Impact of Brexit on the Dublin Food Industry

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Event Date:  5:30pm, 12th June 2017

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

Ticket Price: €10


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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 through Brexit.


Speaker One - Mary Morrissey, Bord Bia

Speaker Two - Catherine Buggy, Boutique Bake- Export Outside of the UK…a Real Case Study’

Boutique Bake produces a delicious range, of easy-to-use, natural baking mixes for retail.

Catherine began trading in farmers markets in 2013, and secured Boutique Bake's first supermarket listing in June 2014. Since then, she has grown the number of stores stocking her range to 350, all around Ireland. In 2016, she was nominated for the Image Young Business Woman of the Year and was delighted to be a runner-up in Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur in Dublin City. Her Boutique Bake product range can also be found in the UK, Bahrain, France, Germany, and even Australia. 


Discussion will focus on:

  • Online Opportunity
  • Finding the right partner - lessons learned from Scandinavia
  • Supports Available


Speaker Three



This event is being led by LEO Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and will be hosted in the DLR Lexicon Library. Entrance to the event will be through Brambles Café.


  • 17.30 – 18.00 Registration
  • 18.00 – 18.10 Welcome from DLR LEO
  • 18.10 – 18.30 Mary Morrissey
  • 18.30 – 18.50 Catherine Buggy from Boutique Bake ‘Export Outside of the UK…a Real Case Study’
  • 18.50 – 19.10 Speaker Three
  • 19.10 – 19.20 Q&A
  • 10.20 – 19.30 Summary and close


This event is open to cafes, restaurants and food producers seeking to create pop up foodservice opportunities. 

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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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