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Innovation and Growth in the Business Sector

Date         Wednesday 9 May 2018
Time         9.00am - 12.30pm (Registration from 8.30am)
Location   The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square
Cost         Member Price: €120 per person. Non Member Price: €220 per person

Event Overview

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland will host a morning conference on the 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.

View the full agenda for this event here.

For individual bookings, please click on the ‘Book Now’ button. 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

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

Speakers to date include:

  • 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
  • Lorcan Colclough, Partner, Mazars
  • 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
  • Olaf Fitzsimmons, Head of SME Banking – East, Ulster Bank

Online Booking:

To book this event online please click the booking button below.

Further Information

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

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