Trading Online Regional Event

Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny

This is a major free regional event organised in partnership by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Local Enterprise Office Kilkenny. Hear from experts from Done Deal, RTÉ, and Shopify Plus.

This event is no longer available

Hear from experts from Done Deal, RTÉ, and Shopify Plus on how to target your customers online and tips on how to develop your trading online business. Learn about the Government support available under the Trading Online Voucher Scheme and hear from local businesses who’ve successfully participated in the Scheme. With training, advice and networking opportunities throughout, this free-to-attend event will provide you with practical advice on the methods of trading online presence and the benefits no matter what your business.

MC, Noel Davidson, The Entrepreneurs Academy. Exhibition stands and networking opportunities with other business. Refreshments and light lunch provided.

This event is open to small business in Kilkenny and surrounding counties who would like to learn about trading online. The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is Government initiative developed and funded by the Department and available in Local Enterprise Offices nationwide. It aims to help small businesses with no or limited online presence to trade online. Businesses who are eligible, can apply for a Trading Online Voucher through their LEO following attendance at this event (subject to terms and conditions of the scheme).

The event is open to:

  • Prospective TOVS applicants (attendance at this event will satisfy the requirement to attend an information session)
  • Prospective TOVS applicants who previously attended an information session but who did not apply for a voucher 
  • Start-ups (next year’s prospective TOVS applicants)
  • Other small businesses who are not eligible to apply for a TOV but may benefit from some trading online advice
  • Suppliers
  • TOVS practitioners


Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny - Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

MC Noel Davidson, The Entrepreneurs Academy

09:30     Registration - tea/coffee, pastries on arrival

Introduction & Welcome

10:00 Fiona Deegan, Head of Enterprise – LEO Kilkenny

10:05 Video Message - Denis Naughten T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

10:10 Stephen Brennan – Chief Digital Advisor, Department of Communications

Part 1                    10:10am – 11:40am

10:20 Noel Davidson - Training

10:50 Case Study Panel 

11:05 Industry Expert 1 

11:15 Industry Expert 2 

11:25 Round-up        


11:30 Light lunch / networking opportunity / visit stands


Part 2                    12:00pm – 12:55pm

12:00 Noel Davidson – Training incl. Trading Online Voucher

12:30 Case Study Panel (2-3 case studies on stage for Q&A with Noel)

12:45 Industry Expert 3 (5-10 mins presentation, keep questions for end)

Part 3                    12:55pm – 1:30pm

Panel Discussion: Industry experts