Over the past 6 years we have been proud to bring The Backyard at Blas to life. As a venue it is a space full of positive conversation, learning and support for finalist producers.
In 2020 and 2021 when we could not be together in person we moved The Backyard at Blas online. It remained a dedicated space to meet fellow producers, a place to gain knowledge and find support for your business.
We know have both an in person Backyard event, kindly supported by Bank of Ireland and an online programme supported by Taste4Success.
We have seem how much our finalists producers benefitted from a little advance preparation through our online sessions and we want to continue in that theme of preparation for success with another great online line up in 2023.
These workshops will take place online from the 7th—15th of September and are exclusively for finalist producers at Blas na hÉireann 2023. We encourage you to sign up to this year’s events online, ahead of attending the events in Dingle.
The focus of the workshops will be on what you, as a finalist, can do to make the most of this opportunity. It will be a wonderful chance to not only hear from the experts but to make first contact with fellow finalists as well.
The line up for this year….
Thursday 7th September
11am Trends & Innovation Insights with Annie Dunne
Friday 8th September
11am Perfecting your pitch with Annie Dunne
Monday 11th September
9.30am Doing well & keeping well with Brian McDermott
11am Introduction to insight driven/category selling with Malachy O’Connor
Tuesday 12th September
9.30am What is PR and how does it work to grow your business? With Vivienne Gleeson
11am Business Development with Brian McDermott
Wednesday 13th September
9.30am Power Up Your Online & In-person Networking Skills
At Blas na hÉireann we understand the power of collaborative networks. We believe you can accomplish more, faster and more effectively when you work with others. This session is designed to inspire you to consider your objectives before attending virtual and physical events to ensure that your focus is on creating valuable connections with a view to increasing opportunities for you and your business.
11am There’s no need to spend big for PR with Vivienne Gleeson
Thursday 14th September
Friday 15th September
9.30am The 2023 Social Media MasterBLASt
With the ever-changing landscape of social media, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and confused. This workshop will provide you with time-saving tips, content inspiration and recommended free tools that you can use to create an action plan to ensure that your online presence is a celebration of your #Blas2023 success.
11am Managing downard cost pressure with Malachy O’Connor
Monday 18th September & Tue 19th September
11am Sustainability – Key considerations & connections
Each session will be delivered online via Zoom. Once registered you can attend live on the day or if you can’t make it on the day we will share a recording with you. Online learning has been supported by Taste4Success Skillnet.