Bank of Ireland was delighted to proudly partner with Blas na hEireann to create “Backyard at Blas” at the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards. “Backyard at Blas” was a new innovative breakout space and networking venue at the Awards. We saw many Irish producers visit the space, negotiate and complete deals. Many also said that they took away valuable lessons from the eight workshops over the two days. These workshops featured panels with industry leaders and experts. The food producers that attended mentioned that they wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet so many key people at one event and in one room if it wasn’t for this space, which was great feedback to receive.
Our partnership with Blas has grown from “The Bank of Ireland Food Series “which originally was launched back in March in Limerick’s Bank of Ireland Workbench. The series is designed to help Educate, Promote and Celebrate all that is great about local Irish Food & Irish Produce. Each night held a different theme and had Key Speakers of Industry leaders from these sectors. Please search on Twitter #BOIFoodseries for a flavour of some of our nights so far.
Bank of Ireland is excited to expand our BOI Food Series across two more locations in our Cork & Galway Workbenches and are delighted to Invite you as a Blas Finalist to our next Bank of Ireland Food Series night where we again will partner with Blas to launch the “Blas Buyers Directory 2017″ a guide to winners & finalists of Blas 2017. We will have a member of the Blas Family present on the night to help launch the directory along with key panel guests, the night will be a great chance to network with fellow producers and also promote your own produce.
Limited opportunities for some of the finalists & winners to showcase their produce on the night but due to space this will be on a first come basis, so please express your interest along with your RSVP if you have been successful in receiving an award from Blas at the 2017 awards.
This is a FREE event to attend and open to all producers.
Please RSVP to attend the Limerick event which is located at Bank of Ireland 125 O’Connell Street Limerick by close of business on Thursday 23rd of November to both MariaA.email@example.com & JohnA.Doyle@boi.com
Please RSVP to attend the Cork event which is located at Bank of Ireland St Patricks Street Cork by close of business on Thursday 23rd of November to Lia.Boyland@boi.com
Please RSVP to attend the Galway event which is located at Bank of Ireland Mainguard Street Galway by close of business on Thursday 23rd of November to both GrahamA.Clarke@boi.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you on the night and please support this event on social media by using both hashtags #Blas2017 & #BOIFoodseries.