Northern Ireland Food and Drink Export Council Peer-to-Peer Programme 2024

The Peer-to-Peer Programme from the Food and Drink Export Council (FDEC) in partnership with Invest Northern Ireland is bringing a panel of food and drink experts, guest speakers, and exhibitors to Cookstown in February 2024.

This free to attend event will help you build your exporting knowledge, provide networking opportunities with peers and allow you to get some valuable exporting tips, from experienced exporters in your sector.

You can expect:

  • Free interactive sessions on creating strategic export plans, identifying, and building relationships with distributors, and the Windsor Framework and what this means for your business.
  • Hear from business leaders, peers and experts in the food and drink sector to help you grow your exports. With keynote speakers including Joe McDonald, ASDA Northern Ireland, Bronagh Clarke, Kestrel Foods, and Carin Van Leeuwen, a seasoned Commercial Advisor and Private Label Strategist.
  • Guest panellists and hosts also include representatives from:
    • McColgans
    • Punjana / Thompsons Tea
    • Belfast Distillery Company
    • Mackle Snacks
    • Linwoods Health Foods 
    • UK Export Finance 
    • InterTradeIreland
  • Discover free support from Invest Northern Ireland and the Department for Business and Trade. As well as support available from a range of exhibitors including Mid Ulster Council, the Institute of Exports and International Trade, Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association, InterTradeIreland, Santander and more.
  • Enjoy lunch and networking with experienced exporters and experts in the food and drink industry.

Please note, spaces are limited and subject to DBT and Invest Northern Ireland approval.

Venue details:

CAFRE Loughry Campus 

76 Dungannon Rd


Northern Ireland 

BT80 9AE

Delivered in partnership between the Department for Business and Trade and Invest Northern Ireland on behalf of the Food and Drink Export Council.