Tuesday 6 December 2016

Sports stars lining out to join the leadership conference team

Published 13/08/2015 | 02:30

Former Munster and Ireland rugby player Ronan O'Gara and Nicky Doran from Bord Gáis Energy announcing the Bord Gáis Energy SME Leadership Conference at Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Former Munster and Ireland rugby player Ronan O'Gara and Nicky Doran from Bord Gáis Energy announcing the Bord Gáis Energy SME Leadership Conference at Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Bord Gáis Energy has lined up Irish sporting greats for its inaugural business conference, 'Legendary Leadership brings Success'.

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Rugby legend Ronan O'Gara, Irish boxing coach Billy Walsh and Dublin football manager Jim Gavin will be on the special guest panel.

The conference will take place at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday, September 24, and will offer a range of key note addresses, presentations and interactive question and answer sessions.

O'Gara, Walsh and Gavin will draw on their own experience in top-level high performance sport and discuss their personal leadership lessons. The trio will share their advice and insights on how to attract, develop and manage top talent during an interactive panel session that is promised to engage and inspire attendees.

The line-up of expert speakers also includes motivational expert Enda McNulty; the director of executive education at the Irish Management Institute, Dr Colm Foster; group chief executive of One4All Michael Dawson; Irish entrepreneur and former Dragon Dens star Sean Gallagher; and the founders of the innovative firm FoodCloud, Aoibheann O'Brien and Iseult Ward. Bord Gáis Energy chief operating officer Dave Kirwan will also speak at the conference.

Bord Gáis Energy has also launched a new online resource for businesses called the Business Hub, www.bgebusinesshub.ie. The hub has been developed to supply business owners and managers with information, advice, expert insights and how-to guides on a range of topics including HR, sales, marketing and technology to help contribute to their business' success.

Nicky Doran, acting head of retail with Bord Gáis Energy, said: "We're delighted to host the first ever Bord Gáis Energy leadership conference with a range of top-class speakers who are sure to inspire, provoke and engage attendees."

The conference will commence at 8.30am and continue until 2pm. To learn more about the conference or to register for a ticket, visit www.bgebusinesshub.ie/conference. Tickets are priced at €149 per person including breakfast, mid-morning refreshments and lunch. Bord Gáis Energy business customers will receive one complimentary ticket. Pictured at yesterday's launch in the Aviva stadium were Nicky Doran and Ronan O'Gara.

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