The UK-Ireland Agri-Food sector: A Shared History, A Shared Future


The upcoming UK-Ireland Agri-Food Sector event takes place on September 5th. We asked the organisers to give us some details on the event and who it is for:

Make sure to check the Business Achievers Events calendar for more upcoming business events this month.

What is the title of the event?

'The UK-Ireland Agri-Food sector: A Shared History, A Shared Future’

Who is it for?

This event will be of interest to food producers and service operators that  export to or import from the UK. The seminar panels will address the various challenges and opportunities that Brexit has brought and aim to provide practical business advice on the steps that businesses should consider as they put in place their Brexit plans.

Where is it being held and when?

It’s taking place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin on September 5th. Registration and networking will start from 7:30am with the first speaker scheduled for 8:00am.

Tell us about the event 

The UK has been Ireland's most important export market and trading partner for agri-food products. The sector remains of vital importance to this trading relationship today as the UK is the largest importer of Irish agri-food products. Similarly, Ireland is the largest UK export market for food, feed and drink. The UK’s decision to leave the European Union thus presents a challenge to this historical interdependence. This seminar will explore how to prepare for this change and ensure that the strong trading links forged over the past 900 years continue well into the future. 

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Mr. Michael Creed T.D. will be providing the keynote address with additional speakers including Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore, Tara McCarthy, CEO of Bord Bia and Ulster Bank’s Head of Agriculture Dr Ailish Byrne. 

What do you expect attendees to get out of the event?

The seminar will focus on 2 specific topics:

  1. Preparing for the Challenge – How Agri-business is preparing for post-Brexit trade.
  2. The UK-Ireland Agri-Food sector: A Shared History, A Shared Future.

Experts, speakers, stakeholders and commentators will address these topics with interactive participation from the audience.

Where can people find out more about the event?

Further detail about the event can be found on the British Irish Chamber website.


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