WhiteLight Consulting were delighted to plan and manage the Fingal Mayor’s Economic Conference yesterday at the Crowne Plaza Blancharstown.
A packed house heard Mayor Cllr. Kieran Dennison open the conference before handing over to County Manager Paul Reid to make his inaugural address to the business community.
Oisín Geoghegan explained to the audience how the advent of the Local Enterprise Office would enhance and augment the services traditionally delivered by Fingal County Enterprise Board before “The Positive Economist” Susan Hayes energised the entire audience with her economic outlook on the Fingal region.
Ethna Felten, Director of Economic Development Services introduced members of her team to talk about the services, plans and innovation within the Economic Development Services unit in Fingal County Council. The concept of the NorthWest Business Campus was explained and outlined by Senior Planner Nicholas O’Kane and finally Prof. Tom Cooney set out key steps that business and institutions can take to become more entrepreneurial.
In addition to the excellent team of speakers, a selection of exhibitors from across the business support, education and innovation sectors provided plenty of food for thought. The room buzzed with business people networking, sharing and learning from each other and making valuable new contacts.