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FTMTA National Conference November 24th

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FTMTA is pleased to announce that the Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Mr. Simon Coveney TD, has accepted an invitation to address the FTMTA National Conference “Towards a Sustainable and Professional Farm Machinery Industry” on  Thursday November 24th in Portlaoise.

The Association has  confirmed another speaker for this year’s FTMTA Annual Conference for the farm machinery industry. Liam Barton of Insight HR in Kilkenny will cover the onus of responsibility on an employer to be compliant with various aspects of employment law and regulation.


  • 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 a daylong event and is open to both member and non member firms of the FTMTA active within the farm machinery industry. Registration on the day will begin at 8am and the conference will run from 9.00am to 5.30pm.

Prior booking is essential to attend the conference, please contact the FTMTA office on 045 409309 or atmembership@ftmta.ieThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view itfor further information 

Click here for an booking form FTMTA National Conference 2011 Application Form

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.


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