Meat Business Women announce key industry leaders to speak at two UK & Ireland events

Meat Business Women have announced their next two networking events in 2022, backed by leading speakers in the meat industry.

Ranjit Singh Boparan, founder of 2 Sisters Food Group will address delegates at an evening dinner networking event on Thursday 6th October in Solihull.

Ranjit founded 2 Sisters Food Group in 1993 and after rapid growth, it is now listed 9th on the Sunday Times Top Track 100 and is one of the largest food companies in the UK by turnover.

Attendees will also see the winner of the One to Watch prize awarded on the evening. The prize recognises an aspirational woman in the meat industry who is making an impact in her place of work.

Ranjit will talk about key leadership lessons, talent attraction and retention into the meat industry and give his insights into the future of the meat and poultry sector. As a judge of the One to Watch prize, Ranjit will also address attendees on talent traits coming up through the pipeline of talent in the meat industry.

The evening will give attendees a chance to network, enjoy a three-course dinner as well as have a professional headshot taken for their own use.

Dublin networking event

Kevin Cahill, Managing Director, ABP Ireland & Poland, Noreen Lanigan, Director, Europe & North America, Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board and Sorcha Donnelly, Commercial Director at Kepak Group, Board Member Bord Bia have been announced as the guest speakers at Meat Business Women’s first networking event in Dublin since 2019.

The afternoon networking event will take place on Thursday 8th September at The Radisson Blu Dublin Airport and is supported by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board.

After a successful event in 2019, Meat Business Women planned to return to Ireland in 2020, only for the global pandemic to put a stop to plans.

The event will be themed around ‘The Challenge of Change’. Delegates will hear from industry leaders on the changes in the meat sector, and how they deal with change both professionally and personally.

Kevin Cahill will address delegates and give insight on key challenges over the past 12 months, current challenges in processing and how the industry is evolving. Noreen Lanigan will give a red meat update, including key considerations from domestic markets and export markets for Ireland and thoughts on where the sector is heading over the next few years and Sorcha Donnelly will talk about her personal experiences in the sector as the first female meat board member and future challenges and opportunities for achieving gender balance in the meat industry.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to strengthen their network and connect with the wider Meat Business Women community and other industry professionals in a facilitated networking session.

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