FutureScope 2017: Innovation, investing and insightful advice on the agenda

The event takes place in Dublin this Wednesday

Convention Centre Dublin will once again play host to some of the biggest businesses in the world of tech as FutureScope 2017 takes place on Wednesday. 

The conference is organised by the Dublin Business Innovation Centre, an organisation that "works with startup companies to start and scale", according to CEO Michael Culligan. 

Culligan spoke to Newstalk.com as the final preparations for the event get underway. AT&T, Siemens, and Ryanair are just some of the companies that will have representatives on the ground for the one-day event. 

"The theme this year is current trends and future insights", explains Culligan. "Large organisations will share the current trends and what they see coming down the line. We'll also have younger companies there to showcase the innovation they have underway". 

Dublin BIC is well placed to host such an event, having lent their support to successful companies such as StoryFul, Jam Media, Brown Bag Films, and Firm Wave, to name a few. 

Founder of StoryFul, and former Twitter boss, Mark Little will be on-site to share some words of wisdom, as will Brett Myers of CurrencyFair and Dan Kiely of VoxPro.  

Who should go along?

The conference is made up of a host of keynote talks, side-stage panels, and mingling on site. Culligan says the conference has an appeal for a host of business people. 

"Anyone working in a company where innovation is important should come along as they will have a day that would be extremely well spent. SMEs, in particular, can be so busy with their day to day business, it can be hard to make the time, but it is worth it. All companies need to innovate because if you don't, someone will catch up to you."

The full agenda for the conference is available here

Culligan has the following advice for those looking to attend. 

"Take a look at the agenda and plan! We have talks about the connected world, about Brexit, about legal advice - there is so much going on, so make sure you don't miss anything!"

Tickets are available here, starting from €175