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NI Small Business Conference, Newry – WIN MORE BUSINESS

All you need to know about winning more business!

An exciting and innovative new business conference is coming to Northern Irelandon Wednesday  15th October -‘The NI Small Business Conference’.

This half day event taking place in Newry will provide delegates with all they need to know about winning more business. The conference aims to provide  tips, techniques and case studies from industry experts and successful business leaders on how to increase sales, communicate effectively, compete online, innovate, export, secure finance, become more profitable, win tenders, manage staff and most importantly how to grow their business.

Keynote speakers at the event include, Padraig Canavan, founder of technology firm Singularity which sold to an American company for £30m, Mark Gowdy, Whites Oats, a Northern Ireland agri-food success story and Adrian Toner, First Derivatives, one of Northern Ireland’s few Plc’s.  Informative and inspirational workshops will be delivered and facilitated by Invest NorthernIreland, InterTradeIreland, Stakeholder Communications, PKF-FPM, Labour Relations Agency and Ionology. 

This event will take place in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry commencing with a working breakfast and closing with a networking lunch.  It is hosted by Newry Chamber of Commerce; sponsored by Invest NI and Newry & Mourne District Council. 

President Deborah Loughran, Newry Chamber of Commerce, stated, “we are delighted to be hosting the inaugural ‘NI Small Business Conference’ in Newry.  The vast majority of companies inNorthern Irelandare SME’s and many have owner/managers. A key issue businesses have is managing and balancing all of the day to day work involved while trying to grow and win more business. We hope to provide solutions, inspiration and practical advice on how to make this happen at this fantastic event which is accessible to all businesses even if they have time and budget restraints”.

Mayor Daire Hughes, Newry & Mourne District Council stated, “Newry & Mourne District Council is glad to support the NI Small Business Conference. Newry & Mourne is renowned for its entrepreneurial spirit with 7% of all of the North of Ireland businesses located here, yet only 5% of the population.  Hosting this conference in Newry helps showcase our successful indigenous business sector and provides inspiration for others to aspire to”.

Mark Bleakney, Invest NI’s Southern Regional Manager, said: “One of our core priorities is to help small businesses grow and develop through export success and innovation.  This conference is an important opportunity to highlight the contribution these businesses make towards growing theNorthern Irelandeconomy.”

All business owner/managers keen to win more business are encouraged to come along to this half day conference which will be  packed with a wealth of information, guidance, inspirational advice and networking opportunities.  The event starts at 7.30am and runs until 1pm with a cost per delegate of £40pp +VAT (includes breakfast & lunch).

For further information or to book your place at the NI Small Business Conference please log on to www.nismallbusinessconference.com or call 028 3025 0303