Schedule of Events - Mayo Ideas Week 2017

Monday 25th September 2017

Spirit of Change - In association with AIB 

Event Type: Seminar

Time: 5.30 pm - 8.00 pm

Location: St. Mary's Hall, GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar

Details:

The annual Spirit event returns again, this year with a focus on creating and managing success in times of change. An exciting range of speakers will include Yvonne Holmes, Head of Business Performance & Analytics with AIB; Dr. Mark White, Manager of the Marine Development Team at Marine Ireland, Willie Ruane, CEO of Connaught Rugby and Fiona Slevin, COO of Orreco.

Hosted by:

Mayo Local Enterprise Office in association with AIB, and supported by GMIT Mayo Campus, Enterprise Ireland, WestBIC, iHub at GMIT & Údarás na Gaeltachta

Registration:

Places limited.  Pre-registration essential.  To register, see website:  www.spiriteventwest.com

Information Session for Self-Employed

Event Type: Information Event

Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Location: TACU, Family Resource Centre, Main St, Ballinrobe

Details:

The aim of  this session is to advise on the financial supports available for self-employed people from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.  There will also be representatives from Mayo Local Enterprise Office and South West Mayo Development Company in attendance with information on their range of supports.

Hosted by:

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Registration:

Places limited.  Pre-booking recommended. Contact patricia.timlin@welfare.ie

 

06/07/2017 Mayo Ideas Week at GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Photo : Keith Heneghan / Phocus

From the Inside Out

Event Type: Creation of a piece of art

Time: Week-long

Location: Mayo Arts Office, Cedar House, Castlebar

Details:

Practicing multidisciplinary artists Imelda Peppard and Cillian Rogers will facilitate the creation of a piece of work in conjunction with Mayo Artsquad during Mayo Mayo Ideas Week 2017

Hosted by:

Mayo Arts Office, Inspiration Station and Mayo Artsquad

Registration:

Closed event.  Contact Mayo Arts Office, Cedar House, Castlebar (094) 904 7471 for further details

 

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Mayo Tourism: 2020 and Beyond

Event Type: Seminar

Time: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Location: Twin Trees Hotel, Downhill Road, Ballina

Details: This event is broken into three separate elements.

9.30am: Workshop to look at how digital marketing can help a tourism business to grow, exploring the use of video blogging, Google Analytics and other tools as they apply to tourism businesses.

11.30am & 14.00pm: Brainstorming sessions on the development of a suite of experiences for potential visitors to County Mayo. The 11.30am session is limited to members of the Tourism Trade Network, while the 14.00 session is open to all tourism businesses.

Hosted by: Mayo Local Enterprise Office

Registration:  Pre-booking recommended.

Contact Tourism Section, Mayo Co. Council (094) 904 7555

SICAP Enterprise Awards

Event Type: Seminar and Awards

Time: 4.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Location: Hotel Ballina, Dublin Road, Ballina

Details: This seminar will showcase a number of award winning Mayo businesses, and provide information on the supports available for those considering self-employment.  

Hosted by: Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company and South West Mayo Development Company 

Registration:  Pre-booking recommended.

Contact Breda Murray, South West Mayo Development Company (094) 936 6692 or Rita Hopkins, Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company (087) 050 7049

Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland Open Day

Event Type: Open Day

Time: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Location: Áisleann Bhéal an Mhuirthead Civic Centre, Belmullet

Details: Open Day showcasing services and supports offered by Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Hosted by: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland & Údarás na Gaeltachta

Registration:  Pre-booking recommended.  Contact Dr. Orla Nic Suibhne (086) 362 5057

Information Session for Self-Employed

Event Type: Information Event

Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Location: CURAM, Family Resource Centre, Claremorris

Details:

The aim of  this session is to advise on the financial supports available for self-employed people from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.  There will also be representatives from Mayo Local Enterprise Office and South West Mayo Development Company in attendance with information on their range of supports.

Hosted by:

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Registration:

Places limited.  Pre-booking recommended. Contact patricia.timlin@welfare.ie

 

Déanta i Maigh Eo - Brand Development

Event Type: Location Branding Discussion & Showcase

Time: 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Location: The Idle Wall Restaurant, The Quays, Cathair na Mart

Details: Déanta i Maigh Eo is a branding and promotional initiative developed by Gnó Mhaigh Eo to support and develop the marketing and competitive power of SMEs and local enterprise in Co. Mayo. There are a number of high quality artisan food and craft products made in the county, and the aim of this event is to open a discussion around location branding, with a view to strengthening the Déanta i Maigh Eo brand and encouraging its use across a number of products from the county.

Hosted by: Gnó Mhaigheo

Registration:  Pre-booking recommended.  

Contact Gnó Mhaigh Eo (094) 901 0140 or email gno@gnomhaigheo.ie

Wednesday 27th September 2017

Enterprise START

Event Type: Workshop

Time: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Location: Leeson Enterprise Centre, Westport

Details: If you have an idea for an innovative and ambitious start-up business that has the potential for exporting and growth in International Markets, then Enterprise Ireland can assist you in exploring your new business idea through the Enterprise START Workshop.  Participants will be provided with comprehensive information to understand the business development process including the key success factors and potential pitfalls as well as an outline of financial supports available from Enterprise Ireland and Mayo LEO.

Hosted by: Enterprise Ireland

Registration: Places limited.  Pre-booking essential. Contact Anne Marie Flannelly (091) 735900

Information Session for Self-Employed

Event Type: Information Event

Time: 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Location: Swinford Cultural Centre, Station Road, Swinford

Details:

The aim of  this session is to advise on the financial supports available for self-employed people from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.  There will also be representatives from Mayo Local Enterprise Office and South West Mayo Development Company in attendance with information on their range of supports.

Hosted by:

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Registration:

Places limited.  Pre-booking recommended. Contact patricia.timlin@welfare.ie

 

06/07/2017 Mayo Ideas Week at GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Photo : Keith Heneghan / Phocus
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Doing Business in Uncertain Times

Increasing competitiveness and identifying new opportunities 

Event Type: Seminar

Time: 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm

Location: McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris

Details: The current business environment is both challenging and exciting. There are risks ahead, and also significant opportunities. This information seminar helps businesses to identify possible opportunities for growth and increased competitiveness. It looks at three themes: the export opportunity, with Declan Droney; increasing competitiveness and margins with a LEAN programme, with Paula McNicholas; and developing your online presence, with Alastair McDermott.

Hosted by: Mayo Local Enterprise Office 

Registration: Places limited. Pre-booking recommended.  

Contact Mayo Local Enterprise Office (094) 904 7555

Thursday 28th September 2017

Mayo LEO Breakfast Briefing

Funding and other supports including AIB, Microfinance Ireland & LEADER

Event Type: Breakfast Briefing - Open Event

Time: 8.00 am - 9.00 am

Location: Mayo Local Enterprise Office, Cedar House, Castlebar

Details: Offering information on funding and other supports for business with speakers from AIB, Micro Finance Ireland and the LEADER companies in Mayo

Hosted by: Mayo Local Enterprise Office

Registration: No booking required.  

Contact Mayo Local Enterprise Office, (094) 904 7555

Jobs of the Future

Event Type: Careers Open Day

Time: 9.00 am - 1.15 pm

Location: St. Mary's Hall, GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar

Details: Open to second students. This event highlights the various industry sectors with future job potential, to help guide students in preparing for their future career choices

Hosted by: GMIT Mayo Campus, WestBIC, iHub at GMIT, cal Enterprise Office and Mayo Ideas Lab

Registration : Places limited.  Pre-registration essential. Contact Sean Heekin (097) 27945 or Email mayoideaslab@westbic.ie

Legal Considerations when setting up and running a business 

Event Type: Seminar

Time: 12.30 pm - 2.00 pm

Location: iHub at GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar

Details: The main speaker for this lunchtime seminar is Michelle McLoughlin, from Michelle McLoughlin Solicitors, Sligo.  Michelle will touch on some of the key legal considerations for business including areas such as appropriate legal structures, employing staff, intellectual property, data protection and selling online.

Hosted by: iHub at GMIT

Registration : Places limited.  Pre-registration recommended. Contact Turlough Rafferty (094) 904 3198 or Email ihubmayo@gmit.ie

Core Online Essentials for Business

Event Type: Parallel Workshops

Time: 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm

Location: GMIT Mayo Campus, Castlebar

Details: Parallel Workshops with six expert speakers, each giving a 30 minute talk.  Attendees can select up to three talks to attend. Followed by a 30 minutes panel discussion and Q&A at the end.

Hosted by: DMI Mayo & Network Mayo

Registration: Pre-registration required.  

See website: www.dmimayo.com

Friday 29th September 2017

Digital Technologies - Rejuvenating Rural Business

Event Type: Seminar

Time: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Location: Áisleann Bhéal an Mhuirthead / Belmullet Civic Centre, Belmullet

Details: This event will explore the impact digital technologies are having on rural business and rural life across a range of industry sectors and key speakers include: Lís Ní Dhalaigh, TG4; Niamh Costello, Galway Technology Centre; Barry Caslin, Teagasc; Niall Phelan, Promed Ireland and Stephen Carolan, Mayo Co. Council.

Hosted by: Údarás na Gaeltachta

Registration: Pre-registration recommended.  Contact Orla de Búrca, Údarás na Gaeltachta (097) 81418

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