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The Association is finalising the panel of speakers for this year’s FTMTA Annual Conference for the farm machinery industry, “Towards a Sustainable and Professional Farm Machinery Industry”, to be held on November 24th in Portlaoise.The conference is a daylong event and is open to both member and non member firms of the FTMTA active within the farm machinery industry.

A panel of expert speakers will address topics of topical and practical relevance in the management of a farm machinery business, with opportunities for questions and answers at the end of each presentation. The confirmed speakers to date are:


  • Mr. Edward Stephenson, Agricultural Division Sales Manager, North England, Scotland & Ireland, John Deere Ltd, will speak on “Precision farming and its impact on supporting a professional and sustainable farm machinery business”.
  • Mr., Bobby Kerr, Chairman of Insomnia Coffee, is well known from RTE’s Dragons’ Den and also presents ‘Down to Business’ a Sunday breakfast business show on Newstalk Radio.
  • Mr. Eamonn Dillon, Solicitor, will speak in relation to contractual and warranty obligations in the sale of farm machinery.
  • Jack Murray, Managing Director of, one of Ireland’s leading social media training companies, will address how the use of social media tools can enhance the performance of a business; help to communicate more clearly with customers, and increase turnover and profits.
  • Mr. Jim O’Hara, O’Hara Dolan & Co, Taxation Consultants, will speak on the importance of succession planning and managing the tax implications that arise.
  • Mr. Matt Dempsey, Editor of the Irish Farmers Journal, will speak on the progress towards the Food Harvest 2020 goals and the new CAP proposals

 The conference is sponsored by FTMTA member firm Genfitt and the Association is grateful for their ongoing support of this important event for the farm machinery industry.

Prior booking is essential, please contact the FTMTA office on 045 409309 or at for further information.

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