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Magee Hosts Irish Times Innovation Cities Roadshow 2012

Entrepreneurs will be given an insight into how they can improve their firms’ performance with a dynamic networking event at the University of Ulster’s Magee campus this week.

The event is part of the prestigious Irish Times Innovation Cities Roadshow series which is being staged throughout Ireland.

Hosted by the University’s Office of Innovation, the breakfast seminar will delve into leading business issues and offer practical ideas on how to develop performance.

Eddie Friel, Head of Business Liaison & Academic Development at Ulster, says the primary aim of the Innovation Roadshow series is to champion and promote economic and social innovation throughout Ireland.

“The Office of Innovation is delighted to be associated with this dynamic networking event which will give entrepreneurs the opportunity to hear from top business experts. The seminars will be concise and interesting with the chance to pitch questions to the speakers afterwards.”

Speakers at the Magee event, which will take place in the Great Hall on Friday 30 November, include Dr Lisa Bradley, Tony McMahon and Lindsay MacVean.

Dr Bradley is Head of the Department of International Business at the University of Ulster’s Magee Campus. She joined the lecturing staff of the Department of Retail and Financial Services in 2002. Dr Bradley is also an accomplished sportswoman and holds a third Dan black belt in judo, and was a silver medallist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games as well as being twice World Masters champion.

Tony McMahon is an EBusiness Advisor for Invest Northern Ireland and regularly provides IT advice to SMEs on a range of topics including web design, search engine optimisation and usability and conversion. He has over 10 years of experience providing practical advice to help businesses make the most of their IT systems and using online marketing to increase sales.

Lindsay MacVean is a young entrepreneur who is committed to applying technology to practical applications. Since joining CoderDojo - a global collaboration providing free and open learning to young people, especially in programming technology – he has spoken on the issue of energising businesses and local communities. Located in over 20 countries on every continent CoderDojo has become a Global phenomenon.

The Irish Times Innovation Cities Roadshow seminar will begin at 7.30am with a light breakfast and networking opportunities. To register for a free place visit: www.irishtimes.com/innovation