The Brexit Seminar – Have you Booked?


13th September 2017, Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow

7.45am-10.30am – Free Brexit Breakfast Seminar

Carlow Chamber, Carlow County Council’s – Local Enterprise Office & Enterprise Ireland are delighted to be hosting “The Brexit Seminar” on Wednesday 13th September 2017 in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow.

This seminar is designed to support your business and will give an update on BREXIT, agency response to BREXIT and what you can be doing now to safeguard and seek opportunities for your business including business planning, driving efficiencies in your business, making you more competitive and ready for new opportunities, currency hedging, innovation, diversification and building cross-border relationships.

Speakers include:

  • Simon McKeever, Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association
  • Jim Power – Jim Power Economics Limited
  • Martin Corkery, Regional Manager –Enterprise Ireland
  • Plus Business Owner/Manager Panel


  • Blaise Brosnan – Management Resource Institute

To book your free place e-mail, call 059/9129783.

Book Now for the Brexit Seminar

Speaker Profiles:

Simon McKeever, Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association

Simon McKeever has over 20 years’ international working experience in developing businesses and an outstanding track record in development of trade, trade policy and strategy across Ireland and the UK.

Simon joined the Irish Exporters Association as Chief Executive in October 2013 where he is responsible for leading a team of 20 people who work with companies across the Irish export industry, including SME’s who are beginning to think about exporting for the first time right through to global multinational companies who are already extensively exporting from Ireland. Simon drives the direction of the organisation as the leading, enabling and connecting force for Irish exporters, providing practical knowledge and support across the Island of Ireland and in foreign markets.

Prior to Simon taking up his current position as Chief Executive, he spent 3 years as Director of Trade and Investment at the British Embassy in Dublin, which placed him at the forefront of joint trade strategy between Ireland and the UK, where he developed a close working relationship between UK Trade and Investment and Enterprise Ireland. Simon was the driving force behind the creation of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, and his leadership on the Agri-food agenda created a joint initiative that has kicked off the first Irish British Food Business Innovation Summit in Dublin.

Simon’s career to date encompassed senior executive roles in global financial markets and business consultancy in Ireland. Simon spent 18 years working in global financial markets, with RBC, TD and AIB Capital Markets. He is widely travelled and has been at the forefront of developing considerable business in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the UK, in a business development capacity, winning new customers and rolling out new products.

Jim Power – Jim Power Economics Limited

Jim Power is owner manager of Jim Power Economics Limited, an economic and financial consultancy. The company carries out consultancy projects, public speaking, and training for a variety of public and private sector entities.

He has worked as Chief Economist to the Friends First Group and was previously Treasury Economist at AIB (1987-1991) and Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland Group Treasury (1992-2000).

He is the author of the SIMI/DoneDeal Motor Industry Review and Friends First Quarterly Economic Outlook. He has a particular interest in Financial Services, Tourism, Regional Development and the Agri-Food sector.

He is Chairman of Love Irish Food and investment firm Three Rock Capital, and he is a Board Member of Agri-Aware.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars both in Ireland and overseas. He has a weekly column in The Irish Examiner.

He lectures on the MSc. Management at Smurfit School of Business, UCD.

In 2009 he wrote his first book, “Picking up the Pieces’, and in 2017 he co-authored a book ‘Marketing Multiplied’, which examines the economics of marketing, brand building and advertising.

Blaise Brosnan – Author of You Are The Limiting Factor, Jack & I Dare You

Blaise Brosnan has a unique blend of practical top management experience gained over 25 years in his capacity as Chief Executive of a well-known National Irish business and later as business mentor to a range of Irish business types.

Blaise has also worked closely with many major international companies all over the world, to successfully implement business interventions and strategic growth programs, guiding these businesses through the many phases of change to successful outcomes and significant growth in business and profitability.

Earlier in his career to underpin his ‘cutting edge’ experience, Blaise studied and graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1989 with a MSc. – Management.

Blaise brings his wealth of practical and theoretical business experience to each of his roles – as entrepreneur, business director, business consultant and coach.

In recent years, Blaise’s clients have regularly requested that he create a resource where he could impart much of his unique and invaluable knowledge, strategy and experience in one place. And so his three books were written.

Blaise’s books – You are the Limiting Factor, Jack and I Dare You are hands on, practical guide books for life and business and are a distillation of the years of Blaise’s knowledge, experience and lessons learned through life and business. This series of books are a ‘blueprint’ of practical, hands on advice and tools that have helped readers to achieve their goals and soar to their highest potential.