We’re delighted to announce our new event under INM Events; YOUR BUSINESS LIVE, which was launched this morning by Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen. SME’s form an integral part of our audience at INM. Vodafone Ireland join us as title sponsor for the event.
YOUR BUSINESS LIVE will realise the breadth of our portfolio of business content and gather our audience into a two-day SME event. Executives, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from around the country to network, learn and do business. YOUR BUSINESS LIVE is to take place on October 17th and 18th 2017 in the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin.
Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen, officially launched YOUR BUSINESS LIVE today, commenting: “I am delighted to launch this new event for Ireland’s SME’s, YOUR BUSINESS LIVE. SME’s employ 70 per cent of people working in the private sector. Central to the Irish economy and job creation, SME’s have shown great resilience and strong growth. At the same time, they continue to face significant challenges including external factors. As Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, I continue to address the need to support Ireland’s SME’s.”
The event is supported by Ibec for Irish Business, Small Firms Association (SFA) and Enterprise Ireland, reinforcing the aim of this event to create a new marketplace for the broad range of Irish SME’s – from start-up and micro, to small and medium businesses, as well as export led, across industry sectors. SME’s account for 99.8 per cent of all active businesses in Ireland.
YOUR BUSINESS LIVE 2017 will facilitate interaction and collaboration among business decision makers, start-ups, owners and managers, providing the opportunity for Irish SME’s to showcase innovative new products and services, in addition to gaining industry knowledge and insights. Networking events, workshops and high-level speaker seminars are set to engage a vibrant SME audience.
Claire Reynolds, Head of Small and Medium Enterprise at Vodafone Ireland, sponsors of YOUR BUSINESS LIVE, said: “We are very proud to sponsor the new ‘Your Business Live Event.’ This is a unique and important event which will not only give SME’s a platform to showcase their products and services, but also provide opportunity for knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking.
She added: “The SME sector is very important to Vodafone Ireland and we understand that SMEs need to be supported by a range of innovative technologies and converged communications solutions. One of the critical issues facing SMEs today is insufficient broadband access and we are working hard through our joint venture with ESB, SIRO, to provide a 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network with 1 gigabit speeds for the first time in Ireland. One of our key areas of focus is to support local businesses by investing and empowering local communities and delivering equality of access to 1 gigabit broadband speed as a key growth enabler.”
Cliona Carroll, Sponsorship and Events Manager, INM, commented: “We are delighted to have Vodafone Ireland on board as a title sponsor for YOUR BUSINESS LIVE. This new event presents a significant opportunity to engage SME’s in a format created by entrepreneurs. YOUR BUSINESS LIVE will celebrate the success of Ireland’s SME’s while also providing a diverse B2B platform to help businesses grow.”
Ireland’s top entrepreneurs are endorsing YOUR BUSINESS LIVE including: David Bobbett, H&K International; Brody Sweeney, Camile Thai; Ray Coyle, Largo Foods; Vincent Cleary, Glenisk; Eamon Moore, EMIT; and Greg Clarke, Digicom. Entrepreneur Sean Gallagher is Event Director.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities see www.yourbusinesslive.ie