10:00 Welcome and Introduction

  • Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec

Sponsor welcome

Supporting the all-island skills agenda
Simon Harris TD, Minister for Further and High Education, Research, Innovation & Science 

Session One: Maintaining a dynamic all island labour market

Panel Discussion:

  • Chair - Claire McGee, Head of Education and Innovation Policy, Ibec
  • Anne Heraty, Non-Executive Director and Founder Cpl Resources 
  • Tony Donohoe, Chair of The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs
  • Prof Paul Bartholomew, Vice Chancellor, Ulster University 

Coffee break

Session Two: Secure sustainable and joined up all-island energy supply

Overview: Michael D'Arcy - Programme Lead, Ibec/CBI JBC

Panel Discussion:

  • Chair: Declan Billington, Chair of CBI NI Energy Committee
  • Derek Scully, Head of Corporate Affairs, Energia group
  • Dr Tanya Harrington, Chair of Renewable Energy Ireland
  • Robin McCormack, Regulated Utilities Expert
  • Muireann Á Lynch, Senior Research officer, ESRI

Conclusion and Next Steps: planned as the JBC's priority asks and actions in 2023

  • Elaine Birchall, Chair of CBI Northern Ireland 


Conference concludes followed by a light lunch. 


Start Date December 07, 2022
Time 10:00
Duration 4 hours
Delegate Price Free
Location Ballymascanlon Hotel, Dundalk
Contact lynne.hackett@ibec.ie