Wexford’s First Green Business Conference

Would you like to save money and help the environment at the same time?

Duncan Stewart1Duncan Stewart, TV personality and presenter of RTÉ’s Eco-Eye, will tell us  ‘How we can make our businesses energy efficient and sustainable’ when he speaks at Wexford’s first ever Green Conference which will be held in Wexford County Council Offices, Carricklawn, Wexford on Wednesday 11th November.  Sponsored by the EPA and Wexford County Council, and held in association with Econcertive, the Local Enterprise Office and Wexford Chamber, this conference is designed to bring firsthand knowledge on a variety of Green topics to the business people of the South East.

Greening your business can bring great results in terms of reducing costs.  A variety of speakers across all sectors will ensure that you are given every opportunity to deepen your understanding of what benefits can apply to your business.  Maura Bell of The Irish National Heritage Park and Brendan Ennis of the Wexford Enterprise Centre, both of whom have participated in the GreenSave Project, are testament to what ‘greening’ their business did for their bottom lines.  Michael Kelly will speak about ‘Growing food for a healthy, happy and green future’ and John Whelan of ESB eCars will be on hand to enlighten us on ‘Electromobility in Ireland and Europe’.  The new Nissan Leaf will be on show and test drives will be available.

The excitement is already building and we are gearing up for a great GREEN EVENT.  Mark Wednesday 11th November in your calendar  as ‘Busy’ and come along from 10.30am – 3.30pm.  Renowned sector specific speakers, the best of information and an opportunity to meet with over 100 delegates.

Admission ONLY €25+ VAT which includes lunch.  Contact Katie O’Connor at Wexford Chamber on 053 91 22226 or email katieoconnor@wexfordchamber.ie.

To book online please visit: www.wexfordchamber.ie/product/green-conference-tickets

Early registration is advised as places are limited and remember that ‘Sustainable Competitiveness is a Smarter Way to Do Business’.

List of Speakers

10.30 – 10.40: Welcome to Wexford County Council with Tony Dempsey, Cathaoirleach Wexford County Council

10.40 – 11.00: Phil Walker, founder of Econcertive
“Greening Wexford’s businesses”

11.00 – 11.15: Maura Bell, General Manager at The Irish National Heritage Park
Case Study

11.15 – 11.30: Brendan Ennis, CEO at the Wexford Enterprise Centre
Case Study

11.30 – 12.00: John Whelan, ESB ecars Infrastructure Engineer
“Electromobility in Ireland and Europe”

12.00 – 12.30: Laura Burke, General Director at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
‘Building a Sustainable Future for Ireland – it begins locally’


1.30 – 2.00: Michael Kelly, founder of Grow It Yourself (GIY Ireland)
“Growing food for a healthy, happy and green future”

2.00 – 2.30: Tom Foley, Managing Director at Solar Electric Ireland
“Understanding PV and how it works, why PV now, how PV will impact on our Energy requirements now and in the future in Ireland”

2.30 – 2.45: John Carley, Director of Services at Wexford County Council
“Wexford County Council the model county for promoting the environment”

2.45 – 3.30: Duncan Stewart, TV personality and presenter of RTÉ’s Eco Eye
“How we can make our businesses energy efficient and sustainable”