Seminar 'Extending Your Shelf Life - The Smart Ingredients for Success' - 2nd Dec 2011

This Food and Beverage seminar, is being organised by Grant Thornton and takes place on Friday 2nd December 2011 in the Hogan Stand in Croke Park, Dublin.  Registration takes place at 8.45am and the seminar runs from 9.30am to 1.00pm. A lunch and food fair will run from 1 to 2pm. If you are interested in attending this event, please reply to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  For more information, please see below: 

Panel will include:
• Carmel-Anne Brennan, Tesco Ireland
• Mairead McGuinness, MEP
• Margaret Jeffares, Good Food Ireland
• Richard Keegan, Enterprise Ireland
• Paul Kelly, Food and Drink Industry of Ireland

Grant Thornton’s Food & Beverage team invites you to a panel discussion on the smart ingredients for success as Ireland competes to win and achieve its 2020 target of €12bn food exports. For more on Ireland’s strength in the sector click here.

However, with EU milk quotas ending in 2015 and continued CAP reform the competitive landscape is changing. Significantly, our consumers are changing also.

Global economic and population changes mean by 2020 there will be:
• more consumers;
• consumers with a different purchasing power;
• consumers who live longer; and
• consumers who eat more and eat differently.

What does this mean for businesses operating in the food sector? Goals win games. The panel discussion, chaired by Ivan Yates, broadcaster, and former Minister for Agriculture, will focus on a number of competitive game changers, looking at both the macro and micro factors impacting business.

Food & beverage fair During lunch, we invite you to explore a showcase of some of Ireland's premium producers - allowing you to nibble, sip and network. We do hope you can make this event which promises to be thought-provoking and beneficial. If there are others within your company/organisation who would also like to attend please do let us know.

RSVP to Margaret Connolly on +353 (0)1 6805 884 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 25 November 2011. Directions to Croke Park and parking are attached.

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