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SMEs doing business in Europe - seminar in European Union House tomorrow

On Saturday, 9 April, Fine Gael MEP Gay Mitchell will chair a seminar for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) entitled 'SMEs Doing Business in Europe'.  The opening address at the seminar will be given by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore TD and presentations will follow from consultants, Managing Directors of SMEs, the President of Network Ireland and a member of European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan Quinn's cabinet.  The seminar will be held at European Union House on Dawson Street in Dublin.  It will begin at 9.30am and will conclude with a light lunch at 1.15pm.

Programme for Saturday's seminar:

09.30  -  10.15 Registration / Networking / Tea & Coffee

10.15  -  10.25 Welcome  

10.25  -  10.30 Chairperson - Gay Mitchell, Fine Gael MEP for Dublin Constituency

10.30  -  10.45 Opening Address by Eamon Gilmore TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

10.45  -  11.05 Jerry Kennelly, Entrepreneur, Founder of Stockbyte &

11.05  -  11.25 Exporting:  The Real Facts on How to do it
John Flynn, Consultant for IEA, Director of Servitzer

11.25  -  11.45 Kanthi Ford, Director of KVF Consulting

11.45  -  12.05 Anne Butterly, MD EasyDry Ltd

12.05   -  12.25 Noel Delaney, Director - Grant Thornton, SME Specialist Advisor

12.25  -  12.35 Mary Kershaw, President, Network Ireland

12.35  - 12.45 Patricia Reilly, Member of Cabinet,  on behalf of
Commissioner Maire Geoghegan Quinn

12.45 -    1.05 Panel Discussion - Chaired by Gay Mitchell

1.05  -  1.15 Close  -  Gay Mitchell, MEP

1.15p.m. Light Lunch & Refreshments

This event is being organised by the European Parliament Office in Ireland, in association with Network Ireland, the Irish Exporters' Association and the European Commission Representation in Ireland.


For further information, please contact David Curtin at 086 2832123