CEO Forum 2018 - Irish Business of the Future

CEO Forum 2018

The 2018 CEO Forum, jointly hosted by Deloitte and Enterprise Ireland, is now regarded as one of Ireland's foremost gathering of CEOs and business leaders. This year’s event will take place on Thursday 22 November in Dublin.

2018 is a milestone year, as we celebrate 30 years of the Forum – supporting the growth of Irish business. However, this is also a milestone era for Irish business as we navigate the possibilities of Industry 4.0 alongside the complexity of our geopolitical landscape, and particularly at this critical time of impending Brexit decisions.
So what can it mean for the Irish business of the future, and importantly the Irish executive at its helm?

Helping us address these questions, we are delighted to announce Siobhán Talbot, CEO of Glanbia as this year's keynote, sharing her insight and experience in leading this multi-billion euro operation.

In addition, we are delighted to host a highly accomplished panel of industry leaders including Bob Etchingham, CEO, Applegreen plc, Susan Spence, Co-Founder, SoftCo and Alan Walsh, CEO, IPL Plastics plc debating the issues of the day. Mark Gallagher, CEO of Performance Insights Ltd and former management lead at Formula One will also join this dynamic line-up providing his fascinating insights into the inner workings of running a global sports company and the business of winning.

The CEO Forum will be facilitated by broadcaster Colette Fitzpatrick.

Speakers and Panellists

Siobhán Talbot, CEO Glanbia - Keynote Speaker
Bob Etchingham, CEO Applegreen Plc
Alan Walsh, CEO, IPL Plastics Plc
Susan Spence, Co-Founder, SoftCo
Mark Gallagher, CEO, Performance Insights
Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland
Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte
Colette Fitzpatrick, CEO Forum Moderator



Enterprise Ireland client companies are invited to register for this event – for registration details, please email:


Date & Venue

  • Date; Thursday 22nd November 2018
  • Time: 07:30am Registration; 11:00am Forum closes
  • Venue: Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2



For further information, please contact: