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.
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:
Listen to Danny McCoy featured on Newstalk Breakfast below:
Informed, opinionated and ready for robust discussion. International commentators and business visionaries came together to explore what lies ahead for Irish business.
CEO, Irish Stock Exchange
Professor, Imperial College Business School
Group Managing Director, Glanbia plc
Professor, Harvard University
Managing Director, Accenture Consulting
Site Head, Sanofi Waterford
Director General, FoodDrinkEurope
President of EMEA, Dell EMC
Finance Director, UPS UK, Nordics and Ireland
Managing Partner, Matheson
MD, Trilogy Technologies
Partner, MERC Partners
HR Director, Vodafone
Broadcaster and Journalist