Business and Public Sector leaders from across Ireland are using the SuMMit as an opportunity to step back from ‘urgent’ tasks and consider what is ‘important’ for them and their organisations. The event provides world-class stimulus that triggers fresh perspectives, disruptive thinking, new ideas and an impetus to act. It has received acclaim from the leaders of micro-businesses, SMEs, Corporates, Local Government, Central Government, Charities and Social Enterprises.
Confirmed speakers include......
Psychologist to World #1 Performers
Jamil has helped six of his clients get to number one in the world in their chosen field. He has worked successfully with F1 drivers, world #1 golfers, fighter pilots, medical teams and astronauts on the NASA space programme. He has developed and delivered leadership programs at board level for companies such as Coca Cola, HP, Emirates and Orange. Having spent fifteen years working with the world’s elite, he is in a genuinely unique position to define ‘the difference that makes the difference’. He will explore how mind-set and attitude are the key to disrupting existing habits, and creating a lasting and purposeful change in behaviour.
Professor Neil Gibson
Economist & Media Commentator
A frequent media commentator and speaker on the international conference stage, Neil is Director of the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre (UUEPC) at the Ulster University Business School. Prior to that he was a Director in Oxford Economics for 10 years, during which time he led consultancy projects for many of the world’s largest companies and also undertook significant public sector research projects. A truly engaging orator, Neil will reflect on a turbulent 12 months and offer his views on how managers and leaders can, and must, operate effectively within a consistently unpredictable and chaotic environment.
Hannah O’Reilly and Elaine Lavery
Co-Founders of Improper Butter
In 2013 Hannah O'Reilly, from Enniskillen, and Elaine Lavery, from Dublin, developed Improper Butter, a new way of branding, packaging and promoting Irish butter. Production started in their home kitchen with sales at farmer’s markets but now the award-winning product is manufactured in 90,000 sq ft of state of the art premises and is supplied throughout Ireland, as well as the UK and the Middle East, in outlets such as Supervalu, Waitrose, Avoca and Tesco. Along the way, Elaine and Hannah have delivered a successful Dragon’s Den pitch, been named on Ireland's list of '30 under 30' who could shape the future of business and been shortlisted to the final sixteen of Sir Richard Branson's Foodpreneur competition. They will share valuable insights from their entrepreneurial journey, which will be relevant to all managers and leaders.
Irish Business Leader and Senator
Pádraig is Founder of Aer Arann and Aer Lingus Regional. He is currently an Independent Senator (nominated by the Taoiseach). In 2003, he was nominated for World Entrepreneur of the Year and has twice been invited back as a judge. He is Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business in NUI Galway and an alumni of Harvard Business School. He is a former board member of RTÉ. Pádraig is a former recipient of the Ernst and Young Irish Entrepreneur of the Year Award and is also founder of a number of other companies in the following sectors: publishing, music, aircraft maintenance, outsourcing, homecare and internet marketing. He will reflect on these experiences and offer lessons that he has learned along the way
Northern Ireland Football Manager
Michael O'Neill is a national hero, having guided the Northern Ireland football team to its first major tournament in 30 years. Having masterminded qualification for the Euro 2016 finals in France, Michael and his team went on to inspire and enthral the nation by qualifying for the last 16 of the tournament. This was an incredible transformation for a team that, just three years before, was ranked 89th in the world and was in the midst of a 12 match winless run. Michael will reflect on this journey and will share some of the management and leadership lessons that he has learned along the way.
Thanks to the support of MLN's Champion organisations, tickets for the Management & Leadership SuMMit are available at the heavily subsidised rate of £65+vat.