Friday 28th September

8.30am Registration

9.25am Welcome by Cllr. Seamus Butler, Cathaoirleach of Longford Municipal District

9.30am Opening address by Niamh Donlon, President of Longford Chamber of Commerce and Industry Clg.

9.35am Introduction by seminar MC, Sinéad Hussey – Multimedia journalist with RTE

9.40am Seminar speakers including:

  • Mark Christal – Manager of Enterprise Ireland’s Regions and Entrepreneurship Division
  • Tom Parlon, Director General at Construction Industry Federation

10.25am Coffee Break

10.45am Formal Networking Event commences

11.55am Keynote speaker: Bobby Kerr, Broadcaster, Entrepreneur and Former Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Company

12.30pm Closing remarks by Michael Nevin, Head of Enterprise, Longford County Council

12.35pm Session Close

1.00pm – 5.00pm Exhibition opens to the public

Saturday 29th September

10.00am Exhibition opens to the public

12.00pm The Fashion Forum with leading retail and fashion expert Eddie Shanahan
Panel members will include:
• Heidi Higgins – Leading Irish Designer
• Wendy Louise Knight – Award Winning Milliner
• Siobhan Quinn – Ballyboy Design – Designer
• Louise Brennan – Fabiani – Irish Times Best Fashion Shop Nominee

1.30pm Fashion Forum Close

2.30pm – 4.30pm The Eamon Moran Trio