The Irish Centre for Business Excellence is delighted to announce details of our upcoming annual conference

This conference will engage members on the five pillars of excellence which reflect current needs for shared learning and it will also provoke debate and insights through our table discussions

Our conference will allow organisations insights into how organisations have reached their goals and their journeys to success.  The Irish Centre for Business Excellence is unique in its offering of shared knowledge, we continue to open doors for our member organisations to achieve best practice and business solutions to promote growth and competitiveness.

Network with the following organisations who have already booked to attend:  Abbott, Aughinish Alumina, GECAS, Analog Devices, Mylan, Servier, Dell, Amgen, Merit, Kerry Foods, Bimeda,  Honeywell, Rabobank, Emerson, Bristol Myers Squibb, Barclay Chemicals, Bausch & Lomb, Coca- Cola, Eli Lilly, Rottapharm, Internal Results, Permanent TSB & Boston Scientific & more...

Takeaways from this event:

  • Employee engagement –  a key requirement for organisations in 2017
  • Driving performance through people
  • A unique insight to a major organisational turn around
  • Leaders Standard Work – The Shingo journey
  • Influencing & motivating for you and your team
  • Discussions & debate to bring networking to a new level

Pillars of Excellence


Thursday, May 11th

9am – 5pm

Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare

8.30am - Registration – Tea/Coffee 

Please contact or 061 423 622 to book your place/s 

9.00am - Welcome and opening address

9.10am - Noel Hennessy -Continuous Improvement Director, Lake Region Medical

Employing Continuous Improvement as a Means to Engage the Disengaged


9.40am - Catherine Neilson – Director of Strategy, Kerry Foods

Engaging the business in driving growth through storytelling

10.10am - Paul Aherne - (formerly Senior Director HR EMEA, PayPal; Senior Director, Global Learning and Organisation Development, eBay) Ascend Associate

The (r)Evolution of Performance Management to unleash Organisation & Individual Potential


10.50am - Networking tea/coffee


11.20am - Patrick Jordan – Owner of Atlantic Aviation Group

 “The importance of agreeing and publishing Core Values in a Turnaround’

12.00pm - Louise Shannon –  Senior Manager, People and Organisation,  PWC

Shaping Ireland's future talent landscape - Views from HR Leaders and CEO's

12.30pm Sean Gayer – Site Director, Boston Scientific, Cork

 “Leaders Standard Work”


1.10pm Lunch/Networking


2.00pm - The Power of influencing and Motivating

Owen Fitzpatrick - International keynote speaker, best-selling author, globetrotting psychologist and leading expert on influence


3.00pm - Tea/Coffee networking

3.20pm - Gina London – Facilitating Group table discussions

Gina London is an Emmy winning veteran CNN correspondent and anchor, she is an internationally acclaimed thought leader in strategic communications

4.45pm – Results & Closing

5.00pm – Close

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Please contact or 061 423 622 to book your place/s

Member cost: €245 / Non–member cost: €345
per person + VAT

This event is kindly sponsored by:



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We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of free places for jobseekers on our network programmes subject to funding being available. Please click on the following link to check if you meet Jobseekers eligibility criteria

Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills



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