Innovation Practice Group visit to Kerry, 28th September

We have a golden opportunity coming up to visit one of the icons of Ireland’s innovating food & beverage sector – Kerry Taste & Nutrition – at their Global Technology & Innovation Centre. This Innovation Practice Group visit, organised exclusively for IRDG members, takes place in Naas, on Friday 28th September 2018, from 8.30am to 1.30pm.

Kerry were a founding member of IRDG back in 1992 and we have a strong history together.

About Kerry Global Technology & Innovation Centre (opened 1st Oct 2015)

The Global Technology & Innovation Centre at Naas serves as a focal point for Kerry’s customer engagement activities providing key customers with access to the Group’s complete breadth and depth of technologies, scientific research, innovation and applications expertise, across food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. It serves as the Group’s Global Centre of Excellence for Nutrition and will optimise product differentiation in the marketplace while providing unrivalled speed to market. The €100m project, is the largest single investment in food innovation ever by a company in Ireland.

Why will this visit be interesting?

This visit is purely focused on innovation, and will be of relevance to all those leading innovation and R&D. You will meet the CEO & President of the Kerry Europe business, alongside functional heads in Research & Development, Technology & Innovation, and Market Research.

During the course of the visit, you will participate in various sessions, including:

• An overview of the Kerry business and the establishment of the Global Technology & Innovation Centre
• How Kerry is leading the way in Innovation – how do they do it? Culture, processes, collaboration etc.
• How consumer insights are helping to shape innovation in the Food & Beverage industry
• A detailed and comprehensive tour of the facility
• Networking with Kerry Taste & Nutrition leadership and other member guests


Places are extremely limited on this visit, so please join the waiting list if they are booked out, and we will come back to you if we can accommodate you.  Note this event is strictly members only.