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Cultivating New Opportunities: The Agri-Food and Beverage Perspective on Brexit and China

DATE: 14.09.2018

Together with UCD, Matheson is hosting a morning seminar for senior executives and general counsel working in the agri-food and beverage sectors on 4 October. The event will assess the challenges and opportunities facing the agri-food and beverage sectors, as a result of Brexit.

The sector, which employs over 250,000 people directly and indirectly is central to Ireland's export-led growth strategy.  Asian markets, particularly China, present significant opportunities for these sectors, in 2017 alone exports to Asia grew six percent to €850 million.

Entitled “Cultivating New Opportunities: The Agri-Food and Beverage Perspective on Brexit and China” Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine will deliver the keynote address at the seminar, taking place in the new UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland at University College Dublin. Business leaders from the agri-food and beverage sectors and leading academics in the fields of law, economics, food and agriculture will also share their insights.

Speakers include; Stephen Keating, Director, Kepak; Barry Cullen, Head of Sales, Silver Hill Foods; Anne Randles, Company Secretary and Brexit Taskforce Leader, Ornua; Shane Hamill, Overseas Trade Manager,  Bord Bia; Anne Finnegan, Head of Food, Fisheries and Brexit, AIB; Jonathan McMillan, Brexit Manager, Enterprise Ireland; Professor Dolores O'Riordan, Director, UCD Institute of Food and Health; Professor Joe McMahon, UCD Sutherland School of Law; and Professor Francis Snyder, Professor of Law, LSE and C.V. Starr Professor of Law Peking University.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact on or before Monday, 24 September.


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