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Innovation and Growth in the Business Sector

Date         Tuesday 25 September 2018
Time         9.00am - 12.30pm (Registration from 8.30am)
Location   No. 6 Kidare Street (Royal College of Physicians), Dublin 2

Event Overview

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, in association with Mazars, will host a morning conference on the Innovation and Growth in the Business Sector on Tuesday 25th September, 9.00am – 12.45pm in No. 6 Kildare Street (Royal College of Physicians), 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.

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

Click here to book now.


Speakers to date include:

  • EU Developments: Implications for the Business Sector
    • Burçak Inel Martenczuk, Policy Advisor, European Banking Federation
  • Innovation as an Enabler for Growth
    • Fintan Byrne, Chief Risk Officer, Currency Fair
    • Peter O’Mahony, Founder, Linked Finance
    • Enda McDonnell, FinTech and Education Services, Enterprise Ireland
    • Lorcan Colclough, Partner, Mazars
  • Marketplace Trends and Developments
    • Eric Gargan, Assistant Principal – Banking Division, Department of Finance
    • Annette Hughes, Director, EY-DKM Advisory Services
    • Thomas Cooney, Professor in Entrepreneurship, DIT
  • Roundtable Discussion: Prospects for the Irish Business Sector
    • Neil McDonnell, CEO, Irish Small & Medium Size Enterprise Association
    • Sven Spollen-Behrans, CEO, Small Firms Association
    • Mary Rose Burke, CEO, Dublin Chamber
    • Catherine Moroney, Head of Business Banking, AIB
    • Michael Lauhoff, Director of Business Banking, Bank of Ireland
    • Olaf Fitzsimmons, Head of SME Banking – East, Ulster Bank

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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