Irish SMEs will gain valuable insight into the ‘tech trends’ of 2015 from some of Ireland’s leading technology thinkers at the opening event of one of this year’s largest Enterprise Weeks.
Fingal Enterprise Week 2014, organised by Fingal Local Enterprise Office and running from October 6th to 10th, will launch five days of events with the ‘Future Tech Trends’ breakfast meeting, aimed at helping business owners and managers identify key technological developments that will affect their business in 2015 and beyond.
Fingal Enterprise Week 2014 is sponsored by Vodafone Ireland, Regus, Bank of Ireland and Newstalk.
With new technologies, platforms and software emerging on a daily basis, the opportunities for small Irish businesses are substantial but can also be perilous. Facilitated by QED Training’s Noel Davidson and featuring Senior Account Strategist at Google, David O’Mahony; John Beckett, Owner and Founder of Eirtight, an award-winning web and mobile technology and software development services provider and technology commentator, Andy O’Donoghue, the ‘Future Tech Trends’ panel discussion will help SMEs navigate the rapidly changing global Tech landscape.
“It is vital for small business that they stay up to date on what is emerging in terms of technology but with many demands on their time, other aspects of the business are often prioritised. Fingal Enterprise Week is structured so that SMEs can learn from industry experts but also take the opportunity to assess how best they can develop their business going forward. Technology-focused events such as ‘Future Tech Trends’ are important in helping unravel some of the mystery for Ireland’s small business and keep them ahead of the curve.” says Oisin Geoghegan, Head of Fingal Local Enterprise Office.
The ‘Future Tech Trends’ panel discussion is taking place at the Helix in Dublin City University from 7.30am to 10am on Monday, 6th October. A nominal booking fee of €10 will apply.
Meanwhile, the Fingal Local Enterprise Office will also run a series of Social Media and Digital Marketing Workshops throughout Fingal Enterprise Week, supporting small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in developing their digital skills. Full details can be found at www.fingalenterpriseweek.ie
Other highlights of Fingal Enterprise Week include ‘Fingal Start-Up Day’, in association with Vodafone Ireland, a full day tailored to the needs of those in the process of setting up a new business.
The ‘Success Leaves Clues’ networking event, hosted by broadcaster Ian Guider and featuring Keynote Speaker, Sean Gallagher will reveal the Fingal Enterprise Award winner for 2014 as well as the Winners representing Fingal in the €2million ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition.
‘Strategic Thinking’ will be the topic of discussion for Nicola Byrne, co-founder and Chief Executive of 11890, while communications expert Terry Prone of The Communications Clinic will head a panel of PR and branding specialists in ‘Get Noticed’.
New to the line-up this year is ‘The Next Generation of Innovators’, a workshop welcoming young aspiring entrepreneurs from local primary and secondary schools, as part of the Fingal Student Enterprise Awards Programme. The new ‘Ethnic Enterprise’ event is designed specifically for people of various ethnic backgrounds, living in Ireland and who are considering starting a business in the capital.
Fingal Enterprise Week 2014 is taking place in venues across Fingal with online bookings and more information on the full schedule at www.fingalenterpriseweek.ie. Places are limited and only nominal fees apply so early booking is advised. The official Facebook account is www.facebook/LEOFingal, Twitter is @LEOFingal and the official hashtag is #few14.
For further information, please contact Engage Ireland
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