Sovy Announce ISME Partnership

Neil McDonnell, CEO, ISME
Alison Cowzer, Director, East Coast Bakehouse, Elizabeth Fallon, Key Account Manager, Sunday Business Post and 
John Popolizio, CEO, Sovy
Neil McDonnell, CEO, ISME Alison Cowzer, Director, East Coast Bakehouse, Elizabeth Fallon, Key Account Manager, Sunday Business Post and John Popolizio, CEO, Sovy

We are pleased to announce our partnership with ISME and sponsorship of the #Think25 ISME Annual Conference on the 21st November 2018. Sovy and ISME share a common goal to simplify business compliance for SMEs in Ireland. ISME connects us with Ireland’s thriving SME community to provide affordable compliance in the cloud for GDPR, workplace conduct and anti-fraud regulations. 

Who is ISME? 

ISME, the Irish SME Association, is the only independent representative association for Small and Medium Enterprises and currently has in excess of 10,500 members nationwide. Uniquely in Ireland, ISME is independent of big business, big banks and government and gives voice to the issues facing SME owner-managers. 

ISME members are being offered a 15%-20% discount on subscriptions to the Sovy Compliance Hub℠ with GDPR Privacy Essentials℠ and 15% discount on all Sovy Academy℠ eLearning courses. To claim your discount, visit our affinity page on the ISME website. 

Meet the Sovy team

As headline sponsors of the conference, the Sovy team will be on hand throughout the day to discuss your business compliance needs. Join us in the Sponsor’s Lounge and find out more about how the Sovy Compliance Hub℠ can help your business. 

Additionally, Sovy CEO and Co-Founder, John Popolizio will be speaking in the main conference room on simplifying business compliance for SMEs. 

Check your GDPR Readiness

Is your business GDPR Compliant? Find out with our GDPR Readiness Check. Just answer a few simple questions and you’ll receive your tailored report. Even better, you’ll be entered to win a state-of-the-art drone when you fill out the check at the ISME Annual Conference this year – visit us at the Sovy Sponsor Lounge to find out more.

A fantastic event-only deal

To celebrate our recent launch, we are offering an event-only special offer – the first 50 people to purchase a Sovy Compliance Hub subscription will receive an amazing 50% off! Make sure you stop by early to take advantage of this offer before it runs out.

What is the Think 25 Conference? 

The ISME Annual Conference is an opportunity for Irish SMEs to get together for a day of inspiring talks, panel discussions, networking and breakout sessions. 

Commenting on this year’s conference, ISME CEO, Neil McDonnell said 

“ISME is 25 years old this year. We’ve put a pretty eventful quarter-century behind us. We’re going to cast a nostalgic eye back to the Ireland of 1993 at our Annual Conference. But the main theme on the day will be looking ahead at the next quarter century. With all that is happening around us, we think the next 25 years will be the most eventful since we joined the EEC in 1973. Our relations with Northern Ireland, Britain, the EU, the USA, Asia and Africa will be profoundly changed. Brexit, an EU where we will be the only common-law member, a disengaging USA, and a more muscular China and India will change the way Ireland interacts with the world. It’s going to be a great place to be an SME. Join us in November to see why.” 

2018 has represented dramatic changes to business compliance requirements in Ireland. In particular, the GDPR has changed the way businesses need to store, process and protect personal data. 

Our team have been considering the long-term impact of compliance legislation and the new global nature of compliance. Join us at the conference to hear more about how to build a forward-thinking business compliance programme that will serve you for the next 25 years and beyond. 

How can I get tickets? 

Tickets can be purchased from the ISME website, and are available to both members and non-members.