All Ireland Agri-Food Summit – Free Event for Food Companies

by admin on May 9, 2017

The All Ireland Agri-Food Summit takes place in UCC on the 17th and 18th May 2017.

The event is organised by Enterprise Europe Network Ireland in collaboration with Invest Northern Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Institute of Technology Tralee and UCC.

The summit will provide an opportunity to access market leaders, state-of-the-art food innovation expertise, and B2B meeting sessions designed to sow the seeds for all island collaborations across the food sector.

There is no cost to attend this event and it will be launched with a guided tour of the in-house bakery facilities and micro-brewery on campus in UCC as well as the opportunity to hear specialist speakers from Teagasc & UCC from the dairy, meat, bakery and beverage sectors.

The event provides an array of speakers from different backgrounds offering key insights.  Those in attendance include Professor Christine Loscher, Director of Dublin City University’s new Health Technologies Research and Enterprise Hub who will discuss Emerging Opportunities for Healthier Foods.   Michael Bell, Executive Director of NI Food & Drink Association will present – Does it Matter Where Our Food Comes From? – written by Professor Chris Elliott of Queen’s University Belfast Institute for Global Food Security.     Chris Brockman, Head of Food & Drink at Mintel Europe will discuss Global Food Trends in 2017 and what the future might hold. Dr. Helena McMahon from the Institute of Technology Tralee, Managing Editor of TasteofScience.com will discuss how Taste of Science is enabling and accelerating the flow of knowledge and technologies from food innovators to food enterprises encouraging progression in the food sector. Dr Imelda Lambkin, Director of Ireland’s national support network for horizon 2020, will outline European funding opportunities for SMEs and the Marie Curie H2020 project.

To register for this event please visit https://www.b2match.eu/all-island-agri-food-summit-2017/ please note places are limited so first come, first served!

 

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