FBD Insurance confirms sponsorship for FCI Confex 2019


The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has confirmed the support of FBD Insurance for its biennial Conference and Exhibition (Confex), which will take place at the National Show Centre, Cloghran, Swords (adjacent to Dublin Airport) on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The FCI Confex theme will be ‘Contracting – A Vision for the Future’ and it will be focussed on providing Irish Farm & Forestry Contractors with a one-day event that will incorporate a series of information seminars coupled with a machinery exhibition.


The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has welcomed the support of FBD Insurance as the lead sponsor of the one-day event. FBD is Ireland’s leading farm and farm contractor insurance provider. FCI has worked closely with FBD Insurance to provide a tailor-made insurance support service to suit the needs of Irish contractors.


The FCI Confex 2019 which has been modelled on the success of the 2018 event as well as similar contractor-focussed events by contractor associations across Europe. Through its membership of CEETTAR, the European contractors association, FCI has been able to call on the support and expertise of contractor associations in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, all of who run similar biennial events.


The FBD Insurance supported FCI Confex 2019 will be staged again this year at the National Show Centre, Cloghran, Swords, which is adjacent to Dublin Airport. The facility includes a large covered display area, restaurant facilities and extensive hard standing car parking at a convenient location to the M50 and M1 motorways.


Speaking at the announcement of the FBD Insurance sponsorship announcement, Richard White, National Chairman of the Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) said; “We are delighted to have FBD Insurance support for our Confex 2019 as it recognises the important part that Farm & Forestry Contractors play in the Irish agri-food and rural economy. FCI is growing in membership and developing a support network based on the needs of Irish contractors.

“Our Confex 2018 with the theme, ‘Contracting – The Next 10 Years’, will provide Irish contractors with new information and advice in a structured way to help them to enhance their business to meet the needs of a changing agriculture and against the background of the new CAP Reform. We want to see our FCI members play a full part in the future development of the Irish agri-food industry and this can be achieved through access to the best information in order to best the best decisions for their contracting businesses.”


The FCI Confex 2018 which will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 has been planned to suit a time in the calendar of Farm & Forestry Contractors, ahead of the slurry spreading season and pre-Christmas. FCI maintains a database of more than 1,500 Farm & Forestry Contractors across the island of Ireland, all of whom will be invited to participate in the event.

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The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors of Ireland (FCI) will be staging its Conference and Exhibition 2019 (FCI Confex 2019) at the National Show Centre, beside Dublin Airport on Wednesday, 4 December 2019 with the sponsorship support of FBD Insurance

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