Brexit, Entrepreneurship and New Technology topics included.
Solution focused conference to concentrate on the role of small business.
ISME, the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association, today (15th October) launched its Annual Conference to be held at the RDS, Dublin 4, on Friday 13th November 2015. The title of this year’s conference is ‘SMEs – DARING TO SUCCEED’ and Charles Handy, the world renowned best-selling author and management guru will be the keynote speaker. The conference will focus on a number of themes, including Entrepreneurship, New Technology and Competitiveness.
Making the announcement, ISME CEO, Mark Fielding said that the Association was proud to have one of the giants of contemporary thought and international author headline the conference. “Charles Handy has authored 17 books and is one of the most sought after speakers. His books on management continue to change the way we view business and we are thrilled to have him”.
The conference (sponsored by FedEx Express) has a number of themes, – Brexit, using new technologies, exporting, SME experiences and competitiveness – which will be presented by a ‘who’s who’ of Irish business, economic commentators and SME practitioners themselves.
“Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are a driving force in improving economic growth,” says David Canavan, Senior Vice President Operations Europe, FedEx Express. “We are delighted to sponsor the ISME Annual Conference and want to support Irish entrepreneurs to develop increased confidence so they have the ability to succeed.
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Alison Bannon, Director/Product Specialist, John Bannon Ltd.
Tom Keogh, Managing Director,Keogh’s Crisps.
Keynote Address:The Second Curve.
Charles Handy, Writer, broadcaster and lecturer.
From Bricks to Clicks.
Ciara O’Brien, Journalist, Irish Times.
Mick Crean, Co-founder, Mick’s Garage.
The Great Debate: SMEs – Daring to Succeed.
Prof. Peter Clinch, UCD Professor of Public Policy & Chair of National
Donal O’Donovan Deputy Business Editor, Irish Independent.
Jim Power, Jim Power Economics Ltd.
Margaret E. Ward, Entrepreneur, journalist and broadcaster.
The Conference will be chaired by Matt Cooper, Journalist and Presenter on Today FM, on what promises to be a lively occasion.
As always, the conference programme has been designed with business people in mind and provides opportunities to network, do business with over 500 conference delegates and visit the extensive business expo area comprising of over 50 exhibitors.