The Irish Centre for Business Excellence

Annual Conference


Pillars of Excellence


Thursday, May 11th

9am – 5pm

Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare

 8.30am – Registration – Tea/Coffee 


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 – Kerry Group, Director of Strategy

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



11.00am – Networking tea/coffee


11.20am – Patrick Jordan – CEO of Atlantic Aviation Group

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

12.00pm – Louise Shannon – PWC Senior Manager – People & Organisation

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 – 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

4.00pm – Tea/Coffee networking

4.45pm – Results & Closing

5.00pm – Close

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.

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

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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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