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NWED 2013 Conference Programme:

Download the NWED Conference Brochure HERE.

Wednesday 16th October

14:00 Arrival and Registration, Tea/Coffee, Collection of Conference Packs

15.00 Social Media Workshops and Presentations - facilitated by Breda Stackpool

16.30 Tea/Coffee and Informal Networking, Hotel Check In

17.30 Networking Event "Accelerating Performance - Networking and Referral Strategies"

19.00 Supper and Informal Networking

Guest speaker Kathleen Lynch T.D., Minister for Disability, Equality, Mental Health and Older People

Registered delegates can enjoy both formal and informal networking with a light buffet meal and refreshments which is included in delegate fee.

14:00-17:30 Free Mentor Sessions Available - Prior Booking essential

Thursday 17th October

8.00 Registration, Tea/Coffee, Collection of Conference Packs and Informal Networking

Free Mentor Sessions Available - 9:00-9:30am; 10:40am-12:40pm; 2:00-3:00pm - Prior Booking Essential

Exhibition throughout the day, close of exhibition at 3pm

9.30 Welcome by Joanne Grehan, CEO Mayo County Enterprise Board

9:35 Introduction by Conference Chairperson Colette Fitzpatrick

9.40 Keynote Speaker - Eleanor McEvoy, Budget Energy

10.40 Coffee break and informal networking

11.30 Networking Event "Pitch Perfect Workshop" with Catherine Moonan, Dragons' Den Pitch Coach

12.45 Lunch and Informal Networking

14.00 Case Studies X 4 – DVD and Panel Discussion Q & A

15.15 Keynote Speaker - Ramona Nicholas, Cara Pharmacy and Dragons' Den 2013

16.30 Conference Close by Mary Fitzpatrick, CEO Kildare County Enterprise Board


Support and advice organisations for small business will be exhibiting on Thursday 17th October, with personnel available to give advice & deal with your queries.

Exhibitors include:

  • City & County Enterprise Boards
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Micro Finance Ireland
  • Health & Safety Authority
  • National Employment Rights Authority (NERA)
  • Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE)
  • The Patents Office
  • Crafts Council of Ireland
  • Dept of Social Protection (Intreo)
  • The Pensions Board
  • Revenue On- Line Services (ROS)
  • SMILE Resource Exchange
  • National Women's Council of Ireland