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Don's miss: Networking events for Irish SMEs

Joanne O'Riordan, who is the keynote speaker at the It@Cork Leaders Awards Dinner 2013, Thursday, Nov 28

Guide to SME-focused events in Ireland: end of 2013, start of 2014

*Network Ireland’s Annual Women in Business Conference, and Businesswomen of the Year Awards, Oct 4, Cork.

*Enterprise Ireland networking event in London for high potential start-ups (HPSUs). Oct 14. Client Knowledge Sharing Forum. EI overseas trade missions and trade fairs still to come in 2013 include Brazil, North Africa, Middle East, Japan, India and South East Asia.

*TechTrade — The Channel Partner Event, CityWest, Dublin, Oct 15: “Where Ireland’s tech trade meets, networks and does business”.

*IntertradeIreland — Meet the Buyer, CityWest Hotel, Dublin, Oct 17: These events provide SMEs with an overview of all-island public procurement market and the opportunities available.

*One Stop Shop For Your Business: The Printworks Conference Centre, Dublin Castle, Oct 22. Event designed to help small and start-up businesses understand and benefit from the services provided by many of our State Offices and Agencies.
*MedinIreland: Enterprise Ireland’s largest medical technologies event, in Dublin, Oct 23.

*The Irish Internet Association, Enterprise Ireland and Microsoft, final event in the Cloud Awareness and Adoption series, Dublin, Oct 23.

*InBusiness InCork Showcase 2013 on Nov 14 in City Hall, Cork. Hosted by Cork Innovates, partners of Cork City Council and Cork County Council, Cork Chamber of Commerce. Backed by the four Enterprise Boards in the region, Enterprise Ireland, UCC, CIT, Cork BIC, South West Regional Authority (SWRA) and entrepreneurs in the region.

*Food Safety Professionals Association (FSPA) National Education Conference & Awards 2013, Topics for discussion include Food Risk Governance and Food Regulation, 15 November 2013 at 10am in the Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin More information at

*“n00b-con” – Ireland’s first professional eSports event comes to Cork on Nov 16 and 17, Half Moon Street Venue, Cork. Gamers, StarCraft, League of Legends, Oculus Rift and More information

*Cork Chamber’s Dublin Dinner 2013, social networking event between the two regions. In Dublin, Nov 19. The Cork Chamber annual dinner takes place in Cork next Feb.

*It@cork Leaders Awards Dinner 2013, Leading tech and business companies will be honoured, Keynote speaker — Joanne O’Riordan. Thursday, Nov 28, 2013, from 7:15pm More information at
*MeetWest Business Networking 2013, Westport, Mayo, Nov 21 and 22.

*Annual Chamber Christmas Lunch 2013, in association with the Marketing Institute — Dec 13, 2013 — More information for

*The ITLG Silicon Valley Global Technology Forum, Limerick, Jan 28 — Conference topics include Creative Technologies, Disruptive new technologies, investment opportunities , Enterprise showcase and awards. More information at

*Vodafone Smart StartUp Network events in 2014 will allow new businesses to learn from experts via digital speed mentoring sessions, hear from inspirational entrepreneurs, and network with like-minded businesses. Schedule of events in 2014:

Jan 29: Dublin.
Feb 20: Cork.
Mar 27: Galway.
Apr 24: Dublin.


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