Co. Cork event to probe ‘critical’ Brexit issues and strategies

Leading food industry experts are set to discuss the ‘critical issues‘ facing the Irish food industry due to Brexit at an upcoming event in Co. Cork.

Guest speakers, Tara McCarthy; CEO of Bord Bia and John Finn; Managing Director of Treasury Solutions, will offer their insights into the situation.

Strategies to address the proposed critical issues caused by Brexit will also be discussed at the event, which will take place on Thursday, April 6 in the Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Co. Cork.

Other industry experts will later join the guest speakers in a panel discussion, which will include an outline of some of the measures already being taken by firms in the food sector.

The conference is being organised by Buckley, Kiely and Co. – an accountancy and business advisory firm based in Co. Cork, in association with Afex Solutions.

The discussion is set to be chaired by Michael Cronin from Agrifood Business Partners.

Other speakers will include Professor Thia Hennessey, Department of Food Business at the UCC Business School and Alan Jagoe, the President of CEJA European Council of Young Farmers.

Mary Daly Murphy, CEO of The Food Safety Company and Trevor Charsley, Senior Markets Adviser at Afex Solutions will also take part in discussions.

Now is the time to take action to ensure the survival of one of Ireland’s important industry sectors, John Flynn, Partner at Buckley, Kiely and Co., said.

“Making up a sizable portion of our own client base, the food and agri sectors are critical to our own business and to many others.

Taking the initiative is important to support businesses and protect jobs and much can be achieved, especially if companies work together to meet the challenges ahead.

Admission to the event is reserved for guests only, so anyone interested in attending is encouraged to reserve a free admission slot online.