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Join Enterprise Ireland for Food Evolution - A Forum on the Future of Food

27 May 2021
Thursday 27th May from 14.00 to 16.00.

The Forum will hear from leading industry experts and thought-leaders on innovating for sustainable growth, emerging megatrends and insights in food and beverage on 27th May 2021 at 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT+1 / 15:00 CEST. Find out about 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.

Food Evolution will be officially opened by the opened by the Tánaiste (Irish Government Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar.

The keynote speaker is Georgiana (Jojo) de Noronha, President, The Kraft Heinz Company, Northern Europe. You’ll also hear from Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, who will discuss their report, ‘Global Food and Drink Trends 2021’.

Food Institute UCC Director Jim Corbett will act as a moderator during the Forum.

Click here for speaker and company profiles.



Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Ireland


  • Georgiana (Jojo) de Noronha, President, The Kraft Heinz Company, Northern Europe
  • 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
  • Alex Beckett, Associate Director, Food and Drink, Mintel
  • 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 Division, Enterprise Ireland


  • Innovating for Sustainable Growth
  • Emerging Megatrends: Global food and beverage sector insights
  • Sustainable Growth: The key to long-term success
  • Ireland, a European Hub for Innovation

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The Food Institute

Room 354 A-D, Food Science and Technology Building, College Road, University College Cork ,