Vodafone Business to bring together inspirational speakers in week-long event for small and medium sized businesses across Europe

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  • ThoseWhoDare event to include speakers from across Europe including Eddie Hearn, Pierluigi Collina and Rene Carayol to promote bold thinking, growth and recovery

Dublin, 13th May: Vodafone Business is hosting a five-day event titled #ThoseWhoDare, bringing together thirty visionary entrepreneurs, leaders and partners to share their daring stories to help inspire Europe’s small-and-medium-sized businesses. The fast-paced digital event will take place for one hour each day from 17th May – 21st May at 10am-11am GMT, daily.

Attendees will be able to hear from a broad range of speakers discussing the key issues that SMEs are currently facing as this vital sector of business looks to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic and put in place plans to ensure future growth.

Giving bite-sized talks, the speakers will cover themes including business resilience, shifting social attitudes and customer behaviours, sustainability, data and digital, and talent and retention. The event will feature contributions from a range of backgrounds and industries, including SME leaders from the worlds of fashion, retail, finance and hospitality, as well as speakers from Spotify, Google, Vodafone and Porsche. ]

Sinéad Bryan, Vodafone Ireland Business Director: “SMEs are the lifeblood of our economy, and the business community needs to come together to support them. The past 12 months has been especially hard for SME leaders, many of whom have had to put their long-term goals on hold while they steady the ship and ride out the storm. This event brings together a huge range of inspirational individuals who have faced and overcome challenges to help inspire SMEs now and into the future.”

ThoseWhoDare Event details:

17th May – 21st May 10am-11am GMT Daily

Register here: https://hopin.com/events/thosewhodare_en

Cat Butler from the Naked Collective, a carbon neutral beverage company, founded in Ireland, will be speaking on Monday 17th May.

Where: https://hopin.com/events/thosewhodare_en  

Daily theme details:

17th May:  Business Resilience: powerful stories of resilience, with real-life examples designed to help businesses thrive.

Running your own business means never losing your edge. But while resilience doesn’t always come easy, it’s vital to ensure that you’ll continue to thrive – no matter what life throws at you. Daring and ambitious leaders will share how they bounced back during the tough times to emerge stronger. 

18th May: Changing social attitudes and customer behaviours: learning to change the game to keep pace with ever-shifting customer demand.

As the world around us changes, so do consumers. Businesses are under continuous pressure to meet these new demands, but keeping up is a hard task to master. Leaders will discuss what consumer habits might look like in a post-pandemic world, and how they have changed the game to meet the challenge.

19th May: Sustainability: no longer a nice to have, but a must-have. How to make sustainability part of your business.

Many consumers say they would buy things differently to reduce their impact on the environment. So, for businesses to succeed today, they have to keep this topic front-of-mind. Find out how experts embed sustainability into their day-to-day operations – in a way that’s both practical and affordable

20th May: Data and digital: hear how digital skills have helped businesses reduce cost and boost efficiency.

Businesses of all sizes have one thing in common: they need to be digital to survive. Because the right data provides a better understanding of who your customers are and what they want, how to minimise your costs, and how to make your business run smoother.  

21st May: Talent and Retention: how keeping staff happy, fulfilled and motivated is crucial to success, whether you’re the boss of one, or of many

Cultivating a workplace that is inclusive, educational and geared towards employees’ health and wellbeing can feel like a lot to handle, but it needs to be done. Hear how pioneers are nurturing talent, and how it builds winning businesses.

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