Listowel Food Fair 2023 presents ‘Sustainability and Food in Tourism’

The event aims to bring together key stakeholders and industry leaders

Sean Murphy of Murphys Ice Cream

The Sustainability and Food in Tourism seminar is set to feature a dynamic group of speakers from Irish food, tourism, hospitality, and related sectors who have delivered measurable eco results in sustainable food production and supply chain sustainability. The event aims to bring together key stakeholders and industry leaders.

Declan Coppinger, marketing finance manager at Bord Bia, will open the seminar with a presentation on Origin Green, Ireland’s national food and drink sustainability program. Sustainability consultant Grainne Kelliher and chef consultant Martin Bealin will discuss Sustainability and Food in Tourism based on their experience with the Dingle Hub project.

The growing field of Food in Tourism presents exciting opportunities for food producers and the hospitality industry. Fáilte Ireland envisions Ireland being known for its local and regional food experiences that reflect the unique sense of place, culture, and hospitality.

Sean Murphy, chief executive officer of Murphys Ice Cream, will also share his insights. Murphy’s Ice Cream has grown to six locations with over fourty employees, contributing to the resurgence of Irish food culture.

Chairman and former Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Jimmy Deenihan, said: “Bord Bia’s creation and implementation of ‘Origin Green’ has been a watershed moment in the evolution of sustainable food production practices across the island of Ireland. I would also like to highlight the importance of food in tourism and its potential capacity of driving increasing visitor numbers here to Ireland, to enjoy our quality food offering. In this regard sustainable farming practices are now more important than ever in the Irish food chain.”

No ticket is required to attend this event and all are welcome.

For more information please visit: www.listowelfoodfair.ie

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