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Mazars and First Names Group renew IoD sponsorships for 2019

26 Nov 2018

We are delighted to announce that 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 2019.

The IoD Breakfast & Evening Briefing Series has been increased for 2019 with 18 member briefings to be 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 delighted to partner again this year with the Institute of Directors, sponsoring the Breakfast and Evening Briefing series.  The IoD is an organisation which has consistently provided practical leadership and support to directors, enhancing both the quality of corporate governance in Ireland and the performance of Irish directors and boards. Working with the community of directors in Ireland is key to our goal of providing excellent assurance and advisory services to Irish businesses. Supporting Ireland’s leading directors by working with the IoD on its Breakfast & Evening Briefing Series in 2019 is a great opportunity to engage with directors on issues of interest. We are looking forward enormously to participating in another year of insightful events. "

The Lunch Bites @ The IoD Series responds to topics of the day and 2018 themes included The State of the Union: The United (and Divided) States of America in the Trump Era, The Professional and Personal Implications of Whistleblowing in Ireland and The Cost of Failing to Tackle the Housing Crisis and Why it Matters. The Lunch Bites @ The IoD series has also been extended for 2019 and will now comprise of six 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 more compelling topics in 2019."

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.”