Seminar 5: Finance / Funding / Regulations / Market Intelligence, Regulations, Market Inteligence and Business Exellence

  • AM Session : FINANCE AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS AND INDUSTRY / STATE / UNIVERSITY COLLABORATION
    • January 26, 2016
      • 8:00 am - 8:55 amRegistration, Coffee and Networking
      • 9:45 am - 10:00 am John F. Whelan – Independent Consultant, Allied Irish BankPresentation title: Funding Options for Manufacturing Firms Presentation synopsis: A comprehensive review of funding environment to support our manufacturing enterprises through from pre start-up to maturity will be given . It is important that no viable business opportunity in the manufacturing sector will falter due to lack of access to appropriate funding. The presentation will therefore review banking and non banking supports, tax reliefs and incentives , equity finance options , seed fund and venture capital options . Manufacturing business owners will come away with an understanding of how to work with financial institutions to facilitate the provision of a wide range of products and services to support their enterprises ambitions. strengthen the capabilities of Irish owned enterprises in terms of the strategic use of funding options for growth.
      • 10:00 am - 10:15 am Kevin MacSweeny-Head of New Investments, BroadlakePresentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 10:20 am - 10:50 amCoffee Break and Networking
      • 10:55 am - 11:05 am David Crowley- Director of Independent Financial Consultants & Director, Crossflow PaymentsPresentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 11:05 am - 11:20 amAlistair Quinn - Innovation & Technology Specialist,Southern Regional CollegePresentation Title: Employer Engagement and Cross-Border Opportunities with i3 at SRC. Presentation synopsis: i3 is the award winning business support centre at Southern Regional College. This presentation will give a brief introduction to i3 and some of the support available, including information on the cross-border collaboration opportunities available to Irish businesses within the engineering and manufacturing sectors.
      • 11:20 am - 11:35 am Barry Dowling- Co-Founder, TransferMate Global PaymentsPresentation Title: A Smarter Way to Send & Receive Foreign Currency Payments.Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 11:35 am - 11:50 amJim Fitzsimons – Managing Director, Riverwest ManagementPresentation title: Approaches to State Funding: Do’s and Don’ts’s!!! Presentation synopsis: Jim has helped Irish and overseas companies to access funds for research and expansion from Enterprise Ireland, IDA, Intertrade Ireland, InvestNI, Innovate UK, Interreg and Horizon2020 to name but a few. In this presentation he will outline a large number of innovation and sales funding programmes available to manufacturing companies nationally and internationally. He will give a brief practical tour of the processes involved in application, likelihood of success in each and share his ideas on how best to proceed whether you are a start-up, SME or large company. He will also give some guidance notes on what assessors are looking for in the various funding programmes
      • 11:50 am - 12:05 pmJohn Phelan- National Manager HBANPresentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 12:05 pm - 12:20 pmTBCPresentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
    PM Session : REGULATIONS, MARKET INTELIGENCE AND BUSINESS EXCELLENCE
    • January 26, 2016
      • 12:20 pm - 1:20 pmLunch and Networking
      • 1:20 pm - 1:35 pmMark Regan – Managing Partner, Regan SolicitorsPresentation title: Companies Acts 2014 and Manufacturing Companies Presentation synopsis: Mark is delivering a short but highly informative talk on the “Companies Acts 2014 and Manufacturing Companies” that is highly referenced towards Manufacturing Company Directors
      • 1:35 pm - 1:50 pmAlison Gray ACA, ACCA is an associate Partner alongside Tony Kelly and Darren Connolly in BCKPresentation Title: Companies Act 2014 Presentation Synopsis: THE COMBINED COMPANIES ACT 2014. ENATCED JUNE 2015. DOES IT AFFECT ME? ARE YOU A COMPANY OWNER? ARE YOU A COMPANY DIRECTOR? ARE YOU A COMPANY SECRETARY? ARE YOU A MEMBER OF A BOARD OF A CHARITY? YES IT EFFECTS YOU!!!!!!!!!!! In order to give you a simpler more useful guide to the new Companies Act BCK & Regan Solicitors are presenting a seminar on 26th  Jannuary 2016 to offer you a jargon free guide to the key matters and decisions that will affect you and your company.
      • 1:50 pm - 2:05 pmKaren Tyner- Export Manager, Bord BiaPresentation Title: ‘International Macro Trends’. Presentation Synopsis: The presentation will focus on the macro trends with the greatest expected influence on consumers’ behaviour. It will highlight the social, technological and political trends that have already started, as well as the trends expected to create longer term impacts. The talk will reference social changes in household types, the new emerging middle classes, a polarisation of consumer engagement with categories, sustainability, trust and the influence of technology on consumer interaction with products and companies
      • 2:05 pm - 2:20 pm Dick Keely- CEO, ICBEPresentation Title: Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE) — the challenges of staying competitive in Ireland. Presentation Synopsis: Staying competitive in Ireland is a constant challenge. This presentation will outline some of the key challenges and what ICBE and its member companies are doing to address these challenges.
      • 2:25 pm - 2:55 pmCoffee Break and Networking
      • 3:05 pm - 3:20 pm Arran Dowling-Hussey- Editor Construction, Engineering & Energy Law Journal of IrelandPresentation title: 2016 :Manufacturing - Some Current Legal IssuesPresentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 3:20 pm - 3:35 pmAidan Makim - AIBPresentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 3:35 pm - 3:50 pm Tom Moloney- Managing Director, Construction Information Services (CIS)Presentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 3:50 pm - 4:05 pmDebra Laefer - UCD
      • 4:05 pm - 4:20 pmDebra Laefer - UCD
      • 4:20 pm - 4:35 pmNoel Gibbs - Anecto