ICOS National Conference 2016
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ICOS National Conference 2016

ICOS National Conference 2016

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40th ICOS National Conference

in conjunction with the

Plunkett Institute

Tuesday, 8th November 2016

“Better Governance; Better Co-operatives”


09.30      Registration

10.00      Opening address by Martin Keane, President, ICOS

10.15      Keynote Address by Kevin Vickers –Canadian Ambassador to Ireland

10.45      Panel 1                 Better Compliance

Facilitator:      Derbhail MacDonald, Business Editor, Irish Independent

Presenter:      John McStay, Partner, McStay Luby

Panel:            Ian Drennan, Director of Corporate Enforcement

                     James Doyle, Legal & Governance Executive, ICOS

                     Michael Parsons, Director, Kilkenny Co-operative Livestock Mart

12.00     Panel 2                 Better Strategy

Facilitator:       Vincent Wall, Business Editor, Newstalk                

Presenter:       Professor Pat Gibbons, Smurfit School of Business

Panel:            Gerard Brickley, CEO, Bandon Co-operative Society

                      Dr Pat Enright, University College Cork

                      Pat Maher, Director, Centenary Thurles Co-operative Society

                      Fiona Muldoon, CEO, FBD

13.15     Lunch

14.30     Panel 3                 Better Communications

Facilitator:        Gerard Howlin, Public Affairs Consultant                             

Presenter:        Dr Tom Gray, USDA

Panel:             Alan Jagoe, President, CEJA; European Young Farmers Organisation

                      James Graham, CEO, Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society

                      Liam Herlihy, Former Chairman, Glanbia

16.00    Closing Address by:

Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Michael Creed TD


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