Jerry Kennelly, one of Ireland’s best known and most successful entrepreneurs will join the panel of speakers appearing at The National Enterprise Conference in Clonmel on Friday, September 30th. The event, hosted by Clonmel Chamber of Commerce will be held at the Clonmel Park Hotel from 8.30am until 3pm.
In 1996 Jerry Kennelly founded Stockbyte, a company that supplied stock photographs in digital form to newspapers and magazines around the world. By enthusiastically embracing new technology as it emerged, Kennelly developed a delivery system for high-quality digital imagery. In 2005 he founded Stockdisc to cater for the volume end of the creative market. By 2006 Stockbyte and Stockdisc had captured 10% of the global, royalty-free stock photography market. The companies were sold to Getty Images in 2006 for over €110 million.
Jerry Kennelly has been recognised by the Deloitte Fast 50 Awards and was selected as the Ernst and Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. His company Stockbyte is a former winner of the DHL Exporter of the Year Award.
“We are delighted to be able to add Jerry to the line-up at this stage” said Clonmel Chamber CEO, Brian Cleary. “He has been keen to speak at the event and we have worked together over the last number of months to make it happen. Jerry’s new business Tweak.com takes him all over the world and we are delighted that he has been able to alter his schedule to come to Clonmel for The National Enterprise Conference”.
He joins Nicola Byrne (11890), Environment and Local Government Minister Phil Hogan, Michael Keating (Metron Nanotech), John Mullins (Bord Gais), Ed O’Donnell (O’Donnell’s Crisps), Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin, Andrea Pappin (former director of The European Movement), Brian Purcell (TV3’s Apprentice) and John Whelan (Irish Exporters Association) on the speaker line-up.
Tickets for the event cost €40 for members and their guests and €48 for non-members. Ticket holders can also avail of two free workshops in the early afternoon. Brian Purcell from The Apprentice will speak about branding and marketing and another workshop will focus on using social media in business.
Tickets are available online at www.eventelephant.com/enterprise2011 or by calling Clonmel Chamber on 052-6126500.