Sport for Business will be live this morning in Dublin for our inaugural Sport for Social Good Conference.
If you haven’t been able to join us you can follow the conversation as it develops in the room across social media using #SportForSocialGood.
The line up of speakers is among the strongest we have ever pulled together for an event and there is an incredible strong turnout of Sport for Business members and others in the room.
We will have leaders from sport, from business, from Government, from education and the charity sector all looking at the areas we will cover in a packed programme.
There will also be an opportunity for four very well deserving projects to tell their story.
We will finish off with a conversation with John Shiels, CEO of the Manchester United Foundation where we will cover the work they do, the nature of social entrepreneurship and social impact and much more. He has a passionate belief in the power of sport to effect real change in the lives of those who might need it most and it is a pleasure to bring him to Dublin.
The full schedule is as below and we hope you will join us online at different points.
Watch out just after 12 noon when we will host a hashtag shout out of great ideas that deserve support, innovations that might make a real difference in certain areas and ways we can take this to another level again in 2019.
It promises to be a great day, made possible by the support and encouragement of so many of our members from Allianz and Three to Bank of Ireland and Lidl. Let’s do this…
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, Paul Halpin, MS Ireland and Emma
Murphy Down Syndrome Centre
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