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PEOPLE & PURPOSE – The Power Ps of Business

 Wednesday 23rd October

Citywest Hotel, Dublin
8.00-9.00 Registration & Breakfast

Presenter: Conall Ó Mórain

Morning Session 1: 9.00am -10.30am

Chairman’s Address: Ross McCarthy

Opening the conference: Robert Troy TD Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation

How to win the race for talent with, Christopher Paye, General Manager,

Workplace Wellness, Sinéad Proos, Head of Wellness, Laya Healthcare

10.00-10.30am Breakout Session 1 in the Breakout Room in the foyer

The Talent Workshop – 5 actions you can take now to help win the battle for talent. Find out how you can attract and retain the best people for your SME business.

Claes Peyron, MD, Universum and the Employer Branding Academy, global leaders in employer branding.

10.45am-11.15am Mid-morning break


Morning Session 2: 11.00am -12.45pm

Theme Speaker: Norah Casey, Broadcaster, publishing entrepreneur and human rights campaigner

In conversation with Marc O’Dwyer, CEO, Big Red Cloud

11.30am-12 noon Breakout Session 2 in t in the Breakout Room in the foyer

Digital transformation: empower people, redefine purpose – How SMEs can harness technology to become a purpose driven organisation (People, Purpose, Process))

Justin Smal, CEO, Monread CRM

The Great Debate –- Is it just about the bottom line? Discussion about whether people & purpose really matter in business.

Colm O’Reilly CEO, Sunday Business Post

Conall Mac Coille, Chief Economist, Davy

Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh

Richard Boyd Barrett, T.D. People Before Profit

Laura Bambrick, Congress Social Policy Officer, ICTU

12.45pm-2.00pm Lunch

1.45pm – 1.55pm Energising Session with Jody Kennedy in the Breakout Room in the Foyer


Afternoon Session: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Breakout Session 3 on the main stage:

Brexit Panel Discussion

Moderator: David Davin Power, columnist with The Times Ireland, and former Northern Ireland Editor for RTÉ News and Current Affairs.

Shanker Singham, Alternative Arrangements Commission; Chairman and CEO of Competere

Professor Dolores Cahill, Professor of Translational Science at UCD and Chairwoman of Irexit Freedom Party

Dr Alasdair McDonnell, SDLP

Lisa Chambers TD, Fianna Fáil

Dr Karen Devine, Department of Law and Government DCU (home of the Brexit Institute)

Keynote speaker: Jim Gavin, Manager of the Dublin Gaelic Football Team & Assistant Director of the Irish Aviation Authority

3.30-4.00pm Breakout Session 4 i in the Breakout Room in the foyer

Workplace Relations Commission  – Adjudication, Mediation and Inspection Services: An Overview.  James Kelly, Adjudicator & Mediator, WRC and John Kelly, Regional Manager, Inspection Service, WRC