Business to Business: A virtual networking event for small business

Wednesday, 23 September - 4pm

Are you looking to improve performance?

Are you interested to hear from business experts?

Are you keen to meet fellow small business owners?

Our B2B event this year will be an immersive virtual experience. Broadcasting from a live studio, the event will be streamed via a digital platform allowing you to watch the presentations in real-time and interact with the speakers and panel via live chat.

Following the presentations there will be the opportunity to meet face-to-face with other attendees in small groups. Once you book you will receive login details where you will be able to build your profile in advance of the event, view other participants and connect with them. This will be a great opportunity for networking and as the SFA National Small Business Awards will be underway you will also hear how SFA award winning businesses have grown their business on the back of the awards.

4.00pm | Introduction, Sven Spollen Behrens, Director, SFA

4.05 – 4.30pm | How Digital Transformation will ensure SMEs survive and thrive
Louise O’Conor, Beta Digital
Today’s business challenges have changed with the speed of digital and most companies are struggling to adapt and keep up. Louise will help businesses to understand the latest digital trends, provide real world examples of companies who've successfully adapted their businesses, and help you to position your business to compete and win.

Strategic and innovative leader with over 20 years international experience digitally transforming and scaling businesses (startups, SMEs, multinationals) across global markets and multiple industries. Passionate about technology, education, innovation, leadership and diversity, Louise successfully scales and transforms companies through her diverse experience and expertise in digital transformation, business strategies, digital marketing, channels/ products/ platforms, revenue/ sales models, operations, websites, customer/ user experience and engagement, digital functions, positioning, processes, data, technology, leadership and execution.

Multilingual, Louise has lived and worked internationally and a seasoned speaker on the topic of Digital Transformation. She is Founding Partner of Beta Digital (a Digital Transformation consulting firm), sits on the board of Irish International Business Network and Sure Valley Ventures, Co Founder of Ireland Together, and is a mentor for Enterprise Ireland.

4.30pm – 5.00pm | Improving business performance - a panel discussion hosted by Sven Spollen-Behrens
SFA 2020 Awards Winners: Caroline Brady, KORE Insulation & Jamie Gill, Gill Opticians
Liz Thomas, Strategic Projects, Skillnet Ireland
Louise O’Connor, Beta Digital

5.00 – 6.00pm | Networking Function
Meet with other delegates in groups of three for an informal chat or connect with others for an instant chat or schedule a meeting for later. The Networking Hub will be open until 25 September.

We will be joined by our awards sponsors and partners. NSAI, Permanent tsb, Enterprise Ireland, one4all, Bord Bia, IE Domain Registry, SBCI, DeCare and Skillnet Ireland.

Book Now for this free event and you will receive login details in advance of the date.
If you have any queries on the event, please contact