CEO’s and Senior Management from leading companies in Ireland will outline the strategies that make them successful on global markets.

VENUE: Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare.
DATE:  October 15th & 16th 2013
TIMES:  Registration 8.45am – 9.30am on October 15th , and closing at 1.00pm October 16th
SCHEDULE: Click here to view the Conference Schedule


Sponsorship & Exhibition

Would your company be interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring an element of this event? Take the opportunity to reach your peers in the ideal business and networking setting. A range of opportunities are available and we would be delighted to discuss these with you. Tailor made packages are available, let us know your requirements and we will work with you to create a bespoke package.

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Confirmed Sponsors & Exhibitors

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A big ‘Thank You’ to you and your colleagues for organising and executing an excellent conference last week. I found the workshop presentations and key-note speakers inspiring and motivational. The venue was ideal, as was the timing, refreshments and layout. Great media set-up in each of the rooms as well. Truly world class.

Billy Power, General Manager, SR Technics Airfoil Services Ltd.

It was really an excellent day – I really enjoyed it

John Neenan, Klasmann-Deilmann


Conference was excellent, well organized and contained a good mix. Lot of food for thought and action!  Well done to all.

Gearoid Quinn, Director, Manufacturing & Logistics Europe, Merit Medical



We really enjoyed the last few days at the Aviva. Thank you so much – all the hard work that you put in over the last six months really paid off. Congratulations to all the team for a job well done.

David Jones, Senior Program Manager, EMC



Well done to the ICBE team on a great conference, I was in attendance on day 2 and really found the presentations very informative insightful –SR Technics, IBM, Intel Labs and CBRE particularly stood out for me.

Ita Lynn, Business Development Manager, IDA



Excellent conference, well done

Cormac Ahern, Pfizer


Conference was very effective and well structured – excellent forum

Seamus McGinnity, Bose


Great conference overall. Usually come away with about 25% of relevant data, but this was closer to 75% of nuggets. Congratulations to the ICBE team.

Pat McAdam, Bose


This was the best ICBE conference that I attended. The calibre of the speakers was excellent. Well done ICBE!

Trevor Harrison, Abbott Diagnostics


The best conference that I have attended

Richard Hayes, Rottapharm


Fantastic conference. This was my first one and I will definitely be back next year and bringing some colleagues. This was an extremely informative and beneficial use of my time. It’s always hard to foresee which talks and presentation will be the most informative but some of them could have been longer. There were so many discussions over the 2 days that there was nearly too much to take in. However, I would reduce the number of sessions rather than cut the 2 days. Perhaps the final workshop could be replaced by an open forum discussion of all the attendees? It’s hard to give any criticism of this event though!

Padraig Campbell, Supply Chain Manager, ThermoKing


This was my first attendance at your conference, and I just want to say that I found uplifting and inspiring. The organisation and standard of presentations was excellent. Overall, very impressed & found it valuable

Phil Sheridan, Barclay Chemicals

Excellent diversity of speakers, topics & workshops. Well managed and co-ordinated event with positive mood

Seamus Harrington, Ipsen Manufacturing Ireland


Topics covered were very current & extremely relevant across all businesses in attendance (SME, MNC, manufacturing, business services, IT etc.). No mean feat to achieve this. Thank you!  Three streams worked exceptionally well, allowed for “cross fertilisation” of thoughts & ideas.  Some outstanding speakers and presentations

Kathleen Wall-Sheehy, Kerry Ingredients & Flavours

Thanks again to all at the ICBE for a great conference, looking forward to next year already!

Matt Shelton, SA Partners



Very enjoyable – a good mix of keynote speakers and the workshops were also very beneficial. I think ICBE got the theme, and the speeches and workshops well matched up.

DP Morrin, Transitions Optical


I was very impressed with the conference overall. The venue choice was excellent and the set up for the conference was very professional.
From a personal perspective I found this conference to be a great improvement on the conference I attended in Clonmel in 2010, the theme was much more relevant to my needs with the focus on culture and transformation as opposed to the tools-based focus that had become common at a number of conferences I attended in recent times. From a workshop point of view, I thought that Sean Feeney from Alkermes and Billy Power from SR Technics gave excellent insight into their own personal experiences of their lean journeys and presented really well.
I came away from the conference with a really positive impression of the work that the ICBE are doing and appreciate the amount of effort that goes into organising something as effective as this.  Well done to all

Wayne Matthews, Industrial Engineer, Boston Scientific


Hope you are well and fully recovered after the conference. I found it a very worthwhile event.

John Mangan Personnel Manager Kostal Ireland

Many thanks to the ICBE team for organising such a professional and enjoyable conference last week at the stunning Aviva stadium. The calibre of speakers was top notch, and their delivery excellent. It cannot fail any attendees to come away with more valuable transformation knowledge than they arrived with – even the ‘experts’.
I learnt at the learning events, met many interesting people and enjoyed a few drinks with client colleagues –thanks for all the hard work you put in to make it a success for attendees like myself.
I wish you equal success with next year’s event.

Bernie Rushe, Cordatus Consulting


I would just like to say how impressed I was with the conference in the Aviva last week. The panel of speakers and variety of presentations was absolutely fantastic. Quite often I attend conference and I find that everything is so high level, it’s hard to align to their way of thinking of even use the suggestions on offer. However, with your conference, I found that as an attendee, I could relate to all the speakers and take something from all of those I attended. I was particularly impressed with Fiona Buckley, Brian Dilleen, Barry Davis (I was quite obviously swapping between sessions!!), Peter de Jager, and Yvonne Earley. I know my colleagues. who also attended, enjoyed the sessions they were at also.
Thank you for organising such a wonderful event and as a new member of the ICBE, I am very impressed with the organisation we have joined. Well done.

Ann O’Callaghan, PEM Europe