Keynote speakers at SHOP!
For the first time EVER, 3 major keynote speakers will be delivering inspirational, motivational and unmissable seminars to Retail and Food Service visitors over all three days at SHOP!
Bobby Kerr - 28th September 2010 @ 2pm
Bobby Kerr is an Irish entrepreneur and businessman.
He is the Chairman of Insomnia Coffee and has a variety of business interests in food and hospitality, technology, hardware and exhibition. Best known in Ireland as a ‘dragon’ on the Irish TV version of Dragons’ Den, Bobby is also a popular public speaker and business mentor. Aside from becoming a Dragon, he spearheaded the sale of the Kerr family business – Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny – for €23 million. In 2008 he sold 51% of his Insomnia group to Penninn, valuing the business at €16 million.
Register to visit SHOP and join Bobby for an inspirational hour long keynote session.
Watch this video of Bobby in Action..
Peter Ward - 29th September 2010 @ 2pm
Peter Ward is a well known consultant and artisan food producer and retailer at Country Choice Café and Deli in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
Ward is at the front of artisan food promotion in Ireland for the last 25 years. In that time he has earned Country Choice a national reputation for excellent and ethical food sourcing from Irish and European trusted artisan partners.
Ward is the current chair of the Bord Bia Taste Council, a strategy body set up by the then Minister of Agriculture, Joe Walsh, to promote the artisan sector at home and in the UK market.
Peter Ward is a well regarded and passionate advocate for all things related to Irish farm based artisan food production.
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Brody Sweeney - 30th September 2010 @ 2pm
Brody Sweeney started tapping into his entrepreneurial flair and creative drive in his teens and experienced many near disasters before he started O’Brien’s.
Since the opening of the first Store in 1988, Brody and his management team have successfully opened over 300 outlets in Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Spain, S. Africa, Australia and Asia (India, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia).
The U.K. is the largest market with over 150 stores, mostly franchised. O’Brien’s is the largest Gourmet Sandwich and Coffee chain in the U.K. and Ireland, and one of the fastest growing Restaurant chains in Europe. O’Brien’s plans to grow to 1,000 stores over the next 5 years.
Brody Sweeney has delivered motivational, entrepreneurial and business talks to companies such as Smithkline Beecham, Compass Group, Arthur Cox, O2, Shell, Department of Foreign Affairs, Women’s Network Ireland, Bank Of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank, Enterprise Ireland to name but a few.
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