BREXIT in Blanchardstown: How changes in the EU can impact locally

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The LINC Centre

Institue of Technology Blanchardstown

Blanchardstown Road North

Dublin 15


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“BREXIT in Blanchardstown: How changes in the EU can impact locally”

The School of Business @ ITB invite you to a breakfast briefing which will provide a forum to hear perspectives relating to Brexit from Minister Leo Varadkar, from John McGrane, Director General British Irish Chamber of Commerce and from Anne Lanigan, Manager Brexit Unit Enterprise Ireland.

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce is the focal point for business activity between Ireland and Britain. Through its members and links to key stakeholders in government, it has become one of the main influencing, networking and promotion organisations across these Islands.

The Brexit Unit at Enterprise Ireland is helping SMEs assess the impact of Brexit and prepare for Brexit by plan to mitigate risks and leverage opportunities which may arise from Brexit.

A Q&A panel discussion will follow.

Refreshments are available from 8am in the LINCup at the LINC Centre at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.

We would also welcome this opportunity at the School of Business to listen to how we could work with you in partnership through these economic changes. Following the Brexit briefing you are invited to stay with us for a roundtable discussion on how we could work with you. The event will finish at 11am with coffee and an opportunity for networking.

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0800 Registration with a light breakfast

0830 Welcome and Introduction: President of ITB Dr. Diarmuid O’Callaghan

0840 The Irish Government’s perspective on Brexit: Minister Leo Varadkar

0900 The Perspective of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce: Mr. John McGrane, Director General

0920 Support from Enterprise Ireland: Anne Lanigan, Brexit Manager

0940 Q&A Panel – interaction with the audience

1010 Closing Remarks: Head of School of Business Assumpta Harvey

1020 Breakout session: how can the School of Business at ITB work with industry in these changing times

1050 Closing

1100 Coffee and Networking

John McGrane, Director General of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce

John McGrane is Director General of The British Irish Chamber of Commerce, a private sector organisation which he co-founded in 2011 to represent businesses with interests in the two Islands and their economies. He is a retired financial services professional with a career spanning 40 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland / Ulster Bank Group in Ireland. During his career he has been actively and passionately involved in significant initiatives in the enterprise and corporate sectors, both indigenous and foreign direct investment.

He is Founder of NSI Technology, a tech start-up which helps Not For Profits become ‘Not For Losses’. He is also a Director at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and a number of charitable organisations. He retains active roles in the Cultural, Tourism and Trade Development sectors, having served on a number of related Boards and Government Taskforces.

Anne Lanigan, Manager, Brexit Unit, Enterprise Ireland

A mechanical engineer by training, Anne has over 30 years’ business experience, including 12 years overseas, in the private and government sectors working across a wide range of industries and stages of corporate development. Since joining Enterprise Ireland Anne has held a number of positions including Manager of the Tokyo office, Senior Adviser in the Software Department, Senior Adviser in the Change unit, and most recently Manager of the HPSU Start Department. Appointed to establish the Brexit Unit in September 2016, Anne is leading Enterprise Ireland’s response to Brexit.

Anne passionately believes in the role that the indigenous sector can and must play in Ireland’s future.


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No you don't need to

Can I update my registration information?

Up until 12noon on Friday 26th May - however we can change them on the morning for you onsite.

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Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes - we can sort this at the event

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