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Ireland's premier event for SME owners and management

10th October, Goffs Co.Kildare

#RealDeal2019

Ireland's premier event for SME owners and management

#RealDeal2019

10th October 2019, Goffs Co. Kildare

Ireland's premier event for SME owners and management

#RealDeal2019

10th October, Goffs Co. Kildare

Ireland's premier event for SME owners and management

10th October, Goffs Co.Kildare

#RealDeal2019

Ireland's premier event for SME owners and management

#RealDeal2019

10th October 2019, Goffs Co. Kildare

Ireland's premier event for SME owners and management

#RealDeal2019

10th October, Goffs Co. Kildare

Ireland's premier event for SME owners and management

10th October, Goffs Co.Kildare

#RealDeal2019

Ireland's premier event for SME owners and management

#RealDeal2019

10th October 2019, Goffs Co. Kildare

Ireland's premier event for SME owners and management

#RealDeal2019

10th October, Goffs Co. Kildare

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are proud to bring you The Real Deal 2019.

The event aims to explore the art of the possible for Irish SMEs and inspire the next generation of Irish business success stories. By bringing together successful business leaders, SME owners & managers and relevant advisors, Irish SME leadership should be inspired, and have the necessary roadmap and network, to go on and achieve great success.

There will be four discussions on the day; People and Culture, Transformational Growth, Deals of the Year and a Legend of Business Interview, each moderated by Matt Cooper.

People and Culture

Transformational Growth

Deals of the Year

SCHEDULE

10:00 - 11:00 - Registration, Networking and Breakfast

11.00 - 11.45: Transformational Growth

11.45 - 12.15: Break

12.15 - 13.00: Deals of the Year

13.00 - 14.00: Lunch

14.00 - 14.45: People and Culture

14.45 - 15.00: Break

15.00 - 15.45: Legend of Business Interview

16.30:Close

SPEAKERS

Bobby Healy


CEO and Founder of Manna.aero
Speaker Profile
Transformational Growth

Alan Cox


CEO of CORE
Speaker Profile
People and Culture

More key speakers to be announced each week leading up to the event.

Register

The Real Deal 2018 was hosted in Goffs, a top-class venue that is used to hosting thoroughbreds and deal makers.

Bobby Healy is an experienced inventor, investor and technology entrepreneur specialising in travel tech having founded and exited multiple software companies during his career.

He is the former executive director and owner of CarTrawler, one of the world’s leading B2B travel technology platforms and one of the Ireland’s greatest SME success stories. The business experienced a period of transformational growth under Bobby’s leadership which included partnering with multiple private equity companies to help accelerate the process.

Bobby is now gearing up to launch his drone delivery start-up, Manna, as he looks to bring another company on a rapid growth journey. The business is a food delivery service that’s using autonomous drones to revolutionise the economics of the online food industry.

Join Bobby as he recounts his transformational growth journey, the highs, lows and lessons learned.

Alan Cox is Chief Executive of Core, Ireland’s largest media communications company. He began his career in the advertising business in 1985. He has worked in several areas including production, full service account management and media.

Following four years as media director with Bell Advertising (part of Ogilvy & Mather), he was appointed the managing director of Ogilvy’s new media company The Network in 1997 and appointed to the European board of the company the following year. In 1999 he joined Carat Ireland where he spent seven years until his move to Core in September 2006.

In addition to his work in advertising, Alan spent a number of years working as a radio presenter in the “pirate” days on stations including Radio Nova and Capitol Radio and retains a keen interest in the medium.

Alan was named ‘Most Trusted leader in Ireland’ by the Great Place to Work Institute in 2013.

In 2017, Alan co-authored Marketing Multiplied with Jim Power and Chris Johns. It is a study into the impact of marketing communications from a macro-economic and micro-economic basis. The book was published in January 2017 and received a President’s Award at the World Federation of Advertiser’s (WFA) Global Marketer Week in Toronto, Canada in April. It also won gold at the 2018 Media Awards in Ireland.

Alan is a fellow of the Marketing Institute and he has served on various industry committees, including the Joint National Listenership & Outdoor Research bodies. He was also Chairman of TAM Ireland, the company that manages the Television Viewing Research contract for a two-year term from 2012 -2014.

Core has been voted Agency Network of the Year for the last six consecutive years at the Media Awards and the company was also recently voted one of the top workplaces in Ireland by the Great Place to Work Institute for the tenth year running.

Join Alan on the day as he discusses the importance of People and Culture while growing a business.