We are live this morning at the Aviva Stadium with a host of sporting and business leaders looking at The Sporting Year Ahead.
GAA President John Horan, Olympic Federation of Ireland CEO Peter Sherrard and his counterparts in Basketball, Athletics, Lacrosse and more will be looking at the likely highs of the year alongside Circle K, Indeed, Off the Ball and Aer Lingus from the commercial world.
Sarah Keane, Paul Cooke and Ciaran Medlar have all been the focus of attention in football discussions over recent months and all will be with us in the audience so expect plenty of important networking and discussion over coffee and crepes as well as what is happening on stage.
If you are one of those joining us we look forward to sharing your company for the morning. If you can’t we are sure there will be plenty shared on social media using the hashtag #SportingYear2020 and hopefully you will capture something of what will be happening.
Our partners Teneo will deliver a deep dive on sponsorship trends and stars of previous and future years Bernard Brogan and Mona McSharry will also be with us.
We will of course report on what is discussed on Sport for Business over the coming days. This is always one of our favourite events of the year and 2020 looks like being among the very best.
Here is the running order for the day:
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 Donal Moriarty of Aer Lingus and Ger Gilroy of Off The Ball, partners 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
And here are some of the companies and organisations that will be mingling through the morning.
20×20, 2Into3 3Vision Media, Aer Lingus
AIG, Allianz, Athletics Ireland
Atomic Sport, Bank of Ireland, Basketball Ireland
BDO, Beauchamps, Bewleys, Bohemian FC
Bord Gáis Energy, Chadwicks, Circle K
College Football Classic, Core Sponsorship
corporate.ie, Cricket Ireland
Cullen Communications, Cycling Ireland
Davy, Elite Event Management, Experience Gaelic Games
FAI, Future Ticketing, GAA
Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Grooveyard, Indeed
Ireland Active, Ireland Lacrosse, Irish Wheelchair Association
Legacy Communications, Ladies Gaelic Football Association
Lidl, Life Style Sports, Loosehorse
Mondello Park, Murray, Off The Ball
Olympic Federation of Ireland, Olytico
Paralympics Ireland, PE Expo, PGA European Tour
PwC, Softco, Special Olympics
Sport Endorse, Sport for Business, Swim Ireland
Teneo, Tennis Ireland, TG4, The Reputations Agency
Three, Titan Experience, Trinity College Dublin
Toyota, Wilson Hartnell PR