TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest B2B and technology expo gets underway in the RDS Main Arena on the 30th of May.The hugely successful event which focuses on bringing together top emerging talent in the SME sector and experienced entrepreneurs is now in its third year.

Latest figures show SME’s are crucial to the private sector, providing employment for around 70 percent of Irish people. TechConnect Live, which will be held in association with Vodafone, is set to attract over 5,000 key corporate and SME decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from all across Ireland and the wider world. It will see stakeholders gather to network, learn and do business. 150 speakers, 300 exhibitors and 100 investors will take part in the day-long event, with a focus on nurturing upcoming SME talent and growing business online.

The event is also supported by IBEC and the Small Firms Association (SFA) and aims to help create a new marketplace for a wide range of SMEs experiencing rapid growth. It’s estimated that SME’s account for 99.8 percent of all active businesses here in Ireland.

Speaking about the significance of the event, Colin Murphy, Organiser of TechConnect Live in association with Vodafone said “We’re extremely excited to work alongside Vodafone in creating an event that showcases the very best of the Irish SME sector. TechConnect Live has grown year on year and has become undoubtedly the largest gathering of talent in the SME sector. We are delighted to have Vodafone as our lead partner for this years event and expect their drive in supporting the Irish SME sector will be an invaluable addition.”

Treasa Doran, Head of Small Business, Vodafone Ireland said: Vodafone Ireland is delighted to be involved in this very important event. Technology is and will continue to be a key driver and enabler of business growth and efficiency. We know that cutting edge technology and the high speed connectivity that underpins it, can play a critical role in strengthening SME business across Ireland. Vodafone will continue to be at the forefront of delivering innovative, unified mobile and fixed line communications solutions to SME’s so that Ireland’s small businesses can compete on the global stage.

The latest tech and gadgets will also be showcased at the event from the 300+ exhibitors as well as content from 20 stages. AR/VR will also take place. Other topics of interest such as data, fintech and cybersecurity will be widely discussed.

If you’re an SME looking to grow your business through boosting sales or availing of expert advice you can register to attend at Attendance is free of charge.

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