We are all set this morning for our fifth Sport for Business Women in Sport Conference taking place at the studios of RTÉ.
It promises to be a great morning of discussion, debate and learning with a studio packed full of people willing and able to put themselves forward to make a difference for Women in Sport as we head into 2019.
There will be plenty to learn from a great cast of speakers from across the island of Ireland and from UEFA. The one thing we can guarantee is there will be no French DJ’s inviting our stars to dance.
If you are coming along to join us we look forward to seeing you bright and early. If you can’t make it or were unable to secure a place you can follow the action on social media at #SfBWomenInSport
Here is the line up for the morning:
0830: Registration and networking
0900: Conference Welcome
0915: The Player Perspective
All-Star Kilkenny Camogie All Ireland winner Anne Dalton and Maria Kinsella from the Carlow Ladies Football Team together with Women’s Gaelic Players AssociationChair Aoife Lane looking at the progress made and what needs to happen next to achieve true equality of opportunity for players. We will also be looking at the question of why more players are not going on to become coaches.
0955: Knowledge Burst Data on Women in Sport from Clubforce
10:00: What Next – The 20X20 Campaign?
Campaign architects Sarah Colgan and Mary O’Connor on how the campaign came about and what its ambitions are in 2019 and into 2020. They are joined as well by Elaine Buckley of RTÉ who will give insight into the media coverage element of the campaign
1035: Knowledge Burst – The Northern Ireland Experience
1040: Coffee Break and networking
1100: Knowledge Burst – Data on Women in Sport from RTÉ Audience insights
1105: Commercial Attraction – Why companies are drawn towards Women’s Sport
A panel discussion with business leaders around what it is that works best about supporting Women’s sport and what could be improved upon. This will feature John Coffey of Liberty Insurance and Aoife Clarke of Lidl on how their deep engagement is paying dividends.
1140: Knowledge Burst on the new Women in Rugby Strategic Plan with Su Carty from the IRFU and World Rugby Council
Keynote presentation and discussion with UEFA’s Polly Bancroft on the genesis, the research, the activation and the initial results of UEFA’s powerful campaign to promote and encourage the Women’s game across Europe
1230: Launch of ’50 Women of Influence in Irish Sport 2018′
1235: Close and Light Lunch with networking
And among the room full of Champions of Women in Sport are representatives of the following organisations:
UEFA, World Rugby, Liberty Insurance, Lidl, Three, Electric Ireland, SSE Airtricity, PwC, Bank of Ireland, RTÉ, TG4, Independent News and Media, Newstalk, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, the Camogie Association, the FAI, The IRFU, The Irish Football Association, Swim Ireland, The GAA, Basketball Ireland, Badminton Ireland, the Irish Ladies Golf Union, Gymnastics Ireland, Cricket Ireland, Horse Sport Ireland, Special Olympics, Paralympics Ireland, the Federation of Irish Sport, Run Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, Belfast City Council, 2Into3, William Fry, Technological University Dublin, Along Came a Spider, Teneo, ThreeFiftySix, the Rotunda Hospital, LineUpSME, Navy Blue, Titan Experience, Clubforce, the Galway Races, TriTalking Sport and the Northern Ireland Sports Foundation.
We can’t wait.
There will be a full round up of what we discussed in Thgursday and Friday’s Sport for Business Daily Digests.