On the 17th and 18th of September, the food, retail and hospitality sectors will be firmly in the spotlight at Food & Hospitality Ireland – a trade event that’s supported by the RAI, Craft Butchers Association, CSNA, Retail Ireland and the Coeliac Society of Ireland.
Thousands of visitors are expected to attend over the two days, benefiting from a variety of insightful features including the Profit Shop, The Skillery and the Spotlight Stage. Over 100 companies are taking part, and for visitors, the latest products and solutions can be sourced under one roof over the two-day trade expo. Among the new additions to the 2014 show is 'The Profit Shop'. Specifically designed to help retailers’ businesses moving forward, The Profit Shop, in association with the CSNA and ACBI, will demonstrate how retailers can maximise floor space, implement new technologies and add value to their businesses, to deliver more profit.
Commenting on The Profit Shop, Vincent Jennings, Chief Executive of the CSNA, said, “The Profit Shop in association with the CSNA will clearly demonstrate to retailers how they can maximise their profits and operate more efficient businesses. With 1,200 members nationwide, we’re hoping that as many members as possible will attend FHI to avail of this free and current advice.” Also new for 2014 is The Skillery, in association with the Restaurants Association of Ireland, which has been developed to educate chefs on new skills. It will be home to eight of Ireland’s top chefs, including Kevin O’Toole from Chameleon and Sham Hanifa from The Cottage, Leitrim. Appearing at the popular Spotlight Stage will be Bobby Kerr, who will interview Superquinn’s former marketing director and deputy chairman, Eamonn Quinn, on ‘Entrepreneurship’s role in food retail success’ on Day One. On Day Two, Bobby will be speaking to Frank Gleeson, Managing Director of Food Services, Aramark Ireland and Chairperson, Retail Ireland, on ‘The Future of Food Retail'. Food & Hospitality Ireland takes place at the Citywest Events Centre on 17th and 18th September. Attendance is free and you can pre-register your visit at www.foodhospitality.ie
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