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Lifetime Achievement Award for Irish Farmers Monthly publisher
A Lifetime Achievement Award was
presented to IFP Media publisher,
David Markey, at the 2017 Irish
Magazine Awards. Irish Farmers
Monthly, an IFP Media flagship
title launched in 1975 also
celebrated success at the annual event,
winning Digital Product of the Year for
its website, e-zine and app.
Mr Markey embarked on his magazine
business adventure in 1975 and, today,
IFP Media is one of the largest B2B
publishing houses in Ireland. In
accepting his award, Mr Markey said
that one of the keys to the company's
success over the past four decades has
been its determination to expand the
concept of agricultural publishing and,
furthermore, to extend beyond that.
Mr Markey commended the magazine
industry's tenacity, adaptability
and endurance. "For many, 2008
was your first experience of a
recession. You experienced, in my
opinion, the toughest recession in
generations. Ireland has now restored
its competitiveness and adapted to
the new reality. The biggest vote of
confidence in our future has come
from global corporate business, with
Google, LinkedIn and Facebook
opening offices in Dublin," he said.
"The advent of these online giants has
created new challenges for the media.
The magazine sector has had to evolve
during the past 10 years. I believe that
a huge opportunity lies ahead for our
industry that our best days are ahead
of us.
"Like Ireland, the magazine sector has
taken some heavy hits over the years,
but all of us are here, tonight, still
standing. There is a simple reason for
this. We are a sector that has always
punched above its weight. We are now
at a critical point where confidence in
the magazine sector is returning and
we need to embrace it."
IFP Media took home two additional
awards on the night: Business
Magazine of the Year for GP
Ireland, the official magazine of the
National Association of General
Practitioners, and B2B Editor of the
Year for Irishfood magazine. IFP Media
continues to expand its business
and, in 2018, is launching two new
divisions: Content Hub and Full House
Events. Commenting on the expansion,
IFP Media CEO, Rebecca Markey, said:
"IFP Media has a wealth of experience
in content creation and our new
Content Hub division will build on
that and expand the range of services
we offer industry in Ireland. We are
completing the circle with an events
division, which means IFP Media can
deliver a full suite of communications,
design and event services to clients.
We are extremely excited about the
future of the business and delighted
with the recognition of our work to
Irish Farmers Monthly
publisher, David Markey.
New exhibitors join Q8 Spring Farm Machinery Shows
The 2018 Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery Shows have seen
exhibition space almost sell out in record time, according to the
organisers, with new exhibitors joining each of the shows. The first
Q8 Spring Farm Machinery Show, taking place in Millstreet, Co
Cork on January 17-18, has already sold out of exhibition space. The
Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery Show in Fintona on January 24-25
will be celebrating its 20
New to this year's event at the Ecclesville Centre in Fintona will
be the Discover Stage, a platform to allow exhibitors to launch
new products and services as well as covering a range of topics
that are important within the industry such as farm safety and the
future. The show has attracted a host of new exhibitors, such as RA
Kennedy, which has secured the new JCB dealership for Northern
Ireland, and LIC, which specialises in dairy automation. The Q8
Oils Spring Farm Machinery Show in Cavan will take place in the
Cavan Equestrian Centre on January 31 and February 1.
Attending the show for the first time is Ballyward Plant Services,
which specialises in leading construction brands such as JCB,
Hanix and Hitachi. CMD Environmental will also feature for the
first time in Cavan, and will exhibit their wide range of water and
sewage treatment systems.
The final show in the Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery Show series,
taking place in the Eikon arena, Balmoral, will also welcome new
exhibitors. As with each of the Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery
Shows, Balmoral has attracted a range of new exhibitors, including
silage pit covering system specialist, RAMgen, and McGee
Farm Machinery Ltd, which will be exhibiting its range of Krone
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