Event Date:  9:15am, 15th October 2018

Location:  Newbridge House , Hearse Rd, Newbridge Demesne, Donabate, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Ticket Price: €10


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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.

This event is being led by LEO Fingal and will be held in Newbridge House, Hearse Road, Donabate, Co Dublin. https://www.newbridgehouseandfarm.com/

This in a unique opportunity to get senior level advice from experts within the food sector. 


08.45 – 09.15 Tea/Coffee Registration
09.20 – 09. 50 Mentor Session one
09.55 – 10.25 Mentor Session Two

7-10 mentors will be present and below is a selection of those attending. 


  • Innovation in the food sector (continuing to innovate and develop new products)
  • Edward Spellman, Managing Director Ballymaguire Foods - http://ballymaguirefoods.ie/
  • Understanding the multiple retailers
  • Ken Ecock, Business Development Director, Oceanpath - http://oceanpath.ie/
  • Tips for succeeding with multiple retailers
  • Gerard Murphy, General Manager, Total Produce (former Tesco Senior Buyer and Strategy/Insight Executive - https://www.totalproduce.com/
  • The importance of mare Procurement in the food business
  • Margaret Dineen, Commercial Director, Donnelly Fresh Foods - http://www.donnelly.ie/
  • The role of HR and employment legislation in the food business
  • Wayne Green, Group HR Manager, Donnelly Fresh Foods - http://www.donnelly.ie/

This event is open to food producers, manufacturers and those in the agri food sector.

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Dublin Food Chain is a collaborative initiative of Local Enterprise Offices in the Dublin area. The Dublin Food Chain is part of an ongoing effort to harness the power of the 'collective', in order to ensure that Co. Dublin's unique food heritage benefits from the attention it deserves.

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