Ibec Business Leaders Conference

A Sustainable Future – Real and Virtual

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The Convention Centre Dublin


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.


Opening remarks


  • Matt Cooper, Event MC
  • Paraic Curtis, Ibec President and SVP & GM, TE Medical, TE Connectivity


Securing Ireland’s economic success

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


  • Cecilia Ronan, Managing Director, Citi Country Officer & CAO Citibank Europe Plc, Citi
  • Michael Beary, Country Manager and Director of HR, Amazon Web Services, Ireland
  • Paraic Curtis, SVP & GM, TE Medical, TE Connectivity
  • Siobhan Masterson, Head of Corporate Affairs, Ibec


The future of Europe

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


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


The next phase of business sustainability

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


  • David McRedmond, CEO, An Post
  • Jamie Rowles, Head of Investment, Sky Ocean Ventures
  • John Curran, Head of Sustainability, Musgraves
  • Karen O’Regan, Managing Director and Head of Strategy, Accenture


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.


  • Vice Admiral Mark Mellet DSM, Chief of Staff, Irish Defence Force
  • Tony Clarke, Head of Information Security, ICON Clinical Research
  • Edel Creely, Group Managing Director of Trilogy Technologies and Chair of Ibec’s EU Affairs & Trade Policy Committee


Closing remarks


  • Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec


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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

Network with

An Post
Ark Life Assurance
Australian Embassy
Avestus Capital Partners
B&G Foods
Balcas Timber
Bank of Ireland
BNP Paribas
Britvic Ireland
ByrneWallace Solicitors
Compass Group Ireland
Convention Centre Dublin
Cpl Resources plc
Dalata Hotel Group
Danone Early Life Nutrition
Dawn Farm Foods
DB Service Centre
DeCare Operations
DMG Media Ireland
Drury PN
Fidelity Investments Ireland
Food Drink Ireland
Fujitsu Ireland
Gala Retail Services
GAM Fund Management
Gem Plastics
Glanbia plc
Heidrick & Struggles
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
MERC Partners
O'Brien Fine Foods
Premier Lotteries Ireland
Q4 Public Relations
Roche Ireland
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Sales Institute
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