M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet
in association with
Drogheda & District Chamber
are Proud to Present
M1 Leadership & Skills Summit
Building a Sustainable Regional Economy in the North East
Who Should Attend
This summit is relevant to HR Leaders, Managers, Business Owners or anyone who leads people and teams
Business in the North East & the M1 Corridor
Future Skills Needs for the North East
9am Shona McManus, President Drogheda & District Chamber, M1 Skillnet Drogheda Chamber Promoter and CEO Osborne Recruitment
Shona is a highly accomplished and respected recruitment and business leader. Osborne became a certified Great Place to Work and is listed in the Top 10 Great Places to work in 2017/2018. Shona has successfully managed, led and transformed businesses in both multinational and indigenous Irish recruitment firms. In March 2018 Shona became the Skillnet Promoter for the new M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet and was elected President of the Drogheda & District Chamber in June 2018.
Topic: Welcome Address
9.15am Paul Healy , CEO Skillnet Ireland
Paul is an experienced executive with expertise in: Organisational Strategy, Leadership, Corporate Governance, Education & Labour Market Policy. He has specific expertise in HR specialisms including: Organisation Development, Learning & Development, Talent Management, Sourcing & Recruitment, Executive/ Senior Management Selection & Assessment, Reward Management, Industrial Relations, HRIS & Learning Technologies. He is a highly respected voice in Human Resource Development lecturing at post-grad level.
Topic: Addressing Current & Future Skill Needs and the Benefits of Skillnet Ireland
9.45am John Nugent, Regional Business Development Manager IDA
John focuses on helping multinational companies to evaluate and select Ireland for business operations. He supports the existing base of industry and works with various stakeholders to constantly improve and refine the ecosystem, and value proposition in Ireland.
Topic: Opportunities from local development & attracting FDI
10.05am Thomas McEvoy, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office
Thomas has over twenty years of experience working in the areas of entrepreneurship promotion, small and micro business development, local economic development and foreign direct investment while based in Ireland, USA and Europe.
Topic: Benefits of the M1 Corridor
10.25am Panel Discussion – North East – Right Location, Right Skills
Interviewer Shona McManus
- Pete Rowan Yapstone Executive Vice President International & Global Customer Support
- Michael O’Dowd – Regional Development Manager – Regional Skills Forum
- Roslyn O’Shaughnessy HR Manager BD Pharmaceutical
- Brian Drain Chief People Officer DAA
- Dr Michael Mulvey, President DKIT
Q & As
11.55am Gerry Duffy, MBS – Professional Speaker & Author – Delivering Leadership, Goal Setting, Public Speaking Programmes to the Corporate World.
Gerry is an accomplished motivational keynote speaker and goals setting coach. He has worked professionally with over 800 companies and organisations since 2010 and he has a personal passion that has seen him complete many extreme sporting challenges. Gerry brings a mixture of corporate insights as well as personal success to his inspirational talks. Clients include Facebook, Google, Aldi, SAP, Boston Scientific, Hewlett Packard, Coca Cola and British Gas. He has also authored three books including THE GOAL GETTER– ‘35 Different Ways to Reach Your Goals.’
Topic: The role of leaders in attracting and developing talent and building the right skills in a Team
12.55pm Shona McManus, President Drogheda & District Chamber, M1 Skillnet Drogheda Chamber Promoter and CEO Osborne Recruitment
Topic: Summary of Todays Summit & The Future of M1 Region and Drogheda
13:10pm: Close ( Light Lunch / Networking
Cost €50 Non Members/€25 Members includes Business Networking Lunch
Twitter Handle: #M1summit