Kepak ‘Food-to-go Summit’ will examine future of market
Foodservice specialist Kepak has announced it will be hosting a first-of-its-kind international conference and trade show this May. Taking place in Dublin's Mansion House, the Food-to-Go Summit will examine the future of this rapidly-growing and evolving market, including ways to encourage and harness this growth.
26 March 2019 | 0
The upcoming Food-to-Go Conference 2019, in association with Kepak, is set to examine the future of the rapidly-evolving foodservice sector. Taking place in the Round Room at Dublin’s Mansion House on 21 May, the immersive, full-day event will gather together expert speakers, award-winning retailers and industry specialists. The conference will also include an Exhibitors’ Hall where suppliers will showcase some of the most exciting ideas, innovative concepts and trending products in the Food-To-Go space.
The total size of Ireland’s Food-To-Go segment for 2018 is €458 million in terms of consumer spending and €160 million in operator purchases, according to the latest research released by Bord Bia*. The research also revealed that the 2019-2022 forecasted growth for consumer spending in the segment is expected to be 5.2% for the Island of Ireland.
Blathnaid Ni Fhatharta, marketing director For Foodservice at Kepak, said the Food-To-Go Summit is an “unmissable opportunity” for anyone operating in the Food-To-Go space. “Whether you’re a convenience store manager, forecourt retailer, deli operator, category manager or buyer,” Ni Fhatharta said, “the Food-To-Go Summit is a unique opportunity to get several steps ahead in the incredibly competitive landscape that is Food-To-Go.
“This event will provide an up-close view of the opportunities that are there to be grasped by forward-looking players in the market,” she continued, “while attendees will be inspired by industry experts, best in class operators and innovative suppliers with insights on how to grow their food-to-go offering in terms of scale, innovation and profitability.”
The Food-To-Go Summit will be a unique opportunity for attendees to meet new suppliers, network with like-minded companies, engage with award-winning international retailers and be a part of a series of food-centric talks and conversations with some of Europe’s leading experts in Food-To-Go.
Keynote speakers at the Food-To-Go Summit, include:
- Gavin Rothwell: Head of Food-To-Go & Retail Safaris IGD
- Maureen Gahan: Foodservice Specialist, Bord Bia
- Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland
- Tormond Lier, Director, Deli De Luca
- Fresh, The Good Food Market Team: Winner of 2018 NACS International Convenience Retailer of the Year
- Peter Rigney & Brendan Boyle: Creative & Design Directors, TAP Creations
- Tom Fender: Managing Director, Bolt Learning & former co-owner of HIM shopper research consultancy
Pre-sale tickets are available to purchase now at a discounted date for a limited time only. For tickets, to become an exhibitor or for further information on the Food-To-Go Summit, visit: www.foodtogosummit.eu.