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SME- Ireland Chapter Launch Event

March 8, 2018
Penn Enginering Fastening Technologies Mervue Business Park

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a global non-profit organisation started in the US in 1930’s has relaunched SME Ireland Chapter and is holding an opening event on 8th March 2018 in Penn Engineering, Mervue Business Park, Mervue, Galway from 10 am till 1pm. We would like to celebrate this event with an opening speech by the key note speaker – Dr. Richard Keegan, Enterprise Ireland on Lean in Ireland – driving Competitiveness.

Who is SME?

Manufacturing has long been central to global economies and prosperity, creating value and opportunity for communities, workers and their families. It is absolutely vital.

And, SME has been supporting the manufacturing industry for the last 85 years. Working closely with manufacturing professionals, companies, educators, schools and communities, we share knowledge and resources that generate solutions to manufacturing industry challenges.

We would welcome you to join us to celebrate this event and help build a network of dedicated professionals to promote advanced manufacturing technology, develop workforce, identify industry gaps and find solutions through innovation, training, seminars, workshops, a pool of academic resources and manufacturing related events.

Preliminary Agenda

Mary Ann Fergus, Penn Engineering – Welcome Note

Dr. Richard Keegan, Enterprise Ireland – Lean in Ireland-driving Competitiveness

Matt Cottrell, CIT  – Benefits of the SME and its Contribution in Cork to the Industry

Charlie Coughlan, Penn Engineering/Panalok – The History of Society of Manufacturing Engineers in Ireland

Tea, Coffee & Networking

Goda Zvikaite-Byrne – Mission, Vision and Benefits of Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Donal Galligan – The Importance of Society of Manufacturing Engineers to the Industry

Ciaran O’Loughlin and Maeve Guilfoyle – Precision Engineering Training and Benefits to Manufacturing Companies

Group Photo, Tea, Coffee & Networking

Factory Tour of Penn Engineering Centre of Excellence for European Manufacture of Genuine PEM Clinch