HR Leadership Summit 2017

Leadership for
a new world

Croke Park Stadium

26 October 2017

Welcome to Ireland's largest and most senior HR event

This year, we look at the different styles of leadership at every level needed to operate in a world that is continuously evolving due to an increasingly digitised and globalised economy, more demanding consumers and the changing nature of the workplace environment.

To remain ahead of the game, leaders now need to be enablers of effective organisational change, be responsive to the evolving commercial realities of their business and be the architects of an employee value proposition that speaks to the people their organisation needs.

2017 Summit Themes:

  • Leadership for a new world (Think like a leader/Act like a leader)
  • Strategic organisational design and transformation for a new world
  • Building compelling Employee Value Propositions

Event Summary

  • Fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content
  • Real-world insights and cases from the most innovative HR organisations
  • International insights from Keynote speakers
  • Great networking with up to 400 most senior HR professionals
  • Full day event, breaks and lunch included
  • Now in its 18th year running


This year’s Summit is highly promising and we look forward to welcoming you there!

Heavyweight HR speakers

International and inspirational business thought leaders and visionaries came together to talk about the key trends and identify the ways in which business can respond to them in order to remain dynamic, innovative and competitive.




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Highlights 2016

Who attended

in 2016...

Abbott Diabetes Care

Ability West

ABP Food Group


Adare Human Resource Management

Adelaide & Meath Hospital




Alkermes Pharma Ireland


Allianz Worldwide Care

Alternatives Group

Analog Devices International

AON Employee Benefits



Ashford Castle

Athlone Institute of Technology

Atlantic Industries

AXA Insurance

Bank of Ireland

Bausch + Lomb/Valeant

Bearing Point

Beko Ireland

Bio-Medical Research Ltd

BNP Paribas

Boston Scientific Ireland

Brightwater Group

Brown Thomas

Bulgari Ireland

Byrne Wallace Solicitors




Central Bank of Ireland

Chartered Accountants Ireland








DiaSorin Ireland

Dromoland Castle

Dublin Port Company

Dulux Paints Ireland

Dundalk Institute of Technology

Eason & Sons Limited


Eli Lilly


EY Dublin

Family Business Unit

Fidelity Investments

FMC International

Focus Ireland

Genzyme Ireland

Glanbia plc



Great Place to Work

H.R. Direct


Hay Group

Hays Specialist Recruitment

Heat Merchants Group

Heineken Ireland Limited

Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Hermitage Medical Clinic

Heyco Werk Ireland

HR Search

IndEx Partners

Infineon Technologies Ireland

Invest NI

Ipsen Manufacturing Ireland

Irish Aviation Authority

Irish Management Institute

IT Sligo

ITW Ireland

John O'Hehir Consulting

Keelings Limited

Kingston Technology Int Ltd

Knight Frank

LEO Pharma

Liberty IT


Lufthansa InTouch

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital


McDonalds's Restaurants of Ireland

McKesson Corporation

Medtronic Ireland Manufacturing

MERC Partners




Milner Browne


Multi Packing Solutions


National College of Ireland

New Ireland Assurance



Nutricia Infant Nutrition

Ocuco Ltd


Oriflame R&D


People Partners

Pilz Ireland

Pivot Shared Services Ltd

PRL Group

Prometric Ireland


Queally Group

Rabobank in Ireland

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital

Santos Dumont


Servier Laboratories Ireland Ltd

Sherry FitzGerald Group


Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Sky Ireland

SL Controls

Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa News Press

St Michael's Hospital

St Patrick's Hospital

Sunbeam House Services

Tallaght Hospital

Teleflex Medical Europe

Temple Street Children's Hospital


The Authentic Food Company

The Irish Times

The Marker Hotel

Th Westbury Hotel

TOMRA Sorting Solutions

Topaz Energy

Towers Watson

UCB Manufacturing Ireland

Uniphar Group

UPC Ireland

Valeo Foods

Volkswagen Group

Wellman International

William Fry







+23% VAT

Premium Package

Corporate table


+23% VAT


Reserved choice seating for 10 delegates in the conference room


10 premium delegate packs


Reserved seating for 10 at lunch


Includes a group discount rate


Our central location in Dublin 3, is within easy reach of the city centre, Dublin Airport and Dublin port.

Visitors Entrance on Jones Road
By bus:Dublin Bus offers a high-frequency, accessible and easy to use service from all over Dublin. A number of services bring you quite close to Croke Park and many others will get you to the city centre from where the stadium is a 15 minute walk.

Bus Routes that serve Croke Park
1, 7, 11, 13, 14, 16, 27a, 27b, 29a, 31/a, 31b, 32, 33, 40, 40b, 40d, 41, 41b, 41c, 42, 43, 44, 53, 123, 13

By Bus Éireann: Bus Éireann provide a nationwide bus service and private coach hire options to travelling fans. You can find out more about their schedules and services on the GAA News section of their site.
On DART/LUAS: Both the DART and LUAS networks provide an excellent service from many different parts of Dublin.  In most cases ‘park & ride’ is available at various stations along the route.Take the Luas Red Line to Connolly Station and Croke Park is just a 15 minute walk from here.

By train: Iarnród Éireann provides convenient travel services for anyone travelling to Croke Park from rail connected locations around the country. For further information, visit


If you are travelling on Wednesday evening and need accommodation, please note the following hotels which are close to the event:

The Croke Park Hotel
The Spencer Hotel

The Gibson Hotel
The Gresham Hotel

To avail of a preferential Ibec corporate rate, please make your booking through at and quote Ibec HR Leadership Summit in your booking.

Croke Park Stadium

Croke Park one of the world’s most wholly unique and flexible venues for bringing people together – to be inspired and entertained.

With recently renovated and state of the art conference facilities, Croke Park is Dublin’s premier conference facility.

In the vibrant heart of Dublin city, the only venue in the city offering up to 600 free and secure parking spaces.

As the home of Ireland’s largest sporting and cultural organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) – Croke Park has played host to iconic moments in Irish sport & history and to major cultural and international events.

Croke Park is one of Europe’s largest stadia, with a capacity of 82,300 and can accommodate all types of events – from field sports to concerts, conferences to tradeshows and bespoke banqueting.