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Readiness Radar 2021

Irish food and drink manufacturers are navigating one of the most unprecedented trading environments brought about primarily by Brexit & Covid19. To understand the impact and longer term implications of these and other macro-issues Bord Bia will launch the Readiness Radar on Wednesday the 9th of June. The Readiness Radar is a unique information set which provides an in depth understanding of the confidence and preparedness of the industry, as it faces the challenges and opportunities ahead. The predominant topics we have focused on this year are Trading with GB, Market Diversification, Sustainability and Talent. 

This report - based on qualitative and quantitative research amongst food and drink companies - will provide a timely analysis of the key issues facing the Irish food and drink industry. The launch event will focus on the findings of the research, its implications and how Bord Bia and the industry can respond.

You can view report and the recordings from the Launch event below.

Welcome - Martin Heydon TD, Minister for State at the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine 

An Irish Industry Perspective- The Current and Future Trading Environment: Bord Bia Readiness Radar - Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia

Panel discussion on key themes from research, implications for  companies and wider industry and how they are being addressed. 

Panel Speakers  

  • William Bain – Policy Manager BRC 
  • Kevin Cahill – Managing Director Ireland and Poland, ABP 
  • Kathryn Darcy – Corporate Affairs and Communications Director, Irish Distillers 
  • Irene Queally – Managing Director, Pipin Pear
  • Tara McCarthy – CEO, Bord Bia  

Padraig Brennan, Bord Bia, June 10th

Padraig Brennan, Director of Meat, Food and Beverages at Bord Bia, discusses the launch of the 2021 Readiness Radar, a risk diagnostic tool detailing the key challenges facing the Irish food and drink sector.