Insights on seafood exports at BIM Seafood Development Centre

Eight seafood processing companies have gained valuable insights on breaking into the French and UK markets at a workshop hosted in BIM Seafood Development Centre, Clonakilty, Co Cork.

Visiting guest speaker Francois Denis, a renowned French innovation expert, addressed the specific needs of the companies with a focus on expanding their business in France.

The workshops functioned as “tailored innovation surgeries” on the specific challenges presented with launching new products in the French market.

Innovation expert Mike Burthet advised participants on selling in the UK market in the Brexit environment.

Attendees also gained insights on product research from Aiden Lee, MD of Eolas International, and on new product development from Daniel Emerson, MD of Stonewell Cider.

Participating companies included Sofrimar, Ballycotton Seafoods, Irish Seaspray, Atlantis Seafoods, Irish Fish Canners, Island Seafoods Morgan’s Fine Fish and Goatsbridge Trout.

All companies were given support from BIM’s seafood technologists to discuss projects in the pipeline and plans for 2017 on new product development and innovation.


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