IAMB Conference a huge success

Conference well attended

The Gala ball. Over 170 attended

The IAMB Conference held recently in the Ritz Carlton Powerscourt was a huge success with everyone attending saying how informative and interesting the whole weekend was.

At the Conference on Saturday morning the FCBA president Mr Sean Stafford received the chains of office from the outgoing President Mr Niall Irwin.

Niall Irwin told the gathering that he thoroughly enjoyed his term of office and wished Sean every success in his term as President.

Sean Stafford mentioned during his speech, that one of his aims was to bring the different associations of the trade in Ireland, to work closer together, and for greater unity among the trade as a whole.

We had several speakers at the conference on the morning. First up was Andy Pollard from AB Mauri.

Andy spoke of the integration on Cereform into the AB Mauri group, and explained the challenges and benefits of same.

Next up was Rachael Drury from Elsair who spoke on the topic "Turning bakery waste into Bio-Fuel".

This was most interesting although the company are not quite ready to receive the bakery waste just yet, they are sowing seeds and preparing the ground for this unique venture.

Lastly from the Scottish association of Bakers was Alan Clarke. Alan gave us a unique view into their association, and gave a very passionate speech on how they integrated their associations into one voice for the trade in Scotland.

All of these presentations plus photographs and more details from the weekend to follow.Speeches from conference to follow also.

Mr. Alan Clarke from the Scottish Bakers Association delivers a passionate presentation


Newly elected President Mr. Sean Stafford receives chains of office from outgoing President Mr. Niall Irwin

Mr. Brian Irwin delivers a talk at conference

To view the Elsair Presentation click here

FCBA presentation Oct 2012 (1)



FCBA IBA trip planned

The FCBA are planning a trip to the IBA exhibition in Munich 2012.



Sunday 16th September                                Dublin / Munich               1620 1940

Wednesday 19th September                       Munich / Dublin               2020 2150


The quote, including airfare, taxes, charges and the baggage fee, is € 224.25 per person.  This quote is guaranteed for 7 days when requested.


  • This quote will expire at 16.00 Hours on the 7th day following the date of quotation.   Once this deadline has been reached the quote cannot be extended and a new quote will be required.


  • Once the quote is accepted a contract must be signed and returned to Aer Lingus, committing to 100% utilization of the seats that are booked.  Payment in full is required regardless of whether all seats are utilized.


- Please note that once the booking is made, you are liable to pay in full for 100% of the seats booked, even if all the seats are not utilized.


  • Tickets can only be issued once full payment has been received for the entire group.


  • No Refunds are permitted in the case of seats not being utilized other than refunds of taxes and charges, which will incur the applicable Refund administration fee. Tax refund requests must be made within 1 month of the latest travel date.


  • Fees are non refundable.


·         Itinerary changes are only permitted provided that they relate to the entire group and are subject to the payment of the applicable change fee plus any applicable fare difference. No changes are permitted within 1 month of departure.


  • The name report must be provided no later than 10 days prior to departure. All names (which must include First & Last Name) will be required by email to groupnames@aerlingus.com in the correct format. Please note reminder messages will not be sent requesting names prior to deadline.



A bag levy is included in the fare quotation for all bookings made ex Ireland to Europe and the UK.  Please consult aerlingus.com for the most up-to-date details of Aer Lingus’ baggage policy.


Accommodation Details:
Mercure Hotel Muenchen Altstadt ***

This quietly located, 3-star Superior hotel Munich’s Old Town is just a 3-minute walk from the famous Marienplatz square. It offers air-conditioned rooms, high-speed internet, and a 24-hour bar.A large, tasty breakfast buffet is on offer at the Mercure Hotel München Altstadt every day. The Coffee-Bar serves a variety of drinks and snacks.The modern rooms of the Mercure Hotel feature flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi internet. Minibars include free mineral water.An underground garage is located opposite the Mercure München Altstadt. 450 metres away, the Marienplatz City Rail Station provides direct links to Munich Central Train Station and Munich Airport.

Double: 120 per person per night

Bed and Breakfast

Coach Transfer


Transfer from Airport to the Hotel on 16th September


E 10 per person


Total E 595 per person.


I will call you later today to go through this with you in detail.


Kind Regards