Joint ESRI/Department of Finance conference — Trends in SME investment and financing
This event has been postponed until further notice.
This joint event between the Department of Finance and ESRI will discuss research that reviews trends in developments in Irish SME investment and financing. The research will be drawn from the ESRI/Department of Finance Joint Research Programme on Macroeconomics, Taxation and Banking.
The conference programme will include speakers from the ESRI, the Department of Finance, the European Investment Bank and other organisations.
Paschal Donohoe, TD, Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, will open the conference.
Registration and Coffee
Alan Barrett (Director, ESRI)
Paschal Donohoe (TD, Minister for Finance)
Monitoring investment trends in Irish SMEs
Trends and developments in SME investment
Conor O’Toole (ESRI)
A European perspective on Irish SME investment
Pedro de Lima (European Investment Bank)
Tea & coffee
Financing Irish SMEs, vulnerabilities and challenges ahead
Chair: Eric Gargan (Department of Finance)
Recent highlights from the credit demand survey
Leona Cantillon (Department of Finance)
SME financing across Europe: Structural change and legacy issues
John McQuinn (Central Bank of Ireland)
Brexit and the challenges ahead for Irish SMEs
Martina Lawless (ESRI)
Chair: Emma Cunningham (Department of Finance)
Participants: John Trethowan (CRO), Nick Ashmore (SBCI), Eoin Christian (Grenke and NBFI), Des Carville (Department of Finance) and Sven Spollen-Behrens (Small Firms Association).