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The #MEW2015 Business Conference & Expo takes place in the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim on Thursday 19th November from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Speakers and Panelists

#MEW2015 Business Conference & Expo – Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim – 19/11/15

AGENDA

8.30am – Registration / Business Expo Starts

9.00am – Conference Starts – Opened by Jackie Maguire – Meath Co Co – CEO

9.20pm – Panel 1 – ‘Entrepreneurship’ – How can we do it better? – Q&A’

Chaired by Gavin Duffy – MediaTraining.ie

  • BookBuzz / Strategy Crowd – Ron Immink – CEO
  • Hand on Heart Enterprises – Jamie Regan – CEO
  • Network Ireland – Lorraine Murphy – President Louth/Meath Branch
  • GEN Ireland / GEW – David Bradley – Co-Founder

10.00 – Schools competition (Best Food-Digital-Tech business idea / concept)

10.10am – Business Expo / Networking

10.30 – Panel 2 – ‘Digital / Navan Digital Hub’ – How do we get connected? –  Q&A’

Chaired by John Kennedy – Silicon Republic

  • DigitalFoodie.ie / SocialMedia.ie – Conor Lynch CEO
  • Irish TV – Pierce O’Reilly – Co Founder / MD
  • FlasheForward Communications – Fiona Ashe – Director
  • Callmetrics – Bernard O’Reilly – MD

11.10 – Schools Presentation (MCC – Digilabs)

11.15am – Business Expo / Networking

11.30 – Panel 3 – ‘Food Innovation / Boyne Valley Food Hub’ – Q&A’

Chaired by Brian Purcell – BP Communications

  • Epicom – John Cunningham – MD
  • Meade Potato Company – Eleanor Meade – Director
  • Boyne Valley Foods – John Harkin – CEO
  • Headfort Arms / Boyne Valley Food Series – Olivia Duff – Director

12.30pm – Break for Business Expo / Networking / Artisan Buffet Lunch

Host for the afternoon – Brian Purcell – BP Communications

1.45pm – Conference Re-Starts – Opened by Minister Damien English TD

2.00pm – GEN Ireland / GEW2015 – David Bradley

2.05pm – Keynote 1 – Kauffman Foundation – Dane Stangler – VP of Research & Policy

  • Video Link to Jonathan Ortmans – GEN President & Senior Fellow at Kauffman Foundation (TBC)

2.30pm – Panel 4 – ‘Research & Innovation – Developing World Class Startups’

Chaired by – Maree Morrissey – GEN Ireland / GEW

  • Kauffman Foundation – Dane Stangler – VP of Research & Policy
  • Mintel / OCO Global – Mark O’Connell – CEO
  • Innovation Delivery – Keith Finglas – Director
  • Enterprise Ireland – Michael Brougham – Director

3.30pm – Keynote 2 – AIB – Michael Doyle – Head of Business Banking

3.50pm – Keynote 3 – Chef / Entrepreneur – Richard Corrigan – MD

4.10pm – Keynote 4 – Mairead McGuinness MEP

4.25pm – Conference Closed by Joe English – LEO Meath – Head of Enterprise

4.30pm – Business Expo Closed

With over 70 exhibitors from the Food & Digital sectors, along with the leading state agencies and business support groups, this event is must for all aspiring entrepreneurs, startups and SME’s with ambitions for growth.

Meath Enterprise Week 2015 takes place across Meath from 16-19 November with events focusing on the main themes of Food, Digital & Entrepreneurship.

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