Roomex has agreed to sponsor the inaugural Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition which takes place in the Aviva Stadium in September. The conference aims to focus the minds of those present as the food and beverage industry in Ireland is entering into a phase of substantial growth and investment. It is vital that any investment undertaken is made on a sustainable basis which addresses the needs of a growing national and international population.
The event will bring together key stakeholders responsible for Ireland’s largest manufacturing sector with a turnover of over €25 billion. Exports reached over €10 billion for the first time in 2014. The sector employs over 230,000 on the island of Ireland and the government has committed to increase this number substantially over the next six years as outlined in the Harvest 2020 policy document.
Key note speakers have been selected nationally and internationally for their proven track record in creating, building, managing and operating sustainable food and beverage brands. Speakers will also provide delegates with an insight into some of the key issues facing our food industry. Speakers include, Eoin Donnelly of Lily O’Brien’s, Caroline Keeling of Keeling’s, Michael Carey of Bord Bia and Vincent Carton of Manor Farm.