A first-of-its-kind international conference and trade show, in association with one of Europe’s leading food innovators, Kepak, is set to examine the future of the rapidly growing and evolving food-to-go market.

Taking place in the Round Room at Dublin’s Mansion House on 21 May 2019, the immersive, full-day event will gather together a panel of expert speakers, award-winning retailers and industry specialists. The conference will also include an Exhibitors’ Hall where suppliers will showcase some of the most exciting ideas, innovative concepts and trending products in the food-to-go space.

The UK’s food-to-go sector is set to grow at twice the rate of overall grocery retail, with international research organisation IGD predicting the channel to grow to £22.8bn by 2023, up from £17.8bn in 2018. Gavin Rothwell, Head of Food-to-Go at IGD, says: “Ireland has long been a destination for great retail and food-to-go fusion. This is evolving into new territory, as retailers reach new heights in targeting an increasing range of food missions, with the latest formats across convenience and forecourts offering some of the best inspiration across Europe. it’s therefore a fantastic location to consider the future opportunity of food-to-go.”.

Blathnaid Ni Fhatharta, Marketing Director For Foodservice at Kepak, said: The summit is an unmissable opportunity for anyone operating in the food-to-go space. Whether you’re a convenience store manager, forecourt retailer, deli operator, category manager or buyer, it’s a unique opportunity to get several steps ahead in the incredibly competitive landscape that is food-to-go.

“The Food-To-Go Summit will provide an up-close view of the opportunities that are there to be grasped by forward-looking players in the market, while attendees will be inspired by industry experts, best in class operators and innovative suppliers with insights on how to grow their food-to-go offering in terms of scale, innovation and profitability.

“With our market-leading FTG brands such as Rustlers, Big Al’s and Goode & Tucker, we’re well placed to meet the growing food-to-go opportunity across retail and foodservice. The summit will enable us to showcase our market insights and importantly share our vision for the future with industry specialists.”

The Food-To-Go Summit is a unique opportunity for attendees to meet new suppliers, network with like-minded companies, engage with award-winning international retailers and be a part of a series of food-centric talks and conversations with some of Europe’s leading experts in food-to-go.

Keynote speakers include:

  • IGD: Gavin Rothwell
  • Co-op UK: Charlotte Waring
  • Musgrave (Supervalu & Centra): Martin Kelleher
  • Deli De Luca Norway: Tormod Lier
  • Fresh The Good Food Market: (Team presentation)
  • Google: Ross Mooney
  • Tap Creations: Peter Rigney & Brendan Boyle
  • Bold Learning: Tom Fender
  • Bord Bia (Irish Food Board): Maureen Gahan
  • & more to be announced

Pre-sale tickets are available to purchase now at a discounted date for a limited time only. For tickets, to become an exhibitor or for further information on the Food-To-Go Summit, visit: www.foodtogosummit.eu

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