Dublin Chamber of CommerceFormula One marketing expert Mark Gallagher, Joe.ie founder Niall McGarry and entrepreneur Brody Sweeney have been confirmed to speak at Momentum Summit, a one day business conference taking place in Aviva Stadium on Friday 15th May. Over 300 people will attend the Summit, which will provide delegates with key learnings, advice and insights from some of the sharpest minds from the worlds of business and sport. Also speaking on the day will be Google's Serena Lawless, IEDR chief executive David Curtin, and Ciaran Crean of Mick's Garage.

The event will also include a number of break-out 'masterclass' sessions and workshops where attendees will receive expert advice on a range of topics including: brand design and marketing, online lead generation, sales techniques, financing for growth, procurement, export support, internationalising your business, online payments, technologies for SMEs, business planning, conflict management, human resources and organisational development.

According to Dublin Chamber President Greg Clarke: "The line-up for Momentum Summit features a fantastic mix of some of Ireland brightest business minds, alongside a number of our brightest entrepreneurs. In Mark Gallagher we have secured one of the finest motivational speakers around. During his career, he has worked with many leading sporting figures and developed a unique insight into the way they operate. I look forward to hearing from Brody Sweeney about dealing with the highs and lows of being in business and about how he has been able to pick himself up so spectacularly with the Camile takeaway chain, while Niall McGarry is arguably one of this country's brightest and most ambitious young entrepreneurs with a great story to tell."

One of the standout sessions of the day will come in the afternoon when a panel of some of Ireland's most successful sports stars will share their thoughts on how individuals can achieve a competitive advantage in their chosen field. Chaired by RTE presenter Des Cahill, the panel will include Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan, former Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin, former Ireland rugby captain Fiona Coughlan and professional cyclist Nicholas Roche.

Mr Clarke added: "When sport and business come together in this type of environment it is always fascinating. As business people, we can learn a huge amount from listening to leading sports people who know what it takes to maximise potential and be successful. This session will provide the perfect ending to what I'm confident will be one of the business event highlights of 2015."

Confirmed speakers for Momentum include:

  • Greg Clarke, President, Dublin Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr Loretta O'Sullivan, Group Chief Economist, Bank of Ireland
  • Niall McGarry, Owner and founder, Joe.ie / Her.ie
  • Brody Sweeney, Founder, Camile
  • John Tuohy, CEO, Nightline
  • Sharon Buckley, Group Commercial and Supply Chain Director, Musgrave
  • Ciaran Crean, MD of MicksGarage
  • Serena Lawless, Head of Sales, Irish Small and Medium Enterprises, Google
  • David Curtin, CEO, IEDR
  • Mark Gallagher, Formula One
  • Nicolas Roche – Professional cyclist
  • Bernard Brogan – Dublin footballer
  • Fiona Coughlan – Former Irish rugby international
  • Henry Shefflin – Former Kilkenny hurler

Tickets for Momentum are priced €95. Full details about the event are available at www.momentumsummit.ie .

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