National Potato Conference 2022

The National Potato Conference and Trade Show 2022 takes place in the CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston , Meath, K32 W562 on November 22nd.

Organised by IFA in association with Teagasc and Bord Bia, the conference theme is ‘Potatoes – Protecting your Business for the Future’.

It will examine consumer trends as well as growing and storage advice.

Following presentations, a trade show will be ongoing throughout the afternoon, and attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in focused workshops.

Admission is €50 or €40 for IFA and Teagasc members. This covers the conference, catalogue, access to trade stands and lunch.

Registration and tea/coffee will commence at 9am.

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9.00am Registration Tea and Coffee

               Chairman: Sean Ryan, IFA Potato Chairman

10.00am Message from Conference Hosts

Session 1

10:30am Chairman: Sean Ryan, IFA Potato Chairman

Eimear Faughnan, Kantar Worldpanel – Consumer Trends in a Changing Marketplace

Siobhán Collins, Bord Bia – Chipper and Irish Grown Potato Research

Lorcan Bourke, Bord Bia– Potato Promotion and Potato Marketing Opportunities

Dario Macari, Romayo’s – Irish Chipping Potatoes – Chipping Potatoes as a Supply Opportunity

John Geary, Meadowfresh– The Chipping Potato Pilot Project

Jim Power Economist – Input costs, Food Inflation and the Importance of Marketing

Session 2

2pm Chairman: Andy Doyle, Tillage Specialist, Irish Farmers Journal

Steven Kildea, Teagasc – Late Blight Control in a Challenging Environment

Martyn Cox, Blackthorn Arable – Wireworm

Adrian Cunnington, Potato Storage Insight Ltd – Potato Storage

2.45pm Workshops




Trade show ongoing throughout the afternoon

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