Food Packaging Seminar for Food Producers

Dublin Food Chain Events

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Event Date:  3:30pm, 17th June 2019

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

Ticket Price: €15


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​LEO South Dublin Packaging Event 17th June 2019

“Food Packaging Seminar for Food Producers”

Packaging has become a significant challenge and opportunity for many Irish producers over the last decade. This Dublin Food Chain event will pull together a selection of industry experts who will exhibit packaging at the event and we will hear from an innovative line up of speakers on the topic. 

This event is being led by LEO South Dublin and will be held in Tallaght Stadium.  


  • 15.30 – 16.15:  Registration and packaging exhibition
  • 16.15 – 16.20:  Opening and Welcome: LEO South Dublin
  • 16.20 – 16.30:  Welcome by James Burke, DFC Network Manager
  • 16.30 – 16.50:  Stephen Morley, Esmark Finch,”Industry trends for carton packaging in Food Industry”  
  • 16.50 – 17.10:  Diana Geraghty, Bunzl, “Sustainable Packaging Solutions:  How to Decide What’s Right for your Business
  • 17.10 – 17.25:  Philip Smith Zeus, “Tesco puts food producers on notice re packaging sustainability”
  • 17.25 – 17.45:  Jenni Hedderman, Illuminate Creative Consultancy, “Pick me”  -  How great packaging brings your product to life in seconds
  • 17.45 – 18.00:  Q&A with exhibition open

Stephen Morley, Esmark Finch

Stephen has spent 29 years in Dublin’s print industry and has extensive experience in the sector including being a graduate of the Bolton St School of Printing. He now works for Esmark Finch, who have a specific focus on the food and retail markets where there digital production work flow allows them to deliver on demand, low volume to high volume supply with short lead times and no plate set up charges. Stephen will share his industry knowledge and tips to producers at different stages on their journey. 

Diana Geraghty, Bunzl

As Sustainability Manager for Bunzl Ireland, Diana leads the sustainability and CSR work for the Bunzl businesses in Ireland. Diana is a former Bord Bia Origin Green Ambassador and has worked on sustainability projects for blue chip companies like Coca-Cola and Mars Chocolate as well as leading the food sustainability programme for Google’s award winning Food Programme for a number of years prior to joining Bunzl.

Philip Smith Zeus Packaging

Philip comes from a large retail and foodservice background working in the industry for over 30 years and is very aware that food producers are prompted to do more by retailers to change to compostable packaging before the European legislation deadline. Philip now works with Zeus packaging, an Irish owned packaging company.

Jenni Hedderman, Illuminate Creative Consultancy

Jenni is a leading packaging expert and has worked in collaboration with Interbrand as lead Group Creative Director on behalf of Musgraves for the creation and development of the Supervalu and Centra own brands. This included being part of a senior steering group on best practice for Fresh and Ambient Packaging from an innovation, strategic, sustainable perspective. In addition she collaborated with Leading UK Government agencies such as Wrap UK in relation to food messaging, innovation, packaging formats and strategies.


Up to Six Companies will exhibit packaging ranges and innovation (a few highlighted below)

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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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