Arun Kapil – Founder & MD, Green Saffron Spices

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  • July 29, 2016 at 09:42

Speaker Bio: Spice expert, Arun Kapil is the founder of award-winning spice company Green Saffron and the author of the cookbook, Fresh Spice. Arun is from Midleton in County Cork by way of Lincolnshire and Uttar Pradesh. Born to a Yorkshire mother and Hindustani father, Arun grew up under a fusion of flavours with classic […]

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Pat Rigney – The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney

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  • August 27, 2015 at 15:04

Patrick J. Rigney is a serial entrepreneur with a strong track record in the food & drinks sector and more recently in pharmaceuticals, tourism and equestrian. He has been at the forefront of the branded drinks sector for over thirty years, working with Gilbey’s, C&C and holding pioneering roles in Baileys covering the important Americas […]

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Simon Coveney TD – Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence

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  • August 20, 2015 at 16:58

Simon Coveney TD was appointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine on March 9, 2011. For the 6 month period to the end of June 2013 Simon chaired the EU Council of Agriculture & Fisheries Ministers where he was at the forefront regarding EU efforts in respect of Common Agriculture (CAP) as well as Common Fisheries (CFP) Policy reforms. Under his chairmanship both dossiers were progressed significantly, with a reform package for CFP agreed in May 2013 and a reform package for CAP agreed at the end of the Irish Presidency in July. The Defence portfolio was added to his brief on July 11, 2014. He represents the Cork South Central constituency.

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Colin Gordon – Chief Executive – Consumer Products- Glanbia

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  • July 29, 2015 at 15:31

Colin is CEO of Glanbia Consumer Foods – Ireland’s largest Consumer Food company. He holds degrees from Trinity College and University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute. He has extensive experience in FMCG having worked in various leading organisations at senior level over 25 years.

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Louise Ryan – Head of Strategic Planning – Irish Distillers / Pernod Ricard

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  • July 27, 2015 at 16:36

Specialties:Irish, European and Global business experience. Experienced in the areas of strategy development and implementation, brand management, category management, field sales management, national account management, new product launches, brand relaunches, people management and development and project management. Wide range of experience across Food, Petcare, Confectionery, Frozen Foods, Chilled Foods, Drinks, Healthcare & Retail industries.

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Paul Kelly – Director, Food and Drink Industry Ireland, IBEC

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  • July 27, 2015 at 13:22

Paul Kelly is director of Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) a business sector within Ibec. He started his career in risk management with the Insurance Corporation of Ireland before joining Ibec in 1992. Since then he has worked in the Ibec health and safety unit and as director of the Building Materials Federation and […]

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Cathal Fitzgerald – Head of Food & Agriculture Investments – ISIF

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  • July 27, 2015 at 13:15

Head of Food and Agriculture Investments – ISIF National Treasury Management Agency The National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) of Ireland has become the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), facilitating a redeployment of NPRF resources on a commercial basis to areas of productive investment in the Irish economy in order to support economic activity and employment. […]

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Conference Chairman – Simon McKeever – (Irish Exporters Association)

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  • July 25, 2014 at 11:04

Simon McKeever’s career to date has encompassed senior executive roles in global financial markets, business consultancy in Ireland, and more recently an outstanding track record in development of trade and trade policy & strategy across Ireland and UK. In addition to his background in Financial Services, his recent role at the British Embassy in Dublin placed him at the forefront of joint trade […]

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John Teeling – Great Northern Distillery

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  • July 10, 2014 at 17:18

Dr John Teeling, Executive Chairman, 162 Group Dr John Teeling holds degrees in Economics and Business from University College Dublin. John, a serial entrepreneurial, has established several companies in the oil and gas and resource sectors for more than 30 years. He is the founder and chairman of Connemara Mining, Petrel Resources, Minco, African Gold, […]

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Eoin Donnelly – Lily O’Briens

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  • July 10, 2014 at 16:31

Eoin Donnelly

Managing Director

Eoin joined Lily O’Brien’s in 2009 & his primary focus has been in leading the Company’s strategy & brand evolution as well as re-positioning the business for long term success. In tandem with delivering on the Company’s strategic objectives Eoin continues to oversee various cost reduction and production optimisation programmes ensuring a continued emphasis on sustainable profitability, cash management and growth. Prior to joining Lily’s, Eoin held senior roles in Strategy, Sales & Finance with Nestle and Green Isle Foods. He holds a primary degree in Sales and Marketing and read for his MBA in UCD Smurfit Business School. Eoin is also a Chartered Management Accountant

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