David McWilliams to feature at MeetWest 2016

Returning for its sixth year, MeetWest, a two-day business networking forum, brings together a wide range of companies from the west of Ireland and further afield to network and do business.

This year’s event will be hosted by Mayo County Council at the McWilliam Park Hotel Claremorris on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, with renowned global economist, journalist, lecturer, broadcaster and documentary maker, David McWilliams, lined up as guest speaker.

Thursday, November 24, will comprise an afternoon conference entitled ‘Finding Opportunities to Grow’. Speakers will include: Niall O’Donnellan, Enterprise Ireland; Jo Collins, managing director of SalesPerformance.ie; and Fergal O’Connor, CEO and founder at Happy Marketing & Media. Noel Davidson of The Entrepreneurs Academy will take on the role of master of ceremonies. This conference will be followed by a networking dinner with guest speaker, David McWilliams.

Friday, November 25, will feature one-to-one business networking meetings that allow participating delegates to avail of a number of pre-arranged meetings on the day. In addition, returning by popular demand, there will be a number of 10-to-one meetings where delegates can meet selected larger businesses in a group format.

Sheila Byrnes, who has co-ordinated the event for the past six years, said: “MeetWest continues to be one of the largest business networking events in the west of Ireland and the only structured networking event of its kind. Past attendees benefit from attending MeetWest as it represents great value for time and money spent.

“Companies register to attend online and complete their company profile which is then visible to all attendees, affording them the opportunity to select who they would like to meet. The conference and networking dinner also present a number of other casual networking opportunities. We expect to see similar numbers of businesses attending MeetWest 2016 as in previous years, and we are confident that they will find plenty of opportunities to connect with people, create new opportunities, and promote their businesses in the west of Ireland and further afield.”

MeetWest is a partner approach initiative that includes Mayo County Council, Galway County Council, Galway City Council, Roscommon County Council, Mayo Local Enterprise Office, Galway Local Enterprise Office, Roscommon Local Enterprise Office, Údarás na Gaeltachta, the Western Development Commission, SCCUL Enterprises, and is supported by Enterprise Ireland and IDA.

Registration is now open at www.meetwest.ie

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