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The Small Firms Association, thanks to its unique position as part of Ibec, is delighted to launch Business Connect, a FREE business marketplace event taking place on 01 February at the Aviva Stadium. Suitable for businesses of all sizes, this is a great opportunity to improve your knowledge on:

  • B2B procurement
  • Pitching
  • Innovation partnerships

Register here.
 
We are delighted to have speakers from AIB, the Communications Clinic, Bid Services and more, including companies in the financial, technology, medical and textiles sectors. Ibec President Edel Creely will deliver the closing remarks. The event will be facilitated by Richard Curran, RTE's host of The Business.

As well as round table discussion at the end of each session where you can share your experiences, successes and challenges, there will also be ample time to network with hundreds of business people from companies of all sizes. You can speak with the SFA National Small Business Awards Finalists and see what sets them apart, as well as meeting our Awards sponsors Three, DHL, Energia, AIB, SEAI, Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Skillnets, who will all be exhibiting at the event.

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08.00 - 09.00

Registration 

 

09.00 - 09.15

Welcome - Richard Curran

 
 

Introduction - Sue O'Neill, SFA Chair 

 
     
09.15 - 10.15

Session 1 - Getting the contract

 

 

Dr Peter Brennan, Bid Services

 

 

AIB Merchant Services

 

 

Panel /Q&A

 

 

Round table discussion

 

   

 

10.15 - 10.45

COFFEE BREAK

 

   

 

10.45 - 11.45

Session 2 - Making your pitch

 

 

Sean Gallagher, Entrepreneur

 

 

Barry McLoughlin, The Communications Clinic

 

 

Panel/Q&A

 

 

Round table discussion

 

   

 

11.45 - 12.45 

Session 3 - Collaborate to Innovate

 

 

John McQuillan, Labtech

 

 

Ross Brennan, TCD

 

 

Panel/Q&A

 

 

Round table discussion

 

     

12.45

Closing Remarks - Edel Creely, Ibec President/ Trinity Technologies

 
     

13.00

LUNCH