The next #smecommunity tweet-up
'Expanding Your Online Experience Offline'
The Digital Exchange, Crane St, Dublin City on 31st May 2012 at 10am - 4pm.
This event is deigned to build on all the good work and networking which has gone on before at other #SMECommunity tweet-ups, and take things into a 'purely' digital realm. The theme of this event is 'Expanding Your Online Experience Offline' dealing with 'Communication', 'Psychology', and 'Cultural Identity', what this means to SME Community and where ‘Sales and Marketing’, and ‘Brand Awareness’ work, both on-line and off-line.
This is a free networking event, however we would request that participants register in advance of the date so we can let the venue and restaurant know numbers for tea and coffee plus lunch.
This will be a relaxed, informal event and we hope you will go away with a lot more information and contacts, and considering the calibre of our guest speakers and panel discussions, we hope this will be a networking event you don’t want to miss. We would like you to walk away with ideas and a practical approach / tools necessary to move forward as SMEs.
09:00-10:00: Registration / Networking (Tea/Coffee) supported by Hub Grub Café
10:00-10:30: Welcoming Speeches by Dave (Grafton Media) and first guest speaker Dr Stephen Brennan of the Digital Hub Development Agency
10:30-11:30: 1st Panel Discussion : 'The Power Of Social Media In Driving Exports'.
The panel will consist of:
- Mary Boyle of Enterprise Ireland,
- Dr Stephen Brennan of the Digital Hub Development Agency,
- Chris Gordon of the Export Co-op.
11:30-12:00: Tea/Coffee and Networking supported by Hub Grub Café
12:00-12:30: Second Guest Speaker(s): Laura Hilliard-Brady Director of Walmer college & holistic centre, will detail how her interaction with youtube led to BBC Radio1 asking her to share her experiences on-air.
Lorna Maguire, Programmes Manager with the Digital Skills Academy
12:30-13:30: Lunch in the Digital Hub and Digital Depot and networking.
13:30-14:15: Third Guest Speaker(s):
- Joan Mulvihill, Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Internet Association
- Ciamh McCrory of the European Institute of Communications and the Cyclone Group outlining the Do's and Don’t of Social Media.
- Eibhlin Curley, Assistant Chief Executive of Dublin City Enterprise Board ‘Small Business Supports’.
14:15-14:30: Networking and Tea/Coffee supported by Hub Grub Café
14:30-15:30: Panel Discussion 2: 'Harnessing The Power of The Moving Image for SMEs'.
- Conchubhair Mac Lochlainn of Grafton Media,
- Yvonne Cleary of Vuvie Media
- Sarah Sheeran of Agtel
- Philippe Brodeur: Director Aertv at Magnet Networks.
The panel will be chaired by Ciamh McCrory.
15:30 – 4pm: Networking and Close.
We have the Digital Hub for the whole day and in the evening we would like to invite you for drinks and further networking nearby, so feel free to book in overnight and we will have a list of Hotels etc. with offers before the event. We can all have drinks in the evening, or go and explore the sights of Dublin. (June Bank Holiday weekend).
Hashtag for the event: #DigitalSME
This event will be Streamed live on www.aertv.ie
For more information you can contact;
Grafton Media, graftonmedia.com E: email@example.com Tel: 015 312 097
Eddie McGuinness, emcgpr.com, E: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 086 388 4242