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Ireland's Convenience Retailer Elevator Pitch

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Calling all new businesses, Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit wants to give you the opportunity to reach the top decision makers in Irish retail.

Are you just starting out in the food and drink industry? Do you want to get  your product noticed by executives from Ireland’s top retail groups? Then Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit wants to hear your best elevator pitch!

We are searching for three brand new Irish businesses to pitch their products to hundreds of the top names in retailing.  If chosen, you will have five minutes to present your line to a captive audience of decision makers in the sector on-stage at Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit.

Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit takes place September 19, 2018 at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin.

In attendance on the day will be CEO’s, directors, and senior managers of retail teams within the convenience, food-to-go, deli, cafe, symbol group, supermarket, wholesaler, and forecourt retailing sectors.

Along with presenting your products to Summit 2018 delegates, you will also be invited to attend the conference and trade show on the day. Hear from seven inspirational international speakers and take full advantage of the opportunity to network and initiate new business connections.

For your chance to be one of the three start-ups reaching Ireland’s retail and convenience sectors at the 2018 Summit submit your details in the form below. Make sure you include photography of your product and up to 300 words on what inspired you to launch your business.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Deadline to enter is Friday, September 7.

Must be available September 19, 2018 to present your elevator pitch at Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dubin.

Only entrants with photography and description of what makes your product great will be considered. 

Must be showcasing a food or drink product and able to provide tastings at the event.

Only applicable for businesses started after September, 19, 2016 and registered in Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Product must not be already stocked in major supermarkets, symbol stores, or multiples.

Winners chosen by Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit panel  will be announced Wednesday, September 12.