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Bord Bia GLAS Learning Theatre 2019

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Citywest Convention Centre

Garters Lane

D24 KF8A Saggart

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Start Getting Excited - Amazing Speakers on the Bord Bia Learning Theatre Stage at GLAS, Thursday 18th July

Booking recommended as there are limited spaces available - Don't miss out!

Bursting at the seams with trend inspiration, business advice and practical tips to help you make the best decisions for your business we have secured an exciting line up of talks.

Tim Healy, Mercator Marketing Research

"Change and Opportunity in Amenity Horticulture’"

11.35am & 13.10pm

Tim Healy has just completed phase one of a study on the value of the commercial amenity market and buyer’s behaviour on behalf of Bord Bia, and will deliver an overview of the findings in a fascinating session. Tim has worked in marketing research for over 30 years and is a graduate member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland. He formed Mercator Marketing Research in 1996 and since then has worked with a wide range of national and multi-national clients including many for Bord Bia. His particular interest is in using qualitative techniques to determine and explore customer behaviour in every area from fast-moving consumer goods to specialised business services.

Dr. Christina O'Connor, School of Business Maynooth University

"Big Data, What is it? And How You Can Use Data to Improve Your Business Prospects"

12.10pm & 13.45pm

Christina’s core research area is focused on marketing intelligence data (Big Data) within a small business context. Learn how to utilise the data available, and what it can mean to your business. Christina has over 10 years of extensive experience analysing data sets and working with small agri-food businesses, governmental and industry bodies in the interpretation and analysis of data both in Ireland and the UK through dunnhumby. Her research has been published in the Harvard Business Review blogs, as well as journals such as the International Small Business Journal, Journal of Knowledge Management and Marketing Intelligence and Planning.

Grace Binchy, Bord Bia

"The Value of the Garden Market - Bord Bia/IPSOS Research"

10.00am & 14.20pm

Bord Bia has engaged Ipsos MRBI to track consumer activity and spend in the amenity market every two years since 2001. The objective of the survey is to provide Bord Bia with a tool to measure and track consumer spend, channel of purchase and motivation for purchase across a range of amenity products. Come and find out what’s selling, trending and who is buying what in this insightful session.

Brian Walsh, REPAK

"Plastics & Packaging - Recyclable, Recycled, Compostable? That's the Question"

10.35am

All that and more about packaging optimisation and waste prevention initiatives will be covered in this session. Brian Walsh, Packaging Technologist with REPAK, has in excess of sixteen years’ experience in quality and packaging development roles and is responsible for the management and implementation of the Packaging Waste Prevention programme. He advises manufacturers and retailers on Packaging Optimisation and Packaging Waste Prevention initiatives, both in-house and on-site.

Diana Geraghty, Sustainability Manager, Bunzl Ireland

"Plastics & Packaging - Recyclable, Recycled, Compostable? That's the Question"

15.00pm

Diana leads the sustainability and CSR work for Bunzl Ireland (part of Bunzl plc, a FTSE 100 company). Her goal is to drive sustainable change and help Bunzl and our customers be a force for good. She work directly with customers, large and small, to providing information on sustainable packaging solutions, innovation and trends, and advice on how businesses can close the loop, communicate to their customers and drive sustainability within their organisation. Diana is a former Bord Bia Origin Green Ambassador and has a background in sustainability in the food industry, having worked on projects for blue chip companies like Coca-Cola and Mars Chocolate as well as leading the sustainability programme across EMEA for Google’s award winning Food at Google programme.

Peter Cuthbert, The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

"BEEing Pollinator Friendly on your Production Site"

12.45pm

Grace Binchy, Bord Bia

"Bord Bia’s Consumer Lifestyle Trends 2019: Responsible Living"

15.35pm

The Consumer Lifestyle Trends represent the biggest trends shaping people’s lives over the next 3-5 years. By keeping up with trends and understanding what’s coming next, the programme helps companies within in Ireland to better prepare for the future needs and desires of their consumers. Grace will take you through what is driving the Responsible Living trend- the key forces that are influencing it and how this is manifesting itself in terms of what consumers are looking for from products and brands.

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