#MEW2018 Business Conference & Expo Knightsbrook Hotel 15th November

Meath Enterprise Week 2018 (#MEW2018) takes place across Meath from 12-16 November with various events focusing on the main themes of driving ‘Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Regional Development’ through collaboration, clustering and creative thinking.

The highlight of the week is the #MEW2018 Business Conference & Expo which takes place in the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co Meath on Thursday 15th November 2018 from 8.30am to 4.00pm.

With leading entrepreneurs and enterprise development experts sharing their wisdom through a selection of panel discussions, workshops and presentations, this event is must for all aspiring entrepreneurs, startups and SME’s with ambitions for growth.

The business expo will include almost 70 exhibitors from the Food, Digital, Tech and Services sectors along with the relevant state agencies and business support groups who will be on hand to help you understand how best to start or scale your business.

So whether your looking to launch a new startup, scale an existing business or just expand your network, the #MEW2018 Business Conference & Expo on Thursday 15th November 2018 is the place to be – and its FREE!

 

AGENDA

 8.30am– Registration / Business Expo Starts

9.00am– Conference Starts – Opened by Cllr Tom Kelly – Meath County Council – Cathaoirleach

9.10am– Welcome to #MEW2018 by our host – Brian Purcell – BP Communications – CEO

9.15am– Brexit Update – Minister Helen McEnteeTD – Minister for European Affairs at Dept of An Taoiseach

9.30pm –Panel 1 – ‘The Challenges & Opportunities facing Regional Enterprise Development’

Each Panelist will have an opportunity to give a 3 minute description of their business / venture / organisation.

Chaired by Brian Purcell

  • Panelist / Speaker 1 – Joe English – Meath Local Enterprise Office
  • Panelist / Speaker 2 – Siobhan Keogh – Mid-East Regional Skills Forum
  • Panelist / Speaker 3 – Conor Cogan – The Bearded Man
  • Panelist / Speaker 4 – Keith Finglas – Innovation Delivery

10.15am– Business Expo / Networking

10.20am– Seminar 1 – (Hugh de Lacy Suite) – Dr Ken Germaine – Accessing EU Funding Opportunities

10.50am– Seminar 2 – (Hugh de Lacy Suite) – Yemi Adenuga – Ethnic Diversity Business Fair

 11.20am– Guest Speaker – Minister Damien EnglishTD – Minister for Housing & Urban Development

11.45am– Panel 2 – ‘The importance of Structured Networking & Peer to Peer Learning in Business’

Each Panelist will have an opportunity to give a 3 minute description of their business / venture / organisation.

Chaired by Brian Purcell

  • Panelist / Speaker 1 – John Cunningham – Epicom
  • Panelist / Speaker 2 – Michael Brougham – Enterprise Ireland
  • Panelist / Speaker 3 – Paula McCaul – Meath Chamber
  • Panelist / Speaker 4 – David Downes – UMAC Systems
  • Panelist / Speaker 5 – Louise French – EO Ireland

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

1.45pm– Conference Re-Starts – Opened by Brian Purcell

1.50pm– Presentation of Awards for the #MEW2018 Student Enterprise Challenge

Proudly supported by Meath Enterprise, Prepaid Financial Services, AIB and JM Foods

2.30pm– Panel 4 – ‘How do we build thriving Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in the Regions’

Each Panelist will have an opportunity to give a 3 minute pitch of their business / venture / organisation.

Chaired by – Brian Purcell

  • Panelist / Speaker 1 – Gary O’Meara – Meath Enterprise
  • Panelist / Speaker 2 – Orla Casey – Momentum Consulting
  • Panelist / Speaker 3 – Noel Moran – Prepaid Financial Services
  • Panelist / Speaker 4 – Lisa Rowntree – ACE Enterprise Park
  • Panelist / Speaker 5 – Dermot Ryan – AIB

3.20pm– Guest Speaker – TBC

3.40pm – Conference Closed – Final Remarks

4.00pm – Business Expo Closed

REGISTER HERE 

If you would like to enquire about exhibiting at this event the please contact Felicia on 046 907 3753 or email felicia@meathenterprise.ie