Business, but not as usual
THE chief executive of recruitment company CPL Resources, Anne Heraty (pictured below); Taxback.com founder Terry Clune; and Jerry Kennelly, chief of online design company Tweak, will be among the business brains on hand to launch the 2014 EY 'Entrepreneur of the Year' CEO Retreat tomorrow.
The gathering will initially take place in the picturesque Co Wicklow surroundings of Druids Glen, before more than 100 Irish entrepreneurs jet off to Vancouver and Seattle on Sunday on a strategic development programme.
Also attending will be the EY 'Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014' finalists. EY partner-in-charge Frank O'Keeffe said the retreat is designed to equip leaders with the knowledge, tools and networks needed to develop a vision for their respective businesses.
The US itinerary includes so-called "executive education" sessions at the Universities of Washington and British Columbia. The group will also take part in tours of EA Sports, Hootsuite and the Microsoft global headquarters.
There's also a private tour of the Boeing factory and Dreamliner gallery, as well as an address from Boeing's Global CEO.
They'll be all geared up and ready to go by their return to Ireland on May 31, if a little exhausted.