Liam De Paor, Event Manager, B.Agr.Sc (Hons) graduate from UCD.

 

 Among his agribusiness achievements was the successful commercial introduction of baled silage with Volac.  His career also included employment with two Co-ops as technical advisor and General Manager respectively. He was also a director of Roscrea Bacon factory.

 

Liam De Paor is a former chairman of the Mid West branch and served on the National Council of the Irish Marketing Institute. He is also a former member of Macra na Feirme and a current member of the Agri Science Association, Guild of Agri Journalists, Public Relations Institute, RUAS Society and an Honorary Life Member of Harper Adams Ireland. 

 

Liam has considerable experience with organising farm seminars and attends most major Agri shows in Britain and Ireland with clients. These included the Agro Scot, Balmoral Show, Dairytech, Emerald Expo, IHFA Open Day, National Dairy & Livestock Shows, RUAS Winter Fair, Teagasc events, UK Livestock Event etc 

 

Shane Ganley, Digital Manager – Agribusiness of the Year 2017 – Rising Star

Shane is currently the General manager of Thats Farming Media and is also one of the founding members.

Thatsfarming.com comprises of a network of News, Properties, Videos, Funny Articles and soon to be launched APP, all targeted at Ireland’s farming community. Since it’s launch in Summer 2015, it has amassed over 100,000 Facebook followers & a hit rate which is growing massively on a monthly basis.

Thatsfarming.com are now known throughout Ireland & more recently, the UK, for high quality video content. Shane has worked on and directed 100’s of videos for the Agri industry and also directed Ireland’s first Facebook live show for the Agri Industry.

Shane was awarded the Rising Star of the year in Agribusiness at the 2017 Agribusiness Awards. The award was in recognition of work on numerous projects in the Agri Sector that overachieved in the industry.

Hugh Bagnall, Event Director – Total Expo

Total Expo are one of the leading Exhibition Services Companies who work on shows such as the Over 50’s Show and the Pregnancy and Baby Fair.

Hugh’s role involves the Sales and Marketing of their range of products and stands designs for shows and exhibitions such as the National Ploughing championship, at the  AVIVA, Citywest, Convention Centre Dublin, Cork City Hall, Croke Park, The Helix, RDS  etc.

Hugh comes from a family farming background in Co. Dublin.