David Thomson – CEO, Food and Drink Federation Scotland

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  • August 8, 2017 at 09:36

David is responsible for the overall strategy and management of FDF Scotland and is part of the senior FDF management team. He liaises with government, regulators and other external organisations to identify and act on issues that impact on food and drink manufacturers. FDF Scotland works in partnership with related bodies to help contribute to the […]

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Mella Frewen- Director General, Food, Drink Europe, Brussels (Belgium).

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  • August 4, 2017 at 12:02

Director General of FoodDrinkEurope, representing Europe’s largest manufacturing industry, since July 2007. Mella Frewen’s previous positions include Director for Government Affairs EMEA at Monsanto, dealing with agricultural biotechnology, conventional agriculture, seeds and agri-chemistry. Prior to that, she was Director, International Relations for Cerestar, then Europe’s biggest starch producer. From this role and her earlier ones […]

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Andi Jarvis-Founder,Eximo Marketing.

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  • March 3, 2017 at 15:43

Andi is the Founder of Eximo Marketing, a Belfast-based marketing strategy agency. Andi started his career working in professional sport, as Marketing Manager for Durham County Cricket Club marketing domestic and international sports events alongside concerts for major artists like Elton John and UB40. Moving to Belfast in 2009, Andi worked in media with UTV, […]

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Naveen Bachani – Founder, Vada Pow Ltd

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  • September 9, 2016 at 14:17

Speaker Bio: Naveen is a 2005 graduate alumni of Shannon college of Hotel Management. He has been part of Tifco ltd group and worked in various department of  their hotels in 2002 and 2004. Before moving to Ireland again he was involved in beverage and plastic packaging companies at Executive level. Presently he is working […]

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Niall Phelan – Founder, Rye River Brewing

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  • September 9, 2016 at 10:54

Speaker Bio: An experienced Commercial and Operations Executive at VP/Director level with a proven track record of transformational change and strong leadership results. Specialties: Transformational Change Leadership Category Selling Operations Branding Negotiation

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Kevin O’Brien – Managing Director, Craftbeer Growlers

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  • September 9, 2016 at 10:38

Speaker Bio: Kevin O’Brien operates 3 business in the drinks sector in both the UK and Ireland. Craftbeer Growlers Ltd which is the driving force behind the growth of the Filling of Growlers with craft beer in the UK BWS E-Tailing operates as Irelands No 1 Online Craft Beer Retailer (thebeerclub.ie) O’Brien Retail Concepts runs […]

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Thomas O’Reilly – Head of Sales, Linked Finance

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  • September 9, 2016 at 10:03

Speaker Bio: Heading up the sales function for Linked Finance, Tom has spent all of his career working within the SME sector. Launching Groupon in Ireland as part of the original 3 man team gave him a passion to sales which has grown ever since. Following several years with the daily deal giant Tom was […]

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Michael Gannon – Managing Director, Orbis Labsystems

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  • September 8, 2016 at 17:14

Speaker Bio: Michael Gannon is the Managing Director of Orbis Labsystems, a company with over 25 years of experience in delivering laboratory informatics solutions to both large and small laboratories in the food and beverage industry.  Michael and his team have a wealth of experience working with companies to achieve the ‘lean lab’, focusing on […]

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Mark Boulton – Strategic Development Director, Cold Move

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  • September 8, 2016 at 16:44

Speaker Bio: Mark’s career has spanned over 30 years in the logistics industry and has successfully performed a number of senior leadership roles for multi-national third party supply chain organisations, most recently as a director for XPO Logistics Ireland. Having worked with global blue chip organisations across Europe in a number of industries, Mark brings […]

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Pauline McGrellis – Business Development Manager, Nvolve Group Ltd

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  • September 8, 2016 at 14:45

Speaker Bio: Pauline McGrellis is Business Development Manager of the Nvolve Group™ Ltd – Donegal based company which has been operational now for over 10 years. The Nvolve Group™ specialises in helping organisations reduce their Compliance Risk, reduce their Compliance Cost and reduce their Compliance Workload. The Nvolve Group work with a wide range of […]

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