ICBE 10:10 Knowledge Sharing Event


Thursday, October 26th Dromoland Castle


10 years of experience, tips and know-how from Irish business leaders and University of Kentucky/Toyota Motors experts, condensed into 1 day – on how to stay competitive in the future.

Why You Should Attend

Restricted to a small gathering, this one day of intimate knowledge transfer will short-circuit the ‘change journey to global excellence’ learnings and present a view of the path ahead.  Speakers will share their personal and company experiences on how they have grown their business and evolved professionally.

Who Should Attend

Senior management who have an ambition to be global leaders in excellence and who wish to unleash profound growth opportunities in their organisations. 


With a focus on staying competitive each speaker will share their top 10 takeaways with attendees leaving with 50 pragmatic takeaways on driving their business forward.

Click to see more about the Irish Business Leaders and University of Kentucky speakers


8.30am  Registration

9.00am to 9.10am  Opening/Welcome

9.10am to 10.00am Return to Basics & Strategy Forward Ken Kreafle, ex VP Toyota Motors/ University of Kentucky Executive in Residence
10.00am to 10.30am Cultural Enablers – Where to next for BSC Cork Cathal O’Reilly, Engineering Director, Boston Scientific, Cork
10.30am to 11.00am Favourite/Effective Lean principles Brian Guerin,  Operations Director/General Manager Panelto Foods
11.00am to 11.30am Robotics Exhibition  See YUMI ABB Robot in action/Networking/Tea & Coffee
11.30am to 12.00noon Group Table Discussions  
12.00noon to 1.00pm People Side of True Lean Glenn Uminger, ex VP Toyota Motors
1.00pm to 2.00pm Robotics Exhibition Networking/Lunch
2.00pm to 2.30pm Group Table Discussions  
2.30pm to 3.30pm Summarizing Industrial Case Studies Cheryl Jones, ex VP Toyota Motors
3.30pm to 4.00pm Robotics Exhibition See YUMI ABB Robot in action/Networking/Tea & Coffee
4.00pm to close Return to Basics Ken Kreafle, ex VP Toyota Motors/ University of Kentucky Executive in Residence



Key Details

Date Thursday, October 26th
Location Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare
Time 9am to 5pm (Registration 8.30)
Cost Members €175 (Non-members €250)
Bookings Contact Kate kate@icbe or phone +353 61 423622



10 years ago, 20 Irish executives embarked on the first ICBE Best Practice Trip to the U.S.  The week-long itinerary of best practice visits, which included trips to Wells Fargo, Mayo Clinic, and Toyota Motors was the catalyst for a profound impact on the development of their organisations and them as individuals.  

Over the course of the October 26th 10.10 event, the original participants will reassemble to impart the insights, experience and tips that they have learnt over the course of 10 years and give their views about what Ireland should do for the next 10 years to sustain competitiveness and world-class results.

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