave Connolly is a Business Advisor with the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City and has responsibility for the development of companies operating in the food and drink sector. David has held enterprise development positions with Dundalk Institute of Technology and Enterprise Ireland, working with companies from PreStartup to Scaling. Dónal Comerford Head of Reserve Brands Ireland Diageo Ireland I’ve worked with Diageo since 2010, starting as a Brewer before moving across to the Sales arena via Customer Marketing. I’ve been based in Ireland, Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, and London. I recently returned to Ireland to set up a team dedicated to promoting premium and luxury spirits for Diageo across the Island of Ireland. My main focus brands include Ketel One vodka, Tanqueray No. TEN gin, Roe & Co. Irish whiskey, Bulleit Bourbon, Ciroc vodka, Ron Zacapa rum, Don Julio tequila and our Classic Malts. Collectively they are known as our Reserve Portfolio.

Ella Nawrot Event Planner and Tour Guide, Connacht Whiskey Ella is one of our tour guides here at Connacht Whiskey, she does event planning for us and tour guiding, she will be manning the exhibit also. She is actually an intern from Sligo IT studying event management and tourism and has been organising many of tourism events for us including tastings, cocktail events, the Ballina Salmon Festival and the Food Fleadh and Craft Spirit Festival in Ballina. Elaine Sloan Director Behaviour & Attitudes Elaine is a Director of B&A. She began her career in Irish Marketing Surveys and joined B&A when it was initially established in 1985. Elaine handles both quantitative and qualitative consumer studies and now has 32 years’ experience of listening to and reporting on consumer trends. Fiachra Fallon Verbruggen CEO, DropOff

Fiachra Fallon Verbruggen is the CEO of DropOff, offering Irish independent off-licences a way to efficiently sell their products, via the DropOff app for Apple and Android devices, to their new and existing customers cheaply, safely and securely. Fergal Murray Former Master Brewer Diageo Fergal Murray’s career as the Guinness Master Brewer has been extraordinary. It has taken him across the globe and secured his reputation as a leader in the brewing industry. His contribution had a significant impact on the growth of the guinness brand across multiple platforms. There is no real comparison in the world of brewing to the experience of learning the science, art and craft of brewing, which has been handed down over the generations, at St James’s Gate Brewery. Dr. Gearoid Cahill Head Distiller, The Pearse Lyons Distillery Dr. Gearoid Cahill is the head distiller at the Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin, Ireland. Having lead the process design and commissioning of the distillery, he ensures that each distillation of the Pearse Lyons Irish Whiskey has that smooth, mellow character, along with a hint of spice that the brand will become known for. Every stage of the distillation process at the Pearse Lyons Distillery will be overseen by Cahill and his team of distillers.

Jonathan McDade Senior Executive, Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland, Ibec Jonathan is Head of the Irish Brewers Association and is a Senior Executive with the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland. Jonathan has over ten years of experience working on a variety of communications roles including four years at Murray Consultants. Specialising in public and corporate affairs, he has worked for a wide range of clients including Sisk Group, Stobart Air, Three Ireland, the Referendum Commission and the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland . Louise Mc Guane Irish Whiskey Bonder The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Company In 2015 Louise left the corporate world of global drinks brands to build a Global Irish Whiskey Brand of her own and to secure the future of her family farm. She has brought back the lost art of Irish Whiskey Bonding & is an independently bottling under the J.J. Corry brand. Maria Edgeworth Associate Leman Solicitors Maria Edgeworth is an Associate in Leman Solicitors. With a niche expertise in Liquor Licensing, Maria works for the country’s largest entertainment groups and venues, licensing many well-known ventures, including hotels, restaurants, pubs and retail units. Recent work includes licensing large scale commercial units/developments, some receiving multi-million euro fit outs, and also providing bespoke advises on unique projects which can involve conservation and/or planning considerations. Nichola Beresford Managing Director Anchor Spirits Ireland Limited Nichola Beresford is the Managing Director of Anchor Spirits Ireland Limited based in Waterford. Nichola, a native of Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, was, along with her husband and two friends, a founding director of Anchor Spirits in 2013. To date the company has successfully brought three multi award winning new products to market. Nicholas Cook Director General The Gin Guild Nicholas Cook is the Director General of the Gin Guild. He was appointed to the role in 2012, when the organisation was incorporated by the Worshipful Company of Distillers (one of the historical livery companies of London, formed in 1638). Members of the Gin Guild include such brands as Gordon’s, Tanqueray, Beefeater, Plymouth, Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick’s, Greenalls, Haymans, Palmers, Martin Miller’s, Broker’s and a multitude of smaller distilleries and brands.


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Oli Cavanagh Founder, Flender –Crowd Finance for the Hospitality Industry Ireland Oli has a background in technology startups. He founded or led sales in several technology firms with successful exits (ChangingWorlds, Brite:Bill, CI Solutions, fPrint) achieving a total acquisition value of over £170 million. Prior to founding Flender, Oli ran ICT sales in Ireland for Ericsson, the world’s largest communications technology company. Oisin Davis Director Poacher’s Premium Beverages Through his consultancy company Great Irish Beverages, Oisin Davis works on a global and local level. Brands such as Jameson employ him to assist with their international cocktail programs and training demos and he runs 32 county Irish drinks festivals. He is also a co-owner of Poacher’s Premium Beverages, Ireland’s only all natural mixer company. Serghios Florides Director Irish Whiskey Magazine Having spent 25 years working in the technology sector, in October 2016 Serghios decided to move on to pursue his passion for Irish whiskey full-time and establish Irish Whiskey Magazine, the world’s only magazine dedicated to Irish whiskey. He is a member of several whiskey societies and an advocate for the promotion of the entire sector from farming right through to the consumer. Stuart McNamara

Stuart is a well known Irish Whiskey writer and aficionado who grew up near Kinsale in West Cork. This may explain his passion for excellence in Irish Food and Drink and also his love of all things connected to the sea. His early influencers were Keith Floyd and also Derek Davis who he worked with on the Out of the Blue TV series.


IN FOOD Amie Hynes Fitzpatrick Corporate Engagement Executive NCBI

Amie Hynes Fitzpatrick is NCBI’s Corporate Engagement Executive. NCBI believe that just because someone can’t see shouldn’t mean they don’t have a vision for their future. Amie works alongside businesses to maximise their impact, fulfil their CR objectives and to support Irish companies in creating an Ireland where everyone is included and valued. Gavyn Pedley C.E.O. Moodley Manor Ltd. Gavyn Pedley, Bsc in Entrepreneurship founded Moodley Manor Ltd. in 2014 and has innovated in the sustainable food sector with his ever-developing range of meat-free meat alternatives. Since beginning in 2014, Moodley Manor now supplies across Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK with launch in mainland Europe planned later this year. Lorraine McCann – Senior Manager and Leader, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY Ireland Lorraine McCann is a Senior Manager and Leader of EY Ireland’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice. Lorraine has extensive global cross-sectoral experience in helping companies comply with ever increasing regulatory and voluntary sustainability performance measurement and reporting requirements, to improve efficiencies, lower costs and optimise performance. Michael Clancy Director, FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers Ltd An Agricultural and Food Engineer, Michael joined FDT in 1998 and has been Project Engineer, Manager and Consultant to Beverage, Food and Pharma companies in Ireland and Internationally. Michael is experienced in Sustainable Production, with experience of projects for The EPA, SEAI and recently led an EU Eco-Innovation project (PUReOPE). Mary Daly Managing Director Food Safety Company

Mary served as an Army Officer for 21 years and where she pioneered HACCP implementation both at home and overseas for the Defence Forces. With a wealth of experience she established The Food Safety Company (formerly Mary Daly & Associates) in 2000. Acknowledged as a leading expert in food safety, she is the preferred professional to a number of national organisations. Robert Mannion Director Evergreen Water Solutions LTD I have been working in the Water and Wastewater market for over 8 years in the UK and Ireland. Design and Build experience in the UK municipal and industrial market. Market sectors included Primary Filtration (Screening), Biological Treatment (MBBR and IFAS), Tertiary Treatment, Sludge dewatering and Nutrient removal. Róisín Maxwell Communications Executive NCBI Róisín Maxwell is a graduate of MA in PR course in DIT, now Communications Executive in NCBI. Róisín works to create awareness of NCBI services and campaigns, activing fresh and engaging campaigns for good. Achieving 14 million impression for the Dine in the Dark Campaign in 2016. Róisín is passionate about spreading the Dine in the Dark experience nationwide. Stephen Doyle Robotics & Motion Manager ABB Ltd Stephen Doyle manages the Robotics & Motion Ireland division of ABB, a global technology leader within the industrial, utility and infrastructure markets. With 20 years’ experience in Irish industry and degrees in Electrical engineering and Marketing, he is well placed to provide guidance on implementing the right products and solutions to suit a customer needs. Tom O’Toole Country Director One Water Ireland Tom O’Toole is Country Director for One Water in Ireland. In 2013, inspired by One Water in the UK – a company that had donated all it’s profits to fund clean water projects in the world’s poorest communities. Tom contacted them and, after finding an Irish spring water source and bottling partner, launched the Irish business in 2014.

Speakers Grow Your Food Business Andi Jarvis Founder Eximo Marketing Andi is the Founder of Eximo Marketing, a Belfastbased marketing strategy agency. Andi started his career working in professional sport, as Marketing Manager for Durham County Cricket Club marketing domestic and international sports events alongside concerts for major artists like Elton John and UB40. Moving to Belfast in 2009, Andi worked in media with UTV, helping to raise the profile on the channel and launching new programmes. Colm Hanratty CEO Sixtwo Digital Colm Hanratty is Founder and CEO of Sixtwo Digital, a digital marketing agency that helps businesses get more from their social media and content marketing... by being social. Having worked with Hostelworld. com for almost 11 years, he set up his business in November 2013. Since then he has worked with clients across a wide range of industries including East Coast Bakehouse, ding* (formerly known as ezetop), Digicel Bermuda,, Tourism Ireland, The Irish Sun, Trekksoft and Erdinger Ireland. Fiona Lee Owner Fix it Food Fiona Lee lives on her sheep farm with her family in Co. Leitrim. Previously she worked in hospitality and catering Management in London. On returning to Ireland she completed an Honours Degree in Psychology and worked for 10 years with the challenges of food and behaviour. Jane Manzor CEO Manzor Marketing With over 15 years’ experience in the food and beverage sector (Kepak, Unilever, Valeo Foods), Jane Manzor (CEO) brings a wealth of experience to her clients with a focus on the SME sector. Growing up in two family businesses Jane was immersed from a young age in a strong business culture. She has always had a strong interest in marketing and in particular in the food industry.

Lorcan Bannon Head of Client Strategy Olytico Lorcan Bannon is Head of Client Strategy at Olytico where he leads Social Media Monitoring activities for leading brands like Heineken, Safefood and Electric Ireland. Prior to joining Olytico, he worked at Pernod Ricard as Senior Global Brand Manager for Jameson Whiskey working across multiple markets leading strategic marketing plans for key activation pillars. Lorraine Carter – Branding Maven, International Speaker, Multi-Award Winner, Mentor, Writer & Designer-Persona Branding & Design, Ireland

Lorraine Carter, Adv. Dip. Des. DIT, MMII, MIDI, MICAD, is founder and principal of Persona Branding and Design, a multi-disciplinary branding and design company leading their clients to become No. 1 in their target market. A winner of numerous awards over 20 plus years, she takes no-name companies and transforms them into highly recognised brand names amongst their primary audiences. Muireann Fitzmaurice CEO “Engaging”, “Fun” and “Inspiring”: Muireann Fitzmaurice is an experienced Marketing trainer and speaker. She runs a vibrant marketing agency She has 15 years’ experience with multinational brands and for the last 6 years has worked with small business owners to build marketing plans that grow sales. Nicola Goff Head of Digital Red Man Media Nicola Goff is Head of Digital at Red Man Media – a Dublin based full service digital agency, specialising in driving brand awareness, leads and sales through effective digital campaigns. An alumni of UCD and the Smurfit Business School, Nicola has a wealth of experience in Digital marketing – both in house and at agency level – including EA Games, Hostelworld, Bank of Ireland and CR2. Paul Reardon CSO, Account Management Director BlueChief Paul is an expert on bringing brands into the digital landscape, through the use of innovative marketing techniques in areas such as psychology and branding. An entrepreneur from the age of 18, Paul advanced to the CSO position within a year of working at BlueChief Social, and currently, directs account management operations at the agency.

Ronan Mahon Head of Sales Flipdish Ireland Ronan is the head of sales for Flipdish, ordering and marketing solutions for restaurants. For over a decade Ronan has worked in the field of sales across many different industries including technology, music, recruitment and property. He is passionate about technology and how it shapes our lives. As a client and customer centric person, his goal is to help clients leverage technology to grow their business. Stefano Messori Design Strategist & Founder Strategic Design Hub Stefano’s aim is to facilitate a design thinking agenda in organisations pursuing a strategic innovation approach. Stefano collaborates with the management of medium sized and large organisations (on ad hoc projects) but also with start-ups, through online learning and group facilitation sessions. Tara Calihman Content Marketing Strategist Zahra Media Group Tara Calihman recently moved to Ireland from the US, looking for a new adventure. She is the Content Strategist at Zahra Media Group, where she works with blue-chip clients, helping them develop content ideas that resonate with their audience and support their business objectives.

The Free From & Organic Foods

EXPO Doireann Barrett Founder and Owner The Gluten Free Kitchen Company After a lifetime of symptoms, Doireann was finally diagnosed in 2004 with Coeliac Disease. She saw a gap in the market with the Café/Deli offering & began her journey to develop The Gluten Free Kitchen Company. Her ambition is to create a safe brand of outlets that cater health foodies & allergen consumers without the unfortunate stigma & label that currently excludes a person with dietary needs. Dr Yvonne Finnegan PhD. – Registered Dietitian & Director of Yvonne Finnegan Nutrition Consultancy, Ireland. Dr Yvonne Finnegan is a registered dietitian with over 20 year’s experience within the food industry. She runs her own nutrition consultancy business where she works predominantly with food companies to help

Speakers them understand the opportunities in health and wellness and to make sense of the often conflicting messages we receive on diet and nutrition. Eddie O’Gorman PhD Director and owner KBH Nutrition Eddie is director and owner of KBH Nutrition which is a small Irish R&D company focusing on clean label as well as vegan friendly creatine drinks and new high protein vegan frozen deserts, with collaborators in Switzerland, Germany and Serbia. Fiona Maher – Owner & Founder – Fiona’s Nutterly Nutritious – 100% Natural Nut Butter Range Fiona Maher has over 15yrs experience in the food and drinks industry, is a self taught cook with an unwavering passion for good food and is a past participant on MasterChef Ireland (2011). She launched her range of Gluten Free, Dairy Free, 100% Natural Activated and Roasted Nut Butters in September 2016. Jonathan Dawson General Manager Bia Ganbreise Jonathan has worked in The Bakery Industry for 17 years as a baker, café owner and bakery manager. He now runs Bia Ganbreise, a dedicated Gluten Free contract bakery which produces cereals, biscuits and mixes for numerous Irish Food companies. Bia also produces it’s own range of products (Bias Brownies and The Gookies Range).

Rosy Temple Sales Manager Ireland Rebel Kitchen For two years, Rosy worked with the pioneering UK organic food brand, Rebel Kitchen. Rosy developed sales in London. Having gained experience in managing wholesale and retail sectors and running a field sales team, Rosy made the move to return home to Ireland. Rosy is now establishing Rebel Kitchen in the Irish market. Ursula Walsh Creator Mom Fitness Diary Ursula Walsh is a qualified Health and Nutrition Coach and creator of Mom Fitness Diary. She has grown her social media platforms by inspiring other mothers to be healthier and fitter, and by showing how a healthy lifestyle can be achieved through quick and delicious recipes and simple exercise plans that can help anybody live a healthier life.

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Commercial Kitchen Austin O’Keeffe Owner AOK Cafe With a background in sales and marketing, he came across a new coffee that had a positive effect on him. He thought other people could benefit from drinking it and so started a coffee business from home, promoting this healthier coffee. A few years later, he is now a mentor to others who want to start a coffee business from home and he is the first in Ireland to be awarded the title of Star Diamond Distributor by the DXN company who supply the coffee. Avril McCarthy General Manager Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists As General Manager, Avril oversees the daily operations of Derrycourt Head Office. With her hands on approach she co-ordinates and develops Derrycourt’s Head Office supports required to delivering a fully managed solution for its clients. Avril also oversees the creation and implementation of Derrycourt’s strategy and ensures that it meets all its client’s needs. Blathnaid Bergin Director The Business of Food A graduate of Shannon College of Hotel Management, Blathnaid Bergin has been setting up and streamlining food service businesses for decades. Her unique Business of Food Courses are designed specifically to give entrants to the industry the tools, skills and knowledge to do it right first time and keep it right. Denise McCarthy Sales Manager GSLS As Sales Manager of GSLS Denise is responsible for engaging with prospective clients about the benefits of having a cash handling supplier in the retail and hospitality sectors. Denise helps business owners reduce bank charges by offering a more cost effective money processing solution. Elmer Kerr Managing Director National Shopping Grid Elmer’s reputation as one of Ireland’s top retail specialists and experienced business development consultant has matured in his role as Senior Consultant to Cork County Council rolling out and delivering the successful Beacon Initiative Program. He has worked with 160+ businesses across nine

major towns in Cork County in addition to engaging with key operators in the Food, Electrical, Hardware and Insurance sectors specialising in finance as a qualified accountant, sales & marketing with great emphasis on digital online marketing across all major social media platforms. Eoghan McMahon Managing Director The Scent Company Eoghan McMahon is the founder and Managing Director of The Scent Company, an Olfactory Consultancy redefining brand engagement through scent. A values-led entrepreneur with experience in brand building, customer relationship and business strategy, Eoghan has extensive experience with luxury brands and understands how to address the needs of specific market segments and the promise of belonging that consumers desire. Gilmar Uyema Channel Lead Green Isle Foods Gilmar Uyema has over 10 years FMCG experience in Ireland working for companies including SCA Hygiene Products, Birds Eye, and Kerry Foods across functions from category management to sales. Gilmar has also worked overseas in distinct markets in retailing and manufacturing his vast and complex experience has given him the capability to generate strategic insights to fuel businesses and deliver sustainable growth. James Kearney General Manager CBL Equipment James Kearney GM at CBL- Equipment, producers of the first in a range of energy efficient catering equipment. I hold an MSc Business and Management, a Higher Diploma in Business (Supply Chain Management), a H.N.D Nautical Science and an Unlimited Chief Officer certificate of competence. James is passionate about innovation, safety and green issues within the hospitality sector driving high-performance while being uncompromising in quality. Larry Kirwan Lead Trainer Guardian Fire & Safety Larry is a qualified Fire Risk Assessor and certified in the provision and maintenance of Fire Extinguishers to IS291. Lead trainer at Guardian Fire & Safety, Larry is responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive range of fire safety training programmes across all sectors of industry. Passionate about empowering employees and helping business owners/managers fulfil their obligations, Larry also holds a certificate in Training & Continuing Education from NUI Maynooth.

Speakers Louise Concannon Project Mobilisation Manager Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists Previously, Louise was the Environmental, Quality, Health and Safety Manager at Derrycourt. She was responsible for maintaining, our quality standards and working with our clients to audit the cleaning standards. Today, in her position of Project Mobilisation Manager – Louise has over seen the mobilisation of numerous contracts. In particular, she has worked very closely with a number of our key accounts in food manufacturing and retail arena. Maria Jackson Head of Operations, Northside Home Care Services and KARE Social Services KARE Social Services and Northside Home Care are not for profit charitable organisations in operation for 52 years providingHome Care Services, Meals on Wheels with Community Kitchens and Citizens Information in North Dublin.They have recently merged and every year the food service provides approx. 45,000 meals, comprising of sit down meals in Community Kitchens and Meals on Wheels Deliveries to elderly people in North Dublin. Nial Molloy Diageo Reserve & World Class Ireland Brands Ambassador, Diageo Ireland Twenty four years in hospitality may seem like a long time, but to Nial its gone by in the blink of an eye. “It changes so quickly that you have no choice but to keep young and think forward at pace. He is currently the senior Brand Ambassador for Diageo Reserve & World Class Brands, a role that he defines as “nudging the industry in a positive and inevitable direction”. Seamus Kane Director of Security GSLS Seamus has spent 39 Years in An Garda Siochana. Seamus was ranked as Detective Superintendent within the Organised Crime Unit until March 2016. Seamus has worked Nationwide in the prevention of Tiger Kidnapping and brings vast experience to his position in GSLS. This is an ideal opportunity to learn how to protect your staff and assets from the risks currently facing retailers.

Import, Export and Foreign Direct Investment Conference Conor Hyde Managing Director / Owner Bullseye Food Marketing Conor Hyde founded Bullseye Food Marketing in 2001 to service a growing demand for expert, best practice, business marketing support for Irish food companies. ( Conor has over twenty-five years Sales, Marketing, & Food Exporting experience having held senior Marketing Manager positions with Golden Vale/Kerry & Dairygold Co-op. Cormac Devlin – Director of European Communications & Event Management,Moonshot Collective Cormac has extensive experience in the areas of communications, public relations and event management. He along with his colleagues in Moonshot Collective offer a wide range of services which relate directly to this conference. Moonshot Collective works with corporate and individual clients in the areas of; Communications, Coaching, Connecting (B2B & B2C), Consultancy and Events. Colm O’Reilly Director Grow Cap Finance Colm is a Director with Growcap Finance a trade finance company. Prior to Growcap he was Corporate Development Advisor to a number of London stock exchange listed companies. Colm was also an Economic Advisor to SME’s in emerging markets and a Senior Economist in the UK agricultural industry. Colm has an MBA from Smurfit School UCD and an M.Sc. Economics from Bristol University. David Lind Managing Director Electric Fox David is managing director of Electric Fox and has been working in the events logistics industry since 1991. Whether it’s an oil show in Baku or a food show in Jeddah, Electric Fox does everything to help make event participation a success: from helping select the right event, space booking, stand design, visas, logistics, temporary import, warehouse storage, onsite handling & local coordination. Derek Dunne Custom Compliance Manager Quality Freight Group

Derek Dunne is the Customs Compliance Manager for the Quality Freight Group. Having worked with Customs issues for over thirty years he is well placed to evaluate and navigate the potential challenges of Customs compliance post Brexit. Derek has worked with several companies helping them to achieve Customs Approved Economic Operator over the past number of years. Dermot O’Leary Chief Economist Goodbody Goodbody, founded in 1876, is Ireland’s longest established broker. It has been recognised as Ireland’s leading institutional broker in this year’s Extel awards and has a large and growing wealth management business. Dermot is chief economist since 2004 and is responsible for the firm’s macroeconomic output. He is a well-known economic commentator and is regularly quoted in publications such as the Financial Times, Irish Times and CNBC. Eilis Quinlan - Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Director of USE and of the SBCI Eilis Quinlan is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She is a registered Auditor and runs a successful Accountancy practice in Kildare. Eilis holds a Dip IoD, an Accredited Mediator award, a Certificate in Computing from DCU and is a member of MENSA. Eimear O’Connor Business Development Manager TransferMate Global Payments Eimear O’Connor has 15 years in B2B account management and building strong strategic partnerships to open up new processes and revenue streams gained through her FMCG background at Kerry Group and Nielsen Market Research. Today Eimear is using this experience to work with companies to provide a more streamlined FX payment solution. Ella Nilakanthi Ford Director Satamana, Managing Partner Integral Performance An international professional advising on business development especially in new markets, organisational transformation and effective leadership including Cultural sensitisation, Diversity andTalent Management. Hugh Kelly CEO Associated Marketing Hugh Kelly is a recognised expert in the field of international business and export market development. He is a former President of the Irish Exporters Association and Chairman of the IEA’s Asia

Speakers Trade Forum. He is CEO of Associated Marketing Ltd., an Export Management Company (EMC) that assists companies to enter and accelerate their sales in export markets. Ieva Johnsson CEO / Board Member, Amie Export Ltd/ Irish Latvian Chamber of Commerce 12 years experience importing from Baltic States and Russia to Swedish market, building business relations. Today I have over 10 years experience in export. Since 2005 in FCMG. Amie Export is helping companies to find new export opportunities and viceverse to enter the Baltic or EU market. Jack Hamilton Marketing & New Markets Director Mash Direct A sixth generation son of the soil, Jack grew up on the family farm and helped to dig and peel the first vegetables that went on to become Mash Direct products. Following a career in journalism that would take him around the world from Nigeria, to Washington DC to London and finally back home to Mash Direct again, Jack used his experience to grow the Mash Direct brand through marketing and exports. Jack won the Belfast Telegraph’s Young Business Person of the Year and has recently been shortlisted as Ulster Tatler’s Businessman of the Year Award. Kerry Curran Policy Research Manager InterTradeIreland Kerry is the Policy Research Manager at InterTradeIreland, theCross-Border Trade and Business Development Body. Her research at present has a focus on the implications of Brexit on the all-island economy and more broadly on methods to enhance cross border co-operation in trade and business development. Sarah Martin CEO and Founder Mamabud Sarah Martin is CEO and founder of MamaBud, a platform that helps companies sell direct to Chinese consumers, quickly and cost effectively. Sarah has a background in International marketing and worked for 9 years with Unilever in their global Ice Cream category mostly at their HQ in Rome, Italy. She also spent 3 years in the Caribbean working for the telecommunications provider Digicel. Simon McKeever Chief Executive Irish Exporters Association As Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association, Simon leads a team of 20 people who work with companies across the Irish export industry, including SME’s who are beginning to think about exporting for the first time right through to global multinational

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companies who are already extensively exporting from Ireland. Suzanne Flood Managing Director/Export Specialist, Open Ventures Consulting Suzanne Flood has over 20 years’ experience in helping companies enter new markets globally & exporting. Amongst other projects, she launched the .mobi domain in Europe and has brought an Irish travel company into Germany. She is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and has an MBA from the Smurfit School of Business, UCD.


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Declan Ryan Managing Director Ryan’s Arbutus Bread I trained for Hotel Management in Hendon in London, but was relegated to the kitchen when I came home. I gained Ireland’s first Michelin star in 74’ at Arbutus Lodge Hotel in Cork and again at Cashel Palace in 81’. I retired from the hotel Business in 99’ and set up a retirement project of a tiny craft bakery in a two-car garage. This has grown quite a bit as now we have 19 employees, 5 five vans and national distribution of our par baked frozen breads. Jim Harding Director Herbal Tisane Jim Harding has many years experience in the Irish public and private sectors, working at a senior level in marketing and communications. His communication concepts and projects have won many national and International marketing and advertising awards. Keith Symes Managing Director Sussed Nutrition Ltd. Keith Symes, farmer and owner of Wicklow Rapeseed Oil, comes from three generations of family farming, originally sheep, tillage and dairy. It seemed apparent to Keith in order for small to medium sized farmers in Ireland to survive in the long term they must either find an off farm income or diversify. Marek Pokorny Director Shamrock Escargots Marek Pokorny is originally from the Czech Republic

but living in Ireland almost 13 years. He is a qualified Civil and Environmental Engineer. He is the founder of Shamrock Escargots which is a snail farm in Co. Kildare. He is the pioneer in snail food processing in Ireland . Nessa McManus Founder Spiced with Love A project manager, life coach and passionate cook, Nessa has extensive management experience having spent 10+ years in the software localisation industry managing strategic accounts. She also spent a further 10 years in the internet travel sector. As a seasoned traveller she has enjoyed food as a uniting force across culture and language and made friends and memories for life. She founded Spiced with Love to share her love of food in general and spices in particular. Peter McCloskey Managing Director Collar of Gold Ltd Peter McCloskey MBA is founder and MD of Collar of Gold Ltd: Ireland’s first Edible oil refinery – opening in 2018 at a Capex of €2.0M. Peter will explain the high usability benefits and USP’s of this exceptionally pure and versatile Irish oil which does not add any taste or aroma to both hot and cold foods. William Despard Owner and Managing Director The Bretzel Bakery 17 years in the baking business as owner and managing director of one of the last inner city artisan bakeries. Presided over the expansion into a purpose-built baking facility in 2013. Fiercely determined to make good bread while preserving the Bretzel’s hundred year old heritage. An original thinker with lots of ideas, open and honest about the management of a small to medium business.

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Andy Buchan Divisional Managing Director ACO Building Drainage Having worked in ‘drainage’ for over 20 years Andy has a wealth of experience across a number of different material options including clay, plastics and concrete. Predominantly associated with manufacturing companies (Hepworth and Saint-Gobain) prior to ACO, Andy specialised in the development of new products, particularly within plastic pressure systems.

Speakers Ciara Jackson Food, Agribusiness & Drink Practice Leader, AON Ciara leads Aon’s Food, Agribusiness and Drink practice, working with clients to to deliver innovative industry-specific risk management solutions and services, with an emphasis on risk identification, assessment and developing solutions for emerging risks.Over the course of her career, Ciara has worked with Kerry Group, General Electric and Grant Thornton. Cormac McElhinney PhD-Postdoctoral Research Fellow Teagasc Cormac McElhinney Ph.D, AMRSC is a post-doctoral researcher and laboratory manager at the Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre at Teagasc. Cormac specialises in the chemical analysis of food and animal feed and has extensive experience in the research of chemical contaminants in food and feed, including mycotoxins, pesticides and veterinarian drug residues. He has also conducted research on macro and micro nutrients in food and feed and is most passionate about food safety, sustainability and quality, from farm to fork. Gordon McCready National Sales Manager OspreyDeepclean Gordon is National Sales Manager for OspreyDeeepclean covering all the UK and Ireland. Gordon has worked extensively in the food industry for various companies firstly in the supply detergents and sanitisers, through to Contract Cleaning, and now with Osprey supplying bespoke steam cleaning and sanitation solutions. Jackie Gibney B.Sc. Food Safety Manager Complete Laboratory Solutions I currently work in the microbiology department of CLS (Complete Laboratory Solutions) as the Food Safety Manager and specialize in hygiene training and food safety audits with particular focus on – consultation and guidance on food safety legislation; microbiological testing including shelf life testing and nutritional analysis; auditing compliance for catering and retail sector. Mary Daly Managing Director Food Safety Company Mary served as an Army Officer for 21 years and where she pioneered HACCP implementation both at home and overseas for the Defence Forces. With a wealth of experience she established The Food Safety Company (formerly Mary Daly & Associates) in 2000. Acknowledged as a leading expert in food safety, she is the preferred professional to a number of national organisations.

Dr. Paul Cummins Managing Director SeaChange Ltd. SeaChange is an Organisational Development company that designs and implements Risk Management solutions to improve Safety Culture. Paul has a BA and MSc in psychology, an MBA, and a PhD in Organisational Leadership. Paul has extensive experience leading Organisational Safety Culture through lean and practical means that tap into ‘human-factors’. Paul Flanagan Sales Manager Camfil Ireland Paul has almost 25 years’ experience in the filtration industry with Camfil. The unique and high performing Camfil range of products and services has allowed Paul to penetrate the Food & Beverage segment with great success. Design Engineers and end users regularly consult with Paul in pursuit of filtration solutions for HVAC & Dust Collection applications. Paul Tierney EHS Director EazySAFE With over 30 years working in health and safety, Paul’s expertise is invaluable to our clients and team. Paul founded Phoenix Safety in 1999 and has since merged with EazySAFE to provide a holistic EHS offering incorporating online and blended learning programmes. Around here, we call Paul ‘the guru’! Professor Ronan Gormley – School of Agriculture & Food Science Science Centre, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland Ronan Gormley has a PhD in chemistry (UCD) and worked as a food scientist in Teagasc for a number of years on sea foods, prepared foods, bakery products, fruit/vegetables and dissemination. Currently he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in University College Dublin (UCD) working on outreach, sea foods and on refrigeration & the international cold chain. Ruth Robertson Management Systems Consultant Bambus Solutions

Susanne Carpenter Senior Quality Consultant CG Business Consulting With extensive experience working as a Quality Manager, Quality Engineer and in Operations Management, Susanne has been merited with many opportunities to work with large industries in the development and transition of Quality Management Systems and the deployment of continuous improvement activities. Tim Daniels Marketing Manager Autoscribe Informatics UK Tim has over 30+ years of experience working in national and international markets across a range of software/high-technology products. He is currently the Marketing Manager at Autoscribe Informatics, based near Reading in the UK. Autoscribe Informatics provides database management solutions such as Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) that, uniquely, are graphically configurable requiring no scripting or custom coding to configure solutions. Tony Kerins Employment Law & Health and Safety Specialist, Peninsula & Graphite HRM Tony Kerins is an Employment Law & Health and Safety Specialist. He has over 20 years’ experience of training personnel within Government departments, as a HRM specialist and as a health and safety lecturer. He delivers employment law and health & safety seminars which are comprehensive and concise in his own style of delivery. Vera Flynn Service Delivery Manager and Team Leader, Capita Customer Solutions Over 30 years experience in a variety of agricultural/ information technology positions at home and abroad. 2006-2012 and 2015-present, day to day responsibility as Service Delivery Manager Bord Bia contract. Overseeing theimplementation and monitoring of quality standards with respect to both the office/administration and the field services requirements for client.

Management Systems Consultant providing sustainable, value add solutions for quality, environmental and safety performance. Ruth has over 25 years’ experience implementing and operating ISO management systems in companies involved in manufacturing, logistics, waste management and service industries. She understands the need for a practical approach to ensure safety, quality and environmental systems and processes that work for the company in a positive way.

Speakers FOOD & DRINK NPD & INNOVATION EXPO Carol Griffin Food Industry Development,Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown Carol Griffin works in New Product Development and Sensory Analysis at Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown. She manages the sensory analysis facility which provides services ranging from trained descriptive panel profiling to focus group and consumer testing of a wide range of food types. She is an experienced trainer and provides a wide range of bespoke training programmes in sensory analysis and descriptive panel training. Derek McGarry Head of Innovation & Engagement,National College of Art & Design Derek McGarry has worked in design education for more than 25 years. His research has been presented and published internationally. His design work has won numerous awards and has been purchased for significant international collections. In 2016, McGarry was awarded President Emeritus of the Institute of Designers in Ireland. He is a former board member of the Crafts Council of Ireland and current board member at the Rediscovery Centre.

Dermott Reilly CEO NanoLandGlobal Ltd UK Dermott graduated in economics & history, moved to London and ran his own food packaging and distribution business for 16 years. Frustrated by wastage and inefficiency in the food supply chain, Dermott was attracted to RFID and nanotechnology and has unique solutions for the food sector. Don Collins – Managing Director and Ula Wesolowska, Consumer & Sensory Research Manager: Innovate Solutions Don Collins is the founder of Innovate Solutions, the Irish food consumer research, sensory testing, product assessment and recruitment specialists. Don’s colleague and co-presenter Ula Wesolowska is Innovate’s Consumer and Sensory Research Manager. Innovate provides internal and external contract sensory and consumer panels to multinational organisations and food manufacturers including panel recruitment, screening, training and management.

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Jim Fitzsimons Technical Consultant Helix Innovation Partnerships Jim Fitzsimons is a Past President of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors, the representative body for the consultancy sector in Ireland. Jim set up and is Lead Partner in Riverwest Management, a company focussed entirely on funding for Innovation and growth. He has also worked as a Consultant for Intertrade Ireland’s Innovation programmes for 12 years. In that time has been put together hundreds of Fusion projects across the island between SME’s and Third Level Colleges. Julie Sittlington Scientific Assistant (Human Intervention Studies Unit), Ulster University Julie Sittlington PhD SENr is a Scientific Assistant within the Human Interventions Studies Unit in Ulster University, Coleraine. The unit, dedicated to carrying out human intervention trials,provides a range of services including body composition, bone health testing,biomarker analysis, and both dietary and food composition analysis.She has actively been involved in food industry, nutrition, and health research for 17 years.She is a Sports and Exercise Nutrition registrant. Dr Maeve O’Riordan Programme Manager Irish Research Council Dr Maeve O’Riordan is Programme Manager at the Irish Research Council with responsibility for the enterprise programmes (Employment-Based Programme and the Enterprise Partnership Scheme). These programmes provide excellent value-for-money opportunities for collaboration between early-stage researchers, companies, and academia. Past award holders have conducted targeted research within the food industry in Ireland; from farming to consumer behaviour. These schemes offer companies excellent value for money, maximising shared benefits and minimising risk. Dr. Sabine Harrison Food Science & Nutrition Technologist UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science Sabine is a Food Science & Nutrition Technologist and lab manager at the UCD Institute of Food & Health. She previously received her MSc. in analytical chemistry from the University of Vienna, Austria before obtaining her PhD. from UCD for her research on food authentication and diet reconstruction in lamb and cattle. Following the completion of her PhD, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry where she further developed her skills in the development and validation of analytical methods.

Dr Tim Yeomans – Centre Manager, Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre, Limerick Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology, Tralee, Ireland

Dr. Tim Yeomans is the Centre Manager for Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre, a collaboration between the Institute of Technology, Tralee and Limerick Institute of Technology. Tim holds a PhD in Microbiology and postgraduate qualifications in Technology Commercialisation and Innovation Management. Tim has worked in research and development for 20 years, both in industry and academia, and has worked closely with many food companies in Ireland. Kieran Downey General Manager Moorepark Technology Ltd (MTL) Kieran Downey is a graduate of Food Science and has a post graduate Master’s degree in Business Practice. He was appointed General Manager in 2011 of Moorepark Technology Ltd (MTL) which is a Food Industry Pilot Plant Facility with 7 Operating Units. MTL’s core business is the rental of that pilot plant to food companies and public research institutions for the purposes of carrying out product and process development, training, or small scale start-up manufacture. Liam Lewis Centre Manager, Centre for advanced Photonics and Process Analysis CIT Liam Lewis received his PhD from (UCC) Tyndall Institute in 2007. After working as a post-Doctoral researcher for 12 months he moved to a position of research engineer at the newly formed Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis in 2008. In 2014 he took up the position of Centre Manager. The centre currently has €2.5M worth of ongoing research projects and he is continually looking to develop new relationships with academic and industry led researchers. Michael Kervick Business Unit Manager Mason Technology Michael Kervick of Mason Technology has worked with many companies in the Irish Foood Industry for the last 20 years. He works closely with R & D and QC Departments installing state of the art laboratory equipment and implemting new technologies.

Exhibitors ADC BARCODE


ADC Barcode is a long established Irish owned company specialising in barcode label printers, handheld scanners, mobile printers, label printing, and barcode verification systems. Website: Address: Unit 8 Willow Business Park, Knockmitten Lane, Dublin 12 Phone Number: 01 4656480 Sale Manager: Ciaran Fitzpatrick Mobile: 087 9532581 ACO BUILDING DRAINAGE


A division of ACO Technologies plc ACO Business Centre, Caxton Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 0LF Tel: 01462 810 400 Website :

A healthy cashflow is essential for every business. Having immediate access to cash gives your business the ability to manage working capital more effectively and the freedom to do more. Instead of waiting for your customers to pay invoices, you can transform domestic and export trade debts into cash through confidential Invoice Discounting – the most common form of Invoice Finance.



AQUA Carpatica, Unit 4, 303 Holloway Road London, N7 8HS Tel. 0800 160 1277 Website:

ActionCOACH is the largest Business Coaching, Executive Coaching, Training & Employee Engagement provider in Ireland. We work with thousands of business owners and management teams across 64 countries.



AnyExcuse strengthens the relationship between Consumers,Venues and Brands. By providing cutting edge technology and boosting online marketing, AnyExcuse is a one-stop shop which enables bars and restaurants to connect with their customers and promote what’s on. 87 Ranelagh Main Street D4 Dublin, Ireland. Tel: (01) 563 7554



AirlineShoes is a global footwear brand since 2012 that uses the latest technology to guarantee the comfort, safety and well-being of employees who spend long hours standing and walking. AirlineShoes offers a wide selection of models and styles that connects with our customers way of working and lifestyle. Website:



Apridata provide Supply Chain Analytics solutions and bespoke data analysis. We put your data to work to increase profitability, reduce risk, free working capital and improve forecasting accuracy and operating margin. Apridata, Unit G, Cavan Enterprise Centre, Dublin Road, Cavan, Co. Cavan Tel: +353 49 4361800 Website:


With Audion, we have a large choice of packaging machines available to meet your production requirements. We have the experience and expertise to offer both standard and bespoke machines to cater for your needs. AUTOPRINT LABELLING SYSTEMS


Autoprint with over 29 years of experience are a leading Service provider of hardware and software solutions for all types of label and product marking applications. We also provide labels, ribbons and an onsite backup service with full warranty support . Unit 11B Mullaghboy Industrial Estate, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 A521 Tel: 0469028104 Website:


Suite 9, Northwood House, Northwood Business Campus, Santry, Dublin 9 Tel: 01 891 6220 E: W: Tel: 01 891 6220

Discover nature’s most perfect mineral water, with an exquisite crisp, refreshing taste courtesy of the water’s pure composition.



AIB Commercial Finance Ltd, Block H3, Bankcentre, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. 01 7724488 Website:

ACO Building Drainage Specialise in the design and manufacture of corrosion resistant drainage systems and products. These are tailored to suit the specific needs of each project, and cover a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications.



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Acrylic Design was founded with one key mission; for our clients to have the best possible products and service. Our customers are passionate about their products, and we have a passion to bring to life display solutions for their products and services to meet their needs.

Here at Combind we are committed to offering our customers an extraordinary blend of value & expertise.

Unit 5a, Dunboyne Industrial Estate, Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland Tel: + 353 1 802 6480 Website:

Our Promise: Be Extraordinary Visit our stand Q04/05 where we will be showcasing the Audion range of Packaging & Sealing Equipment; visit for more information



Formed in 1997, Action Adhesives Ireland Ltd. is one of Ireland’s longest established & highly regarded industrial adhesives suppliers. Our technical expertise combined with that of our strategic partners allows us to offer the most comprehensive & technically advanced range of adhesives on the Irish market. Action Adhesives (Ireland) Ltd. Units 1-4, Ballybay Enterprise Park, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan, A75 WK27, Ireland Tel: +353 42 9741638 Website: Aon


Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance. Aon Ireland, Metropolitan Building, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1, Ireland tel: +353 (0)1 266 6000 Website: AUTOSCRIBE INFORMATICS


Autoscribe Informatics offers laboratory (LIMS) and food hygiene management solutions to the food industry worldwide to monitor quality and reduce contamination. Autoscribe Informatics, 1-2 Venus House, Calleva Park, Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 8DA Telephone: +44 (0)118-984-0610 Website: APPLEGREEN PLC.


Applegreen Dealer Business and LowFuelcard team are delighted to be exhibiting at Food & Drink Expo in Citywest. Applegreen dealer business has gained


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exceptional experience at delivering premium service to all of our customers. With our “low fuel prices always promise” we are proud to provide our partners with more than just fuel. We offer advice and support throughout every aspect of your business. Applegreen plc., 17 Joyce Way, Parkwest Business Park, Dublin 12, D12 F2V3, Ireland Tel: +353 (0)1 512 4800 Website: BLUEFACE

109 Q House, Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, D18 P642 Tel: +353 (0) 1 293 7787 Website:


Brother has been operating in Ireland since 1958 and is a member of the Brother Global Group. Their vast range of information and communication products includes Printers, All in one Machines, Fax Machines, Label Printers and Scanners. Brother Ireland DAC Unit 37, Boeing Road, Airways Industrial Estate, Santry,Dublin 17, D17 E893, Ireland Tel: 01 2411900 Website:


Byworth Boilers are the leading British manufacturers of industrial steam and hot water boilers. Their products offer best in class efficiencies across a diverse range of energy sources including waste heat and biomass. The company continues to invest heavily in R & D, targeting reduced customer operating costs and enhanced user experience.


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Busch Vacuum are offering complimentary Vacuum Audits for all delegates at this years Food and Drink Event. Please approach our stand to book an on site audit. Busch have been undertaking these audits with the reduction of Energy Consumption as the main goal.

Bia Ganbreise Teo. is a dedicated Gluten free Bakery based in Ballingeary West Cork, Ireland. The company manufactures biscuits, cereals, flour mixes, chilled cookie dough, granolas, breads and savoury mixes (gravy/stuffing). It also produces own-brand items including Gookies cookie dough and baked cookies. Unit 1, Udaras Business Park, Main St, Ballingeary, Co Cork, P12 T271




Barry Packaging is in the business of providing retailers with their ideal carrier bag.We have a full design service that looks at your product, your customer and your image. We’ll create design samples on screen for you to consider. Monavalley Industrial Estate, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland. Tel: 1890 69 22 47 Website:

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CRB serves companies across the island of Ireland, finding and winning the most favourable credit insurance terms for your business from some of the world’s leading insurers. We minimise risk by delivering accurate credit checks and responsible credit management and credit protection. Nutgrove Enterprise Park, Nutgrove Way, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. Tel: +353 1 491 6007 Website: COSTA SYSTEMS LTD

A10-11 Howth Junction Business Centre5 Kilbarrack, Dublin, Ireland Tel: +353 (0)1 8321466 Website: W8 & W9

• E mail Order Import – Automates emailed customer orders • A ccounts Payable Automation – Automates supplier invoices


Ballinlough Refrigeration Ltd., Old Naas Road, Kingswood, Dublin 22. D22 WP49 Tel: +353 1 460 0322 Website:

Bgate EXTRACT from Bgate, provides a powerful suite of automation solutions, allowing you to eliminate timeintensive processing tasks. Solutions include:


Ballinlough Refrigeration specialises in a considerable portfolio of products & services from Food Safety, Pharmaceutical Compliance & Temperature Mapping, Specialist Tail Lift Applications & Bespoke Total Fleet Management Solutions with individual teams looking after each segment.


Our product range comprises more than 2,500 standard products, including floor drains, drainage pipes and drainage channels.


Andrew Bradley Managing Director


Streamlining processes for buyers and suppliers, Bgate provides your company with all the efficiencies and cost savings of doing online business without having to build and manage your own system.


Strong brand have strong margins. We believe good branding creates dynamic, ever evolving and meaningful relationships with customers.


BLÜCHER manufactures stainless steel drainage systems for all applications, ranging from single wetrooms to large pharmaceutical and food production facilities.


Blueface, 10/11 Exchange Place, IFSC, Dublin 1, Tel: 00 353 1 524 2000 Website:




Blueface is an IP telephony service provider headquartered in Ireland with operations in Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. Founded in 2004, Blueface provides unified communications and related services across landline and mobile to SMEs, enterprises, service providers and carriers.




Leading EPOS Systems for retail, fashion and hospitality sectors in Ireland. Costa Systems offer EPOS software and point of sale hardware solutions nationwide. Costa Systems Limited, Unit B1, Balmoral Ind. Estate, Navan, Co. Meath, IRELAND Tel: +353 (0) 46 903 6061 Email: Website: CONTICO MANUFACTURING IRELAND LTD


The Cleaning Centre: From mopping systems to dust control, trigger sprayers to pump dispensers, washroom supplies to bio chemicals, we supply high quality cleaning products, utilising the very latest designs, innovations and technology. Contico Manufacturing Ireland Ltd,. Unit 4 Red Cow Interchange Estate, Ballymount, Dublin 22 Phone: 01-4111509, 01-4111515 Email : Web:

Exhibitors COLD MOVE


Cold Move Limited delivers supply chain management services for businesses involved in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing, retail and wholesale services.Our services span from simple processes relating to the physical distribution and warehousing of goods to the management of complex supply chain networks in collaboration with retailers and their suppliers. Bond Road, Dublin Port, Dublin 1, Ireland Tel:+353 (0) 91 792926 Website: COMBINED CUTTING AND PACKAGING LTD

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Unit 1 Western Parkway Business Centre, Ballymount Road, Dublin 12 Phone: 01 4501120


Customer Perceptions are leaders in consumer-based market research. We help our clients to measure and enhance the customer experience utilizing user friendly technology. Services include Customised Mystery Shopping Programmes, Competitor Programmes and Online Assessments. Customer Perceptions Ltd., Blackthorn Business Park, Coe’s Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. A91 KR59 Tel: +353 42 93 39911 CRS COLD STORAGE


CRS Cold Storage works with companies from a diverse range of industries providing a vast range of refrigeration equipment and cold storage solutions. Our cold storage units are available for purchase or short to long term hire. Carnisle, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. C15KP59 Tel: 046 9435000 Website: CACHI FOODS

Casey Technology are Irelands leading energy management specialists. Our services include:• ISO 50001 compliant energy management systems including system maintenance and support • SI 426 compliant audits • Biomass renewable energy solutions, P.V and Biogas • Remote energy monitoring using our powerful analytical software


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Here at Combind we are committed to offering our customers an extraordinary blend of value & expertise across a range of packaging and strapping equipment, materials and spare parts, all supported by our technical and after sales service. Our Promise: Be Extraordinary Visit our stand P01/02 at the Food and Drink Exhibition where we will be exhibiting our Ergonomic range of Strapping and Stretch Wrapping Equipment. For more information on these or any other products within our range please visit CONVERTIBILL


There’s a better way to finance your business. The Convertibill® trade finance products include: Order Finance, Supplier Finance, Invoice Finance, Sales Finance, Distribution Finance and Lease Finance. Contrary to traditional lending models, the Convertibill® purchasing model provides businesses with the trade finance they need, quickly and easily. ​ 60 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, D02 KP79, Ireland Tel: 01-685-3600 Website: CUNNINGHAM COVERS

Cunningham manufacture clever protective covers for a wide range of industries; Transport, Food/Drink, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical to name just a few. Their engineered bespoke solutions are used right across Ireland for a variety of purposes.


Brivibas gatve 224b, Riga, LV-1039, Latvia Phone: +371 29211261 Website: CELTRINO


Celtrino are leaders in Supply Chain Automation. From the early days of in house and outsourced EDI through to the latest fully visible digital supply chains, Celtrino have been at the forefront of SCM innovation for almost 30 years. 67-70 Meath Street Dublin D08 XY53 Ireland Tel: +353 1 873 9900 Website: CAMFIL IRELAND


Camfil is a world leader in the manufacturing and Supply of Clean air solutions. In the Food and Beverage Industry Clean Air is a vital ingredient to running a successful operation. At Camfil we pride ourselves in having a solution for any problem that involves poor air quality. Pop by our stand and see why Camfil are the Clean air solutions provider for your company Clonshaugh Industrial Estate, Dublin 17 +353(0)1-8484977 CARDBOARD BOX SOLUTIONS


We manufacture custom cardboard boxes, always adapting to the needs of each customer. Naturally, We adapt the box in terms of format, measurement, quality, monotone personalized printing or any other need. Suite 9890, Fitzwilliam Business Center, 26 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2. Tel: + 353 1 637 3933 Website:



Carlisle Solicitors have a wealth of expertise and experience in successful debt recovery and enforcement at District Court, Circuit Court and High Court level. Carlisle Solicitors, 34 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 653 3370 Website:


Cachi is fast becoming the leading brand for HOT NUTS in the UK and Ireland. 7a Musgrave Park Industrial Est. 26 Stockmans Way, BELFAST, BT9 7ET Tel: +44 (0) 2890 667 188 Website:


Website: Tel: 0862440729

Combined Cutting and Packaging is Ireland and the UK’s largest supplier of Cutting and Packaging solutions for the Food, Pharmaceutical, Slaughter, Recycling and Packaging industries which we back up with a state of the art purpose built blade regrinding facility in Ballymount in the heart of Dublin.


from artificial additives, making for a decadent, yet healthful treat. We truly believe life is delicious.



CAPS! is all-natural chocolate maker. Every piece have intriguing and authentic taste of arctic berries and fruits. CAPS! chocolates are free form GMO ingredients and palm oil. To top it off, the CAPS! are entirely free


O6 provides a total communication solution,


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supplying fibre broadband, fibre TV, interactive IPTV and wholesale / export of TV & white goods.

footfall of 23,000 visitors over two evenings and more than £920,000 direct contribution to the city’s economy.

Tel : 01841 77 88 Website:

Tel: 0044 7586 355 355 Email: mags@ Twitter: @retailmagicni Web:



We offer you a large selection of cleaning equipment & Janitorial supplies from some of Europe’s best known manufacturers such as Comac, Dulevo, Truvox, Prochem and Unger. If you have any questions or queries then please don’t hesitate to contact us; Tel: +353 (0)1 8118920 Unit 14a Stadium Business Park, Ballycoolin Road, Dublin 11 CBL EQUIPMENT


CBL-Equipment (Catalytic Burners Ltd) was founded by Jim Kearney, a Carlow based industrial catalytic chemist with over 20 years expertise in butane gas burners and platinum catalyst technology. He has gathered a team around him to deliver quality and innovation to the Hospitality sector. CBL Equipment, Unit 3 Pollerton Business Park, Hacketstown Road, Carlow, R93 E9T4 Tel: +353 (0) 59 9186675 Website: CONNACHT WHISKEY


Concept Life Sciences – a multi-discipline analytical laboratory with expertise in food & feed analysis. High quality reporting and consultancy available. Unit 1-2 The Links, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill Cambridgeshire, Cb23 8UD Tel: 01954 782 791 Website: THE CREATING RETAIL MAGIC CONSULTANCY



Based in the South East of Ireland, Chia Bia is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of chia seeds. Our growing range of high quality retail and catering products includes Chia Seed, Chia Fruit Mixes, Mixed Seeds & Chia Bars. Chia Bia, Unit 1 Riverstown Business Park, Tramore, Co. Waterford +353 51 393685


Copymoore Document Solutions is an Irish owned and managed business operating in Ireland since 1994. One of Ireland’s largest Managed Print and Business Solutions companies, we provide our customers with innovative and quality tailor-made solutions using the best products available. Unit 234 Blanchardstown Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin Number: 0818 22 918 Website: CAPITAL MARKETING



We at DAF Distributors Ireland Ltd continue to grow our market share and our service offerings year on year. DAF Distributors is Irelands leading supplier of both New and Used DAF trucks. We can meet your needs and requirements in Trucks and Service industry with our comprehensive DAF range starting from 7.5 ton all the way to 150-ton vehicles which includes ambient, refrigerator and frozen units. Clonlara Avenue, Baldonnell Business Park, Baldonnell, Dublin 22, D22W1H9 Tel: 01 4034141 Website: DUALTRON


Suppliers of Cash Handling Equipment, Retail POS, Cashless Payment Systems and Queue Management Systems to the Irish market. 25 Years and Counting! Dualtron Ltd, Block 10-1, Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Dublin 15, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 823 7150 DELANEY’S BESPOKE FURNITURE


We conceive, craft and care for bespoke, modern and classic furniture pieces. We also craft and install all types of curtian, bar fronts, stools and tables as required.


When it comes to getting your brand noticed the Capital Marketing range of promotional merchandise plays a crucial role in getting your brand noticed. Our dedicated team of account managers and designers will be happy to work with you within budget requirements.


Research Office 1, Ashtown Food Research Centre, Teagasc, Ashtown, Dublin 15 Tel: +353-1-8682820 Website:

Address: 19 c Grove Rd Finglas, Dublin 11 Tel: +353 863539418 Website:

41 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 Ireland Tel: +353 16624281 email: Website:

Mags McAlpin specialises in creative retail consultancy & customer service training. She is the artistic force behind the award-winning artisan food & craft Twilight Market at St. George’s, Belfast which generated a

Unit 69 Cookstown Industrial Estate, Dublin 24 Tel: 01 2530484 Website:


Connacht Distillery, Belleek, Ballina, Co Mayo Tel: +353 (096) 74902 (096) 74598 Website:


Curago Technologies are providers of Interactive Touch Screen Displays, Video Communications, Digital Signage & Wireless Presentation Systems to Irish Business. At Your Event Live Curago will be showing the latest in Touch Screen Technology, Webinar and Cloud Collaboration Services.


The Connacht Whiskey Distillery is nestled along the banks of the world renowned River Moy in Ballina, Co. Mayo. Here we mix the age old tradition of copper pot stilling along with innovative techniques to create unique and flavourful west of Ireland spirits. Our distillery is the first to open in over 100 years in Mayo.



400 owners of local butcher shops, abattoirs, meat manufacturers and processors in the Republic of Ireland. ACBI promotes, trains and advises Craft Butchers throughout Ireland to help make your local Craft Butcher the best place to find the highest quality produce.


Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland (ACBI) represents



DBC identity specialises in people and corporate identity solutions. We will show our new POS price tag solution which is food safety compliant, allowing food retail outlets to print and customise professional price tags direct from their own premise. Printing double sided, front for customers, back for staff you can add allergies, graphics, logos, barcodes and much much more, all printed in under 10 seconds. Visit our stand T03 and get your FREE sample to see just how easy our system is to use. DBC Identity: T: +353 (0) 1 460 2200 E: W:

Exhibitors DPD IRELAND

DPD has been operating in Ireland since 1986 and is Ireland’s largest parcel carrier. Part of the €23b La Poste Group, DPD provides innovative parcel services and logistics solutions to customers throughout Europe. DPD Ireland, Athlone Business Pk, Dublin Rd, Athlone, Co Westmeath Website: Tel; 09064 20500 DRINKAWARE

Fitzwilliam House, 3-4 Upper Pembroke St, Dublin 2 Tel: 01 517 5900




EazySAFE offer environmental, health and safety training courses online, instructor-led training and consultancy services. Our vision is to create better workplaces by promoting cultures where safety, health and wellness of workers is at the forefront. EazySAFE Ltd., The Well, Unit 2018 Orchard Ave, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin, D24 FR88 Phone: +353 1 653 1616 Website: ELEARN.IE

Environmental Laboratory Services Limited (ELS, Acorn Business Campus, Mahon Industrial Park, Blackrock, Cork, Ireland. Emails: Landline: 021 4536141 Website:


Design Risk Management Ltd (DRM) founded our eLearning site in 2013 in response to a growing demand from our clients for a more flexible and affordable form of safety training. 10 Booterstown Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 278 1938 Website:


EMC Ltd. specialise in Energy and water saving technologies, ideal for Retail sector in helping to reduce operating costs. The technologies are ideal for reducing Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration costs, are applicable to all types of Retail businesses. EMC ltd., Unit 7 Westlink Commercial Park, Oranmore, Galway Tel: 091 483651 Website:

As part of the Better Energy Programme the Irish Government has placed an obligation on key energy utilities, fuel importers and named market players to meet specified energy saving targets as part of a multiannual programme. ENPROVA has been set up by the Irish Petroleum Industry Association (IPIA) to achieve these targets. ENVIROEYE ENGINEERING LTD


ERS IT Solutions will be exhibiting our highly successful Team Konnect Cloud and Mobile Application Platform. Team Konnect puts you in full control of your resources to create new projects, assign tasks, share centralised files, receive notifications. Buziness PALS House, Unit 5, Block 8, Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Dublin 15, D15 V240, Ireland Tel: 018859500 Website: FESTO

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Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. Our aim: maximised productivity and competitiveness for our customers. Festo Limited, Unit 5, Sandyford Park Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18 Tel: +353 (01) 2954955 Website:


Enviroeye Engineering Ltd is a mechanical & electrical engineering consulting company. We provide professional services to the Industrial & Commercial sectors. We act as the clients engineer from business case proposition, project commissioning & performance verification.




Innovation Park, Leastown, Oldtown, Co. Dublin. Tel. :+353 1 8433856 Website: E-mail: J14


EKO-VIT Sp z o.o., Techniczna 16/18, 92-518 Lodz, Poland Email: Website:


Unit 43, O’Casey Ave, Nangor Road, Park West, Dublin 12, Ireland Tel: +353 (0)1 6233 222 Website:


Environmental Laboratory services (ELS) Ltd, is the number one drinking water testing laboratory in Ireland and is now part of the Eurofins Organisation. We have an extensive range of ISO17025 INAB accredited tests, which we are continually expanding in line with customer demands.

HERE TO SERVE, STOCK & INSPIRE. We supply an unsurpassed selection of premium spirits, liqueurs, mixers, as well as selected designer barware & glassware. We also bring you inspiration on new recipes & ideas to create an unforgettable experience for your patrons.


Eko-Vit is a leading Polish soft drinks producer present on the international market for more than 15 years. We are developing products from the recipe to the ready drink, using our own database of flavors or using our clients’ ideas.


Drinkaware is an independent not-for-profit organisation working with others to reduce the misuse of alcohol in Ireland.






Fentimans have been making natural botanical drinks for over 100 years. Our artisanal drinks are brewed for 7 days using the time-honoured botanical brewing process. The result is a superior drink that tastes simply delicious. Botanically Brewed, Exquisitely Crafted. Mike Moore, Field Sales Controller, Fentiman’s Tel: +44 (0) 7970 875951 Website –


Eurofins Food Testing Ireland Ltd can provide our clients with an unparalleled access to a portfolio of over 100,000 analytical methods addressing the authenticity, origin, safety, identity, composition and purity of biological substances. Eurofins Food Testing Ireland Ltd, Units 2&3 Dungarven Business Park, Shandon, Dungarven, Co Waterford Tel: +353 (0) 1 4311306 Web:



Add wow effect to your event with our beautiful handmade flowers. We offer different styles, sizes and colors to get the best possible impression from your audience. 14 Merton Hall, Mount St Annes Contact details: 0868624964 Website:


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Flannery Group is an Irish owned, family run business. We are one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of catering equipment and specialise in vacuum packing and tray sealing equipment and packaging. We pride ourselves on providing a full turnkey solution for our customer. Michael Flannery Catering Supplies Ltd, Head Office D5 Santry Business Park, Santry, Dublin 9, Ireland Tel: 00353 1 842 8888 Email: FLOGAS

Freeneys Graphics, Unit B1 Southcity Business Centre, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Tel: 01 4520352 Contact Martin Everard, Sales Director, 087 9720354 Website:


Flogas Ireland, Knockbrack House, Donore Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 TS03 Tel: 041 – 9831041 Email: Website: THE FOODS OF ATHENRY

Freeneys Graphics are an award winning Graphics company helping companies , charities , government depts and associations promote themselves with eyecatching signs and graphics.


Flogas, one of the leading suppliers of LPG and Natural Gas in Ireland, is now providing Electricity to commercial customers in ROI. Talk to Flogas on Stand H1 about how our energy offerings and solutions can drive your business.


Glennon Insurance are insurance brokers and consultants to individuals, businesses and groups. Glennon have specialist expertise in a wide range of business sectors including all areas within the Food and Beverage industry. Frank Glennon Ltd, trading as “Glennon” and “Glennon Insurances”, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

The Foods of Athenry, Oldcastle, Kilconieron, Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland. Tel: 00353 91 848 152 Email: The Foods of Athenry


Why not contact one of our employment law experts today on 01 886 0350.


EmploymentFocus Focus Ireland’s free recruitment service, matches employers with pre-screened, highly motivated candidates, looking to work their way to a secure future. Email: Tel: 01 878 6514 THE FOOD SAFETY COMPANY

Greenbank Industrial Estate, Newry, Co. Down, Ireland, BT34 2PB Tel: (44) 28 302 66616 Website: Email: GROW


Grow offers customised development programmes for sales teams with a simple, measurable goal: Improve sales performance to generate more business. Tel: 01 254 9915 Website:

Damastown Industrial Park, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 Tel: 01 826 3000 Ger O’Hea – Sales Co-ordinator Email: Website: GLASS2SAND


Glass2Sand is the sole distributor for Expleco Oppressor Recycling Machines in Ireland, who specialize in the design and manufacturing of compact glass bottle crushers. Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland Tel: +353 (87) 8578806 website:


Goliath Packaging Systems source, supply, install and after sales service a comprehensive range of end-of-line packaging, materials handling and industrial washing equipment. The company recognizes the particular importance of the Food and Pharma-Chem sectors to the Irish economy and concentrates on these critical market segments. Goliath Packaging Systems Ltd., Well Rd., Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland Tel: +353 67 37893 Website:


The Grease Guardian has been sold in over 40 countries worldwide. For 20 years the system has been supplied to the top hotel, restaurant, supermarket and fast-food chains across the globe. For a reference near you contact us.


Since 2000, we have been providing specialist food safety services to a wide range of clients, literally from farm to fork. Our nationwide team of experienced, qualified food safety professionals support our clients in achieving their business objectives. The Food Safety Company, 18-19 College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: +353 12091904 Website:



Geodis Ireland is a multi-award winning transport and logistics company based in Dublin for 15 years. We provide bespoke and simple solutions to the FMCG sector for European Roadfreight, global air & sea freight and warehousing and value added solutions.


With over 20 years of experience, our HR consultants have a solid reputation for designing and facilitating bespoke ‘compliance consultancy’ initiatives and on-site training – bringing genuine value to our clients.




Charlemont House, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2, D02 XR80. Tel: 01 7075800 Website:

Producers of a premium, all natural, additive free GLUTEN FREE range of crackers, cookies, flapjacks, cereals, grab & go bars, and Christmas deliciousness. Range includes dairy and/or egg free and vegan options.




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A range of Commercial Electric Vehicles designed for various applications including transportation, logistics and catering. All vehicles are 100% Electric, Emissions Free and have a range of up to 120km per charge. GARDNER DENVER LTD.

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Gardner Denver is a leading global provider of flow control technology, application expertise and support services to a diverse customer base through a family of trusted brands. We focus on developing engineered solutions to our customers’ biggest operational challenges.



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Established in 1982 We are leading suppliers of Soft Ice Cream, Coffee and Orange Juice Machines throughout the 32 counties.


The mission of the Irish Research Council is to enable and sustain a vibrant research community in Ireland by supporting excellent researchers in all disciplines from Arts to Zoology.


Globeweigh provides weighing, labelling and software solutions to the Irish food industry with offices in Armagh/Cork and service throughout Ireland. 118A Portadown Rd, Tandragee, Craigavon BT62 2JX Unit 3, Airport East Business & Technology Park, Cork, Ireland +44 2838 840714 +353 21 431 8388 Website: HOLDEN INSTALLATIONS LTD.

Holden Installations Limited Unit 7, Little Island Industrial Estate, Cork, T45 FH33 T: 021 435 43 40 E:


Horan Automation & Consulting is a unique automation company specialising in customised automated solutions for manufacturing as well as filling machines, cartoning machines and robotics. They are experts in design, construction, integration and support. Horan Automation, Drangan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Tel: 052 9152208 Website: INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS IRELAND

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Interactive Displays Ireland part of McDonnell IT Limited is a leading provider of Interactive Panels and screens, we supply and install Digital signage screens such as menu boards, information screens and advertising screens. We also provide IT support and lease printers options. McDonnell IT, Dromone, Oldcastle, Co. Meath Tel :(044) 967 2855 E-mail : Website:



The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) assists its members to grow their exports to world markets. We drive and support the growth and development of all exporting businesses based in Ireland by: Representation; Member development; Networking & Connectivity; and Export Services. Address:28 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 Tel: 01 661 2182 Website:

Irish Pubs Global Federation is a global network of Irish pub owners, managers and staff. We provide a platform for Irish pubs to access industry news and information, network with peers and connect with suppliers of Irish products and services.

Intreo – A new name and a better service

59 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: +353 (0) 862104584 / +353 (0) 868369002 Website:

Intreo is a new service from the Department of Social Protection. Intreo is a single point of contact for all employment and income supports.



Holden Installations Limited has been servicing the food industry since 1986 designing and constructing high grade food production facilities. Earlier this year we joined forces with our business partner ‘Steril Systems’ offering customers a comprehensive range of UV-C disinfection devices that are specifically designed to kill up to 99.9% of microorganisms.






We have more than 15 years successful experience in Chemical Risk Prevention, Management and Chemical De-contamination procedures.



Designed to provide a more streamlined approach, Intreo offers practical, tailored employment services and supports for jobseekers and employers alike. Website: IRISH LATVIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE



InterTradeIreland is the only organisation which has been given responsibility by both Governments to boost North South economic co-operation to the mutual benefit of Northern Ireland and Ireland. InterTradeIreland is a powerful resource for business growth, helping SMEs through a strong mix of business intelligence, funding support and meaningful contacts. For more information, please contact: Communications Department Telephone: 028 3083 4100 (048 from Ireland) Email: INNOVATE SOLUTIONS

ˇ 118 Aleksandra Caka Street, Riga, LV 1012, Latvia Phone: +371 67292153 Address Ireland: Dominic Court 41, Dominic Str. Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland Phone: +353 76 8888910 ICEWATER LTD


Innovate Solutions was established in 1998 initially as Technical Consultants & Food Recruitment Specialists to the Irish food manufacturing and related sectors. In 2006 we introduced Food Consumer Research and Sensory Testing in response to the rapid development of the consumer foods sector in Ireland and the need for a specialist food research services provider. Our unique combination of consumer research and sensory testing services, commercial experience, technical know-how & product development expertise are second to none. Website: Email:

A private, independent, non-profit organisation, fully supported by its members, whose aim is to enhance and promote investments, trade, business and cultural relations between Latvia and Ireland.ILCC Mission: ‘’To bring together Latvian and Irish businesses of today and tomorrow to create a better and sustainable cooperation between both countries’’


IceWater is Ireland’s leading provider of premium filtered water and water filtration systems. Every bar or restaurant requires the use of a specific water system. Our mission is to promptly source and supply the best available water filtration system in the market that meets our clients’ expectations. Unit D1 North City Business Park, North Road, Dublin 11 Tel: (01) 808 1373 Website:



IWT is a privately owned indigenous Irish company located across 5 sites, 3 in Dublin, 1 in Ballina County Mayo, and 1 in Rotterdam with a turnover of €50+


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million. IWT are a challenger of complex supply chains constantly identifying innovative solutions to clients worldwide. An Irish company trading in many parts of the world, flexible, innovative and courageous. Tel:+ 353 1 8801800 Email: JSC TUKUMA PIENS

up one of Ireland’s leading wholesale distributors, supplying all the major retailers for over 12 years. 29 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Tel: +353 49 43 30164 Website: LINDE MATERIAL HANDLING

JSC Tukuma Piens, Jelgavas Street 7, Tukuma region, Tukums, LV-3101, Latvia Phone: +37163122222 Website:

Linde Material Handling Ireland is always close at hand to support our products in the field and ensure they give you maximum uptime and utilisation in your supply chain process. Only by providing the most efficient and cost effective Materials Handling Solutions. Unit 22, Greenhills Industrial Estate, Walkinstown, Dublin 12 Tel: 00353 1 4566626 LA TENE MAPS


Jungheinrich is a world leading total material handling solutions provider with Irish offices based in Kildare & Cork. Jungheinrich supplies over 600 different types of forklift trucks, all of which are manufactured in Germany. Alongside manufacturing and supplying forklifts, Jungheinrich also offer turnkey warehouse solutions ranging from material flow planning, pallet racking/shelving, to rack clad warehouse solutions. For more information on all our products & services visit & KARMA


We are ‘Karma – Eat Right Live Right’ and as our brand would suggest we are all about making delicious healthy snack food for you our customers (Eat Right) in a socially responsible manner (Live Right) Shanvalley Innovative Food Company Ltd. Baloor, Castlebar, Mayo Tel: +353(0)834435045 Website: KATERBAY

La Tene Maps, established over 30 years the company publishes maps and maintains databases on process industry. This includes installation maps for Meat and Dairy, Beverages, Fishing and Fish Processing, Pharmaceuticals and other life science subjects. European coverage. La Tene Maps, Station House, Shankill, Dublin 18, Ireland. Tel+353 1 2847914 E-mail: La Tene Maps, Station House, Shankill, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland Tel: +353 1 2823 688 website: LITTLEFIX


We are a team that is dedicated to driving down the cost to supply chain solutions.The Kelly Hunter team makes


Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Dublin City provides a range of complementary supports to assist people who want to start up or grow a business. The supports range from providing an initial “First Stop Shop” service where individuals can receive advice on the steps involved in setting up a business, to the provision of grants for feasibility studies and provision of financial support for the establishment of new businesses. LONGWAYS CIDER


Our cider is brewed from carefully selected Irish apples, grown exclusively at Longways Orchard, nestled in the rolling countryside in South Tipperary. We work in harmony with nature. Longways Orchard is home to sixteen hives of Irish honeybees who pollinate the apple trees and produce delicious natural honey. Ballynoran, Carrick-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary Email: Tel: +353 86 043 4774 Website: LE SKINNY CHEF


Le Skinny Chef was founded and run by Aymar Gourdet, a French award-winning chef established in Ireland for over 20 years. Aymar specialises in creative French-Irish Fusion Cuisine. The award-winning” Le Skinny Chef” range now introduces you to the unique experience of delicious local food creations. Unit 6, Clonminam Business Park, Father Browne Ave, Portlaoise, Co Laois Tel: +353 87 780 3970 Website:


Big problems? LittleFix. Our Maintenance Management software (CMMS) is personalised to the individual workers role within your organisation to reduce the time they spend navigating irrelevant information, thus improving the efficiency and reaction times of your maintenance teams.

Block A, Claremorris Business Park, Kiltimagh Road, Claremorris, Co Mayo, F12 H6E4, Ireland Tel (ROI): 094 9377 444 Website:




The Logo Shop has its showroom based down on the Lr. Lucan Road, Co. Dublin. Suppliers of Embroidered + Printed clothing for the past 20 years. Hills Industrial Estate, 22, Lucan, Co. Dublin Tel: (01) 628 0092


Katerbay, founded in 2002, to supply and service a complete range of Catering and Refrigeration Equipment suitable for Caterers, Publicans, Hoteliers and Filling Station operators.




Originally was founded in 1913. Company currently is one of the biggest fresh dairy product producers in Latvia with EUR 48 milj. turnover (2016), average 220 ton fresh milk intake per day and more than 240 SKU in our assortment.





We partner with you to develop unique, customised solutions. Our business improvement methodology recognises four specific cornerstones to transformation success: leadership, coaching, education and standardisation. Email: Tel: +353 61 518408 Website:



M Pack Ltd is the exclusive Irish distributor of MarkemImaje, a trusted world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions. With extensive industry knowledge and experience, M Pack deliver first class support and best integrated solutions to a broad customer base. Unit F4, South City Business Park, Tallaght Dublin 24 Phone 01 2890077 Email – Website –



Mercury Systems is Ireland’s leading supplier of retail loss prevention systems to the Supermarket sector. Our Eas Tagging Systems can reduce customer theft dramatically on alcohol and meat products ,for a demo on Eas Tagging solutions for alcohol and meat please call to stand T21 19a Ashbourne Business Centre, Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Ireland Tel: 01-835 9885 Email: Website: MACFARLANE PACKAGING

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Our objective is to ensure our customers are supplied with the most cost-effective packaging products and services to protect their products during transit and storage.


Water & Beverage Analysis – Visual Strips, Spectrophotometer, Chromatography Columns, Standards & Certified Reference Materials, Pure Water Systems, Filters and media Address: co Millipore Ireland B.V., Tullagreen, Carrigtwohill, County Cork, Ireland Tel: 1890 924 645 Email: Website: MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND R6A

The stand of the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development provides information about the Try Fine Food programme, food industry, as well as about wholesale markets and groups of farm producers. The Try Fine Food mark is granted only to products that meet detailed criteria established by the Scientific Committee. Products bearing the Try Fine Food mark guarantee the highest quality, reliable source of raw materials and excellent taste. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development 00-930 Warsaw, 30 Wspolna Street, Poland Tel.: 0048 22 623 10 00 Fax: 0048 22 623 27 50 E-mail: E-mail:


Needham Coding Ireland has been born though a long established relationship between Advanced Coding Solutions and the Needham group. Since 2004 The Needham group has been supplying quality inks and hardware to ACS.


Needham Coding (Ireland) Ltd, Unit 3, 29 Mullingar Business park, Clonmore, Mullingar, Co-Westmeath, N91THF3 Tel: +353 (0)44 9372771 Website:


MSL Engineering Ltd. is a mechanical engineering contractor dedicated to delivering a service that incorporates the highest standards of workmanship, safety, quality and reliability in interpreting and exceeding our clients’ expectations. Unit 8, Watergrasshill Business Park, Watergrasshill, County Cork, Ireland Tel: +353 21 4513550 Website: MULTIVAC



Laboratory and Industrial Equipment Specialists in Ireland serving science since 1780, with over 230 years of specialized industry and consulting experience, Mason Technology is one of Ireland’s leading and largest suppliers of scientific solutions.


Macfarlane Packaging Ireland is part of Macfarlane Group plc, a market leading packaging company.




MULTIVAC is the leading manufacturer worldwide of packaging machines. We have many years experience in the manufacturing of packaging machines and deliver more than 1,200 machines each year all over the world. Each machine is individually designed to meet your requirements. Address:Unit 5, 2050, Orchard Ave, Citywest Business Campus, Co. Dublin. Tel: +353 01 4133200 Website: MARIA LUCIA BAKES

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Maria Lucia Bakes is an award-winning, specialist producer of gluten-free and wheat-free luxury granolas and mueslis supplying retailers and food service nationwide. Available in 400g and on-the-go single portion pots for retail and kilo bags for food service. Rosedale Lodge, Barton Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland T : +353 (0)1 493 8570 M : +353 (0)87 226 7735 E : MID CORK PALLETS AND PACKAGING


Mid-Cork Pallets & Packaging is the leading manufacturer of pallets in Ireland. We also provide a flexible stock and serve service for our growing list of customers corrugated packaging needs. Operating from a 20,000 square meter facility in Cork and a 7,000 square meter storage and distribution centre in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, MCP is strategically located to service the Irish market. For more details please visit www.midcorkpallets. com or email or phone (026) 41311.



NeoDyne Ltd. is an Irish company founded in 1998 employing automation, electrical, instrument, business systems and validation engineers and specialists. We are a driving force for Process Improvements through automation and industrial information systems, delivering step improvements in reliability and cost reduction. NeoDyne Limited, 3013 Lake Drive, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland, D24 PPT3 Tel: +353 (0)1 4693708 NILFISK LTD


Nilfisk is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment. We develop and manufacture high quality products that represent the latest technology and innovation. Our scrubber dryers, sweepers, industrial vacuums and high-pressure washers increase safety, hygiene and efficiency in food and drink production. Nilfisk Ltd, Greenhills Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24 Website: Tel: 01 294 3838 Mobile: 086 8318203 THE NOEL GROUP


Over the last twenty-five years The Noel Group has grown to become one of the largest recruitment companies in Ireland. The Noel Group has six specific divisions catering to client and candidate needs across retail, hospitality, industrial, healthcare, driving and construction sectors. Find out more at Phone number: +353 (0)1 677 9332 Postal address: 47 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 NEW START EXHIBITIONS LTD


New Start Exhibitions is an experienced and international exhibitions organiser, based in the UK, that has been running successful shows for over 11 years. The mission of New Start Exhibitions is to provide its


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visitors with the inspiration, advice and information to engage in self-development. Tel: 0330 1222 049 Website: ONDA SOLUTIONS


Onda Solutions cloud based reporting system is designed specifically for HACCP and Health & Safety reporting. Comprehensive reports generated automatically with live and historical data available for inspection with full food and menu traceability reports developed from data collected. Onda Solutions, 6 Herbert Lane, Dublin 2 Website: E-Mail: OPTIMUM RESULTS


The Optimum Results team have a long track record in the design and delivery of results-focused and cost effective business Management & Staff training to the highest International Standards. Recent years has seen the team add advanced ‘On-Line Training / Blended Learning and LMS’ Services under the brand name Seamscloud, providing clients with remarkable cost savings, audit records and endless flexibility in administration and organisation. Optimum Results Ltd. The Business Centre, Blackthorn Business Park, Coe’s Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland, A91 EO3R O’TOOLE TRANSPORT


With 21 years experience in Irish food logistics,BRC Accredited O Toole Transport have recently commenced a new venture in the UK . From Evesham in England ,we can now offer complete stock management and reconciliation to all major UK retailers / wholesalers & Foodservice operators . O Toole Transport, 3 A Promenade Road, Dublin Port, Ireland +353 1 8550063 O Toole Transport UK, C/O Walsh Mushrooms, Crab Apple Way, Vale Park, Evesham, WR11 1GY Website: PAYZONE IRELAND


Payzone is a leading multi-channel payment service provider. We provide a range of cost saving credit & debit card processing solutions for retailers and small businesses. Payzone House, Heather Road, Sandyford Ind Est, Dublin 18, Ireland Tel: +353 1 207 6000 Website:


everything is safe 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Q15

PEL Waste Reduction Equipment based in Co Mayo are a leading manufacturer of products to reduce costs of the waste management. The company has three main product lines; glass bottle crushers, Balers and Bin Compactors. P​ EL Waste Reduction Equipment, Brownhall, Balla, Co Mayo. F23 VY45 Website: PENINSULA


Tel: 01 855 4861 (ext:6645) Website:


The Packaging Centre are manufacturers and distributors of a wide range of Glass, Plastic and Paper packaging to the Food, Pharmaceutical and Industrial markets in Ireland. Trading for the past 40 years, we pride ourselves on not only having one of Irelands largest range of “off the shelf” packaging but also our expertise in sourcing specialised packaging. The Packaging Centre Ltd., Fox and Geese House, Naas Road, Dublin 22. Tel: 01 4508759 Email: Website: PEMBROKE INSURANCES LTD.


Pembroke Insurances is one of Ireland’s leading Independent Business Insurance and Commercial Insurance Brokers. At Pembroke Insurance we are acutely aware that it is essential for commercial insurance purchasers to find the best value available. Pembroke Insurances specialise in acquiring the best new business insurance cover and commercial insurance for new and established businesses in Ireland. Pembroke Insurances Ltd., Pembroke House, 22 – 23 Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin 2 Tel: 01-7998899 PHONEWATCH



ProStrategy is a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and recognized as a leading partner in Ireland for Microsoft Dynamics solutions. Since 1985, ProStrategy have been helping businesses to streamline their operations and gain deeper insights into their business processes.

Since 1997 Peninsula has been providing professional Employment Law and HR services to small businesses in Ireland. Today our services go beyond Employment Law and HR to cover Health and Safety Management, Insurance, Employee Wellbeing, and much more besides. Speak to an expert on 1890 252 923 or ask us a question in person at the conference.


Floors 3-5, Block 1, Irish Life Centre, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 Tel: (01) 207 6100 Website:


At PhoneWatch, we instantly respond to your burglar, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Whether you’re at home or away, having a PhoneWatch alarm means you can relax knowing that we’ll be there to make sure

5 Orchard Business Centre, 2009 Orchard Avenue, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24 / Cork Road, Fermoy, Co Cork Tel: 01 4291977 E-Mail: Website: PRINTSAVE.IE

P9 is Irelands largest retail print store. We pride ourselves on competitive pricing, fast turnaround and always ensuring top quality printed products for our clients. We print everything from business cards, t-shirts, banners, brochures, menus and much more. 16 Nassau Street, Dublin 2 Tel: (01) 677 7838 website: PRIORITY-MEDATECH


An authorised Priority Software (www.priority-software. com) partner, Medatech UK has been providing ERP systems to customers in the UK and Ireland since 2001, offering marketing & sales, installation and ongoing customer support and service to a fast-growing customer base. Medatech UK supply, implement and support market-leading Priority ERP software solutions to a wide range of vertical industries, including Manufacturing, Distribution, Customer Service, Project Management, Construction and more. Address: Co Kerry, Ireland Tel: 0035 3866642245 Website: Contact: Patrick McCarthy, patrickmccarthy@ PIZZA SI


Pizza Si is a smart pizza concept, designed to bring the REAL Italian Pizza to every caterer: hotels, pubs, restaurants, cafes etc. With our PIZZA SOLUTION we also provide equipment, staff training and marketing support to help our customers reducing costs while optimizing Food Gross Profit. Unit 1, Robinhood Industrial Estate, Clondalkin, D22, ROI Email: Website:


Lake Garda, Italy provides picture perfect surroundings for the POG Cooperative (Garda Olive Producers). The cooperative of small producers cultivate the olive groves by organic farming methods and offer a variety of Extra Virgin Olive Oils. Loraine Barrett and her partner Adriano Pennacchio, operating as VALSECCA Fine Foods are members of the coop and have a small olive production in Caprino Veronese. Email: Website: PRIHODA IRELAND LTD



We are passionate about the Promotional Products and Printing business!Our mission is to supply only the highest quality products and the highest quality printing to our clients, and our promise is to deliver every customer order on time! Qflow Promotions, Unit 106 Lagan Road,Dublin Industrial Estate,Glasnevin, Dublin 11 Tel: 01-903-0121 Website: RENSON


Prihoda employs over 110 people over 3 sites in the Czech town of Hlinsko in the Moravian part of the Czech Republic. We have over 15 laser cutting machines and manufacture across the 3 company owned sites. Laser Machines and Sonic Welding equipment has been designed by us for our specific needs and remains custom made for our company.

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RENSON®‘s mission is the ongoing development and manufacturing of commercial and residential natural air ventilation products. 18 Dungarvan Business Park, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford Tel: +353 58 20005 Website: RFC SECURITY GROUP QPM LTD


QPM LTD was founded in January 1997 by the current Managing Director Michael Nevin. QPM LTD has become one of the leading suppliers of end of line equipment and can count amongst its customers all of Ireland’s major food producers as well as most of the large Chemical and Pharmaceutical, Print and Software Companies. QPM Ltd Unit 12 Robinhood Business Park, Robinhood Road Dublin 12 Ireland Tel: (0) 353 1 450 2421 Website: QUALITY FREIGHT GROUP

Website: Contact details: Shaun Ryan - Commercial Manager Tel: +35318366233 Mob: +35387 698 9603 Q-FITZ


As a market leader in queuing systems and barriers, Q-Fitz work to ensure the best possible return on investment helping to expanding selling space and increasing sales on impulse products. Q-Fitz offers a cost-effective full layout design consultancy service as part of its approach with our flexible tailor-made solution. Website: Tel: (01) 6991559

RFC Security Group, is now Ireland’s fastest growing security company providing security solutions to a vast array of clients in the retail, industrial, commercial and licensed sectors of the Irish industry. RFC is fully licensed with the Private Security Authority and ensure full compliance with all government legislation and is equipped to cater to all aspects within the Irish Security Industry. Unit A6, Swords Enterprise Park Feltrim Road, Swords, Co. Dublin Tel: +353 1 897 10 87 Fax: +353 1 897 10 43 Website: RHENUS LOGISTICS


Quality Freight Group offer transport solutions for various industries by sea, air, rail, road and barge to and from all European and global destinations. We are experts in the field of beverage & food logistics.



Founded in 1912 The Rhenus Group is a global logistics service company with over 500 locations worldwide. The Rhenus business areas – Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics, Port Logistics and Public Transport – manage complex supply chains and create wealth by means of innovative value-added services. +353 (0)1 429 2300 RETAIL EXCELLENCE


Retail Excellence is a not for profit company which supports Irish retailers to be the best they can be. Retail Excellence involves over 1,700 leading retail companies who operate in the Irish market. Our members are the most progressive and innovative in the market. Tel: +353 (0) 65 6846927 Website:



Retail News, Ireland’s longest established grocery trade magazine, has been reporting on the evolution of Ireland’s FMCG sector for 60 years, from the birth of the supermarket, through the dawn of discounters and the rise of the value-conscious consumer. Retail News gives manufacturers, suppliers and wholesalers a platform for underlining to the retailer, the consumer appeal of their products. It also allows retail groups to showcase their uniqueness and USP. Contact: Kathleen Belton, Retail News, Tara Publishing, Tel: 00 353 1 6785165 REACH RETAIL SERVICES

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Reach Retail Services provides an innovative range of non food packaging products whether you run a deli counter, coffee shop, butchers or take away. Being part of one of Ireland’s largest delivery networks, we guarantee next day delivery when an order is placed before 2pm. 2023 Bianconi Avenue, Citywest Business Park, Naas Rd, Dublin 24 Telephone: +353 (0) 23 885 8107 Website: RED MAN MEDIA


Red Man Media are a full service communications agency. We are a performance driven team of graphic designers, web developers, digital marketers, content creators, project managers and business consultants. We help our clients create solutions that achieve results and return on investment. 4 Adelaide Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin Tel: 01 524 0084 Web: RAINDROP DRINKS


Founded in Ireland by Michael Carney, Raindrop uses an innovative cap technology to provide a convenient, fresher vitamin drink. Michael partnered with Incap to develop a unique, patented cap technology. Raindrop keeps your vitamins and nutrients fresh and potent by storing them separately from water in an airtight cavity ensuring that the good stuff on the label is really in the drink. S​ imply Twist & Shake. Tel: +353(0)40 480 216 Website: REBEL KITCHEN


Rebel Kitchen turn coconuts into organic coconut mylk drinks, coconut water and yogurts. We are about bold


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taste – with fewer ingredients and nothing added. We are also about big ethics – always organic, responsibly sourced and produced and no preaching. Rebel Kitchen is a London based company looking to expand in Ireland Rebel Kitchen, 14B Shouldham Street, London, W1H 5FJ Tel: +44 (0) 203 8021 919 Email: Website: SPECTAC INTERNATIONAL


Spectac International are market leaders in the design, manufacture and installation of stainless steel tanks & vessels for use in a range of industries. Spectac International specialise in the manufacturing of pressure vessels, tanks and turn-key solutions in the Brewing, Distilling, Food & Beverage, Chemical and Pharmaceutical industries. Spectac International, Finnabair Business Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91X786, Ireland Tel: +353 (0)42 9330490 Website:


Our promise to you is that we will make a carefully crafted footwear that looks fresh and feels great so you can walk into work knowing that your shoes were built to withstand demanding conditions. Comfort, quality and performance you can see and feel. Welcome to the new Shoes For Crews. 4135 Atlantic Avenue, Westpark Business Campus Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland Tel: +353 (0) 61 479237 Website:


SeaChange are lean behaviour-based communication experts who provide practical risk management solutions that are proven to drive sustainable behavioural change in a number of areas; Health & Safety, FLM Leadership & SLT Coaching, Selection & Assessment, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). SeaChange Ltd., Block 4, Monread Commercial Centre, Monread Avenue, Naas, Co. Kildare Tel: 045 856 028 Email: Website: SIXTWO DIGITAL


Simply Dynamics are one of Ireland’s largest Microsoft Dynamics software providers, we are a NAV Gold partner and in 2016 were Ireland partner of the year. We offer ERP, Business Intelligence, SQL Server and enhancement services.



Confidence in your Skills for Work (SFW), email or phone 01 4529 600. SYNERGY NETWORK LTD


Synergy Network Ltd is a leading Business software services company with over 20 years’ experience delivering excellent software solutions to its clients. An authorised Business Partner for Exact Manufacturing, we serve businesses across a wide range of sectors, from food and drinks manufacturing to medical components. Synergy Network Ltd, 3 Union Street, Sligo, F91 T440 Tel: +353 71 9146815 Contact Mr. James Doyle Email: Website: STURDY PRODUCTS LTD


sixtwo digital, The Mill Drogheda Enterprise Centre, Newtown Link Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland Tel: +353 (0)86 6063735 Website:

Storage Systems Limited, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Coolock, Dublin 17 +353 1 8711400 SMART SALES TALENT

Unit 4, 4075 Kingswood Road, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24 Tel: +353 1 687 6600

Sturdy Products Ltd., Blessington Industrial Estate, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. Tel:+ 353 (0)45 865044 E mail:

Address: 6-9 Trinity Street, Dublin 2. Tel: +353-86-8217150 Web: Email: STORE 2000


Storage Systems Limited is a wholly owned Irish company, which specialises in the design, supply and


Store 2000 is a market leader in supplying display systems and graphics to the retail and corporate sector. Offering a wide range of services including sign manufacturing, window graphics, vehicle branding , in-house design, display shelving, racking, and point of sale. For more information contact the office on 01 626 1127 or Website SOLARTRICITY


Solartricity designs and supplies solar photovoltaic systems for industrial, agricultural and domestic applications. The company prides itself on providing expertise in design and optimisation and has specialised in renewable electricity from wind and solar since 2008. From its base in Dublin, Solatricity stocks a wide range of PV products – modules, inverters, roof mountings and other components. SMART FACTORY SOLUTIONS


We capture, analyse and visualise key performance indicators from the manufacturing, logistics and utility sectors, using smart Industrie 4.0 technology. Our smart solutions reduce the amount of time and resources required to capture and communicate critical information across your organisation. SAHARA NUTS



LOOKING FOR QUALITY SALES TALENT, TRAINED TO SUCCEED? Smart Sales Talent helps high growth companies to hire AND on-board quality sales talent, trained to succeed. We get you the right person for the right job, and go beyond the initial hiring to help them succeed.

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Sturdy Products Ltd. is one of Irelands leading Rotational Moulding specialists. We manufacture a wide range of merchandising and storage solutions for the retail industry in both Ireland and the UK. Our three market leading products in this area are our Tidystore Plus, Tidystore Midi and our Mini Bunker. All three products will be available to view on our stand.

With over 18 years combined marketing communications experience, sixtwo digital can help you get the most out of social media marketing activities by using different channels the way they were meant to be used – by being social.

installation of Pallet Racking and Shelving Systems for the Food and Drink Industry.

In every workforce there are employees who don’t possess the confidence to put themselves forward for general training opportunities. Participation in Skills for Work gives employers the chance to provide appropriate and quality training to employees.





Sahara nuts are Ireland’s leading brand of “hot nuts”. We have been distributing these hot crunchy chili coated nuts to bars, hotels and cinemas and retailers throughout Ireland for over 20 years. SAHARAS sweet

Exhibitors chilli nuts are produced exclusively for SAHARAS by one of Europe’s leading processed nut manufacturers. A special coating process ensures a consistent coating with every batch. THE SCULLERY


The Scullery, created by Florrie Purcell, is justifiably proud of the reputation it has gained as a purveyor of the finest quality sauces, pickles, relishes, Christmas Plum Puddings and cakes. The Scullery has created an award-winning range that is totally free from artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, MSG or GM ingredients. Tel: (01) 832 3300 Website:

and a comprehensive backup fleet to help ensure your peace of mind. Team Air Power, 4 Osberstown Business Park, Naas, Co. Kildare Ph. +353 (0) 1 457 9266 Kilbegs Business Park, Kilbegs Road, Antrim, BT41 4NN Ph. +44 (0) 28 9448 8588 THRACE SYNTHETIC LTD


Sword Achiever is a leading vendor of cloud-based Food Safety and Quality Assurance management solutions. With over a decade of experience, the experts at Sword Achiever can help you transform your quality management processes.

Thrace Plastics –– One of Europe’s leading technical textiles and plastic packaging manufactures, announcing the latest investment in its Group subsidiary, (Thrace Synthetic Ltd), in Co Offaly. Thrace Synthetic, Clara, Co Offaly, R35 PK24. Website: TRULY IRISH COUNTRY FOODS LTD TRANSFERMATE GLOBAL PAYMENTS


TransferMate Global Payments is the market-leading, end to end solution for businesses worldwide that send and receive foreign currency payments. Having created one of the world’s most extensive networks of bank accounts and regulatory approval, TransferMate can secure better exchange rates and eradicate international bank fees. Transfermate Global Payments, 14 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 635 3700 Website: TACK PACKAGING


Tack Packaging – Complete Packaging Solutions We produce high quality plain and printed corrugate cartons & adhesive tapes. We use the latest digital equipment to produce custom corrugate packaging solutions. Exclusive Irish agents for SIAT end of line packaging machinery. Kilcoole Industrial Estate, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow Tel: 01) 2878260 Website:

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Est. in 1995 Team Air Power is one of the most efficient maintenance companies ensuring reliable compressed air solutions throughout Ireland. We offer a wide range of products from the Gardner Denver Group. We also offer a 24/7 call-out service, factory trained engineers


Truly Yours Milkshakes are a new product, being launched in September 2017. This product is manufactured in County Donegal and is attracting interest from far & wide. The Truly Yours Milkshakes will be available in 3 flavours; Vanilla, Strawberry & Chocolate. The Product is High in Protein, Low in Sugar and Lactose Free. Address: Truly Irish, Desmond Business Park, Newcastle West, Co Limerick. Email:; TASTEES


Toward Zero Carbon Ltd (TZC) is a unique funding platform where your energy saving projects can access finance. With TZC you are in full control – you choose:• The technology and the installer of the equipment • The funding model most suited to your business • You can access 100% funding (on or off balance sheet)








Traptec started with the idea to bring high-tech radio monitoring to low-tech traps. By working closely with pest control companies our technology is designed to deliver the optimal solution to the needs of pest controllers. Unit 12 Greenhills Business Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland Tel: +353 (0)1 459 9143 Website: TRAVEL OPEN PARTNERSHIP


Travel Open Partnership helps hotels make sense out of their data, and to make better decisions through Data science, and machine learning. TOP developed Travel Science to incentivise customers and hotels to work directly with each other, as partners. Tel: +353877835700 Website:


Tastees is a Home based business based in Clogherhead. We make and sell Jams, BBQ sauce and Chutneys. We managed to get placement in a few butchers and boutique delicatessens where they did reasonably well. Tastees, 45 Strandhill, Clogherhead, Co Louth Email: Tel: 0851589001


Ulster Bank is a leading full service bank focusing on the SME market in Ireland. We are especially focused Food and Drink businesses analysing the special industry requirements and unique business needs of this sector; honing our understanding so we are best placed to cater to them.



Tomkins is a leading European firm of patent and trade mark attorneys based in Dublin. We defend the world’s best known brands, we protect the innovations of the world’s biggest technology companies and are the trusted European Intellectual Property partner for NASDAQ and FTSE100 listed companies. Tomkins: Supporting Greatness. 5 Dartmouth Road, Dublin 6, D06 F9C7, Ireland Tel: +353 1 202 6700 Website:



We are a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland. Website:

Exhibitors VT

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VT is the Sigfox operator in Ireland, providing low-cost, lowpower connectivity for internet of things devices. VT also sells IoT devices, such as satisfaction survey panels, fuel tank monitors, temperature sensors and more. VT, DCU Alpha, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, D11 +353 (0)1 5328958 VOJO MEDIA


Want your customers to stay longer, spend more money and come back more often? Find out how with Vojo Media, the future of digital signage. Vojo Media, 268 Enterprise Crescent, Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 2BP +44(0)2892 600895 Website: VICTORIA CYMES


VICTORIA CYMES Sp z o.o., ul. Kołobrzeska 43 78-600 Wałcz Centrala : e Tel.: 67 258 00 91 Website:



Waterwise offers natural based water treatment systems to provide you a healthy drinking water. Our German made devices remove almost all substances that do not belong in natural water. And additionally they also reactivate your drinking water and enhance its biophysical effect.

Drawing on many years of experience in the Food and Drinks Industry WASP worked very closely with leading distributors ensuring the IntelliBrand tablet solution matches closely how Sales Representatives engage with customers. WASP Technologies Ltd. Dublin & Cork Tel: +353 1 627 4935​ Website:

1 Westleigh Park, Scirocco Close, Moulton Park, Northmpton, NN3 6BW Tel: 0330 100 10 90 Email: Website: WRIGHT INSURANCE BROKERS


Kilcannon Industrial Estate, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford Telephone: ++353 (0)53 9233778 Web: Email:

The Bushels, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel: 053 9152 821 Website: WEIGHING MACHINE SERVICES LTD


We are an Irish family business, which was set up in 1984. We can supply, service, repair, calibrate and hire all types of weighing and labelling machines. Unit 4, Greenhills Business Centre, Greenhills Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24 Tel: (01) 462 8100 Website:

Seán Kenny Business Development Manager (Ireland) Mobile: ++353 (0)87 2673098 Email:


Barbara Gordon is the Founder of and was founded over 10 years ago and now has over 128,000 Irish Businesses Registered. It is one of THE most proactive platforms for businesses offering support to Start Ups, Micros and Small Businesses.


Tel: +35345892000 Website:

Unit 4, Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 11 Tel: + 353 1 861 2790

Welcome Systems is a hospitality original that has spent over three decades innovating and developing



Xetec staff will be available to discuss both FlexMaint™ and FlexDayta™. Uniquely flexible in menus, screens and dialogs, FlexMaint™ Maintenance Management Software, can be configured to suit your way of managing maintenance.

European Roadfreight Operators, Worldwide Freight Forwarders, and 3PL providers. 100% Irish Owned Company, over 35 years providing professional transportation services.



At the heart of our business lies a real love for wild, forest foods. Although long in decline, the time honoured skills of preparing, preserving and indeed serving this rich bounty are once again on the rise.

Please email or call 086 411 66 88. WELLS CARGO


Wright Insurance Brokers is a market leading, independently owned Irish brokerage, with a solid reputation for delivering an exceptional level of personal service, combined with a flexible approach. This allows us to produce tailor-made bespoke insurance packages, designed to meet individual client requirements.



VISUM Ltd., NexusUCD/ University College Dublin Blocks 9 & 10, Belfield Office Park, Belfield – Dublin 4 TEL. +353 (0)1 716 5791 Email: Website:

Waterwise, Shanaglish, Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland Tel: +353 65 670 3716 Email:

WASP Technologies Ltd have developed a powerful yet easy to use IntelliBrand Sales Platform for the DIY Supply sector.

approachable software. Their Welcome Anywhere booking system is designed to help hoteliers deliver an unforgettable guest experience.


VISUM Ltd. is a Dublin-based optical engineering company that develops and integrates spectroscopybased analyzers, chemical imaging and other photonics devices for cost-effective real-time monitoring in food and beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing applications.



Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd. are manufacturers and distributors of self-adhesive labels and labelling & coding systems, AIDC and mobility solutions, vision and verification systems in Ireland, UK and Internationally. We provide the latest in systems, software, and media.

VICTORIA CYMES history dates back to 1981. Since that time we have grown from a small factory to be one of the largest producers of concentrated syrups in Poland. We achieved our success due to the unique formula and superior quality of our products.



FlexDayta™ is the realisation that FlexMaint™ must connect to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT). It provides control, monitoring and evaluation capability of data from all types of equipment and sensors.


Kelly Hunter has been supplying leading retailers since 1977 with the most competitive distribution solution for brand owners and retailers alike. With sales growth in the millions per annum Kelly Hunter delivers competitive and thoughtful distribution solutions for brand owners looking to establish and grow their footprint in the Irish multiple and convenience market. Kelly Hunter supply well over 1,000 retail outlets nationwide through Ambient, Fresh and Frozen channels with bonded and BRC certified warehousing. Kelly Hunter’s experienced sales team of over 30 representatives cover every city and town in Ireland and take care to manage each individual brands attributes at retail shop level. Each store owner/manager is visited by the Kelly Hunter sales team at least once every 10 days and some a lot more often in our bespoke service. Kelly Hunter’s significant investments in their mobile sales ordering app allows orders to be placed anywhere, anytime, online or offline. Most importantly brand owners have complete real-time transparency of when and where their products are sold through the use of the app. Despatches start from 6:00am daily and operate 6 days a week from their 3 Depots across Ireland using the Kelly Hunter fleet. Real time route planning ensures all customers receive a rapid turnaround of Day-1-for-Day-2 delivery. Kelly Hunters brand portfolio include leading European brands such as Ritter Sport chocolate bars (iconic square shape with unique and fun flavours), Grenade Carb Killa protein bars and shakes (the # 1 brand for Protein snacks), Lorenz Bahlsen Snacks (Europe’s 2nd largest snack producer), Solan De Cabras Premium Water, Pellini Coffee (100% Arabica coffee), A.Le Coq (brewing beers for over 200 years), Icelandic Glacial Water, Clearspring authentic organic foods (Japanese, Miso Fine foods), Sheridan’s Cheesemongers (Ireland’s leading Cheesemonger brand), Chipita (Europe’s largest croissant producer supplying 67 countries), Unislim Gorgeous Chips, Crunchips, Pomsticks, Atkins & Potts, 7 Day Croissants, NOCCO, Little Dragon, Dione Ice cream, Fudo frozen berries, 100% Organic Juice, Gourmet popcorn, The Meat Makers, Mestermachers organic rye breads. This list is by no means exhaustive as Kelly Hunter supply over 800 products within their weekly assortment. Kelly Hunter also supply private label ranges to the multiple retail trade where a number of brand owners are seeking to complement their brand volumes with private label activity. Kelly Hunter endeavour to offer exceptional value to their customers, whilst ensuring an extensive distribution reach for brand owners delivering daily into the network of supermarkets, symbol groups, forecourts and cash and carries throughout Ireland. The Kelly Hunter team is passionate about delivering growth and market share for brand owners. Kelly Hunter’s local knowledge of the Irish retail market adds real value for brand owners looking for a distribution solution in Ireland . “What I am trying to do is deliver results, not promises; results, not vision; results. Not concepts!”* (*Louis Gerstner’s of IBM).

Find out what can Kelly Hunter ( do for you by emailing or telephoning Brian Doyle on 0863803010.

Food and drink event 2017  

Food and Drink Event, Citywest, 2017

Food and drink event 2017  

Food and Drink Event, Citywest, 2017