Exhibitors 2020

Aspera Solutions

Aspera Solutions is a leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) partner with over 90 customers, ranging from single site SME’s, to global multi-site corporations.

For over 20 years we have delivered world class ERP expertise through local, knowledge-based teams so if you are thinking about engaging in an ERP project to increase flexibility, scalability, automation and agility within your business, don’t hesitate to approach Aspera Solutions (Stand 28) for an insightful, common sense approach.

Our consultative approach is entirely based upon values of excellence, respect and partnership and according to our customers, we are ‘great to work with, smart and trustworthy’.

Some key ‘take-aways’ on Aspera Solutions:
* We deliver world class Epicor ERP solutions through highly experienced teams;
* Key sectors of expertise include food & beverage, manufacturing, distribution and services;
* Our broad range of ERP support services are regarded as exemplary; &
* We can deploy and support our customers ERP solutions in the Cloud (private / public) or on-premise.

We look forward to meeting you on March 26th.


Electric Ireland

Electric Ireland is the customer supply division of ESB, supplying both the business and residential markets in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Electric Ireland is the market leading electricity, gas & energy solutions partner to all business customers on the island of Ireland.

For more information about what Electric Ireland can offer your business log onto: www.electricireland.ie/business


Polar Ice Ltd

Established in 1996, Polar Ice is recognised as the leading manufacturer and supplier of Dry Ice in Ireland. With state of the art manufacturing equipment and processes, Polar Ice manufacture dry ice to a food-grade standard and are certified to BRC v7 and ISO 9001:2015. Our exacting standards make us the approved dry ice supplier to some of the country’s top food producers and meat processors. Polar Ice also supply the pharma, bio-pharma, airline catering, and industrial cleaning industries.

Our 12,500 sq. ft. manufacturing facility is centrally located in Portarlington, Co. Laois. We have a manufacturing capacity of 30 tonnes of dry ice per day over five production lines. Polar Ice operates it’s own transport fleet. We offer guaranteed next-day delivery and same-day urgent service, and our transport is accredited to the Freight Transport Association of Ireland (FTA) quality standard.


SQT Training LTD

For 30 years, we’ve brought the latest thinking, the leading techniques and the most accomplished industry trainers into ambitious organisations, large and small, throughout Ireland, the UK and beyond.  We empower people with the capability to help their organisations reach the highest standards, maintain compliance and drive efficiency.  We are renowned for a dynamic, practical real world approach.  A combination of theory and practice that works.

We believe, in the field, the best people to learn from are seasoned industry experts, not just academics.  That’s why we so carefully hand- pick every single tutor.  People who have worked at the coalface, who can draw on their experience and share real world insights, stories and techniques. Leaders to empower and inspire you.

Training is much more effective when it’s made relevant to your organisation and your particular needs.  That’s why we make it our business to understand your business.  With that understanding we can best advise on who needs what training, and tailor programmes to precisely address your unique needs.


Trinity College Dublin


The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that in order to feed the rising global population the world will need to produce more food in the next 50 years than what we have ever produced globally in the last 500 years. This will require an annual growth on production systems of up to 70% from 2005 to 2050 to feed the 10 billion people that will live in this planet. This represents a total amount of 1.25 billion hectares of fertile land. Which is three times more than what we currently cultivate! Therefore, is it realistic to expect more food to be produced with less environmental impact in future? We need to take necessary steps to mitigate the environmental impacts arising from increase in production (i.e. soil depletion, freshwater availability and increased pressure in habitable / arable land ratio).

Trinity College Dublin at Future in Food Ireland 2020

Trinity College Dublin with be exhibiting at Future in Food Ireland 2020 to illustrate the outcomes of researcher related with food sustainability and nature-based solutions (Nature +).

Nature+ is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers based in the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin that develop transferable methods for accurately quantifying and managing natural capital, which underpins the flow of goods and services on which economic activities depend.

By understanding the feedbacks between natural capital and climate systems, we can design future-proof solutions to ensure economic growth. Nature + research expertise spans social, ecological, geographical and geological sciences and explores cutting edge concepts, develop novel tools and applications, and exploit well-established interdisciplinary collaborations, nationally and internationally.

The Nature + group works across disciplines and multiple stakeholders – Businesses, Community groups and Local Authorities to provide smart sustainable solutions to become climate change ready and resource smart.

For example, Nature + has deliver solutions in the areas of:

  1. Develop a plan at National level to ensure viability of pollinators and ensure their services to the food industry – Prof. Jane Stout and All Ireland Pollinator Plan
  2. Promoting and maintaining Soil Health using Endophytes – Trevor Hodkinson and Cereal Endophytes to increase yield and/or reduce fertiliser input in crops.
  3. Develop new methods to determine and monitor quality of freshwater and impact on fish – Jeremy Piggott & Nicholas Payne – Inland Fisheries Ireland