HR Leadership Summit

Smarter World,
Smarter Work

Croke Park Stadium

25 October 2018

Welcome to Ireland's largest and most senior HR event

Join over 400 senior HR professionals at this year’s event where we will take a fresh look at the Future of Work. Technology and the changing patterns of work will continue to pose momentous challenges to businesses. Diversity, evolving skillsets and radically new leadership styles will need to be factored into the mix for businesses planning ahead.

Summit themes: 

  • How new behaviours and emerging technologies are changing the way work is organised
  • What human interaction with AI and other new technologies means for the worker and the
    HR practitioner
  • Humanising leadership: how to foster meaning and learning in the digital age

Heavyweight HR speakers confirmed for 2018

International and inspirational business thought leaders and visionaries come 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.




08:30 – 10:00

Session 1: The Future of Work

Globalisation, rapid digitisation, changing lifestyles and new consumer preferences mean jobs and careers are being transformed. The archetypal worker used to be a worker on a production line or an office worker. This will not be the case into the future. The needs of businesses and individuals are shifting, and so too are career paths. We open the summit with an exploration of the “new employment relationship”.


Keynote:  Dr Paul Redmond, Director of Student Experience, University of Liverpool


Contributions from: 

– Maeve McElwee, Director of Employer Relations, Ibec

– Kara McGann, Senior Labour Market Policy Executive, Ibec

– Aisling Teillard, CEO and Founder, Tandem HR Solutions

– Niall McKeown, Digital Transformation Educator and Founder, Ionology


Coffee and networking break

10:40 – 12:30

Session 2: Humanising leadership: how to foster meaning and learning in the digital age

Making work meaningful and fostering people’s growth have emerged as central demands on leaders. As mobility becomes the new morality, talent flocks to organisation whose leaders promise learning. This session will explore what to means to fulfil that promise and foster trustworthy leadership and meaningful work in our companies and communities.


Keynote:  Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD


Contributions from:

– Ciarán Quilty, Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions, SMB, EMEA at Facebook

–  Sarah Claxton, Employee Engagement, Diversity & Communications Lead, ESB



Lunch and networking

13:30 – 16:00

Session 3: The New Future: The digital revolution and its Implications on how we work and compete

In the past twenty years, we have witnessed a tsunami of radical demographic, technological, societal and institutional changes. They have had a tremendous effect on how we work, shop, live our daily lives and what we value or consider important at home and at work. These changes have influenced how companies manage employees, how they serve customers and how they compete. This session explores this modern organisation.


Keynote:  Costas Markides, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School


Contributions from:

– Dr Easkey Britton, Oceans and Human Health Expert, NUI Galway

– Clare Dillon, Technology Evangelist, Clare Dillon Consulting

– Dr Colman Noctor, Psychotherapist, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services

– Gobnait O’ Riordan, Director, Library & Information Services, University of Limerick




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Highlights 2017

Who attended

in 2017...

Abbott Diabetes Care

A&L Goodbody

Abbey Theatre

AbbVie Ltd





Alexion Pharma International Operations

Alkermes Pharma Ireland

Allianz Worldwide Care

Alternatives Elect

Amneal Ireland Limited




Aspen Pharma Ireland

Atlantic Industries

Aughinish Alumina Limited

Australian Embassy


Bank of Ireland

Bearing Point


BNP Paribas

Boliden Tara Mines

Boots Ireland

Bord na Mona

Boston Scientific Galway

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Britvic Ireland


Byrne Wallace Solicitors

CA Compliance Limited


Central Bank of Ireland

Chartered Accountants Ireland


CIPD Ireland

ClearStream Technologies

CNP Santander

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services

Construction Industry Federation

Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd


Crest Solutions




DeCare Operations Ireland


Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists

Designer Group


Donegal ETB


Dublin City University

Dublin Institute of Technology

Dulux Paints Ireland

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation

Eason & Sons


Eirtech Aviation Services / IAC


Eli Lilly



EY Dublin

Fitzers Catering


Focus Ireland

Fujitsu Ireland

Gas Networks Ireland

Gift Innovations

Glanbia Consumer Foods


H&R Block GTC Ireland

Heat Merchants Group

Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd



HR Search

HRI Ireland


Irish Blood Transfusion Service

IKEA Dublin

Irish Management Institute


Ingersoll Rand

Integra Life Sciences

Invesco Limited

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

Irish Institute of Training & Development

Irish Life Group

Irish Pioneers Works

Irish Stock Exchange

IT Sligo

ITW Ireland

John O'Hehir Consulting

Johnson Controls

Keelings Logistics Solutions

Kepak Group

Korn Ferry

Lakeland Dairies

Largo Foods

Leman Solicitors

Liberty Information Technology


Lufthansa Technik Shannon

Lw Management

McDonalds's Restaurants of Ireland

McKesson Corporation


Medtronic Ireland Manufacturing

MERC Partners

Mojo For Leaders

Morgan McKinley

MSD Ireland

Murrays Medical Equipment




OMT Global





Pilz Ireland

Pivot Shared Services Ltd

Port of Galway

Premier Lotteries Ireland

Primeline Logistics

R&H Hall


Royal Bank of Canada

Rusal Aughinish

Sammon Contracting

Secretariat of Secondary Schools


Sharry People Development


Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Smurfit Kappa

Spanish Point Technologies

St Catherines Association

Tallaght Hospital

Taylor Made Glass & Systems

TE Connectivity

Tech Mahindra Business Services

Teneo PSG

Tesco Ireland

The Educational Co Irl

Three Ireland

Trinity College



UDG Healthcare plc

United Drug

Vhi Healthcare



Volkswagen Group Ireland

VWR International Ltd


Wellman International



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.


Delegate rate


+23% VAT

Corporate package


+23% VAT


A group discount rate


Reserved choice table(s) for 10 delegates in the conference room


Reserved and company branded lunch table for 10 delegates


A premium delegate pack