Harmonia Corporate Advisors held their inaugural conference “Is your Business ready for growth in 2018?” in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork on Friday 1st December 2017 with Tomás Mulcahy as the Master of Ceremonies.
The guest speaker was Pat Byrne, Executive Chairman of CityJet who gave an insight into the business and how CityJet are preparing for the impact of Brexit including how Russia is a possible area of interest that Irish companies should be looking at.
Our other great speakers were Ian Bolger, CEO of Bolger Engineering, Dr Declan Jordan, Director, Spatial and Regional Economic Research Centre and Senior Lecturer in Economics and Niall O’Connell, Managing Director of Harmonia Corporate Advisors.
Ian Bolger made some interesting points during his presentation including how millennials (18-35 year olds) as a new generation of employees are bringing new expectations with them. He also made some interesting point on Brexit, how it will impact Ireland and what we, as a country, should be doing to prepare for Brexit.
“The Business Environment for Growth in 2018” was the topic for Dr Declan Jordan’s presentation at the conference and he used a number of important graphs to present Ireland’s current position. Declan followed this up with the potential outcomes of Brexit and what he believes is the most likely outcome.
During Niall O’Connell’s presentation he spoke on a number of interesting areas including a case study on a 40 year old family business that had huge potential to scale. He gave an insight into what a business improvement and growth program entails as well as the corporate aim of this type of program. Niall also outlined what barriers to change can be and what barriers had been found in the case study.
Following on from these informative speakers we had a panel discussion, chaired by Brendan Lenihan, on the many challenges ahead in business with a panel of expert speakers: Deirdre Lynch, Dermot Mulvihill, Michael Mcgrath, Justin Lawless and John Mullins.
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Please see some of the media coverage received in The Business Post following on from the conference:
Please see some of the media coverage received in The Irish Examiner following on from the conference:
Please see some of photos of the event in The Cork Post following on from the conference: