The 2nd National Food & Agribusiness Conference – June 6th 2012 – Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin

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The 2nd National Food & Agribusiness Conference – June 6th 2012 – Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin

The 2nd National Food & Agribusiness Conference – June 6th 2012 – Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin
June 06
08:19 2012

Ireland’s economy remains in a delicate state, but the agri-food sector is one of the bright sparks with exports reaching a record of almost €9 billion for 2011. This is an increase of more than 12% on 2010. During the first nine months of 2011, food and drink exports increased at three times the rate of total merchandise exports.

No one doubts the critical role food and agribusiness will play inIreland’s future. This year’s conference will be a follow-up on the important issues addressed at the 2011 forum and will focus on what business can do to promote and ensure growth, looking at various strategies from home and abroad relating to competitiveness, sustainability, innovation, delivery solutions, and investment.

iQuest, which is completely independent and has no axe to grind, product to sell or agenda to pursue, will bring together all the major stakeholders to openly discuss and debate Ireland’s food and agribusiness future.

Core subjects to be tackled include:

What businesses can do to ensure future growth potential

* Competition & Future Outlook

* Strategy to put food and agribusiness at the centre ofIreland’s economic recovery

* Irish policy

* CAP reform

* Pursuing investment opportunities in Agribusiness

* Consolidation

* Market delivery solutions

* Technical Innovation in farming

* Case Studies

* Emerging and established food markets: What are they demanding of producers

* Sustainability

* How should the export industry develop

* Top opportunities in farming.

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