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Sport for Social Good 2018 Conference
September 27 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Sport for Social Good Conference this Thursday, September 27th will gather key speakers to offer a global perspective on the profound social impact which sport can deliver working with engaged partners and communities.
Sport for Business is delighted to welcome John Shiels, CEO of the Manchester United Foundation to Dublin to be the keynote speaker at our inaugural Sport for Social Good Conference.
The process of Leinster Rugby selecting its nominated Charity for the next two years and the impact of a major campaign involving Barcelona and Unicef are the latest two stories to be added to the bill.
It promises to be a special morning of learning how business and sport are combining to create programmes of lasting social impact.
“Leinster Rugby went from a long list of 57 applicants to a final selection of MS Ireland and the Downs Syndrome Centre as their nominated charities for the next two years,” said Sport for Business Founder and publisher of the Sport for Social Good Report, Rob Hartnett.
“Learning about the elements that went into that selection and discovering the lessons learned through the process will be a valuable insight for business, for sport and for the not for profit sector that often relies on high profile attachments to boost profile and income.”
“We are also privileged to have representatives of BEKO, shirt sleeve sponsors of Barcelona FC and donators of €1 million to UNICEF for programmes aimed at tackling childhood obesity.”
“This is Sport for Social Good on a massive scale but we will also be taking a more local look at programmes including those run by the Dublin Simon Community, the GAA and many more.”
The programme for the event which takes place at the Wood Quay Venue in Central Dublin is shaping up as follows:
0815 Welcome and networking
0850 Official opening by Rob Hartnett, Sport for Business
0900 Backing Social Good
Damien O’Neill of Allianz and Para-Swimming Champion Ellen Keane
0925 5 Minute Knowledge Burst – Self Help Africa
0930 Panel Discussion – ‘Permission to do good and do good business’
Karl Donnelly, Three and John Greene, Sunday Independent
1000 5 Minute Knowledge Burst – Breast Cancer Ireland
1005 Selecting a Charity
Marcus O’Buachalla, Leinster Rugby and Paul Halpin, MS Ireland
1030 Coffee Break and Networking
1050 The International Dimension – Beko, Barcelona and Unicef
Shane Kelly, BEKO
1110 5 Minute Knowledge Burst – Special Olympics Ireland
1115 Research on Value of Social Good Partnerships
Daragh Persse, The Brand Fans
1140 5 Minute Knowledge Burst – Dublin Simon Community
1145 Panel Discussion Sport as a Prism for Social Good
Gemma Bell, Bank of Ireland and Gareth Maguire, Sport Changes Life
1215 Making Your Voice Heard – Social Media Experiment
1225 Engage, Inspire, Unite
John Shiels CEO Manchester United Foundation
1255 Launch of Sport for Social Good Report 2018
1300 Lunch and Networking
Ticket numbers are limited and need to be booked in advance.