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Invitation - New York

From: Fionuala P.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 10:11 AM

IIBN Keynote Speaker Event:

We are delighted to announce that on Thursday September 23rd, David Bobbett, CEO of H&K International will be IIBN’s keynote speaker in New York

Full details regarding this event are as follows:

Date:  Thursday, 23rd September

Time:  6pm registration for a 6.30pm start

Venue:  Crowell & Moring, 590 Madison Avenue, 22nd Floor, New York.

Originally American owned, H&K International is a leading global supplier of stainless steel kitchen equipment to the food service industry. As CEO, David Bobbett led an Irish management buyout in 2002. He describes his biggest business achievement as dealing with a 50% drop in sales ten days after completing the MBO when their largest customer decided on a sudden change of strategy, with a drastic cutback in capital expenditure on new restaurants.

Bobbett restructured H&K to provide total restaurant solutions, incorporating manufacturing and logistics. The company now employs 970 worldwide with manufacturing and service office operations in Mexico, US, Canada, UK and most recently Indonesia. The Group Management and European Marketing are based in Dublin. H&K sales reached $345 million in 2007.

H&K delivers value driven restaurant equipment solutions into 70 countries, supporting 20,000 restaurants with their equipment needs. Their biggest customer is McDonald’s and other important customers are Subway, IKEA, Jason’s, Applebee’s and IHOP.  Bobbett is also a celebrated Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist.

This event is being generously hosted by Crowell & Moring and should you be able to attend please RSVP by return email.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,  


Fionuala Pender

Executive Director


3 Minster Court

Mincing Lane

London  EC3R 7DD


Connecting Irish Entrepreneurs Globally


IIBN is sponsored by Gates & Partners, Wingrave Yeats, CityJet, The One4all Gift Card and Powerscourt. 


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