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Sporting Year Ahead 2020

January 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

GAA President John Horan is to be the keynote interview at the Sport for Business Sporting Year Ahead event at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday morning, January 23rd.

Two of the key sponsors behind Team Ireland’s bid for Olympic and Paralympic Glory in Tokyo with Aidan McLaughlin of Indeed and Sinéad Moriarty of Circle K have also been added to join the CEO’s of the Olympic Federation of Ireland and Paralympics Ireland to set the scene for the Summer.

We will also have a chat with Olympic hopeful and member of Ireland’s Fittest Family,  Mona McSharry

Our opening session will focus on the Aer Lingus College Football Classic at the Aviva Stadium on the Saturday evening of the All Ireland Football Final Weekend.  Over 30,000 tourists will arrive to follow the opening game of the season between Notre Dame and Navy with ESPN broadcasting coast to coast in the USA.

Our four knowledge bursts will highlight one World Championship and two European Championships coming to Ireland this year and one special anniversary of a major sponsorship.in Lacrosse coming to the University of Limerick in July.

The FAI Suite at the Aviva Stadium will be the venue for the Sport for Business Sporting Year Ahead Breakfast event in partnership with Teneo.

We hope you will join us for an event that is always popular among the Sport for Business membership and which has sold out quickly in each of the last four years.

There are only a limited number of tickets available with over 70 confirmed to attend so far from across the Sport for Business community

What better way could there be to set yourself fair for the inside track on Irish sport over the next twelve months.

Part of the morning will also include a special deep dive into Sponsorship research with our partners for this event Teneo.

All tickets for The Sporting Year Ahead are now Sold out.  If you would like to join a waitlist for any returns simply email us today Quoting Sporting Year Ahead Tickets and we will be in touch should any tickets come back

0730: Registration and Networking

0800: Welcome to The Sporting Year Ahead

0805: College Life – The Aer Lingus College Football Classic is coming to Dublin each year from 2020 to 2024.  We chat with Padraic O’Kane who is bringing the Game to Europe and Ger Gilroy of Off The Ball, a partner to the event.

0835: Knowledge Burst with Bernard O’Byrne, CEO of Basketball Ireland on the Basketball European Championships coming to Limerick 

0840 Sports Sponsorship Deep Dive on Research with Teneo’s Joanne O’Sullivan and Rob Pearson

0905: Knowledge Burst on TG4 20th Anniversary of Sponsorship with Ladies Gaelic Football Association

0910: Mona McSharry in Conversation

0915: Coffee Break and opportunity to mingle

0935: Knowledge Burst from Hamish Adams, CEO of Athletics Ireland on the European  Cross Country Championships coming to the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus 

0940: GAA President John Horan in Conversation with Rob Hartnett

1010: Knowledge Burst on the World Lacrosse Championship Coming to Limerick in July 2020

1015: Tokyo Bound – Olympic Federation CEO Peter Sherrard, Paralympics Ireland CEO Miriam Malone together with Aidan McLaughlin of Indeed and Sinéad Moriarty of Circle K, two of the sponsors helping to get Team Ireland to Tokyo

1050: Networking Opportunity 

1100: Ends

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January 23
8:00 am - 11:00 am


FAI Suite, Aviva Stadium


Sport for Business