The ‘Appetite for Growth’ conference returned at a pivotal time for Northern Ireland food and drink. Organised by the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) and supported by InvestNI and HSBC, the 2021 NIFDA Business Conference took place virtually on Friday 3rd September to an online audience of over 100 agri food and drink businesses.
The Conference theme was “Fresh Thinking for Future Growth” and this was explored by leading industry experts through identifying the key market megatrends of the coming decades, and discussed how the industry can grow for the future through improved productivity and innovation.
Industry Speakers included:
Tesco UK & ROI CEO Jason Tarry was keynote speaker at the 25th NIFDA Annual Dinner, the largest annual gathering of the local food and drink manufacturing industry.
Held in partnership with HSBC UK, the event took place at Belfast’s Hilton Hotel on Thursday 21st October and was attended by over 200 industry leaders and political representatives.
NIFDA Annual Dinner 2020 – Virtual Event – Replay
The NIFDA 24th Annual Dinner Virtual event took place on 15th October 2020 held in partnership with HSBC UK and broadcast remotely from Belfast’s Hilton Hotel as a hybrid event studio. The event was attended virtually by over 100 industry leaders and political representatives from across the agriculture, food and drink sector.
Keynote speaker at this year’s event was ASDA CEO Roger Burnley, who was joined in an Industry Insights panel discussion by NIFDA chairman Nick Whelan, and Allan Wilkinson, Head of Agrifoods at HSBC UK.
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A copy of the 24th Annual Dinner Brochure is available to view as a digital copy. Click here –
The 22nd Annual NIFDA Dinner, in partnership with Danske Bank took place on Thursday 15 November 2018 in the Hilton Hotel Belfast. The Guest Speaker was John Paul Scally, Managing Director, Lidl Ireland.
Catch up on the some of the highlights from the 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
Ulster Bank Best New Product, Medium Company
Ulster Bank Best New Product, Small Company
Deloitte Service Sector Award
DAERA Agri-Food Supply Chain Excellence Award
Invest NI Best International or GB Product Launch