Digital Business Ireland will host 1000 SMEs, 50 exhibitors and 40 speakers at FutureProof on
September 6. The event is proudly supported by permanent tsb.
Digital Business Ireland, in partnership Permanent TSB, has officially launched its annual
conference and expo, Digital Summit: FutureProof, on the hallowed turf of the home of Gaelic
games, Croke Park in Dublin. This year’s event is set to be the biggest day for the Irish
ecommerce community in 2023!
FutureProof, will bring together the digital commerce community to explore the transformative
power of digital technologies and their role in shaping the future of business and the boundaryless possibilities of all it presents. With the industry undergoing profound change as a result of
the speed of the evolution of AI, Chat GPT and the consequential compliance challenges, the
conference will explore a whole range of digital tools for business from digital marketing to
social media, the metaverse and the role of talent in a rapidly changing ecosystem.
The goal of the event is to create new connections in the burgeoning Irish ecommerce industry,
and help companies to future proof their operations during a volatile time for digital
The event will be inaugurated by Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation,
Dara Calleary TD. A range of thought-leaders from global brands will address attendees from
Meta to TikTok, Trustpilot, Cpl, Fortinet, Puig, Peninsula and Google. Representing the digital
sector in Ireland will be Core Optimisation, IA Labs, Planet, Magico, Failte Ireland and the Garda
National Cyber Crime Bureau, among others.
Exhibitors at the event will include title sponsor Permanent TSB, along with Virgin Media, .IE,
Trustpilot, ADAMAPP, SBCI, Ergo and many more.
Speaking at the launch, founder of Digital Business Ireland, Lorraine Higgins said: “We are
anticipating the attendance of a highly engaged audience of SMEs to join us at the Digital Summit,
for a day of insights and advice from some of the best brains in the business. Through a combination
of presentations, panels, Q and As, and engagement with the Expo’s cutting-edge suppliers,
participants will learn how to scale their online business using the most advanced digital tools,
which will deliver conversion rates and revenues for those discernible businesses present”.
Catherine Doyle, Head of Business Development at Permanent TSB said: “Permanent TSB are
proud to return as title sponsor of Digital Business Ireland’s Digital Summit: FutureProof 2023. In a
fast-evolving marketplace, it is vital that Irish SMEs have a forum to share knowledge and make new
connections and we are pleased to work alongside the team in DBI to help to facilitate that for
businesses across Ireland.