FODC confirms plans for Economic Development Flagship Event of the Year – 2022 Sales Conference

12th May 2022

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has confirmed plans for its second Sales Conference which will take place in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh on Wednesday 15 June 2022. 

The Sales Conference is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) programme.

This flagship event is part of the Council’s Sales Academy programme and will provide a significant opportunity for local businesses to expand their knowledge, network with professionals, explore the key aspects of business development and how this can be achieved by doing things differently.

Hosted by BBC journalist and presenter Mark Carruthers, the event will feature a thought-provoking keynote presentation together with an in-depth panel discussion with three successful local entrepreneurs who will share their highs, lows, mistakes, and triumphs.  

The conference will also feature three practical master classes which will be facilitated by well-known TEDx speaker and local entrepreneur, Naomh McElhatton, Andrew Toogood, a world class developer of people, teams and organisations and renowned business-owner, lecturer and User Experience expert, Gareth Dunlop. 

Speaking about the conference, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Errol Thompson, said: “This high-profile conference will greatly benefit our local businesses and I am delighted to bring this incredible opportunity to the community. By gathering an array of successful entrepreneurs, business leaders and owner/managers we can share, teach and discuss the importance of sales growth and how this can be achieved.

Not only will participants learn from experienced industry leaders, but they will also have the chance to learn from each other and build significant connections through networking opportunities during the conference. 

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is committed to continue to offer support to businesses as recovery and revitalisation continues both through its suite of free business mentoring programmes and in practical ways by signposting businesses to additional support and by organising events such as the forthcoming Sales Academy conference.

I welcome the return to in-person events and the Council is looking forward to facilitating this inspiring and interactive conference. I would encourage any business owner/manager located in the Fermanagh and Omagh district to take advantage of this excellent free half-day event”.   

For more information or to register for the event for free, please contact Mairead at or register directly at