Upcoming Events

Budget Breakfast PwC

Date: Wednesday, 11th October

Time: 7.45am-9.15am

Venue: Dooley's Hotel

Cost: €20

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The Government's Budget for 2018 will be presented by the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD on 10th October. Waterford Chamber in association with PwC will host a Breakfast Briefing which will outline the key issues arising from this Budget.

Tax experts from PwC will outline the detailed changes in the Budget and economist Jim Power will provide an overview of the effect of the Budget on the economy.

Jim Power - Economist

Jim is one of Ireland's leading economic advisors. He writes frequently for The Examiner and other newspapers and is a regular guest on radio and television programmes, providing insight on issues affecting the Irish and European economies. We are delighted that Jim will be joining us again this year to look at what the 2018 Budget means for our domestic economy and beyond.

Ronan Furlong - PwC Partner

Ronan leads PwC's South East tax practice. He works with a broad range of indigenous Irish businesses and multinational clients, specialising in the areas of corporate tax, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and succession planning. Ronan is also a council member of the Irish Taxation Institute.

Learn At Lunch NFG

Date: Thursday, 5th October

Time: 12.30 - 2.10pm

Venue: Tower Hotel

Cost: €20

Bookings: Contact Lynda at 051 311130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

12.30 – 1.00 Registration, networking & lunch

1.00- 1.30 Data Protection; a general overview and update following recent developments and regulations

Presented by John Goff, Partner Nolan Farrell & Goff Solicitors, Waterford

John is a Partner at Nolan Farrell & Goff. He has been practising as a Solicitor since 1989 with particular expertise in Commercial Law, Property Law and Litigation. His varied work leads him to advise and represent clients from all sectors where the issues of data protection frequently arise.

1.30 -2.00 Employers Liability & Workplace Accidents – preventing and managing claims for the employer

Presented by Valerie Farrell, Solicitor, Nolan Farrell & Goff Solicitors, Waterford

Valerie has practiced as a solicitor since 2001 in a wide range of legal areas. She has extensive experience in Employment Law and Litigation, Child Law and Local Government Law. She frequently represents organisations and public bodies dealing with issues for employers both prior to and during the claims process.         

2.00 Q & A

2.10 Close

Toys4Engineering Announcement

Robots, smart bikes, virtual reality, electric cars, vision systems, drones...it’s all going on at Toys4.0Engineers Conference & Expo at WIT Arena on 22nd September.

Organised by Waterford Chamber and Waterford Institute of Technology, Toys4.0Engineers is a must visit for CEOs, CTOs and Engineering personnel at all levels who are interested in advancing their knowledge of the latest technologies for adoption in their own companies, as well as those looking for a career in the engineering sector.

‘Industry 4.0’ is driving the Technology, Innovation and Recruitment agendas of companies in all sectors of the economy.  Engineers need to develop and use new ‘toys’ to address the many competitive challenges, including Robotics, Electric Vehicles, Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing, Big Data, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Drones, Vision Systems, Green Energy, Sensors etc.

Supported by Waterford Local Enterprise Office and Waterford Chamber Skillnet, the conference will combine a series of technical presentations and cutting-edge demonstrations of advanced technologies from leading experts, including KUKA, Codico, BAM and Smartply, among others. Guest speaker at the morning conference is Andy Crowley, General Manager, TEVA Pharmaceuticals Ireland, who will discuss how advances in technology have impacted the Waterford manufacturing site over the years.

The day-long event will also contain a showcase of over 50 displays by companies and organisations (regional, national and International) across a broad range of sectors including med-tech, pharma, food, infrastructure, energy and automotive.

Launching the conference, Waterford Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley said: “This is the fifth year of our Engineering Conference and in conjunction with Waterford Institute of Technology, we have stepped it up a gear to cater for a much wider audience. The morning conference will still retain the learning aspect for the engineering community, while the afternoon will appeal not just to those working in industry but also to anyone with an interest in the latest technologies, be it electric cars, drones or augmented reality. We are also delighted that SIMI are joining us for their own conference and will showcase the latest in electrics cars from various manufacturers.”

The morning conference, costing just €50, begins with registration at 8.30pm and concludes at 1pm, while the free exhibition, which is open to the public, runs from 2pm to 5pm.

There is also a recruitment side to Toys4.0Engineers, as Dr. Ken Thomas, Head of School of Engineering at WIT, explains. “Following on from recent discussions with companies in the South East who have increasing high-tech Engineering Recruitment and Skills Requirements, we are opening the doors for free to the public in the afternoon. Therefore, anybody looking to pursue a career in Engineering or perhaps move from their current role outside the SE region, are encouraged to come along and meet with the various HR Departments.”

With support from Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, Toys4.0Engineers 2017 is sure to provide plenty learning and networking opportunities to all experienced and aspiring engineers out there.

For more information see www.toys4engineers.ie or contact Lynda Lawton in Waterford Chamber on 051 311130.

Click here to download the conference brochure.

Toys4Engineers Conference Brochure


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