Close
Close
banner

Bold Ambitions

Ibec CEO Conference 2016

Thursday, 21 April, 8-2pm

RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Ibec CEO Conference 2016
Wrap up

‘Bold Ambitions’ for the Irish economy and Irish business was explored at this year’s 2016 CEO Conference. Driving Ireland’s competitiveness with a new phase of economic development and ambitious investment in critical infrastructure was stressed. Highlighted also was the risks of rising industrial discord and unrealistic pay expectations.

The current and uncertain geopolitical picture and its potential impact on Irish business was explored by keynote speakers Gideon Rachman, Cal Thomas and Alistair Campbell. Topics covered: Brexit, Europe reform, US elections, immigration crises, security, terrorism and the economic slowdown of China.

The conference was attended by over 300 senior Irish business leaders.

Ibec 2016 Ambitions

Ibec CEO Conference 2016 <br> Wrap up
conference-video

View 2016 Conference Highlights

Views on Brexit

Realising Ambition for irish Business

Global Economy

International insight. Local perspective.

Meet our speakers

Informed, opinionated and ready for robust discussion. International commentators and business visionaries come together to explore the theme of ambition. With a truly global perspective our panel will explore the influencers of ambition and the global trends most relevant to Irish business today.

Hotels

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

InterContinental Dublin Hotel

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Herbert Park Hotel

Ballsbridge Hotel

The Dylan Hotel

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

The Royal Dublin Society

The Royal Dublin Society was born when fourteen men met in Trinity College in 1731 and agreed to form a Society ‘for improving Husbandry, manufactures and other useful arts’. The RDS continues to further the economic and cultural development of Ireland. Its home is Ireland’s largest exhibition and conference centre.

The RDS is located just minutes from Dublin City Centre, on the south side of the River Liffey,on 42 acre site.

Agenda

 

8.00-8.05

Opening

Welcome

Claire Byrne, Broadcaster and Conference Moderator

8.05-08.10

Gerry Collins, Ibec President and Global Platform Leader Parenterals, Janssen Biologics Ireland

Session one

Ambition for Ireland
8.10-08.30

A Bold Ambition for Ireland

Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec

8.30-9.00

Can the Centre Hold?

David McWilliams, Global Economist, Journalist and Author

9.00-9.30

Panel discussion moderated by Claire Byrne

David McWilliams, Danny McCoy, Richard Moat, eir, Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland and Chris Martin, Musgrave

Session two

The international geo political picture
09.30-10.00

Why the Irish need to get involved in the Brexit debate

Alastair Campbell, British Journalist, Broadcaster, Political Aide and Author

10.00-10.30

Remarks on ambition, a US perspective

Cal Thomas, American Syndicated Columnist, Pundit, Author and Radio Commentator

10.30-10.55

Panel discussion moderated by Gina London, Veteran CNN Correspondent and Anchor

Alastair Campbell, Cal Thomas, Ruth Curran, MERC Partners and Mary Rose Burke, Ibec

10.55-11.30

Coffee

Session three

The business perspective on ambition
11.30-11.40

Bold Ambitions for Businesses in Ireland

Ryan Shanks, Head of Innovation, Accenture Ireland

11.40-12.20

The World by Gideon Rachman

Gideon Rachman, The Financial Times Chief  Foreign Affairs Commentator

12.20-12.50

Business panel discussion moderated by Claire Byrne

Gideon Rachman, Aongus Hegarty, Dell EMEA, John O’Dywer,VHI HealthCare, Edel Creely,Trilogy Technologies and Donal O’Brien, Aramark

12.50-13.00

Final remarks

Danny McCoy

13.00-14.00

Lunch

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

Partners