The Blas Backyard – On the Road

The Backyard at Blas is on the road again for 2019!

We are delighted to announce dates as follows;

Blas Backyard – Branding & Packaging


18th June – Seamus Ennis Centre, The Naul
This event will focus on the elements you need to consider to convey the quality of what you do and share your message with your potential customer.

GreenhouseThe team from Greenhouse Creative, one of Ireland’s largest food branding agencies will share their experiences in developing some of Ireland’s most successful food brands, and the challenges that come with designing for a competitive retail environment. From the start-ups to multinationals, Greenhouse has been at the heart of the Irish food industry for over 10 years. Find out more at

We will also be looking at creating a successful brand, discussing the elements producers will see on shelf but also carrying this through your online presence and in person.

Panels on the day will include industry and producers who will share their own experiences.
Book online – Branding & Packaging Dublin 18th June
Take a look at highlights from our Branding & Packaging event which took place in Cork on 15th June

19th June – Seamus Ennis Centre – Buyer Insights
This event will discuss the key skills required for preparation for buyer meetings, including how best to prepare and to understand your category. Speakers will also cover negotiation and commercial skills.

Panels will include buyers from major retail, independent and food service who will discuss their key criteria when listing and what they are looking for in a new supplier relationship. Book online 19th June
More details on all upcoming events

More details on all upcoming events

Take a look at highlights from last year’s event

Important to note: 
Tickets are limited. We keep the numbers small so that the atmosphere can stay relaxed and informal and producers can engage in conversations with the panel

The food is good! It’s important to us that if you are taking time out of the business to spend at one of our events that it will deliver, both in terms of content and usefulness and that you will eat well on the day as well

These are a series of events Tickets for a stand alone event are €75 but you can opt for a 2 venue ticket at €130
2 Venue Ticket – Book online 11th April & 15th May
2 Venue Ticket – Book online 11th April & 18th June

What do the timings look like on the day?
9.00am                 The day begins with morning Tea & Coffee
9.30am                 Morning session begins
11.00am               Refreshments & Networking with speakers and fellow producers
11.30am               Mid-morning sessions
12.30pm               Lunch
1.30pm                 Afternoon Session Begins
3.30pm                  Wrap Up, Tea & Coffee To Go