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Ibec Business Leaders Conference

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 8-2pm

The Convention Centre Dublin

Spencer Dock, Dublin

Conference Wrap up

The 2017 Ibec Business Leadership Conference took place in the Convention Centre Dublin on 9 March. The event attracted more than 300 CEOs, CFOs, managers and business leaders. The delegates heard contributions from local and world – class inspirational speakers.

President Michael D.Higgins gave a fascinating speech on Europe, the economy and decent work.

Danny McCoy talked about the strength, depth and dynamism of the Irish Economy now and into the future.

Janan Ganesh gave us a very interesting perspective on Brexit and the new administration in Washington D.C., outlining the contrasting effects that Brexit and Donald Trump Administration may hold for business and investment.

Adrian Wooldrige talked to us about the new competitive landscape and what businesses should look out for.

International insight. Local perspective.

Meet our speakers

Informed, opinionated and ready for robust discussion. International commentators and business visionaries come together to explore what lies ahead for Irish business.

Agenda

Expertly moderated by RTÉ ’s Claire Byrne this event features distinct sessions including a keynote in each.

Welcome

8.30

Anne Heraty, Ibec President and CEO, Cpl Resources plc

8.40

Opening address

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins

Session one

Our story of economic substance – What makes Ireland unique?
9.10

Keynote address by Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec

9.40

Panel discussion:

  • Peter Barrett, CEO, Aviation Capital
  • Margot Slattery, Country President, Sodexo Ireland
  • Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec
  • Ruth Curran, Managing Partner, MERC Partners

 

Session two

Changing times - The impact of geopolitical factors on international business
10.10

Keynote address by Janan Ganesh, Columnist, Financial Times

10.50

Panel discussion:

  • Sherman Katz, International Trade Expert
  • Dearbhaill McDonnald, Group Business Editor, INM
  • Noelle O’Connell, Executive Director, European Movement Ireland
  • Janan Ganesh, Financial Times
11.20

Coffee

Session three

Competing in the age of disruption
11.50

Scene setting by Vicky Godolphin, Head of Digital, Accenture Ireland

12.05

Keynote address by Adrian Wooldridge, Bagehot Columnist and Management Editor, The Economist

12.45

Panel discussion:

  • Vicky Godolphin, Head of Digital, Accenture Ireland
  • Adrian Wooldridge, Bagehot Columnist and Management Editor, The Economist
  • John Mahony, Group CEO, ReputationInc
13.15

Lunch

13.30

Interview with Nigel Owens, International Rugby Union Referee by Dave McIntyre, Sports broadcaster

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Danny McCoy

CEO, Ibec

Janan Ganesh

Political Columnist, The Financial Times

Adrian Woolridge

Management Editor, The Economist

Transport

The Convention Centre Dublin’s underground car park, managed by Euro Car Parks, has 320 spaces, 8 disabled spaces and a height limit of 2.1m. It operates from 7.00am to midnight, 7 days a week. Parking rates are €3.50 per hour or €25 per day, with an evening rate of €10 from 6.00pm to midnight. Download  map of routes in and out of The CCD Underground Car Park.

How to get to the CCD by car, public transport and from the airport

Hotels

If you are travelling on Wednesday evening and need accommodation, please note the following hotels are close to the event:

The Spencer Hotel

The Gibson Hotel

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

The Marker Hotel

To avail of a preferential Ibec corporate rate, please make your booking through Mustbook.ie at sales@mustbook.ie and quote Ibec in your booking.

The Convention Centre Dublin

The Convention Centre Dublin was developed to provide a world-class conference venue in the heart of Ireland’s capital city. Located just 15 minutes from the airport in Dublin’s Docklands, the finance and technology hub of the city, The CCD is ideally positioned to entice the international business tourism market.

Previous attendees

A&L Goodbody
Abbott Diabetes Care
Alternatives
An Chéim Computer Services Ltd
Aramark
Arekibo
Arise
Athlone Institute of Technology
AON
Aut Even Hospital
Bausch + Lomb
Boston Scientific
British Embassy
BT
Cisco Systems Internetworking
Cpl
Creme Global
Crown Paints Ireland Ltd
Danone Baby Nutricia
D'Arcy & Associates
DeCare Operations Ireland Ltd
Deloitte
Dental Medical Ireland (DMI)
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art & Design
Eirgrid Plc
Enterprise Solution Centre
Ericsson
EY
Fingleton White & Co. Ltd
Flaktwoods Ltd
Fresenius Medical Care
Gaelite Signs
Gaslink
Gem Plastics
Glanbia plc
Glanbia Consumer Foods
GlaxosmithKlline
Health Products Regulatory Authority
Heat Merchants Group
Higher Education Authority
Hovione
HSBC
IBM Ireland
IDA
IE Domain Registry Limited
Injuriesboard
IPM Potato Group Ltd
Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard
Irish Life Group Ltd
Irish Mainport Holdings
Irish Stock Exchange
Janssen Biologics
JPMorgan Bank Ireland
Johnson and Johnson
Junior Achievement Ireland
Katawave Ltd
Kildare Street and University Club
Kilkenny Group
Largo Foods
LEO Pharma
Lufthansa Technik Shannon Limited
Maxol Limited
MERC Partners
Merit Medical
Microsoft Ireland
Murphy Mulhall
MyMind
National Disability Authority
National University of Ireland, Galway
Neuromod Devices Limited
News UK & Ireland
NSAI
Ogilvy & Mather Group
Oriflame R&D
Origo
Pepper Asset Servicing
Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals
Phillips-Medisize Ireland
Phillips 66
Prim-Ed Publishing
Prospectus Management Consultants
Quancast
RDS
Red Mills
Repak Ltd
RIAI
Rochford Brady
Rosslare Europort
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Santander Insurance Ireland
SAP SSC Ireland Ltd
SeaQuest Systems
Servier Laboratories Ireland Ltd
Siemens Ltd
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Manufacturing
Smurfit Kappa
Standard Life
Stryker Ireland Ltd
Synecco Ltd
Terminal Four Solutions Ltd
Tesco Ireland
The Doyle Collection
The Irish Times Ltd
The Westbury Hotel
Tom Phillips + Associates
Topaz Energy Limited
Towercom Limited
Trinity College Dublin
Tullamore Credit Union
Ulster Bank
Uniphar Group
Unum Ireland Ltd
US Embassy
Vita Materials
Vodafone Ireland
William Connolly & Sons
Willis Ireland
Zero-G

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