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BIM chief for West Fork business breakfast

August 30th, 2016 9:50 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

Tara McCarthy will be the guest speaker at the West Fork Business Breakfast. (Photo: Shane O'Neill/Fennells)

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THE chief executive of Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) will be the guest speaker at this year’s West Fork Business Breakfast.

The Southern Star hosts the annual breakfast, in conjunction with A Taste of West Cork food festival, and this year it will take place in the West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen on Friday, September 16th.

Guest speaker and Clonakilty native Tara McCarthy will talk about the ‘Business of Seafood’, covering why seafood is worth more than €1bn to the Irish economy and she will also address the key growth opportunities for the industry.

Ms McCarthy, a B Comm graduate with an MBS from the Smurfit Business School, will explain where our industry fits in a global context, and key drivers for the future.

The BIM chief is an affiliate of Harvard Business School and has been a regular contributor to the government’s Food Harvest 2020 and 2025 reports and helped deliver a number of initiatives for Bord Bia and the Irish food industry under the ‘Pathways for Growth’ programme. This stimulating yet informal session will also allow guests to enjoy a fine West Cork breakfast featuring local producers.

It kicks off at 8am promptly, so the public is asked to arrive no later than 7.45am.

Tickets for the West Fork Business Breakfast are €10 and available from Jennifer Barron at [email protected] or 028 21200. This is a popular event and usually sells out.

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