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ISME Roadshows 2019




ISME will be bringing a series of Roadshows around the country during 2019. The Roadshows will provide an opportunity for businesses to network and enjoy talks and discussions from a selection of speakers. Admission to all of these events will be complimentary.

The seventh event will take place on Wednesday 28th August in The Imperial Hotel, Dundalk. We then follow the Roadshow to Carlow on Thursday 12th September in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort. These events will be held in partnership with Jobs.ie .

Register for the Dundalk event here:

Register for the Carlow event here:

Schedule for the day: 


8.30am – 9.00am Networking & breakfast

9.00am-9:10am  Neil McDonnell, ISME CEO, SME Lobbying, key issues for business & how ISME can help you.

9.10am- 9.20am Adam Weatherley, Learning and Development Manager, ISME Skillnet Training Update

9.20am- 9.30am Mark O’Connor, ISME HR Advisor, HR Update

9.30am – 9.40am Christopher Paye, General Manager, Jobs.ie – Recruitment for SMEs

Jobs.ie are working closely with SME’s to help them grow their businesses by providing them with a steady stream of talented and motivated candidates, with tailored offerings for ISME Members. Christopher will share his thoughts and ideas on how SMEs can recruit and retain staff.

9.40am- 10.10am  Brexit Panel Discussion with Moderator Neil McDonnell and:

Paul McMahon, Principal, McMahon Legal – Implications for business of hard or soft Brexit -Threats & Opportunities

Paul McMahon is the principal of McMahon Legal, solicitors, tax and legal consultants (mcmahonlegal.ie). Paul has practised as an Irish solicitor, an England and Wales solicitor and a tax consultant for many years, advising small to medium-sized businesses in a wide range of sectors. McMahon Legal is a member of Intertrade Ireland’s Brexit Start to Plan Voucher panel. He advises businesses in all sectors in relation to the risks and opportunities that Brexit brings for Irish business. Paul has written and published Brexit (An Irish Guide) (brexitlegal.ie) which is a comprehensive free website about Brexit for Irish business.

Derek Dunne, Custom Compliance Manager, Quality Freight Group

Derek Dunne is the Customs Compliance Manager for the Quality Freight Group. Having worked with Customs issues for over thirty years he is well placed to evaluate and navigate the potential challenges of Customs compliance post Brexit. Derek has worked with several companies helping them to achieve Customs Approved Economic Operator over the past number of years.

Denise Marron, InterTradeIreland

Denise Marron is the Brexit Project Manager at InterTradeIreland, running Brexit related events and clinics.

The next Roadshow is in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort.on 12th September.

Email your interest for these events to marketing@isme.ie