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Friday 13th October

Building Better Business in the West 

Time: 9am-1pm

Location: The Arts Centre, Ballina

Event Organisers: Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment, West Regional Enterprise Plan

Registration: Register here

Event Details:

Moderated by Dearbhail McDonald from RTE, this free event will help your business navigate the green journey and boost your business performance through digital transformation. The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment invites you to come along for the morning or just drop in and build a better business.

Building Better Business opens with remarks by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney, TD followed by the Chair of the West Regional Enterprise who will give a brief update on the progress of the Plan in the region.


Dearbhail McDonald will then moderate two separate panel discussions with business leaders and experts and on the opportunities and challenges presented by digital transformation and the transition to a low carbon.  The first will give insights into how businesses can grow and prosper by embracing the opportunities presented by decarbonisation and digital transformation. The second panel will discuss how businesses can scale up and internationalise their business with panellists offering advice based on their own experiences.


Networking Opportunities: Connect with other businesses who have taken steps on their digital and green journeys


Come along and build a better business.


Event Schedule:

09:00 Registration, networking, refreshments, visit information stands

09:30 Conference opens

09:35 Minister Coveney Opening remarks

09:50 Highlights from the West Regional Enterprise Plan

10:05 Minister Calleary remarks

10:15 Panel discussion: “The twin challenge of the digital and green transition”

Moderated panel discussion with businesses and experts & audience Q&A

11:00 Break for Networking, refreshments, visit information stands

11:30 Panel discussion: “Business leaders in the West”

Moderated panel discussion with businesses and experts & audience Q&A

12:30 Event ends – Information Stands remain open until 1pm

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