Carlow Local Enterprise Office set to Picnic for Business Connections





Summer 2017 sees the return of one of Ireland’s most innovative networking platforms, The Business Picnic.  Carlow is paving the way for key connections through informal business connections and shared learning, through their annual networking event, The Business Picnic hosted by Carlow County Council’s – Local Enterprise Office in association with Netwatch & Arboretum.


The Business Picnic is a free event designed to encourage professional connections in an informal setting. Open to businesses all over Ireland, the Picnic aims to encourage future business development, not just in Carlow, but nationally. Hosted by Anton Savage, with comedian Karl Spain joined by a panel of 8 successful business executives, Local Enterprise Office are hosting this key event on 20 June 2016, in the five star Arboretum home and garden heaven, Leighlinbridge Carlow between 5.45pm to 9.30pm. 

Attendees will have the chance to meet ask questions, make connections and exchange ideas with successful Irish and International business people on the day. Among the international panellists there to share learning and business insights includes David Walsh – Netwatch , Samatha Kelly – Tweeting Goddess , Lily Holmes - PB Machine Tech / Burnside Group, Barry Doyle – Arboretum , Blaise Brosnan – Management Resource Institute , Róisín Hogan – HIRO , Patrick Mc Cormack - Sam Mc Cauley Group and Tom Brennan - EirGen Pharma

Speaking ahead of the event, Dan Mc Inerney – Deputy Chief Executive of Carlow County Council said “We hope this event will encourage story sharing and positive connections that will drive future business – not just in Carlow but nationally. We’d encourage anyone who wishes to attend to accept this open invite for all business people across Ireland to exchange their business knowledge.”

Barry Doyle of the five star Arboretum is delighted to be hosting such and innovative event “I am delighted to be part of something that will help future business owners and growing companies, as well as to share my own business story with other business people, especially new and upcoming ones.”

David Walsh, Group CEO of Netwatch said “we in County Carlow believe that innovation is the key to the development of great companies and I am delighted that Netwatch can support this innovative networking event which aims to bring together enterprises of all sizes and scales in order to learn and connect with each other”.

The Business Picnic takes place on Wednesday 19th July 2017 in the Arboretum, Home and Garden Heaven, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow form 5.45pm to 9.30pm.

To reserve your place, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on Eventbrite ‘The Business Picnic’ by Local Enterprise Office Carlow. To keep up to date with the Business Picnic activity, join in the conversation on twitter @CarlowLEO and follow #TheBusinessPicnic.

For further information contact Kieran Comerford on 086/8252037 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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