Bord Bía conference to discuss foodservice future

09 February, 2011

Bord Bía – the Irish Food Board – is holding a new conference to discuss the ‘post-recession’ landscape in UK foodservice.

The event, which is being held on 13 April at Glaziers Hall in London, is designed to bring UK operators and distributors information on new industry trends and will explore how the latest US foodservice developments will impact on UK business.  

Original research commissioned for the event by Bord Bía will examine how the global downturn has affected consumer eating-out patterns and spending habits.

Leading figures in food research and innovation, including Darren Tristano, executive vice-president of US-based Technomic Inc and Charles Banks, director of food consultancy thefoodpeople, will present at the event.

An exhibition showcasing the latest Irish food products, as well as an interactive ‘innovation panel’ profiling UK operator success stories, will also form part of the day.  Silverhill Foods, the Irish duck breeder, will be among the exhibitors.

Beatrice Blake, manager, Bord Bía London, said: “It has never been more vital to take a step back, consider how we can adapt business models to meet current and future consumer needs and put practical steps in place to match these evolving expectations.

“This event will provide a fresh perspective on the UK foodservice consumer post-recession and give operators both the inspiration and the tools to not only survive, but to thrive in a challenging landscape.”

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