This all island conference will bring together business leaders to discuss economic growth to ensure that trade and business will prosper, irrespective of Brexit. The keynote speaker will be David McWilliams, economist, author and journalist.
"Business on a Connected island: sustaining our vision and momentum for prosperity and peace"
This joint CBI and Ibec conference will give members a greater insight into the all-island operating environment and what they will have to do to enable growth and investment post Brexit. Members will be able to learn from other business leaders, share ideas and network.
Learn more about the challenges and opportunities faced by business on the island
Hear from keynote speaker David McWilliams, economist, author, journalist, documentary-maker and broadcaster.
Expert led discussion that considers ‘the business impact’
Practical takeaways which can be implemented into your business
High level networking and sharing of best practice
9:30am Welcome and Overview: promoting economic growth and peace on the island:
Danny McCoy, CEO Ibec,
Trevor Lockhart , Chair CBI Northern Ireland
9:50am Keynote Addresses: Economic Opportunities and Challenges
David McWilliams: Economist, writer, broadcaster and journalist
10:25am Joint Business Council Recommendations: to enhance productivity, competitiveness and job creation:
Angela McGowan: Regional Director, CBI NI
Fergal O’Brien: Director of Policy and Corporate Affairs, Ibec
11:00am Networking Break
11:20am Panel Discussions and Q&A: sustaining momentum for business growth:
Session One: Strategic all-island business challenges:
Elaine Birchall, CEO SHS Group
Edel Clancy, Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Musgrave NI
Liam Reid, Head of Corporate Affairs, Diageo
Áine Brolly, Director, Ardlinn Executive Search
Session Two: Strategic all-island investment opportunities:
Ashleen Feeney, Partner, KPMG
Richard Kennedy, CEO Devenish
Mark Foley, CEO Eirgrid
Jackie Keaney, Commercial Director, Indaver
12.50pm Summary and Conclusions: potential solutions and pathways to the future
1.00pm Light lunch
Due to the generous support of our sponsors, the conference is free to attend. However we kindly ask that attendance is restricted to two representatives per company. Registration is open to CBI and Ibec members only.
Dress code: Business Attire.
If you have any questions:
Please contact the Event Manager Karen Hoey
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About the CBI Ibec Joint Business Council:
The CBI-Ibec Joint Business Council was formed in 1991 and works to promote an optimal business environment on the island of Ireland and advance competitiveness for the benefit of both jurisdictions - north and south. Any CBI member company operating an all-island business is welcome join the Joint Business Council.