In partnership with Renatus and Bank of Ireland, we organise and host ‘The Real Deal’, Ireland’s premier annual event for SME owners and management. People come together from all over the country to connect and share ideas. The Real Deal gives you the chance to hear from people who have achieved significant success, offering incredible insights into the world of business. The event provides attendees with a unique learning experience and an invaluable networking platform. Also a few good laughs along the way.

The Real Deal 2024

Ireland’s premiere SME conference – The Real Deal – is back again this year. This exclusive event is tailor-made for Ireland’s most distinguished entrepreneurs and business owners.

  • When: Thursday, May 16th.
  • Where: The prestigious Goffs, Co. Kildare.

The day will kick off with The Deal Of The Year interview, featuring the keynote speaker Niall Molloy, Chief Executive Officer, Echelon Data Centres, moderated by the exceptional Matt Cooper

The esteemed guest-speaker panel is rounded out by the following, Sharon McCabe, CEO of McCabes Pharmacy, Aisling Teillard, Chief Customer Officer at beqom, David Maxwell, Managing Director at Boojum, John Purdy, Non-Executive Chairman and former CEO of Ergo, and last but not least, Jarlath Dooley, Chairman & Board Adviser to scaling companies.

Partnering with Bank of Ireland and Renatus, we are proud to present the ultimate SME event in Ireland. With an attendee capacity of 900+, The Real Deal 2024 is the most highly anticipated gathering of the year, with only the most influential business leaders, SME owners, managers, and advisors in the country invited. A huge thank you to LK Shields, The Currency, The Panel, Interpath and Davy for supporting the event in 2024

The Real Deal Brochure, is packed with valuable insights and information. With articles from The Currency’s Ian Kehoe, ‘The Green Deal – Take Stock From Ed Murphy’, to Renatus’ Mark Flood on building long-term partnerships, the fundamental principles of Private Equity, as well as our very own Noel Winters who writes a piece about preparing a business for sale. All these and more can be found here.

The Real Deal 2023

The Real Deal Conference 2023 returned in-person on Wednesday, May 3rd, and took place at the prestigious Goffs in Co. Kildare.

The day kicked off with a Legend of Business interview, featuring the keynote speaker Gene Murtagh of Kingspan, moderated by the exceptional Matt Cooper. The event explored relevant and interesting discussions featuring high-calibre speakers:

  • Kevin O’Loughlin on the risk of companies overselling, customer retention, finding deals and integrating them.
  • Gene Murtagh specifically on what he looks for in people, going public and acquisitions.
  • Niall O’Callaghan on identifying acquisitions.
  • Vicki O’Toole on due diligence and the emotion of selling a business.
  • Jacqui O’Donovan on life post acquisition.
  • PJ Flanagan on owning numbers, taking in investment and vision.
  • Tom Lane on taking on having a growth strategy and taking investment from Renatus.

The Real Deal Brochure, contained a wealth of knowledge. With articles from The Currency’s Ian Kehoe on why Timing Matters to Renatus’ Mark Flood on Life After an Exit, and our CEO Stuart Fitzgerald’s own piece on Due Diligence Lessons. All these and more can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you at The Real Deal 2024!

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