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IoD Webinar: Reshaping the Economy in the Wake of COVID-19 and Brexit

IoD Morning and Evening Briefings Series is kindly sponsored by Mazars

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Sinnamon CEO, Enterprise Ireland

IoD Webinar Reshaping the Economy in the Wake of COVID-19 and Brexit

29 October 2020 9:30am

As part of our ongoing work to share exclusive content and insights with members, we are delighted to invite you to join our upcoming webinar entitled, 'Reshaping the Economy in the Wake of COVID-19 and Brexit' with Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland.

COVID-19 has brought many unseen challenges in relation to the sustainability of businesses. On foot of their strong 2019 performance, some companies, fortunately, came into this crisis in a healthy state. Furthermore, Brexit planning put many businesses in a good position to begin the reshaping of the economy, however, many are still facing challenges. 

In this webinar, Julie will discuss the following key elements:

  • Liquidity: The pandemic has placed sudden and immediate pressure on companies’ working capital and liquidity.
  • Customer demand: COVID-19 has reduced customer demand for products and services globally. For some companies this impact has been immediate, for others it will become more apparent in Q4.
  • People, logistics and supply chain issues: Movement of people and products has placed increased challenges on companies, resulting in increased operational costs. 
  • Enterprise Ireland’s response to the pandemic: This will include looking at how Enterprise Ireland is working with Irish businesses and Government to support the regeneration of Irish enterprise.
  • 2020 - A Challenging Year: This year has been the most unexpectedly challenging year for businesses and business leaders.

Please note, there will be a live Q&A facility for this webinar.

Julie Sinnamon

Julie Sinnamon

CEO, Enterprise Ireland

Julie Sinnamon is the CEO of Enterprise Ireland. Prior to her appointment as CEO in 2013, Julie held a number of senior public sector positions, spanning a 30-year career in Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.

Julie’s driving ambition is for Irish-owned industry to become a powerhouse of job creation in Ireland, resulting in rising prosperity in towns and cities all across the country. In pursuit of this objective, Julie is mobilising all Enterprise Ireland's resources and harnessing the power of external stakeholders and partners into a cohesive effort to build more Irish companies of international scale.

A member of the National Competitiveness Council and the Investment Committee of the Irish Strategic Investment Fund, she is also a Board Member of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and the Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Limited.

Julie is a business graduate of the University of Ulster, has a MSc in International Business and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Programme, USA.


Mazars is an internationally integrated partnership, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory and tax services. 

In Ireland, we employ over 500 people in Dublin, Limerick and Galway and work with large corporate companies, Public Interest Entities, small to mid-sized indigenous businesses and private clients to assist at every stage in their development.

We operate in over 90 countries, including Ireland and overall, we draw on the expertise of 40,400 professionals - 24,400 in Mazars’ integrated partnership and 16,000 via the Mazars North America Alliance.

To find out more visit the Mazars website.

How to view this webinar

  • To view this webinar, please register to attend via the below 'Member Booking' button.
  • All registered attendees will receive a joining instructions email on Wednesday, 28th October, with a link to where you can access the webinar.
  • This webinar will take place via the online platform Zoom. Please download Zoom to your system before the webinar to ensure you can view the webinar.
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  • On the morning of the event, please then click the webinar link in the joining instructions email and you will be able to view the webinar. Please note it will prompt you for your email address before you can join, this is required feature of the Zoom platform. For more information on this, please view: Zoom Video Communications GDPR Compliance.