It was announced today that Facebook will join Ireland’s popular SME event YOUR BUSINESS LIVE as co-sponsor.
The SME event aims to build towards a dynamic showcase of exhibiting companies and organisations with an extensive programme of seminars and workshops on the key topics for the sector – Growth, Finance, Technology and HR and Talent, gathering executives, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from around the country to network, learn and do business.
The event will take place on October 17th and 18th 2017 in the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin.
YOUR BUSINESS LIVE will facilitate interaction and collaboration among business decision makers, start-ups, owners and managers, providing the opportunity to showcase innovative new products and services, in addition to gaining industry knowledge and insights. Networking events, workshops and high-level speaker seminars will also take place.
YOUR BUSINESS LIVE 2017 is an Independent News and Media event which is supported by Ibec for Irish Business, Small Firms Association (SFA) and Enterprise Ireland, reinforcing the aim of this event to create a new marketplace for the broad range of Irish SME’s – from start-up and micro, to small and medium businesses, as well as export led, across industry sectors.
Speaking today, Vice President of of SMB Sales at Facebook, Ciaran Quilty said, "We’re delighted to be working with Independent News & Media on this event for small and medium businesses. SMEs are the engine of economic growth and important providers of employment in Ireland as demonstrated in recent results from the Future of Business survey by Facebook, OECD and the World Bank which revealed that 17% of Irish SMEs created jobs in the past six months and 24 per cent want to create jobs in the next six months."
He added, "However, attracting customers is the biggest challenge facing SMEs today and we want to help businesses in Ireland use digital and in particular mobile to reach more customers and grow their business. For example, there are now over 43 million people around the world connected to a business in Ireland on Facebook. We want to help Irish SMEs connect with that ever-growing global audience and with customers here at home. We look forward to sharing insights, trends and best practices with SMEs at the Grow Your Business stage at Your Business Live."