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Mazars and First Names Group renew IoD sponsorships for 2018

12 Dec 2017

Mazars has renewed its sponsorship of the IoD Breakfast & Evening Briefing Series and First Names Group will continue its sponsorship of the Lunch Bites @ The IoD Series in 2018.

The Breakfast & Evening Briefing Series includes 16 breakfast and evening briefings each year held in Dublin, Cork and Galway. Covering a wide range of topics from property and economic outlooks through to themes such as leadership, crisis communication in the boardroom and entrepreneurship, the Breakfast & Evening Briefing Series blends expert speakers with insightful topics of relevance to directors and business leaders.

Mark Kennedy, Managing Partner, Mazars, said: "We are proud to partner again this year with the IoD, an organisation which provides practical leadership and support to directors enhancing both the quality of corporate governance in Ireland and the performance of Irish directors and boards. Developing talent and supporting our clients to grow and develop so they can reach their full potential is very much at the core of our business. Supporting Ireland’s leading directors by working with the IoD on its Breakfast & Evening Briefing Series is a natural fit for Mazars. We are looking forward to participating in another year of insightful and informative events."

The Lunch Bites @ The IoD Series responds to topics of the day and 2017 speakers included Dearbhail McDonald, who spoke about fertility and the boardroom, as well as Pat Cox on Europe and Brexit and Eamonn Mallie on Northern Ireland. The Lunch Bites @ The IoD series comprises four events throughout the year in a Q&A style format with a high level of engagement from attendees.

Joanne McEnteggart, Managing Director, First Names Group, said: “Thought provoking, informative and entertaining in equal measure, the Lunch Bites series of talks always generate wide ranging discussions and often provide unexpected insights. We are delighted to be sponsoring the series for a second year and look forward to what will undoubtedly be four more compelling topics in 2018.”

Commenting on renewal of both sponsorships, Maura Quinn, IoD Chief Executive, said: “We are very pleased to continue our highly productive and positive relationships with Mazars and First Names Group. Their respective sponsorships of the Breakfast & Evening Briefing Series and the Lunch Bites @ The IoD Series, enables us to offer attendance at these events free of charge to our members and to continually extend and broaden the quality and scope of our offering to our members. On behalf of the IoD, I wish to thank Mazars and First Names Group for their continued support and we look forward to another successful year of sponsorships.”