Local Enterprise Week 2019


Local Enterprise Office South Dublin Schedule of Events for Local Enterprise Week running from March 4th – 8th

Local Enterprise Office South Dublin has a range of exciting events for start-ups and SMEs to celebrate Local Enterprise Week. Over 14,500 small businesses are expected to attend more than 380 events throughout the country for Local Enterprise Week 2019. Entrepreneurs of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, seminars, advice clinics and one-to-one mentoring throughout the week. #MakingitHappen

The focus of Local Enterprise Week is to increase awareness of the range of LEO supports and services available to micro and small enterprises


Highlights of Local Enterprise Week South Dublin include:

Leadership lessons from a Successful Manager

KennyThis is an exciting event to kick off South Dublin Enterprise Week

Stephen Kenny - The former Dundalk manager moved to the Football Association of Ireland at the end of the 2018 season to take on the role of Republic of Ireland U21 manager. Kenny, one of the most successful League of Ireland managers of all time, will move into the senior men's manager position in 2020. Kenny will lead a new-look U21 squad into their first competitive match of the campaign against Luxembourg on Sunday, March 24 at Tallaght Stadium.

Stephen will share his story about his journey so far and speak about the importance of goal setting and team building to achieve long term goals.

Hosted by: Stephen Kenny

Commentated by: Con Murphy, former RTE and current eirsport football commentator

When: Monday, March 4th, 7.30am – 10.30am

Where: Red Cow Moran Hotel

Admission Fee: €10

Breakfast will be included.

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Keith Barry

Mind Magic your Business Workshop with Keith Barry, World’s Leading Mentalist and Mind Hacker followed by South Dublin’s Local Enterprise Awards 2019

Keith's 'Mind Magic' keynote presentation involves 60% entertainment and 40% takeaway. The takeaway reveals to the audience how to unleash their subconscious potential to break through barriers and exceed expectations in both their business and professional lives. This format ends with a group visualisation exercise where the audience are taught how to achieve their goals and dreams on a subconscious level.

Keith has dedicated his life to being an expert in all of the mystery arts and is the only talent Worldwide to be a complete expert in magic, mentalism, hypnosis, escapology, brain hacking and deception. No one can figure out how he does what he does.  He has the rare and wildly entertaining ability to hypnotize anyone, anywhere, anytime.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to take your business to the next level. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

When: Wednesday 6th March 6.00pm

6pm7pm Light refreshments

7pm - 8pm Keith Barry Workshop

8pm9pm Local Enterprise Awards presented by Keith Barry

Where: Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Oldbawn, Dublin 24

Fee Admission: €10

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Niamh Barry

How to Tell Your Brand Story – The Power of Story Telling by Niamh Sherwin Barry – The Irish Fairy Door Company

Storytelling is an incredibly effective way of helping your customer to connect to your brand and is often overlooked. Find out how Niamh Sherwin Barry, co-founder of The Irish Fairy Door Company discovered, through social media just how valuable it was in building her company’s community.

Niamh has been working with children since 2002. She is a qualified Montessori Teacher and has also run her own business teaching music classes to under 5’s through a Jo Jingles franchise. Encouraging children to use their imagination again is something that Niamh is very passionate about. The use of technology is taking over our children’s minds and it is her mission to bring the imagination back and to enable children to play like they used to. Niamh looks after brand and heads up the social media, customer services and PR teams

When: Tuesday 5th March 9.30am -12.30pm

Where: Aras Chronain, Watery Lane, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

Fee Admission: €10

Light refreshments will be served.

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Bobby HealyInfluences of new Technologies on new Businesses by Bobby Healy, Entrepreneur

Bobby Healy, the Entrepreneur and former Chief Technology Officer at CarTrawler, is an experienced inventor, investor and technology entrepreneur specialising in travel technology. After selling his travel technology business – Eland Technologies – to industry giant SITA, Bobby joined CarTrawler as CTO in 2005 through a management buy-in and led the strategy and product development since its formation.

CarTrawler is now by far the largest B2B provider of ground transportation ancillary products to the airline industry in the world and has been through two highly successful management buy-outs under his tenure. Bobby is now building the world’s largest logistics platform which will use drones to deliver food and other items from local stores directly to doorsteps. It promises to revolutionise the food and local produce industry. Learn from Bobby Healy how the influences of new technologies will impact new businesses.

When: Thursday 7th March, 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Where: Maldron Hotel, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24   

Fee Admission: €5

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