Dare To Enter
The Lions Den?

Win the chance to grow your business overseas at
the Food & Drink Business Europe Exhibition & Conference

SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 / City West, Dublin

About this event

Is your food company export ready? Can you hold your nerve in front of a lions stare? Can you beat off all of your competitors to win a fantastic prize at the largest gathering of food industry professionals on the island of Ireland?

If so then why not enter our Lion’s Den Competition for a chance to win a free exhibition stand at the International Food Exhibition (IFE) 2019 in London. IFE attracts over 30,000 key food and drink buyers from 108 countries. The prize which is valued at over €5,000 will offer you the chance to promote your food business to a global audience.

Winner Gets:
- Free stand at the IFE 2019 in London.
- €1,500 for expenses
- National PR coverage
- Exposure to Irelands largest stockists

WHERE

Food & Drink
Business Europe
Exhibition & Conference
Citywest
Dublin, D24 KF8A

WHEN

Wednesday
September 5
2018

Conference Sneak Peak

2017 Lions & Winner

2017 Competition

Our
Lions

Alison
Cowzer

The Company of Food & RTE Dragons Den Investor

Jacquie
Marsh

Board Member Butlers Pantry

Conor
Lucey

Head of Operations Applegreen

Gary
Lavin

Founder & Chairman VITHIT

Lions will be tamed by Andrew Bradley, MD of Bradley Brand & Design

2017 FINALISTS

Last
Years
Winner

Founder of Anu Dairy Kevin Kennedy spoke to independent.ie following the announcement of the pitching result.
"To be fair the other teams were fantastic and they were far ahead of us in terms of domestic sales but our company is based on export. So we've had to invest time into seeing how the export works and to see if we can get it to scale."

Kevin Kennedy, Founder Anu Dairy

2016's
Winner

"The Irish Biltong Company participated in the Lions Den pitch competition at the Food & Retail Hospitality Expo at Citywest in 2016. Winning first prize has totally transformed our business by gaining placements in some of Europe’s largest retailers in Ireland the UK, Belgium and Germany. I would highly recommend any start up food business to participate."

Noreen Doyle, CEO The Irish Biltong Company

2016 RUNNERS UP

2018 Applications now closed!

A lot of food & drink startups have entered to be considered for the final. A shortlist of entries will be chosen to present at the Food & Drink exhibition in front of our roaring Lions.

Deadline

August
20th
  • Export ready?
  • Confident in front of a Lions stare?
  • Can you beat off the competition to win?

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