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Ibec Business Leaders Conference

A Sustainable Future – Real and Virtual

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The Convention Centre Dublin

About

This year’s conference, ‘A Sustainable Future – Real and Virtual’, will explore how the Irish economy can address these challenges and safeguard our economic success. With an impressive line-up of speakers, we will explore the following topics:

  • Securing Ireland’s economic success 
  • The future of Europe 
  • The next phase of business sustainability 
  • Safeguarding intangible assets 

The conference is a must-attend event for business leaders, corporate affairs and public policy professionals and is an exceptional opportunity to network with people from all sectors.

 

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.

Agenda

08:30

Opening and welcome

 

  • Matt Cooper, Broadcaster and Conference Moderator
  • Paraic Curtis, SVP and GM, TE Medical, TE Connectivity and Ibec President
  • Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec

 

09:00

Securing Ireland’s economic success

Ireland’s competitiveness is influenced by our quality of life and our ability to attract and retain staff. What needs to be addressed to secure our economic success?

 

Scene setting: Siobhán Masterson, Head of Corporate Affairs, Ibec

 

Panel discussion

  • Cecilia Ronan, Managing Director, Country Officer and CAO Citibank Europe Plc, Citi
  • Michael Beary, Country Manager and Director of HR, Amazon Web Services, Ireland
  • Ruth Curran, Managing Partner, MERC Partners
  • Siobhán Masterson, Head of Corporate Affairs, Ibec

 

09:30

The future of Europe

The UK’s new relationship with the world and the implications of wider geopolitical trends for Irish business.

 

Keynote: Andrew Marr, Broadcaster, Journalist and Political Commentator

 

Panel discussion

  • Andrew Marr, Broadcaster, Journalist and Political Commentator
  • Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec
  • Michael Jackson, Managing Partner, Matheson
  • Maeve McElwee, Director of Employer Relations, Ibec

 

10:20

Coffee and networking

10:50

The next phase of business sustainability

A showcase of how companies can transition to a more sustainable business model.

 

Scene setting: Karen O’Regan, Managing Director and Head of Strategy, Accenture

 

Panel discussion

  • Catherine O’Kelly, Managing Director, Bord Gáis Energy
  • David McRedmond, CEO, An Post
  • Jamie Rowles, Head of Investment, Sky Ocean Ventures
  • John Curran, Head of Sustainability, Musgrave
  • Karen O’Regan, Managing Director and Head of Strategy, Accenture

 

11:30

Safeguarding intangible assets

A cyber security attack would cause widespread disruption, reputational damage and compromise Ireland’s FDI. A critical issue not just for domestic considerations but also due to the number of MNCs located here.

 

Scene setting: Vice Admiral Mark Mellet DSM, Chief of Staff, Irish Defence Forces

 

Panel discussion

  • Vice Admiral Mark Mellet DSM, Chief of Staff, Irish Defence Forces
  • Tony Clarke, Head of Information Security, ICON Clinical Research
  • Edel Creely, Group Managing Director, Trilogy Technologies

 

12:10

Closing remarks

 

  • Paraic Curtis, President, Ibec and SVP & GM, TE Medical, TE Connectivity

 

12:30

Networking lunch

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Standard rate
€450 + 23% VAT



For group rates please contact us



The Intangible Economy

The Future of Work

The Circular Economy

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ABFI
Accenture
AIB
An Post
Aramark
Ark Life Assurance
Australian Embassy
Avestus Capital Partners
B&G Foods
Balcas Timber
Bank of Ireland
BNP Paribas
Britvic Ireland
ByrneWallace Solicitors
Citi
Compass Group Ireland
Convention Centre Dublin
Cpl Resources plc
Dalata Hotel Group
Danone Early Life Nutrition
Dawn Farm Foods
DB Service Centre
DeCare Operations
Deloitte
DMG Media Ireland
Drury PN
eir
ERVIA
ESB
EY
Fidelity Investments Ireland
Food Drink Ireland
Fujitsu Ireland
Gala Retail Services
GAM Fund Management
Gem Plastics
Glanbia plc
Heidrick & Struggles
Heineken
Horizon Pharma
IBM Ireland
ICON Clinical Research
Indaver Ireland
Irish Blood Transfusion Service
Irish Defence Forces
Irish Universities Association
Invest Northen Ireland
Irish Medtech Association
J.P. Morgan
John Sisk & Son
Keelings Limited
KSN Project Management
LM Ericsson
Lufthansa Technik Shannon Limited
Matheson
Mazars
Medtronic
MERC Partners
Microsoft
Musgrave
MSD
O'Brien Fine Foods
Perrigo
Pramerica
Premier Lotteries Ireland
Q4 Public Relations
Roche Ireland
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Sales Institute
Sanofi
Shellcove
Singlepoint
Small Firms Association
Smurfit Kappa Ireland
Sodexo Ireland
Takeda Dunboyne Biologics
TE Connectivity
Technology Ireland
Telecommunications Industry Ireland
Tesco Ireland
The Institute of Banking
The Irish Times
Trinity College
Uniphar plc
Trilogy Technologies
Virgin Media
Western Development Commission

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