National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2019

The largest gathering of food industry professionals on the island of Ireland. Everyone to the table.

The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2019 – Ireland’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, retail, food service and hospitality sectors – is being held at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. The event will highlight the key trends and challenges facing the industry, while also offering practical solutions, as well as showcasing the latest innovations, developments in best practice and new technological solutions available.

Now in its seventh year, this must attend annual event for food and beverage professionals is expected to attract over 3,000 visitors from across Ireland to participate in a range of conferences, seminars and panel discussions highlighting the most pressing issues facing the industry.

With a turnover of about €28 billion, food and drink manufacturing is Ireland’s most important indigenous industry. Despite a year of unprecedented global volatility, involving political uncertainty, extreme weather events and continuing currency fluctuations impacting competitiveness, the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports reached €12.1 billion in 2018, down just 4% from a record high in 2017, according to Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects 2018/2019 report.

The Irish foodservice market is also proving resilient, having grown by 6.1% to reach a value of €8.2 billion in 2018.

However, although the economic fundamentals in the long-term remain bright, a cloud of uncertainty resulting from the ‘Brexit’ Referendum in the UK poses major challenges for the entire Irish food and drink industry in the short-term, especially given its export-orientated nature.

The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2019 encompasses all major sectors of the Irish food and drink industry – dairy, meat, seafood, poultry, bakery, confectionery, convenience foods, fresh produce, snacks, brewing, distilling, soft drinks and bottled water, grocery retailing, food service, craft brewing and distilling, convenience and forecourt retail.

The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2019 – Ireland’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, retail, food service and hospitality sectors – is being held at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin on Thursday, 5 September 2019. The event will highlight the key trends and challenges facing the industry, while also offering practical solutions, as well as showcasing the latest innovations, developments in best practice and new technological solutions available.

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CityWest Convention Centre September 5, 2019 09.00

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