SME Annual Conference 2013
“Making Ireland Work – SMEs Leading the Way”
The Conference for Owner-Managers
Royal Dublin Society (RDS),
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Friday, 8th November 2013
8.00am – 2.30pm
ISME Members: €110
Additional delegate: €90
Non Member: €190
Additional delegate: €155
Conference Chairman: Matt Cooper, Presenter, “The Last Word”, Today FM, journalist and author.
8.30am – 8.40am Chairman’s Introduction.
Eamonn Kielty, Chairman, ISME.
8.40am – 9.15am Branding: Size Doesn’t Matter.
John Fanning, Lecturer in Branding and Marketing Communications, Smurfit Business School.
9.15am – 10.45am Ireland Post Troika – What lies ahead.
Dr. Gints Apals, Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to Ireland.
Tom Healy, Director, Nevin Economic Research Institute.
Prof, John McHale, Chair, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.
Conall Ó Móráin, Presenter, “Sunday Business Show”, Today FM.
Q & A
10.45am – 11.30am Exhibition, Networking & Refreshments.
11.30am – 12.00pm Working For Ireland.
Fintan O’Toole, Literary Editor, The Irish Times.
12.00pm – 1.30pm SMEs Leading the Way.
Paula Fitzsimons, Owner, Fitzsimons Consulting.
Ceara McNeela , MD, Asgard Industrial Systems.
Prof. Diarmuid Hegarty, President, Griffith College.
Liam Griffin , MD, Griffin Group.
Q & A
1.30pm Exhibition, Networking & Light Lunch