Workshop agenda

The time-table for the workshop which will be held in The Mont Clare Hotel, 1-4 Merrion Street Lower,
Dublin 2, on Thursday, October 18, 2012, is as follows:

Time Topic Speaker
07.30 Registration
08.00 Welcoming address Professor Thomas Cooney
DIT Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship
08.10 Keynote address:
Innovation — The role of Minority Entrepreneurs
Mr. John Perry T.D.
Minister for Small Business
Plenary session
08.25 Plenary chairman Mr. Dermot O’Doherty
Consultant on innovation and entrepreneurship
08.30 Immigrant entrepreneurship Ms. Elizaveta Donnery
Donnery Tierney Solicitors
08.45 Women entrepreneurship Ms. Ann McGee
McGee Pharma International
09.00 Senior entrepreneurship Mr. John Brophy
Carrig Solutions
Open forum
09.15 How do we help minority entrepreneurs to develop innovative and high-growth businesses? Expert panel comprising:

Professor Thomas Cooney (chair),

Ms. Paula Fitzsimons
Fitzsimons Consulting

Mr. John Byrne
Senior Enterprise Project
10.00 Concluding Remarks Mr. Tom Martin
Tom Martin & Associates/TMA

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served from 07.30-08.00.

The Innovative Entrepreneurship series

This is the third workshop in the Innovative Entrepreneurship series. The first workshop, Innovative Entrepreneurship: pulling on both oars together, was held in October 2011 as part of the Dublin Innovation Festival and the second dealing with innovative entrepreneurship in the context of the digital economy was held as part of the ESOF 2012 programme.

The first workshop was opened by by Mr. John Perry T.D., Minister for Small Business, and we are delighted that he has taken time out of his busy schedule to speak at this year’s event.