Over the past 5 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 are very excited to be bring the venue back in person this year and to work with Bank of Ireland to bring this fantastic venue back. We look forward to welcoming our finalists back in person. However, we also saw 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 2022.
These workshops will take place online from the 5th—9th of September and are exclusively for finalist producers at Blas na hEireann 2022. 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….
Monday 5th September
9.30am The Business of Food with Oonagh Monahan#
11am Irish Market Overview Monday with Malachy O’Connor
12.30pm Choosing the right channels for your brand with Annie Dunne
Tuesday 6th September
9.30am Perfecting your pitch with Annie Dunne
11am What is PR and how does it work to grow your business? With Vivienne Gleeson
12.30pm The Business of Food with Oonagh Monahan
Wednesday 7th September
9.30am There’s no need to spend big for PR with Vivienne Gleeson
11am The Power of Networking & Collaboration with Sharon Noonan
Thursday 8th September
9.30am The Mindful Negotiator with Malachy O’Connor
11am Doing well & keeping well with Brian McDermott
Friday 9th September
9.30am Be Social, a masterBLASt of social media with Sharon Noonan
11am Business Development with Brian McDermott
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.