Food Sector Focus for ‘Who to Talk to’ Event in Thurles in May

There will be a strong focus on the Food Sector at this year’s ‘Who To Talk To’ event planned for the Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre, LIT Campus on 14th May from 2.00pm to 8.00pm.

There will be a strong focus on the Food Sector at this year’s ‘Who To Talk To’ event planned for the Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre, LIT Campus on 14th May from 2.00pm to 8.00pm.

The event first held in 2012 is an initiative of the North Tipperary County Development Board and is designed to act as a catalyst to individuals considering self employment in all sectors and to inform new and existing business promoters about supports available for business creation and development.

The organisers are delighted to confirm that this year’s event will feature 5 excellent presentations, all focussed on the food sector. Seminar topics and speakers confirmed include:-

Stephanie Moe, Bord Bia: ‘Scaling your Food Business for Exports’

Tom Doorley, Food Critic: ‘Attracting Media Attention for your Food Enterprise’

Caoimhe Ni Dhuibhinn, Failte Ireland: ‘Opportunities in Food Tourism’

Eddie O’Neill, Teagasc: ‘Starting an on-farm food business’

David Berry, Kantar World Panel: ‘The Retail Landscape in Ireland’

This year’s event promises to be very worthwhile for both potential and existing entrepreneurs with up to 30 information stands and a series of funding workshops/ short presentations by Agencies and organisations in a position to support the growth and development of business. Funding workshops will include the Irish Exporters Association on their Food & Drink Programmes, North Tipperary Leader Partnership, Tipperary North County Enterprise Board, InterTradeIreland on Cross Border Trade Incentives, Enterprise Ireland etc.

If you are thinking of self employment or already in business and looking for opportunities and ideas put 14th May in your diary. The event will be officially opened by Tom Doorley, Food Critic and Journalist. If you would like more information on the ‘Who To Talk To’ event contact the Tipperary North County Enterprise Board, Connolly Street, Nenagh at 067 33086, e-mail: info@tnceb.ie, visit www.tipperary.com or to book your place at the food seminars visit www.tnceb.ie/training.htm. While admission to the seminars will be free advance booking is essential due to space restrictions. Other Agencies involved in the ‘Who To Talk To’ initiative include North Tipperary County Council, North Tipperary VEC, North Tipperary Leader Partnership, Teagasc, LIT Tipperary and Enterprise Ireland.