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Ibec Business Leaders Conference

Substance and Sustainability

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The Convention Centre Dublin

Wrap up

 

 

300 leaders of Irish industry gathered for a unique exploration of key themes and topics for business:

 

Jonathan Haskel and Danny McCoy spoke about the rise of the intangible economy. In the panel discussion that followed, with contributions from Glanbia, Matheson and Sanofi, they explored how building a model of substance requires a balanced approach to intangible and tangible investment.  Delegates heard how Ireland needs to use the proceeds of the new intangible economy for real growth projects to sustain competitiveness.

 

To hear Danny McCoy’s speech in full, click here.

 

 

Tara Levins from Accenture Consulting set the scene for the session titled “The Future of Work” with contributions from business leaders from MERC Partners, Vodafone and Dell EMC.  The panel discussion that took place firmly established the role of the “human worker” in the future workplace and discussed the skillset this worker will need to develop to interact with new technology as they come online.

 

 

Harvard Professor, Mark Esposito presented to delegates a compelling argument for a business model that embraces the Circular Economy.  With contributions from UPS, Coca-Cola Hellenic and FoodDrinkEurope delegates heard of the steps companies have already taken to identify resource within waste.  Moving from “lean to circular” is already proving to be good for the bottom line in business and there should be no trade off to sustainability.

 

The Intangible Economy

The Future of Work

The Circular Economy

Media

Business leaders and international keynote speakers discussed the changing nature of the Irish business model and economy and our prospects into the future.

Ibec CEO Danny McCoy also had the opportunity to talk with keynote speaker Professor Jonathan Haskel about the rise of the intangible economy. Is it sustainable for Ireland to stay in the business of intangible assets, and what does Harry Potter have to do with the intangible economy? You can hear their discussion on the latest edition of the Ibec Podcast, available to download here.

Media coverage from this flagship event below:

Irish Times photo

Irish Times

The Times (Ire Edition)

Irish Independent

Listen to Danny McCoy featured on Newstalk Breakfast below:

 

Who was there?

2 Sisters Food Group
A&L Goodbody
Abbey Theatre
Abtran
Accenture
Accipiter Holdings
ActionCOACH/Engage & Grow
Acumen Aviation
ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA
AIB
AM O'Sullivan PR
Amaris Hospitality
Aramark
Ark Lige
Aryzta
Avestus Capital Partners
Avisa Partners
Balfour Beatty
Bank of Ireland
Bartra Capital Property
BDO
BioPharmaChem Ireland
BMOL Partners
Boots Retail Ireland
BWG Group
CA Compliance
Capita Customer Solutions
Cardinal Capital
Cartamundi Ireland
Central Bank of Ireland
Coca-Cola Hellenic Ireland & Northern Ireland
College Group
Compass Group Ireland
Convention Centre Dublin
Cpl Resources plc
Creganna Medical
CRH
Crossell
CustomsMatters
Dalata Hotel Group
Data Ireland
Dawn Farm Foods
D'Arcy & Associates
DeCare Dental
Dell EMC
Deloitte
Dillon Eustace
Dixons Carphone
DMG Media
Dualtron
Due Direction
DXC Technology
Eason & Son
eir
Enactus Ireland
ERVIA
ESB
Euronext
European Movement Ireland
Exertis Supply Chain Services
EY
Fidelity Investments Ireland
Fire1
Fitbit
Food Drink Ireland
FoodDrinkEurope
Fujitsu Ireland
Gala Retail Services
GAM Fund Management
GameStop
Gem Plastics
Glanbia plc
Gordon MRM
Greensource
Grid Finance
Griffith Publications
Groupon
Hammerson
Harvest Financial Services
Hawthorn Life
Health Products Regulatory Authority
Horizon Pharma
HRM Executive Recruitment
Huawei Ireland
IADT
IBM Ireland
Icon
Idiro Analytics
Indaver Ireland
IndEx Partners
Institute of Public Administration
Intel Ireland
Invest Northen Ireland
Irish Heart Foundation
Irish Medtech Association
Irish Proshare Association
Irish Stock Exchange
Irish Water
Irving Oil Whitegate Refinery
Jacobs Engineering
John Sisk & Son
Kerry ETB
Killeen Group Holdings
Kingspan Group
Kostal Ireland Gmbh
Leaders Mores
LM Ericsson
Lufthansa Technik Shannon Limited
Matheson
Mazars
McCabes Pharmacy Group
McCann FitzGerad
McMunn Media
Medtronic
MERC Partners
Mercer
Microsoft
Musgrave
Mutual Energy
National Standards Authority of Ireland
Nelipak
NIFDA
Northern Trust
Odgers Berndtson
Optum Ireland
Origin
PerformanSC Supply Chain
PMCA Economic Consulting
Praesta Ireland
Premier Lotteries Ireland
PTC Therapeutics
Q4 Public Relations
Rehab Group
Reyonlds Logistics
Rise Global
Roche Ireland
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Sales Institute
Sanofi
Schivo Medical
Shellcove
Singlepoint
Small Firms Association
Smurfit Kappa Ireland
Sodexo Ireland
Sonalake
Standard Life
Stewarts Care
Takeda Ireland
TE Connectivity
Technology Ireland
Telecommunications and Internet Ferderation
TG4
Three
The Children's Medical & Research Foundation
The Institute of Banking
The Ireland - U.S. Council
The PressUp Group
The Sunday Business Post
Therapie Clinics
Towercom
Toyota Ireland
Trilogy Technologies
Trinity College Dublin
Ulster Bank
UPS
Vitabond
Vodafone Ireland
Volvo Car Ireland
Walsh Whiskey Distillery
WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors
WorkMatters Consulting

International insight. Local perspective.

Meet our speakers

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

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