Final Line Up for The Sporting Year Ahead

Our first major networking event of the New Year takes place next Friday morning, 18th January when we host The Sporting Year Ahead at the Iveagh Garden Hotel.

We have built a great line up of speakers who will guide us through the trends, the moments, the biggest events and the major partnerships of the New Year.

We have Malcolm Booth flying over from the World HQ of Golf at the R&A to tell us about the Open Championship coming to the island of Ireland in July.

We have Padraig Power from the IRFU to talk us through the stellar year ahead for Irish Rugby.

We have a look back on the trends of 2018 and a look forward to 2019 with Kelli O’Keeffe and the team from Teneo.

We have insight into what sports technology changes are likely to bring in the next twelve months with Professor Cathy Craig from Incisiv, an exciting company making waves in Belfast and beyond.

We have Diarmaid Murphy from the GAA, Mark Russell from the FAI, Warren Deutrom from Cricket Ireland and Derek McGrath to reveal what the new Curragh Racecourse will be like.

And finally, it could give you a chance to join the members of our Sport for Business Community who will have time to meet and mingle as well as learn.

There are only limited places left now so it’s time to book if you want to join us for what is always a great morning.

You’ll get coffee and breakfast to fuel the body, inspiring talk to fuel the mind and a copy of our published guide to the key events as well as research data from Teneo.

It will be an opportunity to meet your peers in the Sport for Business community and to make the connections that could transform your year in work and in sport.

The Sporting Year Ahead is always a popular event and has sold out in advance for the last three years, just as did our recent Women in Sport Conference.

Here is the full line up of who we have speaking:

We look forward to seeing you there and kick-starting the New Year.

Friday, January 18th at the Iveagh Garden Hotel, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

0700: Registration and Networking

0730: Welcome to The Sporting Year Ahead

0735: Rugby 2019 – Padraig Power, IRFU on Guinness Six Nations and the Rugby World Cup
0800: Knowledge Burst on the GAA in 2019 with Diarmaid Murphy

0805: The Sports Tech Future – Professor Cathy Craig of Incisiv and Jonny Davis of Enhance Performance Systems with a look into the future of sports technology.

0835: Knowledge Burst on Cricket Ireland in 2019 with Warren Deutrom

0840: Coffee Break and opportunity to mingle

0900: Knowledge Burst on the FAI in 2019 with Mark Russell

0905: Sports Sponsorship Deep Dive on Research with Kelli O’Keeffe of Teneo Sport

0930: Knowledge Burst on the Curragh Racecourse Redevelopment with Derek McGrath

0935: Keynote Two – The Open Championship at Portrush – One on One with Malcolm Booth of the R&A

1010: Close



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