20-22 May 2024
20-22 May 2024

The Global Economic Summit tackles the issues that will dominate boardroom conversation as well as policy-making for years to come. ​From expert keynotes to intimate, proactive workshops, our agenda format and robust impact report ensures we transform words into meaningful impact

Monday, 20th May

7:30am

Monday, 20th May

BREAKS

WELCOME

Delegate Registration OPENS

Refreshments and breakfast available on site.

9:30am

Monday, 20th May

PLENARY

WELCOME

OPENING OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT

9:45am

Monday, 20th May

PLENARY

KEYNOTE

Driving the energy transition – global partnership to reach shared targets

Secretary General & CEO at World Energy Council
10:15am

Monday, 20th May

PLENARY

KEYNOTE

Opening Keynote Address from Finance Minister, Michael McGrath

Welcome Address from Hilary O’Meara, Country Managing Director, Accenture

11:15am

Monday, 20th May

PLENARY

KEYNOTE

Keynote Address from HSH Prince Albert of Monaco

Head of State – Principality of Monaco
11:30am

Monday, 20th May

PANEL

Evolving role of the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)

Moderated by Ivan Yates 
Chief Sustainability Officer, Smurfit Kappa
Sr. Vice President Global Supply Chain and Sourcing, & Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon
12:15pm

Monday, 20th May

PANEL

Sustainability in the built environment – creating long-term value for society

Moderated by Ivan Yates
Executive Director BAM Ireland
Corporate Affairs and Communications Director, Veolia Northern Zone
1:00pm

Monday, 20th May

KEYNOTE

Financing the transition – Green and Digital

European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union
2:30pm

Monday, 20th May

KEYNOTE

The future of cities

Introduction by US Ambassador to Ireland, Claire Cronin
United States Ambassador to Ireland
Governor of New York
3:00pm

Monday, 20th May

PANEL

A new era for the global economy

Introduction by Colm O’Reilly, Chief Operating Officer, Business Post Group
Moderated by Lorcan Allen, Business Editor, Business Post
Founder, Elkstone
VP and International Economist, Wells Fargo
Executive Director, Ibec Global
Partner and Head of Industry & FDI, Grant Thornton
3:45pm

Monday, 20th May

PANEL

Investing in Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)

Moderated by Daniel Murray , Policy Editor, Business Post
Co founder - SAVVY
Managing Director, Holtara
Founder, CoolPlanet
4:30pm

Monday, 20th May

PANEL

Importance of partnership in the face of the changing global security environment

Moderated by Daniel McConnell, Editor, Business Post
Executive Director Partnerships and Planning, INTERPOL
5:00pm

Monday, 20th May

PLENARY

KEYNOTE

Locknote from Former Congressman, Joe Crowley

Former Congressman, United States Government
7:30pm

Monday, 20th May

NETWORKING

NETWORKING

BLACK TIE GALA DINNER

Tuesday, 21st May

8:00am

Tuesday, 21st May

BREAKS

WELCOME

Delegate Registration

Refreshments available on site.
Breakfast during or before at leisure in the hotel.

9:00am

Tuesday, 21st May

PLENARY

KEYNOTE

Reinventing in the age of Gen AI

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Accenture
9:20am

Tuesday, 21st May

PLENARY

VIRTUAL KEYNOTE

The future of the healthcare and public health systems

Director General of the World Health Organisation
9:45am

Tuesday, 21st May

PLENARY

PANEL

Technology transforming healthcare

Moderated by Ivan Yates
Chief Innovation Officer, Mass General Brigham
Editor-in Chief at Scottsdale Institute
Cancer Advocate & Policy Expert
11:15am

Tuesday, 21st May

KEYNOTE

Sustainable AI – How New Technology Can Solve For Global Challenges ​

Chief Business Strategist AI, Google
11:45am

Tuesday, 21st May

PANEL

MedTech futures

Moderated by Ivan Yates
CEO, Nova Leah
Group Chief Executive Officer, Relatecare
Full Professor, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
12:15pm

Tuesday, 21st May

PANEL

On the leading edge, innovating through impactful leadership

Moderated by Charlie Taylor, Technology Editor, Business Post
VP Global Business EMEA, Meta
Editor-in-Chief, Glamour, Conde Nast
Chief Executive Officer, Business Post
2:00pm

Tuesday, 21st May

PANEL

AI and the Metaverse; Investing in the Future

Moderated by Charlie Taylor, Technology Editor, Business Post
Quantum Software Investor, SOSV
Daniel Ives, Managing Director, Equity Research at Wedbush Securities
Global Lead Metaverse Lab, EY
CEO Xavatar
2:45pm

Tuesday, 21st May

PANEL

The future of sustainable food

Moderated by Lorcan Allen, Business Editor, Business Post
Deputy Head of Innovation Accelerator, UN World Food Programme
Chair, Devenish
Global VP of ESG, Alltech
3:30pm

Tuesday, 21st May

PANEL

Ethical AI – Developing responsible AI frameworks

Sr. Director of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at Shutterstock
Deputy Director General, Science Foundation Ireland
4:15pm

Tuesday, 21st May

PANEL

Globalisation and the Greatest Threats to Democracy

Moderated by Daniel McConnell, Editor, Business Post
Former Congressman, United States Government
President, Athena Strategies LLC
CEO, European Movement Ireland
4:30pm

Tuesday, 21st May

IN CONVERSATION WITH...

Niall Breslin and Dr. Eilis Ward – The Privatisation of Stress; The role of Economics in our Mental Health Crisis

Academic, University of Galway
Mental Health Advocate
6:00pm

Tuesday, 21st May

NETWORKING

NETWORKING

Summer BBQ at the Boathouse

Wednesday, 22nd May

9:00am

Wednesday, 22nd May

PLENARY

KEYNOTE

Building Economic Resilience in times of crisis ​

Former Prime Minister, Ukraine
9:15am

Wednesday, 22nd May

KEYNOTE

Tech for Good

Founder, Moonshot Platform Inc
9:45am

Wednesday, 22nd May

PLENARY

PANEL

The Fintech Revolution; navigating new expectations 

Moderated by Charlie Taylor, Technology Editor, Business Post
Managing Director Senior Payment Executive, Sales, JP Morgan
Head of EMEA Policy, Wise
Chief Commercial Officer, Fexco Group
11:15am

Wednesday, 22nd May

PANEL

A discussion on sustainable tourism

An introduction by Mayor of Kerry, Jim Finucane

CEO, Tourism Ireland
Partner, Ireland Country Lead, Gate One
Head of Development, Kylemore Abbey
11:45am

Wednesday, 22nd May

PLENARY

FIRESIDE CHAT

Aviation; Financing Net Zero

Moderated by Daniel McConnell, Editor, Business Post
CEO, PACE
12:15pm

Wednesday, 22nd May

IN CONVERSATION WITH...

Capacity-building for global education programs

Working Lunch
Moderated by Science Foundation Ireland
CEO, genConnectU
Director, GLOBE Community Engagement and Program Strategy
1:30pm

Wednesday, 22nd May

PLENARY

FIRESIDE CHAT

Film in Ireland

CEO, IFTA
Oscar-Nominated Director, Writer & Producer
2:00pm

Wednesday, 22nd May

IN CONVERSATION WITH...

Maintaining economic resilience in times of crisis

Moderated by Sarah Collins , Europe Correspondant, Business Post
Chief Economist, SEB