InBusiness InCork Showcase & Exhibition 2014



Breaking Through the Barriers for Business

8.30 AMDoors open for registration & access to exhibition.
9.00 AMShowcase opens by Anthony O’Mara, Chairperson, Cork innovates
9.15 AMWelcome by Lord Mayor Cllr Mary ShieldsNational Policy Statement on Entrepreneurship in IrelandSean Sherlock T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs with Special Responsibility for ODA, Trade Promotion and North South co-operation.
9.45 AMThe Future Economic Outlook by John O Doherty, Allied Irish Banks
Susan Hayes, The Positive Economist, will MC the inBusiness inCork Showcase

The Vodafone Smart Business Network will run a series of mentoring sessions throughout the day. The following topics will be covered:

  • Idea Generation
  • Maximising your Online Presence
  • Business Productivity

Every half hour there will be a speed mentoring session on each of the above topics. Registration is on the day at the registration desk or the Vodafone stand.

10.00  AMPushing New Boundaries: Exploring Models for GrowthPanellists include, Jim Kennedy, Atlantic Sea Kayaking, Michael Magee, Westboro Partners and John Whelan, Allied Irish Banks, DC Cahalane. TeamWork PM and Noel Davidison, QED Training and a representative from SMART City Cork.
10.45 AMBack to Basics: Food, Drink, Hospitality & TourismPanellists include Scott Baignet, Eight Degrees Brewing and Jacqueline O’Farrell, Grove House Health Spa, Orlaith Carmody,, Hilary Creedon, Failte Ireland, Claire Nash, Nash19 and Chair of Cork Business Association, as well as a representative of Cork Chamber.
11.30 AMEntrepreneurship and Innovation in UCC will host a panel of expert speakers including Dr Tim Roche, Director of Technology Transfer, Myriam Cronin, Manager GATEWAY UCC, Eamon Curtin, Director Ignite Graduate Programme, Jeny Roper, Alimentary Health Ltd and Brendan Finucane, Vconnecta.
12.15 PMCork Institute of Technology’s Innovation Eco-systemPanellists include Dr Breda Kenny, Head of Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence, Richard Lingar Head of TEC (Technologies for Embedded Computing) Gateway, Nimbus Centre, Alex Musgrave, Dog Day Media and Tracey Ryan, BiaBeauty Skincare, Dee O’Leary, iDME and Carole O’Leary, Industrial Liaison Office
1.30 PMEmerging Trends: New Industries, New OpportunitiesPanellists include Michael O Connor, CorkBIC, Mike Hill, SensiPass, Ger Keohane, Studioforty9, Kieran Lettice, Enregy Cork, John O Dwyer, Allied Irish Banks and Eoghan O’Leary, Akari Software.
2.15 PMFeel the fear and Do it AnywayPanellists include Dr Tom Moriarty, Clinical Psychologist, Mater Private Cork, Danny O’Sullivan, SUPP Software, Gabriela O Mahony, Aperio Finance and Gary O’Flynn, Esus and Daragh Murphy, Hairy Baby
 3.15 PMPublic PitchThis is where the Cork innovates seven finalists do their final pitching to the judges as to why they should win our €30,000 bursary purse. This will be followed by the Awards Presentation
 4.15 PMConcluding Comments by Lord Mayor Pat Ledwidge, Director of Services at Cork City Council.Officially closed by Cllr Alan Coleman, Mayor of the County of Cork.