The All-Ireland Summit Brings Together 100’s Of Business Leaders, CEO’s, Directors & Entrepreneurs
Who Are Driven To Do More, Achieve More & Make An IMPACT!
Our Commitment to DelegatesYour Participation & Support Is Enabling Us To Host The 4th All Ireland Business Summit - And For This We Are Grateful. We Believe That Intent Is Prior To Content; Therefore Our Agenda Reflects The Shared Values Of The Summit And Its Delegates. We Appreciate Your Investment, Not Only Financially But Also In Terms Of Time & Energy. We Have Taken The Time To Carefully Plan A ‘Day In Your Life’ And Our Agenda Reflects That.
7:30 am DOORS OPEN / REGISTRATION
8:00-9:00 amBUSINESS OVER BREAKFAST with Ivan Yates & Guests
9:15-10.45 amSESSION-1: ALL-IRELAND BUSINESS CHAMPIONS
Ivan Yates Goes Head To Head With Our 2018 Business Champions About:
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10.45-11.15 amBREAK / NETWORKING
11:15-12:15 pmSESSION-2: BUSINESS DUAL-STARS
Meet The Business Professionals Who Made It On The Playing Field & In The Boardroom
Winning In Sport And Business Is A Rare Combination, Few Players Have Done It!
So How Is It Done? What Are The Skills That Transfer Between These Two Worlds? How Can You As A Leader Learn From Today’s Panelists?
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12:15-1.00 pmSESSION-3:THE WINNING FORMULA
Learn The Strategies And Tactics To Scale And Improve Your Business. Hear From A Panel of Irish Entrepreneurs Who Have Successfully Navigated Their Way To The Top Of The Business Ladder In Their Respective Field.
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1.00-2.30 pmBREAK FOR LUNCH / NETWORKING
2.30-3.30 pmSESSION-4: ANGELS & DRAGONS
In This Panel Discussion With Ireland's Leading Angels And Dragons, We Go Behind The Spin And Hear First Hand What Works For Who And Why?
3.30-5.30 pmBUSINESS ALL-STARS ACCREDITATION CEREMONY
The 2018 All-Ireland Summit Is The Venue For The Finals Of The Business All-Stars. Since Last Year's Edition Of The Summit Over 1000 Irish Businesses Have Been Put Through Their Paces By A Panel Of Esteemed Judges With A View To Being Named An All-Star In A Category Ranging From All-Star New Business To All-Star Innovative Business.
As A Delegate You Will Have The Opportunity To Witness The Announcement of This Year’s Winners And Hear First Hand The Stories of The Successful Companies.
10.00-5.30 pm (ALL DAY)NETWORKING AT CONNECTOR ZONE
Delegates Are Invited To The Connector Zone Where The Conversation And Networking Will Continue All Day
5.30 pmNETWORKING RECEPTION
The Day Ends With A Reflection And Relaxation Session Where Delegates Are Encouraged To Kick Back Unwind And Continue To Develop Business Relationships Begun Earlier In The Day
Gathering of Business Leaders Returning for its 4th year
Bigger & Better In 2018
Companies Participated over the last three years
All-Ireland Summit 2018 Chairperson, Newstalk Broadcaster
Ivan Yates has had unique life experience in politics, business and media. A former government minister and Wexford TD for more than 20 years; an entrepreneur who founded and developed Celtic Bookmakers to employ 400 people, with €200 million turnover.
He bounced back from bankruptcy in Wales in 2012 to become a highly successful national broadcaster presenting top-rated programmes on Newstalk and TV3; as well as a leading columnist with the Irish Independent newspaper.
In 2014 he published his best-selling autobiography, ‘Full On’ with acclaimed reviews. He resides in Dublin and Enniscorthy, is married to Deirdre with 4 adult children.
His original forthright style of entertaining punditry and analysis on the full range of current affairs and sport has made him a much sought after motivational public speaker at corporate and formal events. He also acts as a versatile conference facilitator/moderator, MC with a flair for asking the questions that need answering. Ivan is a memorable and compelling after-dinner speaker.
Ivan’s attention to detail, preparation and client focus ensures your event runs smoothly and efficiently, with humorous asides. He adds value to your occasion by making it special.
High Performance Psychologist & Coach with an unmatched ability to unlock potential - from Olympians to Everest Climbers to GAA teams to Business leaders
Gerry (The Awakening) has been at the forefront of building high performance teams and individuals in Olympic and Professional, sport and corporate organisations. His vast experience has seen him prepare and lead teams for success at Olympic Games, Heineken cups, World cups, and World and European championships in Professional Rugby, Olympic sailing, Athletics, Olympic Boxing, Track Cycling and GAA.
Along with his sporting portfolio Gerry currently works with global leading corporate organisations and business teams in the areas of Leadership, High Performance Team development and human performance.
His passion to deliver real and authentic experiences that truly embrace and ignite change has seen Gerry develop a series of Leadership, Team and Individual Performance and Health programmes that he delivers in bespoke environments from the incredible Delphi Valley in Ireland, to Base Camp Everest and Africa. On these extraordinary experiences he facilitates and coaches his clients to strip away learned behaviours and thinking and re connect with the best version of themselves, to reprioritise, Re energise and re awaken and ignite their inner passion and ability.
Gerry is passionately committed to building human capacity and igniting the true potential of the human mind and human spirit. He excels in creating dynamic, innovative and high performing organisational culture that grows its people to achieve excellence in performance and leadership. Gerry brings an unrivalled wealth of honesty, experience and infectious passion into his dynamic systems and presentations. He has the ability to awaken, unlock and connect people and teams in a truly powerful manner. Add this connection to incredible clarity and focus and you have an idea of how powerful and inspiring a session or a program from Gerry can be.
Chairperson, All-Stars Accreditation Ceremony
Serial entrepreneur, Dragon's Den Investor & Leadership Coach
Gavin Duffy is one of Ireland's top entrepreneurs and most sought after motivational speakers and MC's.His witty, engaging and entertaining speaking style is guaranteed to inspire any audience or group.
Gavin is publicly known for his work with entrepreneurs on all seven series of RTE's Dragons' Den. Gavin's career in media started at age seventeen, setting-up a local radio station in County Louth. He was the presenter of the first RTE television business programme, Marketplace, and two years before that in 1985 was one of the first broadcasters on Morning Ireland on RTE Radio One. He won the franchise for regional radio station LMFM in 1989, later sold to UTV.
For the past twenty five years, Gavin has worked with some of the top senior leadership teams in Ireland and internationally, transforming executive teams into effective, resilient communicators and thought leaders.
Gavin's extensive experience, both in radio and on television coupled with his knowledge and expertise in business ensure that he is a naturally engaging MC and Speaker.
Legendary Donegal GAA All-Star & Entrepreneur McEniff Hotel group
Brian McEniff (born 1 December 1942) is a former Gaelic football manager. Regarded as a Gaelic football Godfather-type the high point of his managerial career was his masterminding of Donegal's 1992 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final victory over Dublin. In his most recent spell as manager of his county team he led them to the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-finals in 2003.McEniff has also managed Ulster for 25 years from 1982 until 2007, and has coached the Ireland international rules football team to victory over the Australia international rules football team in Australia. As a player, he received an All Star Award in 1972 and twice won the Ulster Senior Football Championship.
Niall Breslin ('Bressie')
Co-founder & Director of 'A Lust for Life'
Niall is a retired professional rugby and inter county football player, a multi platinum selling song-writer and music producer, public speaker and documentary maker who comes from the midlands town of Mullingar in Co. Westmeath. He is a former coach on The Voice of Ireland TV show and an active and extremely passionate mental health campaigner. His recent book "Me and my mate Jeffrey" which he wrote about his journey with his mental health became a bestseller and he is currently filming a number of documentaries regarding the subject of mental health and emotional wellness in Ireland.
International Speaker, Author, Neuroplasticity Expert
Master Coach and Practical Neuroplasticity Expert Judy may Murphy has been at the top of the speaker industry for 17 years. She has seven books published by major publishing houses in 28 countries. She’s a regular on national radio and TV shows around the world and is the personal coach to many founders, Hollywood industry giants and star speakers. She sorts the tough stuff in unique and effective ways so that you can start to harvest what you’ve already put into your dream.
Pádraig Ó Céidigh
Founder of Aer Arann, Independent Senator, Veteran Entrepreneur
Pádraig is currently an independent senator (nominated by the Taoiseach) and member of the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. A fluent Gaelic speaker and Connemara native, Pádraig received his third level education in NUIG before having careers in accountancy, teaching (Coláiste Iognáid) and as a solicitor.
Founder of Aer Arann and Aer Lingus Regional. Pádraig was nominated for World Entrepreneur of the Year and has twice been invited back as a judge. In total, Pádraig has created over 1,000 full time jobs in Ireland.
Pádraig is passionate about community support, he led fundraising events which raised of significant amount for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Temple Street Hospital in Dublin and various other charities over the years. He is also patron to a number of other charities.
He is Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business in NUI Galway, was chair of the Business School Advisory Board, and an alumnus of NUIG and Harvard Business School. He was awarded Business Alumni of the Year by NUIG. A former recipient of the Ernst and Young Irish Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is a former board member of RTÉ, CROI, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Fáilte Ireland West and Chair of the National GAA Research Board.
He is also founder of a number of other companies in the following sectors: publishing, music, aircraft maintenance, outsourcing, homecare and internet marketing.
Director, ActionCOACH Business Coaching
Multi-award winning Business Coach and Trainer, and highly acclaimed speaker, Marina Bleahen is Director of ActionCOACH Ireland, the largest business coaching, mentoring & training organisation in Ireland. Previously a Global Director of Strategic Marketing with Elan Pharmaceuticals, Marina studied radiography in UCD and ran a successful private clinic before joining Elan.
With more than 25 years' experience in the fields of business, healthcare, marketing and communications, Marina works with business owners and their teams to build commercial, highly profitable enterprises. Last year, clients achieved an average increase in profitability of 227%.
Marina has also worked closely with Government agencies and Banks to design and deliver a major national SME support programmes, which resulted in 97% improvement in the performance of the organisations, increased owner and employee engagement and increased productivity and profitability.
Award Winning Entrepreneur, CEO, One4All Group
Michael Dawson is Founder and CEO of The Gift Voucher Shop (GVS), home of the One4all brand. A visionary and entrepreneur, Michael has made an impact and left his entrepreneurial mark across a diverse range of career paths, from youth work, politics,lottery, to the business he heads up today. With The Gift Voucher Shop, Michael has led the business in the development of unique pre-paid products and innovative distribution markets within the gifting and corporate incentives space across markets in Ireland, the U.K. and Malta. Since 2006 he has moved his core technology focus from secure paper to electronic card products enabling the business to expand into the savings and loyalty businesses.Michael was one of 2007’s finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year programme and was named Fingal Business Person of the Year at the Business Excellence Awards 2010.Michael is also a Director of the Fingal County Enterprise Board, Fingal Tourism, Irish Center for Cycling, The Haven Foundation, the EY EOY alumni board and represents the SFA on the European Union Policy Committee with I.B.E.C.
Sinead Kane & John O'Regan
Sinead - First Visually-Impaired Athlete To Complete The World Marathon Challenge & Holder of 2 Guinness World Records With John - Her Coach & Guide Runner
Behind every great business is a great team, but fostering a great team can be a challenge. The world is becoming more competitive with a greater need than ever for people to work together effectively in teams to make organisations successful. Sport is a wonderful educator and HR can learn much from it. Assessing your team and actively implementing change are both keys to taking your returns to the next level.Meet Sinead Kane and John O’Regan who show that a good team achieves winning results. Sinead Kane & John O’Regan joined forces back in December 2014. This was after Sinead had completed her first attempt at the Marathon Distance in October 2014. John spotted potential and thought that Sinead might be an untapped talent so he suggested that she try a longer race. John is the International Teams Coordinator for Ultra Running with Athletics Ireland and has captained the team at World Championship level. John not only became Sinead’s guide runner but also her coach and team mate. As John says: ‘To make the dream work you have to have team work.’ Sinead needs a guide runner because she is registered as blind. She just has 5% vision. Sinead may lack eyesight but she can fully see where she is going in terms of her goals. In February 2015, Sinead and John successfully completed a 50K race. Since then Sinead has ran two* 12 hour races and ran a distance of over 100K and finished in second place on both occasions. In November 2015, they took part in an extreme high altitude race in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile called the Volcano Marathon. It traverses Lascar Volcano which is possibly the most active in the region. In January 2017, Sinead and John took on the World Marathon Challenge. This is an amazing logistical and physical challenge to run a Marathon on each of the Seven Continents within Seven Days. They successfully completed this challenge which included 59 hours of flight time, 43,509Km flight distance as well as 295Km of running. They passed through 15 time zones and survived on very little sleep. But these events don’t just happen and their story is one of Team Building and Team Work. Coping with these extreme challenges isn’t easy and getting the job done requires all the attributes you would associate with keeping your business afloat. Sinead and John will share what it means to be a winning teammate. Understanding team dynamics and what makes them work can lead to greater innovation, increased profit, and happier employees.
Globetrotting Psychologist, Bestselling Author & Persuasion Guru
Owen Fitzpatrick is an Globetrotting Psychologist, International Bestselling author and one of the most sought after thought leaders in the area of Leadership, Influence and Storytelling. Owen has shared the stage with speakers Sir Richard Branson, Seth Godin, Jean Claude Van Damme and Dr Richard Bandler (co-creator of NLP) and has been hired by Billionaires, Olympic athletes as well as the Central Bank of Ireland, Coca Cola, Google, Salesforce, Pfizer, Oriflame, Barclays Bank, Sage and Car Trawler. Having traveled to more than 100 countries and spoken to audiences in more than 30 countries, he has authored 7 books which have been translated into more than 15 languages. Having studied Strategic Negotiation in Harvard Business School and Communication and Influence in MIT and having been coached by the media coach for Bill Clinton: Michael Sheehan, Owen understands influence, charisma and the power of language and storytelling to persuade and motivate others like very few people on the planet. Owen’s videos online have been viewed by more than one million people.