Pictured at the recent Western Chapter of the MBA Association of Ireland (MBAAI)seminar entitled “The Importance of Networking” were Tim Regan, Suzanne Ryan (MBAAI West Chair), Liam Bluett (Speaker), Dr Alma McCarthy, Niamh Bray & MacDara Hosty
Sep 03 2012 Posted: 09:28 IST

The role of Networking in business has been well known and it is seen as an essential skill for business managers today.  However, the ability to network and how to effectively manage your networks are skills that evade some managers and business professionals. 

The Western Chapter of the MBA Association of Ireland (MBAAI) addressed this issue in their seminar entitled “The Importance of Networking” recently held in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway.  The seminar was delivered by Liam Bluett, MBA CIMA of the Ballybane Enterprise Centre.  Liam (formerly Finance Director with Nortel Networks) who has in excess of thirty years experience in executive leadership provided tips and insights into successful networking.

This exciting seminar coincided with the launch of the local MBAAI programme of events for 2012/2013.  The Western Chapter of the MBAAI have lined up an exciting array of events and opportunities for MBA graduates to connect and engage over the next twelve months.  The number of MBA graduates based in the West of Ireland has been increasing and represents many business and industry leaders and innovators.  The MBA Association of Ireland both locally and nationally provides a representative voice for those members and offers opportunities to meet and engage with other members both formally and informally.

Further details on the seminar, the MBAAI and the upcoming calendar of events for 2012/13 can be obtained from www.mbaassociation.ie, or by email to:  info@mbaassociation.ie.