On behalf of all the Future in Food Ireland team, I would like to thank our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and in particular our delegates for making the 2013 event such a resounding success. I would also like to share with you just some of the comments/testimonials we have received over the last few days:
Bord Bia – Padraig Brennan
“Your Future in Food Ireland event provided a really good platform for food companies and service providers alike to learn from their peers, share views and see practical ways to tackle what in many cases are complex issues. For anybody involved in the industry it was a day very well spent”.
Allied Irish Banks – Ray O’Neill
“The speakers at the Future in Food conference were excellent. I particularly enjoyed the 2Degrees presentation and the idea of aligning the incentives within a whole supply-chain to drive the sustainability agenda was an eye-opener”
Mitsubishi Electric Ireland- Factory Automation. Rachel O’ Brien, Marketing Executive.
“The choice of venue, planning and organisation of the Future in Food event was highly detailed and professional. We particularly liked the concept behind the event and we look forward to next year’s conference.”
Floor Tech – Angela Drum
just a short note of congratulations on the recent Future Food conference. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and it was certainly time well spent. I found the presentations by the various food and drink manufactures in particular very interesting and informative and as a supplier to this market it certainly informs you on how perhaps you can make their life easier and help them to deliver their sustainable brand promise to end clients. I thought the structure of the conference and breaks worked very well and provided an excellent opportunity to network and review the various stands.
Green Business Programme – James Hogan
“I found the day very worthwhile, thought provoking and a great networking opportunity”.
Coillte – Des O’Toole
“Excellent conference, really got to understand the sustainability issues facing the food sector and the key external drivers for issues such as resource efficiency, zero landfill and water. Biomass energy presents a great opportunity for the provision of low cost process steam to these businesses and will tick all of the CSR boxes”
Spectac – Faye Healy
It was a successful day for Spectac International on their first exhibition this year at the Future in Food event in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The event was focused on the need for sustainability within the Irish food processing sector with industry leaders discussing Irelands growth in the Food Industry focussing on high quality and innovation. The event attracted a vast amount of delegates from the Food and Drinks Manufacturing sectors responsible for the energy efficiency, environmental policies and financial performance of their operation within Ireland. Speakers from Glenisk, Diageo, Bewleys, Deloitte, and Bord Bia spoke on topics such as Waste management in food processes, auditing processes, sustainable exports, multisite sustainability and more.
Spectac International’s team were hard at work exhibiting their products on the day and got some very interesting enquiries and new contacts. Spectac Internationals stand was situated at the heart of the conference area which resulted in a great number of visitors talking to us and learning about what Spectac International can offer!
“The event was a great success for Spectac International” said Director Faye Healy. “Visitors from all over Ireland, Germany, Italy, and the UK visited our stand today and left with the knowledge that Spectac International can provide not only their manufacturing needs, but solutions and turnkey installations for example. We have had a lot of enquiries that we will start working on. It has turned a new leaf on our exposure for sure”.
The event was sponsored by KPMG, Bord Bia, Origin Green and Electric Ireland.
“Great event that illuminated the significant role the food and drinks industry is playing in terms of the global sustainability agenda and the associated reputation of Ireland Inc.”
Irish Pride Bakery – Catherine Butler
“All the speakers were fantastic and although perhaps their projects were on a different scale to what we might be looking at just seeing how they approached every aspect and their attitude towards how to achieve what they set out to do was really inspirational stuff and set me a very clear focus on how I could input some on this into my company and what it could achieve. I found the ministers speech honest and informative he really seemed to have a very good knowledge and understanding of the impact we can have as companies and a whole as Ireland. His drive and ambition for this I felt came through in bucket loads, to see anybody not least a minister really excited and passionate about a subject really fuelled my desire to have a role within sustainability.
I think the most profound thought I walked away with from the event is that we as companies are in a unique position to have a huge impact on the overall world and sustainability as a whole for everyone. If all companies were to come on board with the Origin Green scheme and commit then what a huge difference we could make for future generations, not only that but to have Ireland lead the way in a new direction for running businesses in a sustainable manner would be great and a real boost to Ireland.”