Bord Bia

Convention Centre Dublin

March 26th 2015

Success of previous events and new business written

Marketplace International has been taking place since 2004, with the most recent event held in March 2015. Key outcomes from the March event include:

– The event welcomed 507 buyers from 43 countries to Dublin.

– 184 Irish food and drink exporters exhibited including seafood producers, dairy companies, bakeries, alcohol manufacturers, confectionery companies and meat producers.

– Over the course of the day, 4,190 individual meetings took place under one roof, in one day.

– An estimated €30m+ worth of new business will be written as a result of Marketplace International meetings.

Marketplace International is focused on making efficient and effective use of buyer time. Tailored introductory meetings provide the first step to building valuable new supplier/buyer relationships. Over the years, new business written as a result of Marketplace International meetings has been on an upward trajectory and for our latest event, we are planning the most successful event to date:

2004-2012 c. €62m
2015 €30m (target)

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