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Expand Your Knowledge Base

This Fingal led initiative will see some of Fingal’s largest food manufacturers share knowledge with food producers at small to medium level.  This knowledge sharing will be conducted through group mentor sessions with a maximum of 7 participants in each group.  The groups will be led by an expert in a particular field and participants will have the opportunity to participate in two sessions.  “First come first served).  Each mentor session will last 30 minutes. ...

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Doing Business with Tesco

Continuing with the Dublin Food Chain theme of understanding the retail market place, this unique event will provide participants with the opportunity to meet with the team from Tesco Ireland and understand more about succeeding with listings and ongoing business.

This event is being led by LEO Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown and will be held in The Studio, DLR Lexicon.  

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Date/Time:
17:30, 26th July 2018

Location:
The Studio Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Ticket: €10

Succeeding with Buyers - LEO South Dublin Peer Learning Event

Following the successful format change at our recent Dublin Food Chain event where we had expert contributors in the room and with most of the learnings coming from the participants who contributed their tips and advice, based on their own journey, we are using a similar format again. This event will focus on the all-important topic of how to succeed with trade buyers from the food sector.  We have an exciting line up of buyers as you will see from below and each will share their...

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Date/Time:
9:30, 6th June 2018

Location:
Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way , Tallaght, Dublin 24 , D24, Ireland

Ticket: €10

Raising Funds for a Food Business

LEO Dublin City Breakfast Event 24th April 2018 This is a new format event for Dublin Food Chain.  As well as having expert contributors in the room (see below), most of the learnings will come from the participants who will contribute their tips and advice, based on their own journey. This event is being led by LEO Dublin City and will be held in Hallows College, DCU All Hallows Campus, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, D09 N920. AGEN...

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Date/Time:
7:30, 24th April 2018

Location:
Hallows College, DCU All Hallows Campus, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, D09 N920, Ireland

Ticket: €10

Doing Business with BWG

Understanding BWG This focused event led by Local Enterprise Office Fingal will provide an opportunity for participants to understand how to best succeed with the BWG group.  BWG own retail brands such as Spar, Londis and Mace. Speakers will include representatives from the trading team and a producer case study on how best to succeed within the group.

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Date/Time:
17:15, 6th March 2018

Location:
Castleknock Hotel and Country Club

Ticket: €10

Dublin Food Chain Producer Showcase 2018 Registration

We ran a very successful DFC producer showcase/meet the buyer event during 2016 and 2017 and we will be organising a similar event on Friday February 16th in The Red Cow Hotel, Naas Road. To give you some example of the type of trade buyers who attended the event, here is a selection from the trade buyers who attended last year:Donnybrook Fair Horgans Hour Kitchen KSG La Rousse Foods Lynas Foodservice McL...

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Date/Time:
10:00, 16th February 2018

Location:
The Red Cow Hotel, Naas Road., Dublin

Ticket: €10 - €20

Learning from Digital Experts

LEO Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Breakfast Event 26th January 2018 Learning from Digital Experts Digital Media has become the Number 1 brand building tool for the majority of food stakeholders whether you are running a café or manufacturing a food product, this is part of daily life. Video as a communication tool on your platforms is the latest trend taking the sector by storm. This first breakfast workshop of 2018 will provide you with dozens of practical tips from a p...

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Date/Time:
7:30, 26th January 2018

Location:
Radisson Blu Hotel St. Helens, 4 Stillorgan Road, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

Ticket: €10 - €20

Traditional Food Skills for Tomorrow

The TASTE Council of Ireland and LEO Dublin City This Dublin Food Chain event is being led by LEO Dublin City in partnership with The Taste Council of Ireland and will be held in City Hall, The Rotunda Room (Ground Floor), Dame Street, Dublin 2. The TASTE Council of Ireland is a voluntary representative group of the smaller food business sector made up largely of local, artisan and speciality food producers and formally established in October 2003. www.tasteco...

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Date/Time:
9:30, 15th November 2017

Location:
Rotunda Room (Ground Floor) in City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Ticket: €10 - €20

Focus on Foodservice Sector

This workshop will bring together three high-level speakers from the food sector on the topic of foodservice. The speakers will each guide participants through their foodservice journey and share tips and advice. The foodservice sector is worth over €7.5 Billion annually and can be a real opportunity area for food producers. Whether your interest lies in finding a foodservice distributor or growing your sales through a new sector, this event is for you.    ...

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Date/Time:
7:30, 11th October 2017

Location:
Áras Chrónáin Irish Cultural Centre, Watery lane Orchard Lane, Clondalkin, Dublin, D22, Ireland

Ticket: €10 - €20

Food Innovation Seminar - September 6th 2017

This workshop will bring together three high level speakers from the food sector on the topic of innovation.   Liam Murphy, HPP Tolling www.hpptolling.com   The presentation will give an introduction to HPP Technology and the many benefits that it offers to the Irish Food Industry which include enhanced food safety ,extended shelf life and the potential to manufacture a wide range of clean l...

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Date/Time:
17:30, 6th September 2017

Location:
The Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Ushers, Dublin, , ,

Ticket: €10 - €20

Succeeding with Speciality Retailers

This breakfast morning will allow participants the opportunity to hear from three speciality retailers and learn how best to increase your chance of success in supplying these businesses on an ongoing basis. Michael Savage JC Savage Supermarket JC’s is an iconic independent supermarket based in Swords. It is a fourth generation business and provides consumers from Fingal County with a wide range of grocery items including a strong emphasize on Dub...

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Date/Time:
7:30, 5th July 2017

Location:
TBD

Ticket: €10 - €20

Impact of Brexit on the Dublin Food Industry

While the impacts of Brexit are still unclear, there is certainty that it will affect every Dublin food business in one way, or another. Some impacts will be largely positive, while others could be damaging. The upcoming Dublin Food Chain event in the Studio, DLR Lexicon on June 12th (from 5pm-9pm) will see a panel of experts debate the potential pros and cons of this significant milestone, and most importantly the event will attempt to highlight opportunities that can be created thro...

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Date/Time:
17:30, 12th June 2017

Location:
DLR Lexicon Library, (Entrance to the event will be through Brambles Café.), Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland

Ticket: €10 - €20

PR Advice for Food Businesses - Breakfast Workshop

PR is a critical element of brand building for any food business.  This practical session will see three experts give their own personal advice and tips on how best you can attract the attention of the media for your business. We are delighted to be able to host this event at the unique setting of Rathfarnham Castle (due to the nature of this venue, the maximum number of participants for this event is restricted to 60) Dee Laffan...

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Date/Time:
7:30, 16th May 2017

Location:
Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Ticket: €10 - €20

Doing Business with Dublin Airport

This event is being run as part of Local Enterprise Week 2017. Ever wondered how to open a food outlet or café in Dublin Airport?Well wonder no more! Join us for “Doing Business at Dublin Airport” where John Bolger, Head of Concessions, will explain how to make this happen. Dublin Airport are seeking to expand their food service offering in the airport terminals. They are inviting up-and-coming Irish food brands to talk to ...

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Date/Time:
17:30, 6th March 2017

Location:
The Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport, Stockhole Lane, Swords, Co. Dublin

Ticket: €10 - €20

Distribution Solutions Breakfast Workshop

Distribution is one of the most talked about topics among food producers with many listing it as their number one challenge. This breakfast workshop will bring some new insights to the distribution area by showcasing several different approaches to both domestic and international food distribution. DPD https://dpd.ie/ will overview the parcel market in Europe with focus on Ireland. Where & what is the future of this mar...

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Date/Time:
7:30, 27th January 2017

Location:
DLR Lexicon Library, (Entrance to the event will be through Brambles Café.), Dún Laoghaire, Dublin

Ticket: €10 - €20

Focus on the Convenience Food Sector led by Centra

Breakfast Workshop, 27 th October (with a special guest speaker focusing on global packaging innovation)This breakfast workshop will focus on producer opportunities within the convenience retail sector through the eyes of convenience retailer Centra with a separate input on global packaging innovation from a UK guest speaker. The Centra overview will be provided by leading retailer Elaine Aherne who owns Centra Kilcoole. Elaine will provide an overvie...

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Date/Time:
7:30, 27th October 2016

Location:
Light House Cinema, Market Square, Green St, Smithfield, Dublin 7, Ireland

Ticket: €10 - €20

Food in Tourism - Breakfast Workshop

Tourism is the lifeblood of every major city in the world, it provides jobs and revenue, incentivises the preservation of cultural heritage, and allows for the worldwide exchange of ideas and inspiration. The importance of tourism to Dublin is no different.  In October last year, following many months of consultation coordinated by the Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance’, Fáilte Ireland launched a new brand proposition for Dublin: “Dublin.  A Breath of ...

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Date/Time:
7:30, 30th September 2016

Location:
Marlay Park House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

Ticket: €10 - €20

Digital Masterclass Breakfast Workshop

This breakfast workshop will focus on digital media, a critical topic for the food community. DigitalFood.ie, leading digital marketing experts, are partnering with DFC to provide a team of digital experts to support this event. Among the clients DigitalFood.ie work with are Roz Purcell, Natural Born Feeder and Roisin Hogan, Hiro by Roisin Participants will also...

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Date/Time:
7:30, 12th May 2016

Location:
The Gresham Hotel in the O’Connell Room, 23 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin

Ticket: €10 - €20

Breakfast Workshop with Pallas Foods

This breakfast workshop will give an unprecedented view behind the scenes at the new state of the art Pallas Foods distribution centre in Blancardstown.  This is a must attend event for anyone interested in supplying the foodservice sector. Since the early 1980s Pallas Foods has evolved into one of the leading foodservice distributors on the island of Ireland under the leadership of the Geary Family.  Pallas Foods is now part of Sysco (March 2009) and has a team of 978 peopl...

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Date/Time:
7:30, 7th April 2016

Location:
Pallas Foodservice Centre, Killamonan, Co. Dublin

Ticket: €10 - €20

UCD Group Innovative Food Mentor Evening

UCD Group Food Mentor Evening Following the success of the recent Dublin Food Chain group mentor session, which ended up being Irelands largest food mentor event, we are delighted to be hosting another similar event with a new line up of great mentors as part of the LEO Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Enterprise week.  This event will take place on March 10th in UCD and will be facilitated by the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and will focus on food innovation...

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Date/Time:
17:00, 10th March 2016

Location:
UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Ticket: €10 - €20

Business of Food: Turning Ideas into Invoices

Featuring talks and panel discussions with top entrepreneurs and industry experts Topics include:Latest Trends in the Food Industry Innovation in Agri-Food Technology Third Level R&D Collaboration New Business & Entrepreneurship Developing New Ideas Join us for DFC's largest ever event with a superb panel of experts when: Thursday, 26th November, 12pm – 3.00pm ...

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Date/Time:
12:00, 26th November 2015

Location:
Gleeson Hall, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8

Ticket: €0 - €20

FEW15 - Food Mentor Academy

This will be Ireland’s largest food mentoring event ever held and promises to be an evening of high energy, food innovation ideas and practical advice for those attending.  The format for the evening will start with 3 veterans from the food sector who will share their top tips and advice on the main stage. This will be followed by a unique opportunity for participants to join in small group mentor sessions with 10 food experts who have a...

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Date/Time:
17:00, 7th October 2015

Location:
Crown Plaza Hotel, (Redwood Suite), Northwood Avenue, Santry, Dublin 9

Ticket: €0 - €20

Lovin Dublin, Nobo and Harrods

Dublin Food Chain are partnering with the Food & Hospitality Show http://www.foodhospitality.ie/  on Thursday 17th September to bring you a unique event and have the opportunity to hear from two pioneers in the industry.  Niall Harbison who founded Lovin Dublin http://lovindublin.com/  which has over 100,000 followers will share his views on Dublin&r...

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Date/Time:
9:00, 17th September 2015

Location:
Citywest Hotel, Conference & Event Centre , Saggart , Co. Dublin , Ireland

Ticket: €0 - €20

London Study Trip 2015

In partnership with Bord Bia, the Dublin Food Chain are organising a study visit to London on April 10th Here is how it works:Uniquely for this visit, we will be taking 5 Dublin retailers, 5 foodservice operators and 5 food producers (This cross sector approach is a first, and will have an added networking benefit for the duration of the tour)It’s a one day trip, going out on an early flight and back that evening Y...

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Date/Time:
6:00, 10th April 2015

Location:
London, England

Ticket: €0 - €92

Doing Business with Specialist Retailers

This event focuses on doing business with speciality retailers and provides participants with the opportunity to meet two Dublin based speciality retailers and also engage with them re product listings. This is being hosted by Country Crest at their new farm shop which is located at Jones Garden Centre, Donabate. In addition, a specialist speaker on business cost reduction strategies, Mike Mc Grath, will also address the participants. This event is being led by Local Enterprise Office Fingal....

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Date/Time:
7:30, 2nd April 2015

Location:
Country Crest Farm Shop Jones Garden Centre, Swords Road, Donabate, Co Dublin, Ireland

Ticket: €0 - €92

Succeeding with Buyers Nov 25

Breakfast Workshop at Cooks Academy 25th November 2014 Succeeding with Buyers 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...

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Date/Time:
7:30, 25th November 2014

Location:
Cooks Academy,, 19 William Street South, , Dublin 2.

Ticket: €0 - €92

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 sugg...

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Date/Time:
17:30, 22nd May 2014

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

Ticket: €0 - €92

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