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Mid Ulster Enterprise Week returns for 2023

Mid Ulster District Council’s Enterprise Week returns this year from Monday 13 – Friday 17 November 2023.
During the week, 11 events for local businesses, both online and in person, will take place. This year's theme, ‘Challenge, Adapt, Succeed’, encapsulates the incredible journey local businesses need to undertake to thrive in today's ever-evolving economic landscape.
To set the stage, we're diving headfirst into the realm of Artificial Intelligence with our captivating kick-off event, 'AI Uncovered.' Hosted at The Burnavon in Cookstown, this event is not to be missed. Join UTV's very own Paul Clark, alongside a panel of AI experts, including Naomh McElhatton, the mastermind behind dara & co; Jason Bell, founder of Synthetica Data, and Elaine Donaghy McCrory, Terex Washing Systems Global Marketing Manager. Get ready to unravel the mysteries of AI and discover how it's poised to reshape the local business landscape.
Assisting businesses to grow their sales through powerful storytelling is a common theme throughout the week. Learn from the best in the business with webinars like 'Influencer Magic,' featuring Francesca Morelli from Vava Influence; 'Powerful Tourism,' where Tina O'Dwyer from The Tourism Space shares her insights, and 'Leading the Way,' a spotlight on self-leadership and business resilience by elite performance coach Enda McNulty.
Other events include Trailblazers where three successful Mid Ulster businesswomen will talk to host Annette Kelly, co-founder of Little Penny Thoughts, in the Burnavon about how they ‘upskilled’ in order to adapt and succeed in their roles. Plus, discover an array of local support organisations designed to empower women and showcase local opportunities in real time.
In Dungannon, business owners across Mid Ulster will have an exclusive chance to 'Meet the Experts.' With over 40 experts spanning various business sectors all under one roof, businesses will receive one-on-one advice to tackle challenges head-on. From export and energy, to marketing and finance, Mid Ulster Enterprise Week has you covered.
Launching this year’s Enterprise Week, Councillor Dominic Molloy, Chair of the Council, said:
“Our successful and popular Mid Ulster Enterprise Week returns for its fifth year this year. Over these last five years local businesses have relied on the week to provide them with timely advice, up-to-date information and sound direction for the future. This year’s very apt theme of ‘Challenge, Adapt, Succeed’ will resonate with the local business community as it reflects the resilience and prosperity of our local businesses in the face of today's ever-changing economic climate.

Everyone is aware of the immense challenges that our local businesses face. The economic landscape has become more complex and competitive than ever before. The challenges posed by the global market dynamics, technological disruptions, and the aftermath of a pandemic have been nothing short of formidable. However, it is important to remember that challenges, in all their complexity, are also the breeding ground for innovation and growth. And this is what Enterprise Week is all about.

“I’m looking forward to attending throughout the week– and to incorporating some of the vital messaging and learning into my own life. I have no doubt our businesses from across the spectrum will do the same and, as always, find the week extremely informative.”

Grainne Bannon, Shareit Biz, commented:
“Mid Ulster Enterprise Week is packed with fantastic events and webinars – whether you’re looking for practical advice on enhancing your businesses marketing, developing your own leadership skills or finding out how Artificial Intelligence is going to impact your business, Mid Ulster Enterprise week has something for all sectors.
“I can’t wait to share my story with my fellow panelists Sandra Quinn and Eve Beattie at the ‘Trailblazers’ event. I’d encourage businesses across Mid Ulster to check out the week’s events and get registered!”

Jason Bell, The AI Provocateur and founder of Synthetica Data, added:
“I am thrilled to join the AI Uncovered panel session, where not only will I share insights from the ever-evolving realm of artificial intelligence, but eagerly anticipate the collective wisdom and perspectives of the attendees. It's only with this kind of conversation we can focus on the right areas so we can all benefit.”
View the full programme of events for the week and register your place now!