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.
Communicator, Writer & Strategist
Journalist, The Financial Times
Radio and TV Broadcaster
Author & Radio Commentator
President, Dell Europe, Middle East and Africa
Veteran CNN Correspondent & Anchor
Global Economist, Author & Journalist
CEO, Musgrave Group
MD, Trilogy Technologies
Head of Strategy, Accenture
CEO, Enterprise Ireland
Region President, Aramark Northern Europe
Managing Partner, MERC Partners
CEO, Vhi Healthcare
The RDS has 2000 carpark spaces on site.
If you are travelling on Wednesday evening and need accommodation, please note the following hotels are close to the event:
To avail of a preferential Ibec corporate rate, please make your booking through Mustbook.ie at firstname.lastname@example.org and quote Ibec CEO Conference in your booking.
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.
Claire Byrne, Broadcaster and Conference Moderator
Gerry Collins, Ibec President and Global Platform Leader Parenterals, Janssen Biologics Ireland
Ambition for Ireland
A Bold Ambition for Ireland
Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec
Can the Centre Hold?
David McWilliams, Global Economist, Journalist and Author
Panel discussion moderated by Claire Byrne
David McWilliams, Danny McCoy, Richard Moat, eir, Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland and Chris Martin, Musgrave
The international geo political picture
Why the Irish need to get involved in the Brexit debate
Alastair Campbell, British Journalist, Broadcaster, Political Aide and Author
Remarks on ambition, a US perspective
Cal Thomas, American Syndicated Columnist, Pundit, Author and Radio Commentator
Panel discussion moderated by Gina London, Veteran CNN Correspondent and Anchor
Alastair Campbell, Cal Thomas, Ruth Curran, MERC Partners and Mary Rose Burke, Ibec
The business perspective on ambition
Bold Ambitions for Businesses in Ireland
Ryan Shanks, Head of Innovation, Accenture Ireland
The World by Gideon Rachman
Gideon Rachman, The Financial Times Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator
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