Conference Programme and Presentations - BIM National Seafood Conference 2017

Time Description Speaker
8.00

Registration

8:45

Pre-conference Brexit Discussion

Your delegate ticket for “Winning in a Changing Environment” gives you automatic entry to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine's Pre-conference Brexit Discussion. Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine will deliver the Discussion’s opening speech. The potential issues arising from Brexit for the seafood sector will be then explored in a guest panel discussion with key industry leaders that will be chaired by Dr. Cecil Beamish, Assistant Secretary General, at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

10:30

Coffee Break

BIM Conference Opens

(Moderator: Gavin Duffy)

11:00

Conference Welcome

 


Kieran Calnan, Chairman, Bord Iascaigh Mhara
11:10

Opening Address


Michael Creed, Ireland's Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
11:35

Chief Executive's Address 

Presentation Slides (pdf 6,631Kb) 

 


Jim O'Toole, Chief Executive, Bord Iascaigh Mhara

PLENARY SESSION 1 - INNOVATION

Change or Be Left Behind

12:00

Innovation Plenary (1) 

Presentation Slides (pdf 4,009Kb) 


Dr. Oyvind Fylling-Jensen, Chief Executive, Nofima, Norway
12:20

Innovation Plenary (2)

Presentation Slides (pdf 3,282Kb) 

 


Aidan McHugh, Partner, Eaton Square, Dublin
12:35

Panel Discussion on Innovation

13:00-14:00

Lunch & Networking Opportunity

PLENARY SESSION 2 - SUSTAINABILITY

Establishing Social Licence & Green Credentials

14:00

Sustainability Plenary Speaker (1)

 Presentation Slides (pdf 3,924Kb) 

 


Gilles Doignon, Information & Communications Officer, DG Mare, European Commission
14:15

Sustainability Plenary Speaker (2)

Presentation Slides (pdf 8,849Kb) 


Andrew Mullins, Sustainability Development Manager, Bord Bia
14:30

Panel Discussion on Sustainability

PLENARY SESSION 3 - SKILLS

The Sector's Strength is its People

14:50

Skills Plenary Speaker (1) 

Presentation Slides (pdf 2,274Kb) 


Dr Joanne Fearon
15:05

Skills Plenary Speaker (2) 

Presentation Slides (pdf 1,708Kb) 

 


Olivia Slevin
15:20

Panel Discussion on Skills

15:40-16:00

Coffee Break

PLENARY SESSION 4 - COMPETITIVENESS

Hope for the best, Plan for the Worst

16:00

Competitiveness Plenary Speaker (1)


Wayne Denner, Digital Communications Expert
16:15

Competitiveness Plenary Speaker (2) 

Presentation Slides (pdf 1,492Kb) 

 


Barry Robinson, Forensic Accountant, Deloittte
16:30

Panel Discussion on Competitiveness

16:55

Closing Remarks


Gavin Duffy & Jim O'Toole
17:00

Conference Closes