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Export tips from entrepreneurs and experts at British Irish Chamber Conference (and a discount code)

Tickets are still available for the BICC conference this Friday. Topic of conversations are of course Brexit, but also export, leadership and a specific panel talking about how Irish companies can break into the UK. Below is the panel, which is a mix of entrepreneurs and expert.

You can book your ticket here. Use “ULSTERBANK” to get your discount.


John Barron

Managing Director, founding member and Chairman of Reagecon Diagnostics

John Barron is Managing Director, founding member and Chairman of Reagecon Diagnostics Limited, the largest producers of Physical and Chemical Standards and Reagents in the world.  

Olaf Fitzsimmons

Head of SME Banking – East, Ulster Bank

Olaf Fitzsimmons became the Head of SME Banking – East with Ulster Bank in September 2015, where he is responsible for leading a team of SME Bankers that meet the banking needs and support the growth ambitions of Irish SME’s. 

Susan HayesCulleton

“The Positive Economist”

Susan HayesCulleton, CFA, has a BSc Financial Maths & Economics from NUI Galway. She is Managing Director of HayesCulleton and a professional speaker to audiences all over the world. She is founder of blog.

 Joanne Hession

Managing Director – QED Training and Founder of Ignite Academy

Following a full time career with University College Dublin, QED’s founder and Managing Director, Joanne Hession established QED in 1998 to independently advise international Business Schools with their international accreditation applications and maintenance. She is holder of many accolades including one of the top All-Ireland Business Women, and is cited as a voice of entrepreneurship in Ireland.

Isolde Johnson

Prof. of Beanelogy and Co-Founder – The Cool Bean Company

Isolde is Prof. of Beanelogy and Co-Founder of the The Cool Bean Company, an exciting, agile and innovative new Food Start Up. ‘Cool Beans’. In 2015 Cool Beans appeared on the Late Late Show and was selected to feature on the Supervalu Food Academy National TV advertising campaign. Since 2014 they have been writing a regular column in The Irish Times.

Brian Keyes,

Director, Business Design and Implementation – Pathfinder

Brian has worked as a management consultant since 1996. He joined Pathfinder from the management consulting division of Farrell Grant Sparks in 2009.  Brian is regularly asked to speak to both industry and academic audiences on topics relating to designing better ways of working and achieving sustainable change.

Jonathan O’Brien

Founder – The Dry Cleaner App

The UK & Ireland’s fastest growing On-Demand Dry Cleaning and Laundry App. After several years of research and development, The Dry Cleaner App has been designed for the Garment Care Industry and the On Demand Economy. A member of the Guild of Cleaners & Launderers and the Textile Services Association, Jonathan speaks at several Trade Shows and meetings a year about the importance of businesses having a presence on Mobile.

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