Bord Bia

Convention Centre Dublin

March 26th 2015

Testimonials from buyers who attended Marketplace International 2015

“Thanks very much for the very professionally organized conference meetings at Marketplace International. It has been impressive to see the hospitality and we are really motivated to try to create a partnership with one of the Irish manufacturers”. 2Food, the Netherlands

“It was a first class event that was very well organized and showed off the best that Ireland has to offer. I had some very good meetings with current and new producers and I can see our business with Ireland continue to grow and expand.  We are in some good discussions now as the result of Marketplace and definitely feel it was worth the trip over. You did an exceptional job in making us feel welcome and the atmosphere was perfect to develop relationships and contacts”.  Atalanta Corporation, USA 

“Thanks again for a wonderful and inspiring trip to Ireland – even looking back I am still impressed by the event that I could take part in and I met some great producers that we might even integrate in our activity. Both personally as well as professionally it has been a great stay. I was really impressed by the work and programs of Bord Bia – of all similar organizations I have met in the last years none have done anything similar to what you have done and achieved”. Globus AG, Switzerland

“A fantastic event and incredibly well organised. Well done to all involved. We found it extremely worthwhile”. Dunnes Stores, Ireland

“I found my visit to Marketplace 2015 to be supremely well organised, and appropriate in terms of time per supplier. Most, but not all, of the suppliers had put good effort into understanding their visitors and our businesses. There were some suppliers there who I was immensely impressed with and whom I both believe have the potential to be world class brands, with the appropriate nurturing and support, from retailers such as ourselves. It is my absolute intention that we in the Co-operative Group now look to work with these suppliers to help them do just that, and you have my personal and professional assurances that I will look to optimise such opportunities with my team. It is not often I visit such a show and genuinely can say that my expectations were significantly exceeded. If Marketplace International is anything to go by, the Irish Food Industry has an extremely exciting future, and for allowing me to be a small part of that, I thank you”. Co-Operative Group, UK

“Thanks for a great event. Very well organised and very beneficial. I’m certain that all the participants from all corners of the globe couldn’t fail to be impressed with the showcase of Irish produce”. El Gringo Burrito ltd, Ireland

Thank you for all your kind welcome, help and support. It has been great meeting you and  experiencing very interesting factory visits and wonderful country/industry. I believe we will have really great possibilities of collaboration and introduction of the Irish products on the Romanian market. I have discussed during the meetings some very interesting projects and I look forward starting to develop them. Hope to keep in touch. I will send you updates regarding our advancements. Deli Food Distribution, Romania


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