Food To Go Summit is a brand-new international conference and trade show dedicated to the dynamic, fast-paced world of

08:30 AM


09:30 AM

Welcome address

09:45 AM

Maureen Gahan

Exclusive Launch: Food To Go Primary Research in the future consumer landscape

Maureen Gahan, Foodservice Specialist, Bord Bia


Maureen Gahan will unveil exciting findings from extensive research in partnership with Kepak. This talk will examine the evolution of the Food-To-Go landscape as well as consumer behaviours, motivations and need-states.

10:10 AM

Gavin Rothwell

Food-to-go across Europe and beyond: winning trends and operators to learn from

Gavin Rothwell, Head of FTG & Retail Safaris, IGD


Gavin’s unique career and expertise in retail analysis will allow you to tap into exclusive insights and the latest trends, strategies and best practices for the Food-To-Go channel.

10:35 AM

Tormond Lier

Delivering Food To Go Success in Forecourt Through Innovation

Tormond Lier, Director, Deli de Luca


From the importance of operations to expanding their customer base, Tormond will explore the key areas that have helped deliver Food-to-go success for Deli de Luca.

11:00 AM

Coffee / Tea Break

11:20 AM

Noel Smith

The 6 Pillars Driving Our Success in Food To Go

Noel Smith, Founder and Managing Director, Fresh The Good Food Market


Noel will share the driving factors behind the successes that named Fresh ‘2018 NACS International Convenience Retailer of the Year.’ Learn about the 6 pillars on which Fresh has built the foundation of an award-winning store.

11:45 AM

Tom Fender

Evolution of Training Requirements in Food To Go

Tom Fender, Managing Director, Bolt Learning


Training requirements of the Food-To-Go channel have evolved alongside the sector. Through his unique perspective, Tom will discuss these requirements and the role that digital plays in operational execution.

12:05 PM

Peter Rigney & Brendan Boyle

The Future of Store Design: How to Influence Customers & Drive Sales

Peter Rigney & Brendan Boyle, Creative & Design Directors, Tap


Peter and Brendan will talk about the importance of putting customers at the heart of the store experience through customer-centric store design. The pair will go into detail about how to create engaging Food-To-Go retail designs from conception to execution.

12:25 PM

Sorcha Kavanagh (Conscious Cup), Brian O'Casey (Offbeat Donuts), Stephanie Johnson (Pollen + Grace)

Q&A, Discussion Panel with Industry Experts

Sorcha Kavanagh (Conscious Cup), Brian O'Casey (Offbeat Donuts), Stephanie Johnson (Pollen + Grace), ,


The Conscious Cup
The Conscious Cup Campaign, was started in late 2016 by a group of concerned individuals who, inspired by similar initiatives of cafes and citizens around the world, are aiming to reduce and eventually eliminate single use cups in Ireland.The campaign is funded by the Regional Waste Management Offices, the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment and supported by VOICE.
Offbeat Donuts
We set out on this journey to amplify the fun in what was already a fun product - donuts. We believe that life is about those brief 'Magic Moments', and Offbeat hopes to bring a little magic into our customers' lives everyday by delivering the ultimate donut experience...We put great emphasis in how fresh ww make our donuts, our customers can see this by looking directly into our bakery. They'll likely get a smile from our bakers! I believe that our donuts are subline and from our customers' reaction, this seems to be the case!
Pollen + Grace
Founded in March 2015 by Stephanie Johnson & Kristina Komlosiova, Pollen + Grace started in a home kitchen as a lunch delivery service with a few local customers. Fast forward 4 years, and we’re now a retail company creating over 10,000 fresh products a week from a range of 17 products. With every product still made by hand by our team of chefs, our aim stays the same: to make free-from, healthy options exciting, appealing and accessible to all.

01:00 PM


01:50 PM

Ross Mooney

Food To Go in an Age of Digital Assistance

Ross Mooney, Head of Sales - Large Customers Ireland, Google


Tech innovation and behavioural shifts are changing the way businesses in the Food-To-Go space should operate. Ross will explore how to stay relevant and capture consumers’ attention in this disruptive digital ag to drive business growth.

02:10 PM

Charlotte Waring

Delivering The Ultimate Food On The Go Shopping Experience

Charlotte Waring, Food To Go Category Development Manager, Co-op


Learn about Co-Op’s Food-To-Go journey and gain a new perspective for your own business. Charlotte will demonstrate how to plan a product range that meets customer’s current and future needs.

02:30 PM

Shane Kavanagh

Accessing New Food To Go Markets - a (Re)start-up Story

Shane Kavanagh, CEO, Crussh


Shane is CEO of Crussh, the UK based healthy food-to-go and juice bar chain. Shane joined the business in 2016 and has redefined the brand around three core pillars of Fit Food, Raw Juice and Smart Coffee. Over recent years Crussh has grown beyond it's core of London's high streets, starting concession partnerships with Everyone Active and in multi-tenant office buildings, signing franchise agreements with SSP and Sodexo, and starting a Food-to-go product supply relationship with WeWork and Sainsbury's. Prior to joining Crussh Shane was Managing Director of Benugo where he worked for 12 years and held various senior roles.

03:00 PM

Martin Kelleher

What Makes A Successful Food To Go Concept

Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, Musgrave


Experience first-hand the core strategies that make a successful Food-To-Go concept from Martin Kelleher’s one of a kind experience in the repositioning of brands like SuperValu, Centra and Frank & Honest.

03:30 PM

Conference Wrap up - Exhibition & Networking



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Ends 20/05/2019




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