Vodafone Ireland has become the title sponsor for Your Business Live, a new event aimed at Irish SMEs which has been set up the Independent News & Media (INM). Entrepreneur and Sunday Independent columnist Sean Gallagher has been named as the event director.
The two-day event will gather together executives, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from around the country to network, learn and do business and will take place on October 17th and 18th in the RDS in Dublin.
“We are very proud to sponsor the new ‘Your Business Live Event.’ This is a unique and important event which will not only give SME’s a platform to showcase their products and services, but also provide opportunity for knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking,” says Claire Reynolds, head of small and medium enterprise at Vodafone Ireland.
“The SME sector is very important to Vodafone Ireland and we understand that SMEs need to be supported by a range of innovative technologies and converged communications solutions. One of the critical issues facing SMEs today is insufficient broadband access and we are working hard through our joint venture with ESB, SIRO, to provide a 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network with 1 gigabit speeds for the first time in Ireland. One of our key areas of focus is to support local businesses by investing and empowering local communities and delivering equality of access to 1 gigabit broadband speed as a key growth enabler, she says.
Cliona Carroll, Sponsorship and Events Manager, INM adds: “We are delighted to have Vodafone Ireland on board as a title sponsor for Your Business Live. This new event presents a significant opportunity to engage SMEs in a format created by entrepreneurs.”