Dublin Food Chain | Events

Succeeding With Buyers - Breakfast Workshop

Dublin Food Chain is planning a major meet the buyer event on January 29th. This event will see buyers from many of the major multiple retailers, from symbol groups and the foodservice sector, as well as chefs and store owners from around the city and county attending.

This will be a commercial event with the objective of producers securing new product listings in both the retail and foodservice sectors.

In preparation for this, this breakfast workshop, which is targeted only at food producers and is designed to inform producers about the January event and get everyone prepared.

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Event Date:  Friday 28 Nov, 7.30am - 10.00am

Location:  Cooks Academy, D19 William Street South, Dublin 2

Ticket Price: €10

 

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Food on the Move

With increasingly busy lives consumers on the move are placing ever increasing demands on food operators. This seminar takes a cross channel look at how stake holders within the sector are responding to consumer needs. The panel for this event represent Ireland's leading experts on the topic and this promises to be a highly energised event.

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Event Date:  THURSDAY 7 Oct, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Location:  The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport

Ticket Price: €10

 

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Successful Exporting & Consumer Trends in Food in Britain & Ireland

AIB is hosting a British and Irish Chamber of Commerce SME Breakfast Briefing this Thursday, 12th SuccessfulJune entitled 'Sucessful Exporting and Consumer Trends in Food in Britain and Ireland'.

Guest speakers are Eoin Donnelly, MD of Lily O'Brien's Chocolates and Grace Binchy, Consumer Insights Specialist, Bord Bia.

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Event Date:  THURSDAY 12 JUNE, 7.30am - 9.30am

Location:  AIB, Bankcentre, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Ticket Price: Free

 

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How to build your brand online with google

This event will be the Dublin Food Chains largest event to date and will take place at Google's European headquarters in Barrow Street, Dublin. The evening will focus on how to maximise brand presence online and grow sales.

A panel of experts from Google have been working on this event to ensure that Dublin Food Chain members get maximum benefit from this unique evening. A digital expert from AIB and Tesco Irelands online food manager will also present stimulating ideas and suggestions.

For those attending this evenings event please allow plenty of travel time as this part of the city can be a black spot with traffic at this time of the day.

"The Foundry", is located in Gordon House, directly beside Spar on Barrow Street. 

Please note parking in the area is extremely restricted. There is some on-street parking. The paid car park in The Grand Canal Hotel, on Grand Canal Street Upper, has limited spaces. 

Please do remember that only those who you have named when registering will be admitted.  We will have no facility to admit people who are unregistered as the Google security process is automated and outside of our control. 

 

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Event Date:  22th May 2014

Location: Google Headquarters Barrow Street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

Ticket Price: Free

 

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Dublin Food Chain Amsterdam Study Visit

(15 spaces) 

In partnership with Bord Bia, the Dublin Food Chain are organising a study visit to Amsterdam on June 17th .

Here is how it works:

  • This trip is specifically targeted at food producers
  • It's a one day trip, going out on an early flight and back that evening
  • You book and pay for your own flights (Flight numbers on the link below)
  • There is an €92 charge payable to Bord Bia to cover lunch, ground transport etc.
  • A member of the Bord Bia Dutch office will lead the tour and James Burke will also attend

Please note that the Dutch market can be very "convenience focussed" with a strong value proposition and may not suit every product category, so bear this in mind when deciding if this trip is appropriate for your business. It is however a great opportunity to research a new market in a cost efficient manner with a market expert to guide you.

All you need to do now is to register on this link which also contains the full itinerary, and book your flights. We only have 15 places and expect they will fill within 24 hours so do book immediately if you are interested. Itinerary and booking link http://www.bordbia.ie/eventsnews/events/pages/EventDetail.aspx?eventid=285 (don't forget to book your flight at the same time using the flight references given)

When all that is done can you email Barbara@jamesburke.ie to let us know you are set up. We will provide you with more detailed info closer to the time

Date: 17th June 2014

 

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Business Breakfast - Succeeding in the Food Business

Hear from some of Irelands leading food experts about their views on how food businesses can succeed in the current climate. TV Dragon Eamon Quinn, Brand and Packaging Designer, Andrew Bradley and Joe Doyle Junior MD of Morehampton Foods (sole producer of all Donnybrook Fair private label products) will share their views on how success can be achieved within the food industry.

This event is only open to food producers, food distributors, retailers and foodservice operators.

 

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Workshop Content

  • 07.30 - 08.00 Tea/Coffee and Pastries and networking opportunity
  • 08.00 - 08.20 Welcome and opening
  • 08.20 - 08.40 James Burke
  • 08.40 - 09.00 Eamonn Quinn
  • 09.00 - 09.20 Joe Doyle
  • 09.20 - 09.40 Andrew Bradley
  • 09.40 - 09.50 Q&A
  • 09.50 - 10.20 Speaker Meet and Greet

 

Speaker Eamonn Quinn

Title: Traits of a Successful Food Business
TV Dragon and Business Investor Eamonn Quinn will share his views on the traits displayed by successful food businesses and what he looks for when making an investment decision.

 

Speaker Joe Doyle MD, Morehampton Foods (sole producer of all Donnybrook Fair private label products)

Title: Succeeding in Speciality Retail

Donnybrook Fair has long been a supporter to Irish artisan producers and has developed a customer base who appreciate quality artisan foods.

Joe Doyle junior will overview the business and provide the participants with some tips and suggestions to secure listings with Donnybrook Fair/Morehampton Foods.

 

Speaker Andrew Bradley, Bradley Brand

Title: So what does your brand stand for?

Many food companies are focused on getting the quality of their product so perfect that they often forget about communicating what their brand stands for. Andrew has worked with start-ups and large food producers to assist them in defining their brand. Andrew will challenge the group with some thoughts on defining your brand and creative packaging.

 

Producer Meet and Greet

To close the event producers will have the opportunity to meet and greet the panel of speakers.

 

Who should attend?

This event is only open to food producers, food distributors, retailers and foodservice operators.

 

Venue

This Dublin Food Chain event will be held in The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire http://www.royalmarine.ie/en/

 

Registration

Registration link will be forwarded next week. We have a maximum of 50 spaces for this and we expect it to be booked out immediately, so hence the notification today. All we need to know now is if you are interested and we will send you the link in due course. Can you let me know by email (Barbara@jamesburke.ie) today if you plan to attend and I will hold you a place until the link is circulated next week? Nominal €10 booking fee as normal.

 

What is the Dublin Food Chain?

The Dublin Food Chain is marketing and networking forum which represents many of the outstanding food and drink producers, retailers, foodservice operators and distributors that are based throughout Dublin City and Council. Dublin Food Chain is an initiative jointly supported by the four Dublin City and County Enterprise Boards, The Irish Exporters Association, Bord Bia and AIB.

 

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Event Date: Tuesday 29th April 2014

Location: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Ticket Price: €10

 

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Evening Seminar - Local Foods in Local Retailers

Meet Musgraves, Donal Skehan and The Happy Pear...

This exciting seminar will look at the best in food innovation and hear from industry experts on how many of these ideas are influencing customers, and driving sales. This is a unique opportunity to hear from speakers who are regarded as pioneers within the food sector.

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Workshop Content

Seminar Content

The evening led by South Dublin County Enterprise Board, will comprise of an opportunity to meet some of The Dublin Food Chain's newest food producers, network with other members and be challenged by the speaker line up.

  • 17:30 - 18:00 Registration & Refreshments
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Networking & Producers Showcase
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Seminar
  •                   - AIB Speaker (TBC)
  •                   - Darragh Flynn, The Happy Pear - Creating A Unique Story
  •                   - Eamon Howell, Trading Director Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland
  •                   - Donal Skehan, Food Blogger, TV Chef - Why Great Food Ideas Are Making A Difference
  • 20:00 - 20:30 Networking & Producers Showcase

 

Networking & Producers Showcase

Trade buyers and stakeholders from the Retail and Foodservice
sectors can network with each other and taste food from some of
Dublin's newest producers. Dublin based producers wishing to
showcase their products should contact Barbara on 087 9970 850
immediately. Tasting stands will be required.

Seminar

Hear from the Dublin Food Chain's expert panel of speakers and
participate in some challenging discussions on the latest in food
innovation.

AIB Speaker (TBC)

AIB Speaks about how they can support your business

Darragh Flynn, The Happy Pear - Creating A Unique Story

The Happy Pear in Greystones has carved out a unique proposition for its consumers by focusing on a great food proposition, health and provenance. More recently this unique offer has been brought to a wider market through The Happy Pears range of pesto's and sprouted superfoods sold through third party retailers and foodservice operators. Darragh will provide an overview of this remarkable story.

Eamon Howell, Trading Director Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland

Super Valu - Food Leadership Ambition

Eamon Howell will provide an overview of SuperValu's Food Leadership ambition with particular focus on satisfying the consumer's appetite for Inspiring Meal Solutions, True Local and Helping Consumers Find Health. Eamon will focus on SuperValu's genuine support of start-up and local food businesses, highlighting the Food Academy as a great platform to help local food businesses grow from a start up to a national brand.

Donal Skehan, Food Blogger, TV Chef - Why Great Food Ideas Are Making A Difference

Donal Skehan's knowledge of the food world is
unique and during this presentation, the audience
will get an overview of food trends and how great
food ideas are making a real difference in the market
place

20:00 - 20:30 Networking & Producers Showcase

 

Who should attend?

Retailers, foodservice operators and food producers will all benefit for this unique seminar as well as those interested in learning
more about successful food ideas. This seminar is open to everybody working in the food, retail and foodservice sectors.

Registration

Places are limited at this seminar and early booking is essential. There is a nominal €10 booking charge. To book simply follow the link: Book Here

 

What is the Dublin Food Chain?

The Dublin Food Chain is marketing and networking forum which represents many of the outstanding food and drink producers, retailers, foodservice operators and distributors that are based throughout Dublin City and Council. Dublin Food Chain is an initiative jointly supported by the four Dublin City and County Enterprise Boards, The Irish Exporters Association, Bord Bia and AIB.

 

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AIB is proud to sponsor the Dublin Food Chain.

Event Date: Thursday 10th April 2014

Location: Finnstown Country House Hotel. Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Ticket Price: €10

 

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Doing Business Through Food at Dublin Airport

Breakfast Workshop at Dublin Airport

This breakfast workshop is designed to give food producers and those interested in supplying Dublin Airport a "behind the scenes" overview of food operations at Dublin Airport. The target audience for this event is food producers or food distributors interested in finding out more about supplying food to the airport. The event is also open to any cafés, restaurants, etc., who may be thinking about taking a franchise at Dublin Airport in the future. There will be an opportunity for perspective producers to briefly showcase product to buyers from the various operators within the airport

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Event Date: 11th February 2014

Location: Dublin Food Chain are delighted to be hosted by DAA and Aer Rianta International

Ticket Price: €10

 

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Grow Your Sales In Challenging Times

Breakfast Workshop with Butlers Chocolates

This exciting breakfast workshop will bring together three dynamic businesses from Dublin's food market place and allow participants a unique opportunity to listen to industry leaders in a unique environment.

Event Date: 17th January, 2014

Location: Butlers Chocolates, Clonshaugh Business Park, Dublin 17

Ticket Price: €10

 

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