Professional Insurance Brokers Association (PIBA), City West Hotel, Dublin, February 23rd 2017
4th National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, City West Convention Centre, Dublin 31st January 2017
Ashbourne Chamber of Commerce, Ashbourne House Hotel, County Meath, November 8th 2016
New Ross Chamber of Commerce, Brandon House Hotel, New Ross, County Wexford, October 4th 2016.
CIBSE Breakfast Briefing, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin, April 13TH 2016
INM Breakfast Seminars for SME‚Äôs, Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork, March 15th 2016¬†
Sean joined the Independent News & Media (INM) team as part of their series of engaging breakfast seminars for the SME sector focusing on Digital Marketing. Along with the digital marketing team from INM, Sean shared stories of how indigenous Irish companies are continuing to be successful but that part of their success depends on their ability to embrace change, including digital marketing, as a way of growing their business. The team presented case studies of how companies are successfully using digital marketing campaigns to drive potential customers to their websites and outlets and are increasing revenues as a result.
3rd Annual National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference Citywest Hotel, Dublin, January 26th 2016
Sean chaired this conference for the third year in a row. Numbers have now grown considerably with over 2,500 visitors from manufacturing and supply chain firms throughout the country turning up to hear the 100 speakers and view the 160 exhibitions stands. This year‚Äôs programme included such diverse topics as Lean, Supply Chain & Logistics, Labelling & Packaging, R&D, Serialization, Sustainability, 3D printing, Nanotechnology & The Internet of Things. For the first time, there was also a dedicated Jobs & Skills Expo for those looking to work with top Irish and Global manufacturing companies.
Teagasc National Dairy Conference, Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny, 8th December 2015
Organised by Tom O’ Dwyer, Head of Dairy with Teagasc, this annual Dairy Conference was attended by over 500 delegates from across the island. Sean addressed the need for those now running farm enterprises to see farming as a business rather than a lifestyle. He also spoke of the importance of embracing change, developing strategies for their businesses, the potential that comes from harnessing emerging technologies and the need for farm owners and managers to increase their effectiveness by developing enhanced management capacity. Other sessions over the two days focussed on the areas of grassland, breeding and herd fertility, finances, animal health, labour¬†and systems.
In the picture is Sean with with Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director, Mark Voorbergen (speaker) and Dr. Noel Cawley, Teagasc Chairman
Kells Chamber of Commerce, Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, Co Meath, 10th November 2015
Organised by Kells Chamber to help stimulate a greater sense of positivity and community engagement in the future of the area, Sean addressed the gathering of local businesses and would-be entrepreneurs. He explained the importance of believing in ourselves and our communities and of working together to create a more dynamic local economy. He praised Kells Chamber for their foresight in organising the event and in bringing key stakeholders together – which was key to affecting change locally.
Irelands Best Young Entrepreneur Final, Conrad Hotel Dublin, 4th November 2015
Sean was Chair of the 2015¬†judging panel for the Leinster Regional ‚ÄčFinal of Ireland‚Äôs Best Young Entrepreneur Awards. He was joined on the judging panel by the heads of Wexford and Wicklow’s¬†Local Enterprise Offices, Tom Banville and Sheelagh Daly. These fledging businesses competed to go through to the National Finals with exciting projects that spanned sectors as diverse as food, technology, software, digital health, manufacturing and design. Sean joined the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton, T.D., to outline the importance of such events in fostering a spirit of Entrepreneurship among young people. Others who were in attendance to support the event included CEO and Mayors of the Local County Councils as well as the Head of Fingal Local Enterprise Office, Oisin Geoghan.