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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



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





10.45 - 11.45

Session 2 - Making your pitch



Sean Gallagher, Entrepreneur



Barry McLoughlin, The Communications Clinic






Round table discussion




11.45 - 12.45 

Session 3 - Collaborate to Innovate



John McQuillan, Labtech



Ross Brennan, TCD






Round table discussion




Closing Remarks - Edel Creely, Ibec President/ Trinity Technologies