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Small Business Open Day

22/01/2019 - 22/01/2019

Midlands Hotel Portlaoise

Time: 8.30 – 14.30

Brexit presentation 14.45

Small Business Open Day 2019

Bord Bia's annual Small Business Open days provides small food and drink companies the opportunity to gain insight into the current trading environment, consumer attitudes and behaviour from Bord Bia and industry experts. The event is also a valuable networking opportunity to meet with Bord Bia, fellow peers in the industry and other support agencies.

Following the main event there will be an optional presentation given by Bord Bia on 'Brexit preparation for small businesses'. If you are interested in attending this event please click the Brexit checkbox in the registration form.

For any queries please email Michael.Jordan@BordBia.ie


  • 08:30 Registration – Tea/Coffee & Networking – Agency desks available
  • 09:15 – 9:30 Opening Address Andrew Doyle, T.D., Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture
  • 09:30 – 10:00 Welcome Address Tara McCarthy, CEO Bord Bia
  • 10:00 – 10:40 Overview of Retail in Ireland Latest Developments and Future Predictions for Retail Douglas Faughnan, Kantar Worldpanel
  • 10:40 – 11:15 Packaging Prospects 2018 and Beyond from Bord Bia’s Thinking House Grace Binchy, Insight Team, Bord Bia Understanding the market, our consumer and the macro environment to drive your potential
  • 11:15 – 11:55 Q&A
  • - Tara McCarthy Bord Bia, CEO
    - Grace Binchy, Insight Team Bord Bia
    - Douglas Faughnan, Kantar
    - Diarmuid Murphy, Dunnes Stores

  • 11:55 – 12:20 Tea/Coffee & networking – Agency desks available
  • 12:20 – 12:50 How Bord Bia can support you in Recognising your Business Potential Karen Tyner, Senior Manager Prepared Consumer Foods and Small Business, Bord Bia
  • 12:50 – 13:10 Foodspace – Conor Spacey – Recognise your Business Potential in a crowded market
  • 13:10 – 13:40 Recognising your Business Potential through motivating yourself and your team Gerry Duffy - Drivers to recognising your business potential
  • 13:40 – 14:20 Panel Discussion: Recognising your Business Potential
  • 14:20 Lunch
  • 15:00 Brexit Break Out Session
  • Close

This event is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.