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Previous COVID-19 Webinars

For previous speaker presentations, please visit our past-events section here

Preparing for the Pitch: Successful Virtual Buyer Meetings

This webinar from July 2020 goes through some of the practical tips, guidelines and software available for you to sell remotely. It includes information and step by step guidelines on how to develop video content at home and how to pitch to your buyer online.

Practical Steps for Risk Management Post COVID-19

This webinar was delivered by risk experts from Aon which provided practical tips on risk management for the Covid crisis. It provided advice and checklists for attendees, focusing on protecting people and safeguarding assets.

Topics included understanding Government advice on return to work, managing the changing operational environment, and business continuity.

Covid-19 & The Irish Foodservice Market

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the effect that Covid-19 has had on the Irish foodservice market since Government restrictions and social distancing measures were put in place. It will examine innovations from foodservice operators and distributors on the domestic market, and likely further developments in the short to medium term. It will also share examples of Irish food and drink producers that have had to adapt their businesses in the face of lost revenue from hospitality customers.

The webinar is presented by Maureen Gahan, Bord Bia Foodservice Specialist and Evelyn Garland, Co-Founder of Simply Fit Foods will share the story of how she has transitioned her business over the past four weeks.

Think Digital Google Analytics Webinar

This webinar will teach you how to master Google Analytics so you can measure your website's performance and monitor your digital campaigns to achieve maximum success. We will be joined by Adam Hetherington, Measurement and Attribution Lead of Google Customer Solutions UK & Ireland.

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Future Proofing - 66 Days Later Webinar

There are many unknowns in relation to the world after Covid-19 and how it will emerge, both economically and societally. This will be influenced by whether this is a “one-off” or a recurring phenomenon, the duration of the pandemic, and the legacy it leaves in its wake.

The team at The Thinking House have been tracking 'early indicators' on how consumer behaviour is changing through the crisis and have been measuring these changes through a nationally representative survey of Irish consumers over the past fortnight. This research will provide us with the first clues as to what is really changing in consumers' worlds and how likely those changes are to 'stick'.

We know from research work completed by London University that it takes 66 days for a habit to form. That's why we have titled this webinar 66 Days Later - a first look at how the world of the consumer has really changed.

This webinar was presented by Rory McDonnell, Bord Bia and David Cullen, Opinions.

Dairy Market Analysis Webinar, 23rd April 2020

This webinar is focused on assessing the effect Covid-19 has had on the global dairy market. Key areas of interest for the Irish Dairy Industry include EU market analysis, US market analysis, and pricing analysis. The webinar was hosted by Mary Morrissey, Senior Manager for Dairy at Bord Bia along with Christophe Lafougere and James Caffyn, consultants at GIRA Food.

Business Continuity During Covid, 23rd April 2020

Covid-19 implications on global meat markets, 21st April 2020

Senior analysts from Gira present the latest research on Covid-19 impacts for the meat sector, including:

  • Current coronavirus situation
  • Chinese market update and outlook - the first country out of the initial phase of Covid-19
  • Impacts across other key Global Markets: focusing on the EU and USA
  • Immediate short-term demand impacts and longer-term impacts over the coming 18 months

UK Market - Managing Supply Chain and Customer Relationships during Covid-19

This UK focused webinar shared an an overview of the UK Economic and Grocery outlook, what the Bord Bia GB team are hearing from UK Customers as their immediate concerns and a look into potential changes the industry might experience in the more medium to long term.

The Webinar was hosted by Estelle Alley, GB Market Specialist at Bord Bia and Dave Howorth, Executive Director at Scala Consulting, one of UK’s leading Supply Chain and Logistics Consultancy.

Think Digital PPC Webinar, 16th April 2020

This webinar explores how best to use Google Search and Display advertising as a way to drive online sales of your products. It shows how paid search marketing can add to your overall digital marketing strategy.

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Supply Chain & Logistics Webinar, 14th April 

This webinar guides you through the latest Supply Chain and Logistics insights from the UK & international markets covering issues such as demand changes, critical points in the end to end supply chain, and key actions that suppliers are and should be taking. Delivered by Dave Howorth, Executive Director Scala Consulting and Finbarr Cleary, international Vice President at CILT, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Business Continuity During COVID

The presentations cover; payroll supports, protection from creditors, finance supports and cash flow management. It will also address supply chain and logistics issues. The webinar was presented by Padraig Brennan (Director of Sectors, Bord Bia), Brian McEnery (BDO- Corporate Finance Partner) and Carol Lynch (BDO- Trade).

Buyer Engagement Webinar, 9th April 2020

Think Digital eCommerce Webinar

The webinar will guide you through what you need to know about using online platforms to sell your products direct to consumer. Appropriate for all Irish Food, Drink and Horticulture companies we will guide you through some of the basic principles to take advantage of this growing sales channel.

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Think Digital SEO Webinar

This webinar will show you how to improve your website's visibility online through Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). This webinar is designed for all Irish Food, Drink and Horticulture companies looking to understand the fundamentals of SEO.

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