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Irish Wood & Furniture Manufacturing Conference-22nd March 2018

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Are you involved in the wood and furniture manufacturing field, if so, find out more and register now for the Inaugural Conference of the Irish Wood & Furniture Manufacturing Network www.iwfm.ie

The network is established for the wood and furniture manufacturing sector including those involved in the design and manufacture of kitchens, architectural joinery, contract furniture, bespoke interior solutions, commercial interiors and wood-based products and services.

The Irish Wood and Furniture Manufacturing network is newly established, under the auspices of the West Regional Skills Forum.  The network is established to facilitate  companies in the industry to thrive through collaboration and  is driven forward by active participation of the industry stakeholders; designers, manufacturers, educational bodies and state agencies.

Purpose of the network

  • Industry peer to peer sharing and collaboration to increase expertise within furniture design and
    manufacturing field nationally.
  • Raise professional awareness of career paths within the furniture design and manufacturing field.
  • Establish skills needs within the field – current talent capacity within the industry and identify any skills gaps.
  • Increase industry linkage with Education and Training providers to meet the needs of industry.

The conference will see entrepreneur Sean Gallagher share his knowledge on strategy for growth & innovation for SME’s and will embrace discussion with key experts on

  • Brexit and International trade
  • Business Strategy &  Growth
  • Innovation and Design.

Topics for discussion & key note speakers include:

  • Leaders in Brexit-Stephen Bowcott-MD Sisk
  • Brexit Readiness -Harry Hughes  CEO Portwest
  • Leading the Way Globally-A Vision for Irish Furniture- Dr Frank O Connor CEO anois
  • Innovation and Research-Led Design – Simon Dennehy CEO Perch
  • The Business of Craftsmanship-David Farrell Director at Michael Farrell Custom Furniture
  • Striving for Excellence in Northern Ireland Niel Ward CEO Mivan

Tickets are available here




March 22
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This Event is in:
County Galway


Clayton Hotel Galway
Monivea Road, Ballybrit
Galway, Ireland
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