In-Person Conference & Exhibition

17th November


Meet Our Keynotes

Sharpen Human Edge In The Post-Pandemic World

Greg Orme

Award-winning Author, Globally-acclaimed Speaker & Leadership Development Expert

Redefine The Impossible

Keith Barry

Keynote Speaker and Brainhacker

Re-Connecting & Inspiring Innovation for 2022!

  • We’re back!  We’re excited to see you in person!  With a line up including Keith Barry, Greg Orme and a host of industry personalities we’re all set for our first in-person event in a very long time!
  • Join us on the 17th November for IRDG’s annual conference, Leading Business Innovation 2021, in the Heritage Killenard.
  • We’re pulling out all the stops to bring you an absolutely brilliant, safe, experience and would be thrilled to have you there with us.
  • Ultimately, this is time for you.  It’s a chance to re-engage on a human level, reconnect with people you haven’t seen for a while, and make some new and interesting connections across many different industries.  And it’s a chance to sharpen your own mind and skills, to rewire your brain to achieve the seemingly impossible!
  • Together we will look at how leaders and organisations thrive in a world of accelerating change – through developing behaviours and culture, which support creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We look forward to seeing you there!


Meet Our Exemplary Speakers

Lavinia Morris

Chief Operations Officer at KBC Bank Ireland

Joe Dunleavy

VP, Head of Innovation at Endava

Siobhán Hennessy

Head of CX Design at Insight and Innovation, Musgrave

Donal Tierney

Chairperson IRDG & CEO Bimeda Holdings

Laura Phelan

Director, Human Capital Solutions at AON

Denis Hayes

Managing Director at IRDG

Kevin Buckley

Co-Founder & CEO at Spearline

John Maughan

Chief Product Officer at HaloCare Group

John Daly

Research & Innovation Manager at Dairymaster

Aldagh McDonogh

Co-Founder at Frankli

Dermot Casey

Chief Executive Officer at IRDG

Flavour of companies who attended in recent times include

Abbott Vascular, Action Point, Active Difference, Advanced Energy, AIB, Allergan, AllState, Alltech, Analog Devices, Arris Communications Ireland Ltd, Avaya, Aviareto Limited, Bank of Ireland, Becton Dickenson, Bimeda Holdings, BioMarin, Brown Thomas / Arnotts, Cartoon Saloon, CBE, Celtrina, Commscope, Cook Medical, Dairygold, Dell EMC, Deloitte’s EMEA Blockchain Lab, Design Partners, Diomac, Dolmen Design and Innovation, EirGen Pharma, EirGrid, Elsevier,  Enable Ireland SeatTech, Enterprise Ireland, ESB, EY Ireland, FastForm Research Ltd, Fexco, Fireblock, FireEye, Flex, Glanbia Ireland, Goodman Medical, Graph Engineering – GMOD, Horseware Products, IDA Ireland, Informatica, Innovotec, Intel, Invoice Fair, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Jaguar Land Rover Ireland, Johnson & Johnson

Kingspan, Klas Telecom,  Kora Healthcare, KPMG, Lean Unlimited, Lionbridge, Lufthansa Technik, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Mallon Technology Ltd, Marco Beverages, Marinochem, Mason Technology, Medite Smartply, Medtronic, Merit Medical Ireland, Merlyn Showering, Metabolomic Diagnostics, Minteq, Molex Ireland, Moog, Morgan McKinley, Musgrave, Nutribio, Q1 Scientific / TriviumVet, Recreate, Robotics & Drives, Silver Pail Dairy, SMBC Aviation Capital, Spearline Risk & Compliance, SR Technics, State Street, Stryker, Sulzer Pump Solutions Ireland, Sunlife Financial, T.E. Laboratories, TEKenable, Teleflex, Teva Pharmaceuticals, The Packaging Hub, Three, TQS Integration, Traco Power Solutions, Transitions Optical, Tricel, Ventac, VHI, Waters Technologies, Wisetek Solutions

IRDG Member Tickets

Early Bird to 29th Oct 2021

Conference Tickets for 17th Nov

€145 per person – early bird

€195 per person from 30th Oct

Exhibitor Tickets for 17th Nov

€500 per company covers stand & 1 delegate

Public Tickets

Early Bird to 29th Oct 2021

Conference Tickets for 17th Nov

€345 per person – early bird

€395 per person from 30th Oct

Exhibitor Tickets for 17th Nov

enquire for availability

Our Covid Event Promise

We will operate this event at a reduced capacity and in a Covid secure way with a range of measures to ensure everyone is kept as safe as possible.
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You can sign up to our event and we promise that should we, or you, have to cancel your place due to official Covid-19 restrictions we’ll transfer your place to a future IRDG event.