Mazars Sponsors the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland Event - Innovation and Growth in the Business Sector

Mazars is delighted to sponsor the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland Event - Innovation and Growth in the Business Sector on Wednesday 9th May, 9.00am – 12.45pm in The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2.

While the general economic environment for SMEs is currently considered to be good, many small and medium sized businesses still face many significant challenges. Not least among these is how to harness innovation for future growth.  This conference will provide examples of innovation at work in the financial services area and other sectors. In addition, an array of non-bank contributors will provide helpful insights on marketplace trends and developments, while bank and SME representatives will share their thoughts on the prospects for businesses in Ireland.

Date: Wednesday, the 9th of May 2018

Time:  9.00am – 12:45pm

Location:  The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square

Agenda

08.30 – 09.00 Registration / Tea & Coffee

09.00 – 09.05 Opening Remarks from the Chair Maurice Crowley, Director, Banking & Payments Federation

09.05 – 09.25 Opening Address Heather Humphreys, T.D., Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation

09.25 - 09.45 EU Developments: Implications for the Business Sector Daniele De Gennaro, Policy Adviser, European Banking Federation

09.45 – 10.30 Innovation as an Enabler of Growth  - A 3 minute opening from each of the following, followed by a Q&A:  

  • Fintan Byrne, Chief Risk Officer, Currency Fair
  • Peter O’Mahony, Founder, Linked Finance
  • Giles O’Neill, FinTech and Education Services, Enterprise Ireland
  • Daniele De Gennaro, Policy Adviser, European Banking Federation

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.45 Marketplace Trends and Developments - A 3 minute opening from each of the following, followed by a Q&A:

  • Eric Gargan, Assistant Principal – Banking Division, Department of Finance
  • Annette Hughes, Director, EY-DKM Advisory Services
  • Thomas Cooney, Professor in Entrepreneurship, DIT

11.45 – 12.30 Roundtable Discussion moderated by Conference Chair: Prospects for the Irish Business Sector

  • Neil McDonnell, CEO, Irish Small & Medium Size Enterprise Association
  • Sven Spollen-Behrens, CEO, Small Firms Association o Mary Rose Burke, CEO, Dublin Chamber
  • Margaret Brennan, Head of Business Sectors and Strategy, AIB
  • Michael Lauhoff, Director of Business Banking, Bank of Ireland

12.30 Closing Remarks and Observations from the Chair

Speakers

  • Lorcan Colclough, Partner, Mazars
  • Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation
  • Daniele De Gennaro, Policy Advisor, European Banking Federation
  • Fintan Byrne, Chief Risk Officer, Currency Fair
  • Peter O’Mahony, Founder, Linked Finance
  • Giles O’Neill, FinTech and Education Services, Enterprise Ireland
  • Eric Gargan, Assistant Principal – Banking Division, Department of Finance
  • Annette Hughes, Director, EY-DKM Advisory Services
  • Thomas Cooney, Professor in Entrepreneurship, DIT
  • Neil McDonnell, CEO, Irish Small & Medium Size Enterprise Association
  • Sven Spollen-Behrans, CEO, Small Firms Association
  • Mary Rose Burke, CEO, Dublin Chamber
  • Margaret Brennan, Head of Business Sectors and Strategy, AIB
  • Michael Lauhoff, Director of Business Banking, Bank of Ireland

For further information on the event, please contact Lisa Shevlin, Head of Conference & Events, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland at 01-4748802 or events@bpfi.ie

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