A Future in the Business World (Full Day Conference) - Tuesday 8th March

Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire
Enterprise Week

A Future in the Business World (Full Day Conference). Book a place at this conference, which is taking place as part of Local Enterprise Week 2016 from 9.30am - 6.30pm on Tuesday 8th March in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire.

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A Future in the Business World - (Full Day Conference)

Date:Tuesday, 8th March
Time:9.30am - 6.30pm
Venue:Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire

(Complimentary car parking available in the Hotel car-park)

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Conference Facilitator:  Aileen O'Meara (Aileen O'Meara Media and formerly RTE)

FULL AGENDA: 'A Future in the Business World' Conference - 8.3.16



10.00am - 2.00pm

Business Mentoring Clinics (BOOKED OUT)

We will be offering attendees (on a first come basis) a 30 minute one to one clinic with a Mentor. Upon registration for this event, attendees will be offered one of these appointments and can book under one of the following topics:

  • General Business Advice (business start-up, sales, marketing, HR)
  • Finance (taxation, funding, general accountancy advice)
  • Digital Marketing (Search Engine Optimisation, Online Advertising, Social Media). 

10.00am - 2.00pm

Business Supports Expo

Drop in and check out all the supports available to start-ups and existing businesses.

Come Meet our Exhibitors!

  • Credit Review Office
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Dept. of Social Protection
  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Co Co
  • Failte Ireland
  • Halo Business Angel Network
  • Ireland's Domain Registry
  • Irish Exporters Association
  • Irish Patents Office
  • Linked Finance
  • Local Enterprise Office
  • Microfinance Ireland
  • Plato Dublin
  • Revenue
  • Skillnets
  • Southside Partnership

10.00am - 11.00am

Bobby Kerr II

'Career Twists' - Panel Discussion

Join in this vibrant panel discussion on the topic of resilience, change and career opportunites in later life:-

  • Bobby Kerr, Insomnia, Newstalk 106-108fm & Former Investor on RTE's Dragon's Den
  • Peter McParland, Preception Consulting
  • Niall Glynn, Business Mentor 

Whether it is setting up a business, investing in a business or mentoring those new to business, this discussion should resonate with anyone reviewing their career options going forward.

11.30am - 12.30pm

Guest Speaker:

'Global Mega Trends
- Transforming the World we work in'

Based on the ‘World’s Top Global Mega Trends’  this is a must see for any business concerned with future strategy. Get to know our changing business environment, and ensure your business can innovate, plan and position for the future’

Prsented by Iain Jawad, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Frost & Sullivan Consultants

Ian Jawad

Iain has 20 years of general management and business experience experience with expertise in New Market Expansion and New Proposition Development. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan he has held a range of senior positions within scientific publishing. He holds an MBA from Henley Management College (Henley, UK) and a BA (Hons) from York University, (York, UK)

Frost & Sullivan have spent more than 50 years guiding Companies towards transformational growth. Discover the ‘next big thing’ with Iain’s enlightening talk on emerging growth industries, and top technology opportunities. Ensure your positioned for the future.

12.30pm - 2.00pm


2.15pm - 3.45pm

'Where can I get Funding?' - Panel Discussion

Find out what your funding options are. Listen to people who can help with funding and support schemes for start-ups and existing businesses.

Panellists Include:

  • Tom O’ReillySales, Linked Finance
  • Ken Dobson, Credit Operations Manager, Microfinance Ireland
  • Dave Brennan, Business Taxes Policy & Legislation, Revenue
  • Peter Geoghegan,  Department of Social Protection
  • Eibhlin Curley, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office
  • Deirdre O’Neill, Enterprise Ireland
  • Michael Culligan, HALO Business Angel Network
  • Bryan Maybury, Bibio Consultants Ltd

4.00pm - 5.15pm

Key Note Address:

'Managing Change, Resilience
& Being at your Best'

Be inspired – don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of Ireland’s most respected, trusted and well-liked commentators on personal development and organisation, cultural and societal change.

Gain an insight in how to be at your best in our changing and challenging world. Full of practical solutions based on scientific knowledge and experience this is a ‘must hear’ event.

Presented by Maureen Gaffney

Maureen Gaffney

Maureen Gaffney is a clinical psychologist by profession, has worked for many years in Trinity College Dublin as Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology and a former Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Society at University College Dublin.

Over the past ten years she has divided her time between her own consultancy business and a number of state and other boards. She works with companies on developing programmes of leadership and emotional intelligence; managing diversity, change and transitions; and offers a programme of Executive Coaching. She has worked with companies in Ireland, the UK, Israel, and the US.

Drawing on her vast experience of working with people and organisations, and on a fascinating body of recent research, She has also written ‘Flourishing’ published by Penguin, a gripping, stimulating and inspiring manifesto on how to flourish and why we need to.

5.30pm - 6.30pm

Followed by Networking & Refreshments

Trailblazers! Meet our Enterprise Pioneers

National Enterprise Awards:
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Final

Our 6x County Finalist Businesses compete for a place at the National Finals of the LEO Enterprise Awards taking place this June in the Aviva Stadium!

The awards showcase and celebrate the achievements of small business owners from across the country.