With only two more sleeps until the gates open on Bord Bia’s Bloom 2017 festival, the Phoenix Park is a hive of activity with finishing touches being put on the 22 show gardens; 13 postcard gardens; 50 floral and botanical art displays and 110 food and drink stands. The build is also almost complete on the 70 acre site of stages, marquees and pavilions which will host more than 100 live talks, demonstrations and family friendly activities over the five days from June 1st – 5th 2017.
Vodafone Ireland announced as a title sponsor for YOUR BUSINESS LIVE
Thursday March 9th 2017; A major new event for Ireland’s SME’s, YOUR BUSINESS LIVE, has launched today. The two-day SME event will gather together executives, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from around the country to network, learn and do business. Vodafone Ireland was also announced today as a title sponsor for the event. YOUR BUSINESS LIVE takes place on October 17th and 18th 2017 in the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin.
Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen, officially launched YOUR BUSINESS LIVE today, commenting: “I am delighted to launch this new event for Ireland’s SME’s, YOUR BUSINESS LIVE. SME’s employ 70 per cent of people working in the private sector. Central to the Irish economy and job creation, SME’s have shown great resilience and strong growth. At the same time, they continue to face significant challenges including external factors. As Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, I continue to address the need to support Ireland’s SME’s.”
-10% Increase in visitors to event -
CATEX 2017 saw almost 12,000 visitors descend on the RDS, Simmonscourt, making it the biggest turnout for the exhibition to date. With footfall up by almost 10%, exhibitors reporting that substantial business was done and overwhelming positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors alike, CATEX 2017 really did serve up a show that will benefit all of those involved in the months and years ahead.
Organised by the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance, Larry Smith, Chairman of IFSA comments:
“IFSA, alongside our industry partners, has worked hard on this show for the past two years. Our goal was to make CATEX 2017 as good as it could be and the vibrancy and atmosphere over the three days was incredible.