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Network Ireland Annual Conference and Awards 2017 - #CreatingOpportunities

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Friday, 6 October 2017 from 08:30 to 23:30 (IST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member: Combined Conference and Awards Dinner 29 Sep 2017 €169.00 €11.26
Member: Conference Only 29 Sep 2017 €89.95 €6.28
Member: Awards Dinner Only 29 Sep 2017 €79.95 €5.65
Non-Member: Combined Conference and Awards 29 Sep 2017 €199.00 €13.16
Non-Member: Conference Only 29 Sep 2017 €105.00 €7.23
Non-Member: Awards Dinner Only 29 Sep 2017 €95.00 €6.60
Table of 10 Awards Dinner 29 Sep 2017 €750.00 €39.54

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Network Ireland, Ireland’s longest-established national organisation for the personal and professional development of women is hosting its flagship event at Druid’s Glen Resort, Co. Wicklow on Friday 6th October.  The theme of this year's annual conference is “Creating Opportunities” and will feature a range of national and international business people, motivational speakers and influencers. 

We are delighted to announce that our MC for the event is award-winning journalist Jennifer O'Connell, Irish Times & O'Connell & Ivory Communication

Our Keynote speakers include:

  • Chanelle McCoy Director of Chanelle Medical and Dragons Den
  • Catherine Fulvio Chef & Entrepreneur, Ballyknocken House
  • Rachel Doyle Managing Director Arboretum
  • Niamh Hannan, Psychologist & Founder of Mindworks
  • Maurice Pratt Chairman of Uniphar
  • Mark Ryan former Head of Accenture
  • Catherine Moroney Head of Business Banking, AIB
  • Her Excellency, Hana Mottlová, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Ireland
  • Celine Byrne, Top International Soprano

Workshop topics:

  • Wow with Words - Denise Fay, Achieve Marketing
  • Business Strategy for Prosperity - Sir Steven Wilkinson, Grow and Prosper
  • Confidence on Camera - Lottie Hearn, Press Play Presentations
  • Five Instant Ways to Increased Profit - Marina Bleahen, Action Coach Ireland


On the Day the event will kick off at 8.30am for registration and networking over breakfast and the conference commences at 9am sharp.




Following on from the Conference there will be a special Gala Dinner where the Network Ireland Business Awards will take place.  At this event the regional winners from Network Ireland’s regional awards, will compete for the coveted national awards.  


Lineup for the Evening:

  • Celine Byrne, Soprano
  • Rachel James, Enterprise Ireland
  • Lorraine Bowen, The Entrepreneurs Academy
  • Robert Mulhall, MD Retail and Commercial Banking, AIB
  • Catherine Moroney, Head of Business Banking AIB
  • Olwen Dawe, Board Member of the Abbey Theatre
  • Cormac Mohan, FMA Accountants, Vice Present CPA Ireland
  • Anne Horan, Chair of the HPRA
  • And most importantly The Award Winners!

 Bookings close at 5pm on Friday 29th September 2017.

Dress Code for the Gala Awards Dinner: Black Tie



Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow Tel: 01 2015600 (5 mins drive to venue, shuttle bus provided to and from the hotel.)

Please call the hotel directly to book and mention "Network Ireland" when booking 01 2015600


Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow (Estimated 14 mins drive to venue) - 

Druids Glen Resort is booked out now



Hair and Makeup will be available on the evening after the Conference and before the Awards.  These will be set up in 2 of the boardrooms in the hotel and you will be given a time slot for your appointment.  

  • Blowdry please arrive with wet hair - cost 20 euro
  • Upstyle please arrive with dry hair – cost 20-30 euro
  • Make up will be Eyes & lips only so please arrive with your foundation on.  Cost 20 euro


Rebecca Harrison, President of Network Ireland and the Wicklow Branch have invited us all to Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy for a welcome reception, Wicklow Nibbles and Drinks and a bit of fun with an informal Fashion featuring members from all 13 branches of Network Ireland.  Tickets are FREE but must be booked at


We have reserved a limited number of special rate Tee Times for partners on Friday 6th October at lunchtime on Druids Heath Golf Course (45euro per person) and for all on Saturday 7th October at lunchtime on Druid’s Glen Golf Course (75euro per person).  If you would like to play please email your name and contact details to

Network Ireland gratefully acknowledges the involvement and support of our official conference partners AIB, Wicklow -Endless Opportunities, Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy plus our supporters Enterprise Ireland.


Our Awards Sponsors are:

CPA Ireland Skillnet, Vodafone, Blink Design, AIB, 

For further information on the Conference, National Business Women of the Year Awards or for more information on Network Ireland, visit


Do you have questions about Network Ireland Annual Conference and Awards 2017 - #CreatingOpportunities? Contact Network Ireland

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