All early indicators suggest the Irish economy has continued its strong growth trajectory into the early part of 2020 despite the continued threat of a hard Brexit. Employment growth has continued its rapid pace. Consumer sentiment and business confidence have both bounced back following a muted end to 2019. The year for the traded economy will be bookended by the impact of the coronavirus on global demand and the increasingly likely spectre of a hard Brexit. In between, we will see major potential changes to global corporate tax rules, a slowing EU economy, and a polarised election in the US. At home, the electorate has spoken. No matter what the make-up of the next Government, voters’ expectations that the new Dáil will implement effective solutions to societal challenges have increased substantially. In this briefing Ibec will update on the clear picture now emerging of the key economic trends in 2020, the domestic political situation, and Ibec’s key lobbying asks of the new Government.
Speakers: Danny McCoy, Ibec CEO and Fergal O'Brien, Ibec Director of Policy and Public Affairs.
Breakfast and networking: 08:15-08:45
Main briefing: 08:45-09:15