Event Programme

2020 Schedule Coming Soon

Check out our 2019 schedule for an idea how the event is structured

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9TH, 2019

07.30 – 08.45 Registration, complimentary breakfast bites, world-class networking

08.45 – 09.00 Opening act featuring Hudson Taylor


09.00 – 10.00 Erik Wahl – Internationally renowned Graffiti Artist, #1 Best-Selling Business Author and Creative Genius

When it comes to Erik’s advice for corporate survival and sustainable success, the writing is quite literally on the wall! Disruption is the new normal and businesses must embrace creativity in a wholesale fashion, or risk being left behind. Erik will open the summit with a revolutionary keynote experience that will inspire you to be increasingly agile and creative, and will show you how to use disruption as a competitive advantage.

Erik’s Topic: The Art of Leadership


10.00 – 10.50 Stuart Lancaster – Leinster Rugby Head Coach, Former Head Coach of England Rugby Team

Stuart has extensive leadership, coaching and management experience and has learned a lot of lessons at pinnacle of professional sport that are applicable to any business interested in developing a legacy of leadership, understanding the dynamics of teams and striving for a common purpose.

Stuart’s Topic: The Pursuit of Excellence


10.50 – 11.15 Networking break (complimentary coffee served and networking opportunities)

11.15 – 11.20 Entertainment to stimulate the mind and accelerate learning


11.20 – 12.20 Marshall Goldsmith – The World’s #1 Business Coach

As an executive educator and coach with four decades of experience helping top CEOs and executives overcome limiting beliefs and behaviours to achieve greater success. Marshall helps people understand how our beliefs and the environments we operate in can trigger negative behaviours. Through simple and practical advice, he helps people achieve and sustain positive behavioural change.

Marshall’s Topic: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Helping Successful People Get Even Better.


12.20 – 13.05  Ruby Wax OBE – Actress, Comedian and Writer

A successful actress, comedian, and writer, Ruby then turned her attention to the study of psychotherapy and neuroscience, graduating with a Master’s degree in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. The author of 3 best-selling books which combine neuroscience, mindfulness and comedy. Ruby speaks to businesses and corporate leaders on how to communicate on a deep and effective level with clients and colleagues, and on how to enjoy good mental health.

Ruby’s Topic: How to Be Human.


13.05 – 14.15 Networking Lunch (complimentary lunch served and networking opportunities)

14.15 – 14.20 Entertainment to stimulate the mind and accelerate learning


14.20 – 14.40 Jim Warny – Heroic Diver famously recognised for the Thailand cave rescue.

The heroic Clare-based diver who helped rescue a young football team and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand will take us through his selfless journey of perseverance and bravery. He will demonstrate the importance of being able to compartmentalise your thoughts to achieve task oriented results.


14.40 – 14.50 Entertainment Act


14.50 – 15.45 Nick Vujicic – Positive Change Agent and Resounding Resilience Master

Nick inspires positive change, persistence and determination, through his own life story. Wherever he goes he communicates one core message: ‘No matter what your circumstance, you can overcome anything with a positive, resilient mindset.’

Nick’s Topic: Attitude is Altitude


15.45 – 16.15 Networking break (complimentary coffee served and networking opportunities)


16.20 – 17.30 Colin Farrell, Award Winning Actor

Colin’s award-winning career encapsulates the essence of Pendulum – ‘Never wish life were easier, wish that you were better.’ Colin had a goal in mind and nothing was going to stop him from achieving his ultimate dream. He set his sights on Hollywood, he worked night and day mastering his art and is now recognised as one of Hollywood’s best actors.

A Career in Entertainment: From Beginning To Success (facilitated by Miriam O’Callaghan)


17.30 Explosive Summit Closing Act

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10TH, 2019

07.30 – 08.45 Registration, complimentary breakfast bites, world-class networking

08.45 – 09.00 Opening act featuring The Riptide Movement


09.00 – 10.00 Baroness Karren Brady CBE – Leading Entrepreneur & Empowerment Champion

Known for her resilience and focus, Karren Brady describes how to combat fear of failure and energise the team. The UK Apprentice star and CEO of West Ham United will focus on how to get entrepreneurial spirit, how to be the best you can be, how to build a world-class culture and how to turn a failing business into a world-class brand.

Karren’s Topic: Be the best you can be and achieve professional mastery.


10.00 – 10.45 John Mattone – World’s #1 Authority on Intelligent Leadership, Coach to Steve Jobs

John is a top leadership coach who can ignite and strengthen a leader’s inner-self and talents, which enables them to realise four “game-changing” outcomes that they can leverage in their business and life: Altruism, Affiliation, Achievement, and Abundance (The 4 A’s).The 4 A’s are the seeds to achieving sustained greatness and creating a lasting legacy.

John’s Topic: Unmatched Personal and Professional Growth


10.45 – 11.15 Networking break (complimentary coffee served and networking opportunities)

11.15 – 11.20 Entertainment to stimulate the mind and accelerate learning


11.20 – 12.00 Mandy Hickson – UK’s first female Fast-jet Pilot and Leadership Authority

Stressing the importance to remain calm under pressure, lead from the front, and how to make strategic decisions when faced with risk, Mandy shares how to communicate, empower and draw the best from herself and others. Mandy relates her experience working under extreme pressure as an RAF pilot in high-performance teams to everyday situations!

Mandy’s Topic: With an overriding purpose of the end goal, hard work, and self-belief, anyone can achieve their ambitions.


12.00 – 12.40 Gary McGann – Leading Business Titan

One of the country’s most well-known CEOs, Gary McGann has become known for his determination to win through challenging times – an essential trait for modern business. He has fully earned his international reputation as an effective corporate leader with exceptional business turnaround skills including a firm appreciation of the importance of branding in business strategy. Gary will be reflecting on his illustrious career and will provide key insights into today’s business world.

Interview facilitated by Richard Curran.


12.40 – 13.05 Brian Cody, Kilkenny Hurling County Manager

Brian Cody has tasted success as a player and as a manager and he has rewritten the record books. Under his management, Kilkenny are eleven-time winners of the All-Ireland hurling championship. He will reveal what it takes to make Kilkenny so successful under his leadership, what keeps him motivated and moving forward, and how this applies to business.

Brian’s Topic: Building and managing successful teams


13.05 – 14.15 Networking Lunch (complimentary lunch served and networking opportunities).

14.15- 14.20 Entertainment to stimulate the mind and accelerate learning


14.20 – 14.35 Bernard Brogan, GAA All-Star, Co-Founder of PepTalk and Legacy Communications

Bernard Brogan has played with Dublin for over a decade, earning 6 All Ireland Medals, 11 Leinster Medals and 4 GAA Football All-Star Awards as well as Footballer of the Year in 2010. He will delve deep into what it takes to maintain success, what keeps him motivated and moving forward, and how this applies to business.

Bernard’s Topic: Sustained Success


14.35 – 15.40 Power House Panel

Broadcaster Kathriona Devereux will host Web Psychologist, Nathalie Nahai and Scientist-Astronaut Candidate, Dr. Norah Patten in what will be a fascinating journey into web psychology, technology, outer space, STEM and more.


15.40 – 16.20 Boris Johnson, Former London Mayor who served as UK Foreign Secretary

Boris will participate in a robust interview with one of Europe’s leading media contributors. Armed with key insights and tools, our delegates will be better prepared and equipped for Brexit.


16.20 – 16.45 Networking break (complimentary coffee served and networking opportunities)


16.45 – 17.45 John Cleese – Globally Renowned Actor, Comedian, Author

John believes that humour in training increases retention and decreases anxiety. When the training point is surrounded with humour, it can be readily digested, remembered and applied. John helps businesses understand the importance of creativity and its direct relationship to all aspects of the corporate spectrum.

John’s Topic: Innovation, Creativity and The Right Attitude To Making Mistakes


17.45 Explosive Summit Closing Act