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Chamber To Host National Enterprise Conference

Article Added: 2010/09/13

Clonmel Chamber will host the National Enterprise Conference on November 11th and 12th at Hotel Minella, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

The event, sponsored by Abbott Vascular, Clonmel Chamber and Southern Tipperary Skillnet,  will focus on how the public and private sectors can work to re-invigorate the economy, in fresh and innovative models. This unprecedented and unrivalled panel of speakers has been drawn from leaders in politics, state agencies, business organisations, multinational companies and SME’s. Each speaker has a unique and relevant position on how we can improve and deliver real opportunities, growth and change in the Irish economy.

Clonmel, is home to recognizable global brand name companies, an indigenous and large SME sector and is an ideal location for the National Enterprise Conference.

It is an excellent opportunity to listen to, and meet, a wide range of top class speakers who are the forefront of business and commercial activity in the Country.

One of the most interesting aspects of the National Enterprise Conference will be the launch of one of the most innovative competitions ever to be undertaken by an Irish Chamber and backed solely by its members. The aim will be to create jobs in Clonmel without financial support from Government. The initiative will be the first of its kind in Ireland and may become a template for all counties and towns.

The topics covered will have relevance to all sectors and there will be ample opportunities to network with other delegates.

To book places please contact Clonmel Chamber on 052 61 26500 or email:

The cost of attending the conference is:

€40 (plus VAT where applicable) for Clonmel Chamber members

€80 (plus VAT where applicable) for non members

€150 (plus VAT where applicable) for those wishing to attend the conference and the 'Branding Clonmel' seminar on the evening of November 11th.  'Branding Clonmel' will focus on the lessons learned and how this can be used as a template to develop your town or business.  For further information about this package please contact Clonmel Chamber on 052 6126500.

Conference Programme

November 12th


8.45am Welcome by Clonmel Chamber President, Tina Mulhearne

8.55am Mayor of Clonmel, Siobhan Ambrose

9.00am George Mordaunt (Managing Director, The Mordaunt Group)

9.20am Richard Bruton (Fine Gael spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs and Economic Planning)

9.40am Avine McNally (Director of the Small Firms Association)

10.00am John Flahavan (Chairman of Flahavan’s Oats and Porridge products)

10.20am Questions & Answers

10.40am Break for Tea /Coffee

11.10am Speaker TBA

11.30am Tony Keohane (CEO of Tesco Ireland)

11.50am Michael Dempsey (Chairman of FAS)

12.10pm Minister Batt O’Keeffe TD (Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Innovation)

12.30pm Questions & Answers

12.50pm Closing comments from Clonmel Chamber President and Timothy Starr, Abbott Vascular.


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