SFA Annual Conference "Spotlighting SME Success – insights for business on achieving growth in a new world”.

The Annual Conference of the Small Firms Association on May 27 in the Clyde Court Hotel is an event that anyone involved in the small business arena should not miss. The title of this years Conference is "Spotlighting SME Success; "insights for business on achieving growth in a new world", and it will focus on how to strategically position your business to grow in an increasingly globalised world, whilst keeping rooted in Ireland to the benefit of the Irish economy and Irish jobs. We will examine what it takes to move your business forward in the post-recession era and will hear from thought-leaders and entrepreneurs who have done just that. We will take a three-pronged approach, and hear from experts and case-studies from businesses who are growing their global exports from Ireland, how e-commerce can allow even the most local business to have global customers, how multinationals can localise more effectively in Ireland and productively engage with customers, suppliers and communities more. We will share best practice in current thinking on Leadership, Creativity, Productivity, Marketing and Sales and Leveraging Technology to drive efficiency and growth in small businesses and to create global brands. The event offers owner managers of small firms around the country an opportunity to come together to meet business colleagues, exchange views and learn from each other's experiences, as well as hopefully do some business with each other. The Conference will be chaired by Olivia O';Leary, journalist and broadcaster. SFA Chairman AJ Noonan will introduce the Conference. I can promise you that this years Conference will be thought provoking, informative, interesting and enjoyable. I urge you to attend or be represented at this important occasion for small business. The cost for attending the Conference is €70 + 23% VAT (€86.10) for members and €100 +23% (€123.00) for non-members. May 27 is an important day for small business. We look forward to welcoming you in the Clyde Court Hotel.