IBD, TUD & SETU Joint Event

Growth Opportunities in the Brewing & Distilling Industry for the Future Generation of Professionals

THURSDAY, 20 April 2023.13:00 - 16:00 BST

Booking deadline: 12 April 2023

By the Irish Section

Hybrid Event across 2 Campuses (in-person)

& Streamed Online (Zoom)

THURSDAY, 20 April 2023

13:00 - 16:00 BST


Campus arrival: ~13:00

Opportunity for campus tour: 13:15-13:50

Presentation: 14:00-16:00

Technological University Dublin

Park House, 191 N Circular Rd, Grangegorman, Dublin, D07 EWV4

Tour starts at the Reception area of Central Quad. The room for the 2pm event is CQ LG21


South East Technological University (Carlow Campus) 

Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Ireland

The Chamber Room, Haughton building


Attention students! Are you interested in working in the brewing & distilling industry?

If the answer is yes, you are invited to join an insightful day at Technological University Dublin or South East Technological University (Carlow Campus) and discover:

  • How you can start working in the brewing & distilling industry
  • What career paths are available and the development opportunities
  • What's going on currently in the industry


  1. Campus arrival: ~13:00
  2. Opportunity for campus tour: 13:15 - 13:50
  3. Event:14:00 - 16:00
  • IBD Introduction - Jan Hodel
  • Undergraduate programs & Post graduate programs      
    • SETU: Dr. Sinead Morris will give an overview of the undergraduate honours degree programme in brewing and distilling as well as Eoin Murphy presenting the student perspective
    • TUD: Undergraduate (Dr. Graham O'Neill) and Postgraduate (Dr. Ciara Walsh)
  • High level overview of SETU research topics - Dr. Sinead Morris
  • TU Dublin research section - Ekene Umego & Prof. Christine O'Connor
  • Opportunities and challenges in the industry, areas students could find a career path in or development skills for, or find solutions for problems - Dave Quinn


Why You Should Attend:

  • Discover what you can achieve in a career in the brewing & distilling industry
  • Find out what qualifications are available to help you start your career in the industry
  • Network with industry professionals and experienced academics



  • Jan Hodel, PhD, Product Development - Product Owner Pilz Global Distillery Automation
  • Dave Quinn, MSc Technical Director Irish Distillers - Pernod Ricard
  • Technological University Dublin:
    • Dr Catherine (Rena) Barry-Ryan, Senior Lecturer Food Product Development & Food Innovation Lab
    • Course chairs for both the UG program Dr. Graham O'Neill and PG program Dr. Ciara Walsh
    • TU Dublin researchers Ekene Umego, PhD Candidate at Technological University Dublin & Prof. Christine O'Connor, Head, Environmental Health and Safety Management, School of Food Science and Environmental Health, Technological University Dublin
  • South East Technological University:
    • Dr. David Ryan, Programme Director for the honours degree in Brewing and Distilling (SE521) at SETU
      Dr. Sinead Morris, SETU Researcher and Assistant Lecturer in Brewing and Distilling
      Eoin Murphy, Final year Brewing and Distilling Undergraduate student at SETU
      Richard Whyte, Design+ Technology Gateway Manager


Tickets: There are limited number of places for the laboratory tours so registration is essential.

  • Free to attend

Booking deadline:

  • In-person ticket: 12 April 2023
  • Virtual ticket: 9:30am, 20 April 2023