Creating a new vision for work

The Ibec HR Leadership Summit 2020 took place in our world of work that has been turned on its head in response to a global pandemic that created unprecedented disruptions to workplaces, presenting new challenges for HRDs globally, and substantially accelerating our focus on the future of work. Weexamine if, amidst the chaos, could this disruption present more of an opportunity than a challenge as we rethink and re-imagine the future, restructure and reskill our workforce and ultimately reboot our economy?

We were delighted to be joined by Gary Hamel, world-renowned business thinker, for a two hour masterclass. Drawing on his new book ‘Humanocracy’, Gary challenged delegates to think differently in how to manage, lead and organisesworkforce and how to make the leap from a management model that maximises compliance to one that maximises contribution.

Jennifer Petriglieri, Associate Professor at INSEAD, also delivered a keynote addresse which took an unusual look at how millions of couples are navigating dual careers and often family commitments under one roof 24/7 – and how organisations can support them.

Our carefully selected business leaders inspired and provided practical takeaways for delegates to implement. 

This award-winning event took place virtually for the first time in 2020, on a platform that allowed delegates to engage with peers and our expert speakers, network, visit a virtual exhibition and more – all from the comfort of their own desk.  


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Keynote / Gary Hamel

Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers. He has worked with leading companies across the globe and is a dynamic and sought-after management speaker. Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years and is the director of the Management Lab.

Hamel’s groundbreaking concepts such as “strategic intent,” “core competence,” “industry revolution,” and “management innovation,” have changed the language and practice of management in organizations around the globe.  


Keynote / Jennifer Petriglieri

Jennifer Petriglieri is an associate professor of organisational behaviour at INSEAD. She directs the Executive Education Management Acceleration Programme, the Women Leaders Programme and the INSEAD Gender Diversity Preogramme. Jennifer Petriglieri

An award-winning researcher and teacher, Petriglieri was shortlisted for the Talent award in 2017 and shortlisted for the Radar New Thinker award in 2015 by Thinkers50, the ranking of the most influential management authors in the world. She was also included among the world’s best 40 business school professors under 40 by Poets & Quants.

Questions / Answers

Once you have registered to attend the virtual event, the link to the platform will be shared with you prior to the event. Use your username to login. You are not required to download any software to access the event. You don’t need to use your camera unless you want to video chat with someone – all engagement can take place by audio or text messaging.  


We have designed the agenda specifically for the virtual environment and presentations will be live from studio, while international speakers will present from their home country. The full agenda will be available in the coming weeks.  

There will be breaks throughout the day and there will also be opportunities to explore more of the virtual event, including bonus content, exhibition hall and the networking lounge.   


The virtual platform will be accessible for 90 days after the event and each session will be recorded and available to watch on demand.  

All the content from the resource centre and exhibition hall will also be available to access. There is a swag/delegate bag feature which allows you to save content you come across throughout the event and can be downloaded onto your computer. 


Yes, there will be a virtual exhibition hall with booths from Irish Life Health, DeCare Dental and The KeepWell Mark to name a few. At each of the booths you have the opportunity engage with those managing the stand over live online chat or you can schedule a one to one meeting. Each booth will have content available to view or save in your delegate bag for later.   

Many of our exhibitors will also be running competitions so make sure you visit all the booths to be in with a chance to win. 

The immersive virtual platform allows you to interact with speakers, take part in polls, competitions, engage in 1-1 chats and network with other delegates.


Yes, group discounts are available please email for more information. 


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