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Introduction to Biz Expo 2023

10:00 - 10:15
by Ivan Yates
Ivan Yates is a broadcaster, columnist, businessman and former politician, holding the position of Fine Gael Dáil deputy for more than twenty years. A native of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, he became the youngest member of the 22nd Dáil at twenty-one. He was appointed Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry in 1994. He founded Celtic Bookmakers, a chain of betting shops, which became one of the largest independent family chains in the country.

Ivan presented The Hard Shoulder, Newstalk’s drive time show and Tonight TV. Ivan set up last year and is now a top Communications Coach.

IT for the SME: Reduce Downtime, Increase Productivity, Protect your Business

10:15 - 10:45
by Ronan Short & Jack Cooke
With a collective experience of more than 20 years in I.T. multinational roles and local retail business, IT Support 4U is the leading provider of managed IT solutions for small to medium businesses. Our pricing is transparent, and our friendly technicians are dedicated to supporting your business. We make sure that you can focus on running your business instead of worrying about your IT needs.

Importance of Connectivity for Businesses

10:45 - 11:15
by Phil Clapperton
Phil has been working with Magnet+ since 2005. He is the Sales Director and has over 20 years of experience in the telecoms sector. In his spare time, Phil likes to spend time with his family and travel around Ireland. Phil also likes to exercise regularly and is a fan 5 & 10K road races.

Financially healthy for life

11:15 - 11:45
by john lowe
John Lowe is probably best known for his popular books on personal finance ‘The Money Doctor’, ’50 Ways to Wealth’, ‘The Money Doctor Finance Annuals’ all published by Gill & Macmillan – two of the eight editions went to the number one bestseller position in Ireland (paperback non-fiction section). The 2013 Annual was published after the December 2012 Budget and is endorsed by Joe Duffy, Brendan O’Carroll, Jim Power and Gay Byrne.

Cloud & Cybersecurity Essentials for Irish Small to Medium size Enterprises

11:45 - 12:15
by Pádraigh Griffin w/ ISME's Neil mcdonnell
Pádraigh is highly experienced “C” level executive with over 20 years’ experience in design, implementation, management and delivery of complex business and ICT transformation programmes across multiple business verticals including extensive experience in fintech, manufacturing, education, legal, healthcare, technology, telecoms, pharma, transportation, not for profit, and other private & semi state bodies.

Neil joined ISME as Chief Executive in 2016. He previously served as an infantry officer in the Irish Defence Forces, as a staff officer in Defence Forces HQ, and in operational roles in Lebanon and Cyprus. Neil managed petroleum distribution operations for 12 years in Ireland for ExxonMobil, Topaz, and smaller domestic customers.

Brand Storytelling for Business Success

12:15 - 13:00
panel discussion
This panel discussion will be moderated by Ivan Yates. The panellists include Moira Grassick (COO at Peninsula Group), Natasha Rahman (Group Marketing Manager at Snap Ireland) and Ivan Eustace (Co-Founder of TAPiTAG) All three businesses have a strong sense of branding and will explore how brand storytelling can lead to business success.

Networking Lunch

13:00 - 13:40
provided by Biz expo
Take this opportunity to network with exhibitors and attendees at Biz Expo 2023. Exchange business cards, discuss your business and products or services you're interested in.

When Self Doubt Hits Hard

13:40 - 14:00
by Johanne O'Halleron
Johanne O’Halleron is a Business Mentor for new coaches who want to consistently sign 3-5 clients each month. She is also an international speaker, international Best Selling Author of Life Lit Up and has mentored over 1000 students globally through various events. Prior to starting her business in 2022, Johanne was a senior HR professional working in global companies to elevate employee relations. 

Throughout her corporate and entrepreneur career, Johanne has witnessed so many women doubt their ability and self worth when starting out at all levels and stop before they have even begun.
Her mission is to empower as many women as possible to create the business they want without restriction and have some fun doing it. Johanne’s motto is – It’s never too late to go after what you want, you just have to decide you are going to.

Scale-up for Success

14:00 - 14:20
by Doug Gordon
DOUG D GORDON is a 5X award winning international speaker, coach, consultant, trainer, radio presenter, healer, journalist and international bestselling author. He has 75 testimonials on LinkedIn that include from C-level Dell leaders who manage 1000+ people, CEOs of 18,000+ size companies, an Ex England rugby Coach, NY Times bestsellers, Hollywood Star Wars actress, TV Celebs, Film Stars, and many other leaders in their field.

Areas of success on the business side he has a track record of helping the above in: Performance, Mindset, Communication skills, Presentation skills, pitching, deal making, negotiating skills, board confrontation, relationship building skills, sales and marketing skills, media training, interview training (both as interviewer and interviewee). Plus he has a massive network of investors as he is a certified fund manager and investment advisor.

Empower Your Excellence: Simple key pieces to excel in the marketplace

14:20 - 14:40
by Mags Boland-Murphy
Mags Boland-Murphy, All Star awarded, accredited and experienced tourism & hospitality consultant, national event manager, business sales, marketing & media professional, established Bofin Consultancy in 2011. The business provides a full suite of professional business growth, advisory and consultancy services including; profit planning, training, scaling for balance, leadership, event advisory, business development, business mentoring, sales, marketing reach, tourism consultancy and tailored consultancy solutions specific to the client’s business aims, objectives and requirements.

Dispelling the myths and explaining the benefits of True-Cloud accounting software

14:40 - 14:55
by Pat Wall
Pat Wall has over 25 years in the accounting software industry from Dos through Windows and now is the Senior Solutions Analyst at True-Cloud accounting pioneers, iplicit Ireland. He has implemented solutions across all sectors in Ireland over his 25 years and brings a wealth of expert knowledge to Biz Expo.

iplicit have developed the latest in True-Cloud accounting software that’s taking the accounting world by storm. Seasoned Solutions Analyst Pat Wall is here today to dispel the myths and explain how iplicit have turned the limitations of old accounting software design on its head !

Stop Competing on Price

14:55 - 15:10
by Vincent Delaney
Vincent Delaney is a Partner with Enable ISO, ISO Certification Auditor, Consultant and Data Protection Officer. In this role, he works with a broad range of businesses on managing compliance, risk and standards.
In this presentation, Vincent will speak about the opportunities for small and medium businesses in the formal tendering markets, particularly with regard to public procurement and similar platforms in the private sectors.

Supporting SME’s in taking their business global

15:10 - 15:30
by richard pierce
Richard Pierce is a highly experienced logistics professional that has worked in the industry for over 10 years and has worked with DHL Express Ireland since 2019. Richard started in DHL as a Business Development Manager and his key role was to support current and potential customers in growing their businesses. This BDM role, along with substantial financial investment in our facilities across the country shows DHL’s commitment to Irish business owners and our customers. Richard has recently taken on the Key Account Manager role where he is responsible for managing the relationships with our top customers.

How to Reach Your Ideal Client and Get a Faster Path to More Money

15:30 - 15:50
by emma boylan
Emma Boylan is MD of Outside the Box, a PR and Marketing Company. For over a decade Emma has been an accomplished entrepreneur and business strategist who has made a significant impact in her field. Leveraging her passion for innovative thinking and her deep expertise in psychology and behavioural analysis, Emma excels in guiding entrepreneurs to gain profound insights into themselves and their customers. Her guidance empowers them to distinguish themselves, attract their ideal clients, and achieve substantial revenue growth.
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