Massive SME business summit to take place in Limerick

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Elaine Carroll launches the Munster SME Business Summit with David Wallace and Madeline Hayes-Hassett. Picture: Dave Gaynor
A MAJOR summit for small to medium sized enterprises is to take place at the Limerick Racecourse this Thursday.

A MAJOR summit for small to medium sized enterprises is to take place at the Limerick Racecourse this Thursday.

Hundreds of local businesses are expected to attend the Munster SME Business Summit, which gets under way at 9am in Patrickswell on Thursday.

The event is the biggest of its kind in the region, and will see contributions from Serena Lawless, head of sales at Google, plus top economist Constantin Gurdgiev, Trinity College.

Speaking ahead of the event Munster and Ireland legend David Wallace, who himself went into business upon his retirement, said: it is timely.

“It is really encouraging to see events like these going ahead; it is a sign that things are definitely improving. My team and I are delighted to be taking part in this exciting event, and it is perfect timing for us in the run up to the festive season, which is our busiest time,” added the owner of Mr Sims Sweet Shoppe at the Crescent Shopping Centre.

Businesses will put their wares on display across two floors, while there will be 25 educational workshops taking place throughout the day, including digital mentoring sessions by Vodafone, the principal sponsor. Tickets are still available for €20, and can be purchased by calling 061-633639.