IBC To Meet In Ireland

27 June, 2007

The 'Presidency' of the International Butchers Confederation (IBC) will hold its first ever meeting in Ireland on 28 June at the premises of Bord Bia.

A reception will take place at 17.30 in the Food Centre to mark the event and honour the delegation with a presentation to the President of the IBC.

There will be a second presentation to Seamas Kenny, secretary to Bord Bia who played a seminal role in the formation of ACBI in 1998/9 and who retires in August.

Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland (ACBI) is the Irish member of IBC and ACBI chief executive Pat Brady is one of its two Vice-Presidents.

Today the IBC represents 16 associations from the countries of the EU and EFTA with a total of more than 150,000 craft butcher businesses, which together employ nearly 1 million people.

It is the largest component of the European 'artisan' food sector and the total turnover of the sector amounts to in excess of 60 billion euro per year.

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