SFA Business Connect 2020

On 6 February 2020, the SFA brought together 350 small and large businesses together at a special event in the Aviva Stadium. The SFA Business Connect event provides a platform for companies to learn how they can win contracts with larger companies and how to position themselves correctly to deliver value.
A packed programme with top class speakers as well as time for networking were the ingredients for an interesting and successful day. Here is a snapshot of the event. 

Delegates heard from: heads of procurement on what they look for in partners; small companies who will provide insights on how to win big contracts as well as organisations and agencies that can provide support for collaboration. There was also an interactive session with renowned leadership, motivational speaker and mentalist David Meade who showed delegates how to influence to win business.

We also had the best in small business from the SFA National Small Business Awards 2020 who exhibited along with awards sponsors and partners.
Welcome - Graham Byrne, SFA Chairman and MD Cardinal Capital
Opening Remarks- Pat McCann, Chief Executive, Dalata Hotel Group & Ibec President
Influencing to win the business
David Meade, Leadership, Motivational Speaker & Mentalist
Getting the Business
Emmanuel Heddin, Head of Procurement, DAA,
Diarmuid Murphy, Brand Manager, Simply Better Food Collection, Dunnes Stores
Miena Rust, Founder, Miena’s Handmade Nougat
Grant Gilmore, Operations Manager, Intertrade Ireland
Collaboration to achieve Ambition
Rose O’Sullivan, Strategic Financial Analyst, Fexco
Grainne Lennon, International Funding and Collaborations Broker, Intertrade Ireland
Declan Clarke, CEO, Zoan Biomed
Killian O’Flynn, Head of SME Banking, Permanent TSB
Agencies and Sponsors Exhibiting: Office of Government Procurement, Intertrade Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia, NSAI, Vodafone, SBCI, PermanentTSB, One4All, DeCare, IE Domain Registry, O’Leary Insurances, Skillnet Ireland

Photos from the event available on our Facebook page.

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Slides from Speakers presentations to follow.