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Small Businesses Boosted by Ecommerce

The Capital Economics SME Growth Tracker suggests that small businesses using digital tools and e-commerce had more positive outlooks compared to firms that weren’t completely embracing the modern digital economy. The Growth Tracker is commissioned by Amazon UK and Enterprise Nation, and it showed small businesses making use of e-commerce […]

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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 […]

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2015 Checkout Conference

The Checkout Conference: “The Time is Now”

The Checkout Conference, in association with Rabobank is the longest-running dedicated conference for the grocery retail and FMCG industries in Ireland, and is considered a ‘must-attend’ event for top level executives in the trade, both due to the high calibre of speakers and its status as a premium networking opportunity.

The 2015 Checkout Conference, in association with Rabobank, takes place on Tuesday January 27th at the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin (formerly the Four Seasons Hotel).

The theme of the Conference is ‘The Time Is Now’, and the event will analyse where the challenges and opportunities are for retail grocery businesses, against an economic background that is showing signs of recovery. At the same time, with ‘value’ remaining key for consumers, how can retailers and branded suppliers best position themselves for growth in the coming year?

Speakers already confirmed for the event include Eamonn Quinn, Dragon’s Den investor and retail entrepreneur, Leo Crawford, Group Chief Executive, BWG Group, Nick Lansley, Head Of Open Innovation, Tesco Labs, David Cotter, Country Manager, P&G Ireland, Mike Hemingway, an award-winning global branding expert, John David Roeg, Senior Analyst on Consumer Foods, Rabobank International, Robert Gregory, Global Research Director, Planet Retail and Mike Watkins, Head of Retailer and Business Insight, Nielsen.

In addition, a discussion panel, ‘What Next For Brands?’ will feature discussion on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of successful brand development, including logistics, packaging, shopper marketing, planning and the ‘last 50 yards’ problem. Confirmed to take part in the panel are John O’Loughlin, Chief Executive, Smurfit Kappa Ireland, Terry Buckley, Managing Director, Clear Channel, Paul O’Donnell, Managing Director, eXPD8@tradewins and Kay McCarthy, Managing Director, MCCP.

Secure Your Place At The Grocery Event Of The Year

To reserve your place at the 2015 Checkout Conference, in association with Rabobank, contact Colette O’Brien at
01 2365 823 or email

Tickets are priced at €325 + VAT (€399.75), inclusive of lunch. Discounts available for multiple bookings.

Alternatively, you can purchase tickets for the Checkout Conference 2014 directly through Eventbrite, our trusted ticket sales partner.

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Why can’t cashflow be a Queen?

Nowadays, cash is king. Letting it slip away is potentially terminal, especially a small or medium sized business. Getting a picture of your company’s working capital can provide excellent insight into how well it handles its cash – and whether it’s likely to have any. The better your company manages […]

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