Brexit Event 21st June Aviva

Brexit Advisory Clinics

Enterprise Ireland has been running a number of Brexit Advisory Clinics across the country. The next clinic will take place in Dublin on June 21st in Dublin. The core objective of the Advisory Clinics is to provide information and practical support to companies all around the country to allow them take action to address their exposure to Brexit. Along with a series of practical seminars, the clinic provides the opportunity to get personalised advice specific to your business through one to one meetings of 40 minutes with independent experts across a number of business areas.


  • Dublin, Aviva Stadium, June 21st., 08:00 – 13:00 – REGISTER HERE


8:00Registration and Tea/ Coffee
8:15Pre-booked one to one meetings commence. Continued throughout the day.
8:30Welcome Address
Eoghan Hanrahan, Regional Director, Enterprise Ireland
8:50 –  9:50Financial and Currency Management
Moira Creedon, Author & Finance Faculty at IMI and Ryan Academy
Addressing the need through the use of a case study for strong currency and financial management in light of Brexit, insights into best practice and what immediate actions you can take to protect your business.
9:50 – 9:55Overview of SBCI Supports
John Madigan, Head of Marketing & Research, SBCI
An overview of the €300m Brexit Loan Scheme designed for Irish companies to implement the necessary changes to address the challenges of Brexit.
9:55 – 10:45Economic Market Outlook 2018 & Beyond – UK & Eurozone
Philip O Sullivan, Chief Economist, Investec Ireland
What is behind the data. An overview of the economic trends and prospects across both the UK and Eurozone

Market Development meets Market Diversification
SME Panel Discussion – Insights into on the market tactics and lessons learnt from SMEs as they look to build on their UK business but also diversify into new high growth markets and sectors.

10:45- 11:00Overview of LEO & EI Supports
An overview of the various supports available from the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and EI to mitigates some of the risks of Brexit but also take advantage of any opportunities.

Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise and Economic Development, Dublin City LEO
Manus Rooney, Senior Adviser, Brexit Unit, Enterprise Ireland

11:00 -11:20COFFEE BREAK
11:20 –


My Goods. My Supplier.
My IP. My People.
Customs – Insights into trading with a third country and what this means in practical terms for business.

Carol-Ann O’ Keeffe, Assistant Principal, Revenue Irish Tax and Customs

Intellectual Property & Data – the impact of Brexit from an IP viewpoint. How will the recognition and protection of this key asset be affected and what steps can I take now to safeguard it?

Peter Bolger, Head of IP, Technology and Privacy, LK Shields

12:10 – 12:55
Strategic Sourcing – Understanding and reviewing your Brexit sourcing arrangements to reduce costs, increase efficiency and potentially identify alternative suppliers.

Mike McGrathManaging Director, Arvo ‘Effective Procurement Delivered’

Brexit & the Free Movement of People – with the UK making the control of the movement of people a key objective, what does this mean for me and how do I make it work for my business.

Aoife Newton, Head of Corporate Immigration and Employment Law, KPMG

One to One Meetings

Pre-Booked 1:1 meetings with independent experts. These 40-minute meetings continuing throughout the day will provide you with an opportunity to discuss your capabilities in the 3 following areas and how you might improve them in light of Brexit:

1) Financial & Currency Management 

2) Strategic Sourcing

3) Customs, Transport & Logistics

4) Intellectual Property

5) People

These meetings should be attended by the CEO, CFO or other relevant member of the senior management team and must be pre-booked.

Meetings requested will strictly be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The knowledge we gained at the clinic enabled us to take some immediate action to prepare for Brexit. This included working more closely with our critical suppliers, as well as sourcing European components directly from Europe. These actions will make us more efficient by streamlining our sourcing arrangements and reducing costs

Nicola Lawless

CEO, Kerry Flyer

Attending the Brexit Advisory Clinic was invaluable to our company as it gave us an opportunity to listen to, discuss and evaluate our company’s specific ‘Brexit’ challenges with financial and logistics experts within SME’s sector. The meetings provided us with confidence that the commercial and financial decisions that we have taken to date are both timely and appropriate in response to our company’s exposure to Brexit. More importantly however, the meetings  specifically identified a customs compliance challenge, that we previously were unaware of, that will arise post Brexit.

Cathal Doherty

CFO, Nomadic Dairy