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Business Finance For Growth

Date         Tuesday 28th February 2017
Time         9.00am - 1.00pm (Registration from 8.15am)
Location   The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square

Event Overview

Against the backdrop of a growing economy which faces into a number of significant external challenges, the supply of business finance for growth will be a very important consideration for lenders, borrowers and policy makers among others.

In addressing this overall theme, the BPFI, in association with Mazars, will host a half day conference on Tuesday 28th February, examining the role and contribution of various constituent elements such as debt finance, equity finance, venture capital and guarantee schemes.

Coinciding with the recent opening in Dublin of a European Investment Bank office, we’ll learn how European-level finance and various risk sharing instruments can be effectively utilised; as well as how EU Commission policy can enable business growth. The conference will facilitate discussion among a wide range of interests across lenders, the business community, policy makers and other stakeholders.


The agenda is available for download here

Group bookings

For individual bookings, please click on the ‘Book Now’ button below. For organisations wishing to send several of their team, we are pleased to offer further discounts for group bookings (applicable where all attendees are employed by the same organisation and are registered under one booking):

  • 4 for the price of 3
  • 7 for the price of 5
  • 10 for the price of 7
  • For groups of 12 or more, every second delegate attends free of charge

Check if you are a member here.

To take advantage of this opportunity, please complete the form available here and send it to Lisa Shevlin at


Conference Chair: Maurice Crowley, Director Banking & Payments, BPFI

  • 1. Cormac Murphy and Gilles Badot, EIB
  • 2. Roger Havenith, EIF
  • 3. Panel Discussion: Moderated by Joe Carr, Partner, Mazars
    • John O’Sullivan, ACT Venture Capital
    • Frank Walsh, Enterprise Equity Venture Capital Group
    • Claire Carroll, Enterprise Ireland
    • John Bowe, Mazars
    • Nick Ashmore, Strategic Bank Corporation of Ireland
  • 4. Niall Bohan, EU Commission
  • 5. Katrin Sturm, European Association of Guarantee Institutions
  • 6. Joe Mellings, Barclays Bank Ireland
  • 7. Panel Discussion: Moderated by Joe Carr, Partner, Mazars
    • Mark Cunningham, Bank of Ireland
    • Eddie Cullen, Ulster Bank
    • Catherine Moroney, AIB
    • Ken Murnaghan, Finance Ireland

Further Information

For further information please contact Lisa Shevlin, Head of Conference & Events, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland at 01-4748802 or

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