Meat2Trade event coming to Lisburn this October

Broadcaster Pamela Ballantine with Garyth Quigley of Cutting Edge Services and Rhonda Montgomery, CEO of Butchery Excellence International
Broadcaster Pamela Ballantine with Garyth Quigley of Cutting Edge Services and Rhonda Montgomery, CEO of Butchery Excellence International

Butchery Excellence International, the trade organisation representing the meat industry in Ireland and the UK, has announced a new exhibition that will take place in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, this October.

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Butchery Excellence International, the trade organisation representing the meat industry in Ireland and the UK, has announced a new exhibition that will take place in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, this October. Dedicated to the food manufacturing, retailing and butchery industries, the event will also introduce the first-ever Four Nations Butchery Championships, in which butchers from Team Ireland will be pitted against the very best butchers from England, Scotland and Wales.

Taking place on 2 and 3 October, Meat2Trade is the brainchild of Butchery Excellence International CEO, Rhonda Montgomery.

“Having worked within the meat and food manufacturing sectors for almost 20 years,” Mongomery said, “trade shows deliver vital business and new contacts for businesses within the sector. However, there has not been one show that caters specifically for food manufacturing and butchery, until now!

“In 2019,” she said, “we’re raising the bar with Meat2Trade and have invested significantly in making Meat2Trade an event that is absolutely relevant to businesses in food manufacturing and butchery today.”

Sponsored by Cutting Edge Services, Meat2Trade will feature 100+ meat, artisan butchery and food manufacturing businesses all under one roof. In addition to hosting the first-ever Four Nations Butchery Championships, the Champion of Champions Butcher of the Year competition will also take place at the show.

The show invites local agri-food businesses to showcase their products via live demonstrations and be in for the chance to compete for ‘Product of the Show’, with a cash prize of £1,000 up for grabs. There’s also a ‘Dragon’s Den’ panel with representatives from various retailers, which will see small food producers pitching in the hope of securing a retail contract.

Rhonda Montgomery thanked the event partners, Manor Farm, Spice O’Life, UMC, Rational, Quinfresh, Globeweigh, Cutting Edge, Kiernans Food Ingredients, Rhino Media, McDonnells, MLS Label, and Design and Printing Systems for their continued support and collaboration on the event. “Looking ahead to October,” she said, “we are excited to welcome a wealth of knowledge and industry leaders under one roof.”

Meat2Trade will take place on 2nd and 3rd October 2019 in the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park. Further information can be accessed at www.meat2trade.com.  To exhibit at the event, contact Rhonda on 0044 (0)28 855 57700 / 0044 (0)7766395738 or email rhonda@meat2trade.com.



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