Kildare County Council’s Economic Outlook Conference - September 12th

Osprey Hotel, Naas
Tuesday 12th September 2023
7.45am to 12.30pm

Join us to learn about growth strategies for 2024 and beyond as well as hearing from an impressive range of speakers. The owners and managers of businesses in County Kildare are being encouraged to use a free upcoming business breakfast seminar as an opportunity to start planning their growth strategies for next year.

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Kildare County Council’s Economic Outlook Conference

Tuesday 12th September 2023

7.45am - 12.30pm

Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 X40K

Kildare County Council, in association with Kildare Chamber, are hosting #Forward24, an Economic Outlook Conference which will focus on the ever-changing business environment. The #Forward24 seminar, which takes place in the Osprey Hotel from 7.45am on Tuesday 12th September, will have a number of high profile keynote speakers discussing how Kildare business owners and managers can adapt to them to deliver growth and sustainability for their businesses.


The event will inform, inspire and engage the key leaders and decision makers in Kildare businesses to take a proactive approach to business planning. The local insights provided, coupled with information on emerging supports from the agencies will support businesses to face any challenges 2024 might present with confidence.


The keynote speaker for the event is prominent economist and author, Jim Power. Jim will be joined on the morning by Chief Executive of Kildare County Council, Sonya Kavanagh, Justin Gleeson, Director of the All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) located at Maynooth University, the President of Kildare Chamber Mairead Hennessy, Enterprise Ireland CEO, Leo Clancy and Imelda Rey, Director of People and Change from Grant Thornton


The event will commence with a networking breakfast from 7.45am. The panel session will take place from 8.30am to 12.30pm. In addition, a number of stands will be available from state agencies outlining their offering of a range of supports to businesses.


Places at the #Forward24 breakfast seminar are FREE but spaces are limited.




Speakers include:


  • Jim Power - Jim Power Economics Limited
  • CE Kildare County Council Sonya Kavanagh.
  • Leo Clancy CEO Enterprise Ireland 
  • President of Kildare Chamber Mairead Hennessy 
  • Imelda Rey ,Director – People and Change,
  • Justin Gleeson, Director, All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO),Iontas Building, Maynooth University
  • Business Owner/Manager Panel
  • Management Team Kildare County Council panel