The Small Firms Association (SFA) yesterday announced details of its flagship event Business Connect 2021. The event is taking place this year as an online event from a live studio on February 11th.
This is the fourth consecutive Business Connect event which last year attracted over 400 delegates to Aviva Stadium. A mix of delegates representing small and large organisations will attend Business Connect, including 50 of Ireland’s best in small business who are finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2021.
These companies will showcase in a virtual exhibition space along with awards supporters Bord Bia, Cisco, Enterprise Ireland, PermanentTSB, Microsoft, NSAI, .IE, One4All, DeCare, SBCI and Skillnet Ireland.
Business Connect will start at 8.00am with networking and the Conference will start at 9.00am sharp until 1.30pm. As well as learning lots of ideas from the excellent panel of speakers, there will be plenty of time for networking throughout the event.
Hosted by renowned business broadcaster and journalist Richard Curran, this event hopes to promote Ireland’s unique ecosystem where small and large firms often compete for contracts, talent, government and media attention. Delegates will hear from large organisations on what they look for in partners; small companies will get insights on how to win big contracts, and from organisations and agencies that can provide support for collaboration.
Speaking this week, Director of SFA, Sven Spollen Behrens said, "Due to Covid restrictions, Business Connect 2021 will be a virtual event. However, tour event will include every element from previous years. We have a wonderful list of speakers and panellists and plenty of opportunity to network and visit many exhibiting companies at their virtual stands. Business Connect is free of charge to attend for the first time. Delegates wishing to attend should register at www.sfa.ie."