ISME Annual Conference 2017 Programme


Conference Chairman: Conall Ó Moráin, Presenter, “The Sunday Business Show”, Today FM.


Registration, breakfast, exhibition & networking


Opening the conference:

Minister Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation

Chairman’s address.

Ciaran Murtagh, Chairman, ISME.

Keynote Speech

Michael Cawley, Chairman, Fáilte Ireland

Crafting Your Own Story – Storytelling Workshop

Cilian Fennell, Director, Stillwater Communications

The Sean Hannick SME Award Presentation


Breakout Sessions:

How to prepare for GDPR. Niall Rooney, FP Logue Solicitors

Is Your Business Brexit-Ready? Mark Sterritt, Brexit Advisory Services Manager, InterTrade Ireland

12.15pm – 1.15pm

Brunch, Exhibition & Networking.

1.20pm – 3pm

"Brexit - Three-and-a-Half Steps to Turn Threat into Opportunity" - John McGrane, Director General of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce

In Conversation with Siobhan O’Connor , Managing Director, Codex

The Great Debate: SMEs & New Socialism

Councillor Mannix Flynn

Jim O’Leary, Economist & Columnist

Anne-Marie McNally, Political Director, Social Democrats

Tom Lyons, Deputy Editor, Sunday Business Post