Appetite for Growth Industry Breakfast 2017
The Annual NIFDA Appetite for Growth Conference was held on Thursday 21st September in The Carriage Rooms, Montalto Estate, Ballynahinch.
Business leaders at the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) ‘Appetite for Growth’ conference heard how a strong trade deal with Europe post Brexit will be vital to protect the future of the province’s biggest export industry.
The annual event, which was hosted by NIFDA and supported by Bank of Ireland and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, addressed the challenges and opportunities Brexit presents for food and drink businesses here.
Presentations available from the day:
Thanks also to our guest speakers Richard Primrose, Alan Bridle, Victor Chestnutt and Tina McKenzie for their valuable contributions.
The 22nd Annual NIFDA Dinner, sponsored by Danske Bank will take place on Thursday 15 November 2018 in the Hilton Hotel Belfast. The Guest Speaker will be John Paul Scally, Managing Director, Lidl Ireland.
If you would like to attend or reserve a table please contact Joan (telephone 028 9024 1010 or e-mail email@example.com). The programme for the evening is set out below:-
6.30 pm Drinks Reception with the Industry
7.15 pm Introduction and Welcome by NIFDA Chairman Mr Brian Irwin
7.30 pm Danske Bank Welcome
7.45 pm Presentation and talk from Mr John Paul Scally, Lidl Ireland
8.05 pm Thank you – (from a NIFDA Board Member)
8.10 pm Dinner
10.00 pm Close
Dress Code for the evening is Business Attire.
Catch up on the some of the highlights from last year’s event in the video below:
2016 marks 20 years of NIFDA. Our 20th AGM was held at Loughry College on 16th March 2016. All NIFDA Members are welcome to attend general meetings.
Ulster Bank Best New Product, Large Company: Dale Farm and Linden Foods
Ulster Bank Best New Product, Medium Company: Scott’s Bakery
Ulster Bank Best New Product, Small Company: Pop Notch
Deloitte Service Sector Award: Kettyle Foods
Invest NI Export Excellence Award: Linwoods
DAERA Agri-food Supply Chain Excellence Award: Dunbia
Food NI People’s Choice Award: Thompson’s Punjana Tea
Safefood Best Innovation to Enhance Food Safety Award: Moy Park
Food and Drink Sector Skills Training Excellence Award: Suki Tea
Food and Drink Sector Skills Ambassador Award: Laura Hook, Dale Farm
Ulster Bank Outstanding Contribution Award: Professor Chris Elliot, QUB