Thurs 11 May 2017
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Golf and Golf DinnerEnjoy a day of golf with your fellow Chartered Accountants at Galway Golf Club, Salthill Registration includes green fees and dinner in the club house.
First tee off is approximately 12pm
BBQ – An Pucan Introducing our first pre-conference BBQ. Set in the best beergarden in Galway, An Pucan, we will be hosting a social BBQ for conference delegates and local Galwegians to eat and networking ahead of the conference the next day. Not to be missed.

Fri 12 May 2017
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Conference Our annual conference is back in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway. This year we will be looking at Disruption and what that means for business and for you. Come for the learning, CPD, amazing speakers, networking and so much more...
Entertainment Package This year we have a premium Entertainment Package for you - this includes a pre- dinner reception, a fabulous four course meal and the cream of the crop entertainment with Mundy as our star for the evening. With a few more surprises in store on night that will be sure to close the conference with a bang!


Plenary Speakers

Liam Lynch-min
Liam Lynch President, Chartered Accountants Ireland Keynote: Practice technical development
  • Has been a partner in KPMG since 2004 and has over 20 years tax experience
  • Advises on high net worth individuals and families and a range of large Irish private companies
  • Provides both domestic and international tax advice
  • Leading international tax teams on large scale mergers and acquisitions transactions
Mark Little
Mark Little Journalist and Entrepreneur Keynote: The Only Constant Is Change ...embracing innovation in business, and life
  • Irish journalist, television presenter and author
  • Presented Prime Time for RTÉ until December 2009
  • He launched Storyful in April 2010
Paula Fitzsimons
Paula Fitzsimons MD of Paula Fitzsimons and National Director of Going for Growth Keynote: Going for growth - Turning disruption into opportunity
  • Founder and Managing Director of Fitzsimons Consulting
  • National co-ordinator for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) for Ireland
  • Project co-ordinator of Senior Enterprise, an EU-supported transnational initiative to encourage those over fifty in business
Kevin Maughan
Kevin Maughan CEO of UrbanVolt Keynote: Disrupt or be disrupted
  • Helped create UrbanVolt in order to make sustainability easy for all businesses
  • Founded Novaerus in 2010, which became one of the fastest growing medical device companies in Ireland
  • Took Novaerus from an Irish start-up to international success within 36 months
Annalise Murphy
Annalise Murphy Olympian silver medalist Keynote: Embracing challenges and achieving your dreams
  • One of Ireland’s leading athletes
  • Discovered sailing when she was five with her parents
  • Under 21 World Championship title in 2009
  • Won silver medal at Rio 2016
Brian Cody
Brian Cody Kilkenny Hurling Manager Keynote: Embracing Change - building and maintaining a successful team
  • Hurling player for Kilkenny in the 1970s and 1980’s
  • Won three All-Ireland Senior Hurling titles and two National Hurling League titles
  • Became Kilkenny manager in 1999
  • Has rewritten the record books, with an astonishing eleven All-Ireland hurling championship titles

Speakers and Entertainers

Mundy Speaker
Mundy Irish singer/songwriter Conference entertainment
Brian Keegan Speaker
Brian Keegan Director of Public Policy and Taxation “Donald, Theresa and Pascal walk into a tax office”
Brian MacNeice Speaker
Brian MacNeice Founder and Managing Director of Kotinos Partners Building a high-performance organisation -Lessons from performance powerhouses
Caroline McEnery Speaker
Caroline McEnery Managing Director of The HR Suite Maximising your team in the modern practice
Conor Sweeney Speaker
Conor Sweeney Managing Director of CLS Chartered Secretaries Opportunities arising from Company Secretarial services and the Companies Bill
Donnacha Howard Speaker
Donnacha Howard Statutory Compliance Manager of Veritas Practice technical development
Jonathan McCrea Broadcaster and Founder of Whipsmart Media Predicting the future is not easy
Kerrie OConnell Speaker
Kerrie O'Connell Principal of Obvio Tax Services How disruption can be tax positive for small and expanding businesses
Kevin Prendergast Speaker
Kevin Prendergast FCA Chief Executive of IAASA Disrupting profits -The role of leadership in balancing risk and growth
Pat Moran Speaker
Pat Moran Partner in the Advisory Consulting division in PwC Disrupting safely and securely
Paula Mee Speaker
Paula Mee CEO of Paula Mee Nutrition Consulting Disruptive microbiomes (gut microbes) and your Immune Health
Ros OShea Speaker
Ros O'Shea Independent Director of Governance Consultant When your Reputation takes a Hit: Leading through the Eye of the Storm
Sinead Mahon Speaker
Sinead Mahon Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Bank Ireland Developing a meaningful career in disruptive times
Susan HayesCulleton Speaker
Susan HayesCulleton Managing Director of Hayes Culleton Fintech disruption - business, finance and accounting impact
Conal Kennedy and Niall Fitzgerald Speaker
Conal Kennedy and Niall Fitzgerald   Practice Consulting - Sharp Practice or Cutting Edge?


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Radisson Blu - Galway

Booking: We have reserved rooms for conference attendees at the conference venue, the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway. For your convenience you can book your conference package including accommodation using the ‘Register’ section above availing of a discounted rate. Alternatively you can choose to book directly with the hotel. Early booking is advised as rooms are limited. Phone: +353 91 538 300: Website: Radisson Blu - Galway Go by train: Irish Rail - Galway Go by bus: City Link Mapped route: Google maps


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