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Packaging seminar for local food, drink and craft businesses 22 March 2012

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is hosting a free seminar on packaging on Thursday 19th April, from 7pm to 9.30pm at DEFA’s offices at Thie Slieau Whallian, Foxdale Road, St Johns.

The seminar will focus on design, branding and market research in relation to packaging, with presentations from Mainstream Financial Media and PR and DNA Design Consultants. Speakers from the Isle of Man Soap Company, Greeba Farm Ltd (mushroom producer) and Brassica Foods (producer of Ellerslie Oil) will share their experiences of sourcing and designing their packaging materials. Peter Birch from The Original Manx Fudge Factory will provide a report from his recent visit to a packaging exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham. The seminar seeks to encourage an exchange of good ideas and contacts, to help local food and drink producers with this very important aspect of their business.

DEFA Minister, Phil Gawne, MHK said:

“I hope that this seminar provides new ideas and insights for Manx food, drink and craft businesses, whether they are at an early stage of their development or are reviewing their existing brand and packaging. Apart from the input from the speakers, it is an opportunity to share good practice and contacts so I hope that everyone will learn something new and useful as a result of attending the seminar”.

Anyone interested in attending should contact DEFA on 685856 or 687343 or kim.etherton@gov.im or audrey.fowler@gov.im to book a place.

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