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Food Evolution – A forum on the future of food

Enterprise Ireland hosted Food Evolution – A Forum on the Future of Food, on 27 May, 2021.

The first event of its kind, Food Evolution (US and Europe) provided an opportunity for those in the food and beverage sector to hear from leading industry experts on innovating for sustainable growth, emerging megatrends and insights in food and beverage, what is the key to long-term success in sustainable growth, and how Ireland has become a hub for food and beverage companies wishing to develop and scale their European presence. The audience also heard from Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, who discussed their report, ‘Global Food and Drink Trends 2021’.


Click here to watch the webinar recording on-demand.

The event was officially opened by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar.

The keynote speaker was Georgiana (Jojo) de Noronha, President, The Kraft Heinz Company, Northern Europe.

A distinguished line up of speakers included:


  • David Lawlor, President, Europe Kellogg Company
  • Albert McQuaid, Chief Innovation Officer, Kerry Taste and Nutrition
  • Conor Galvin, Chief Growth Officer, Dairygold
  • Donal Dennehy, Operations Director, Danone Ireland
  • Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Principal Investigator FHI, Healthy Cheese, Irish Grass-fed Dairy, Fermented Dairy Ingredients
  • Dr Mark Fenelon, Head of Food Research, Teagasc
  • Sinead Bleiel, Company Founder, Anabio
  • Claire Bury, Deputy Director General, EU Commission, responsible for food sustainability international relations, food and feed safety – innovation, health and food
  • Stephen Creaner, Executive Director, Enterprise Ireland
  • Orla Battersby, Divisional Manager Food, Enterprise Ireland

Click here to watch the webinar recording on-demand.

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