The Management & Leadership SuMMit – The Pinnacle of Management Month

Some 400 Decision-makers attended the 2017 SuMMit on Friday 24th February. Details of the 2017 event are shown below. We will announce 2018 SuMMit details over the coming weeks and months.

Event Details

Friday 24th February 2017
8.15am – 1.15pm
Includes Light Breakfast & Lunch
Titanic Belfast

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Book your subsidised seat at £65+vat (RRP £245+vat)
Book a table of 8 for £455+vat (one place free)
Book an exhibition table at £495+vat (limited availability)

Jamil Qureshi

Psychologist to World #1 Performers

Jamil has helped six of his clients get to number one in the world in their chosen field. He has worked successfully with F1 drivers, world #1 golfers, fighter pilots, medical teams and astronauts on the NASA space programme. He has developed and delivered leadership programs at board level for companies such as Coca Cola, HP, Emirates and Orange. Having spent fifteen years working with the world’s elite, he is in a genuinely unique position to define ‘the difference that makes the difference’. He will explore how mind-set and attitude are the key to disrupting existing habits, and creating a lasting and purposeful change in behaviour.

Professor Neil Gibson

Economist & Media Commentator

A frequent media commentator and speaker on the international conference stage, Neil is Director of the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre (UUEPC) at the Ulster University Business School. Prior to that he was a Director in Oxford Economics for 10 years, during which time he led consultancy projects for many of the world’s largest companies and also undertook significant public sector research projects. A truly engaging orator, Neil will reflect on a turbulent 12 months and offer his views on how managers and leaders can, and must, operate effectively within a consistently unpredictable and chaotic environment.

Hannah O’Reilly and Elaine Lavery

Co-Founders of Improper Butter

In 2013 Hannah, from Enniskillen, and Elaine, from Dublin, developed Improper Butter. Their product is now supplied throughout Ireland, as well as the UK and the Middle East, in outlets such as Supervalu, Waitrose, Avoca and Tesco. Along the way, Elaine and Hannah have delivered a successful Dragon’s Den pitch, been named on Ireland’s list of ‘30 under 30’ who could shape the future of business and been shortlisted to the final 16 of Sir Richard Branson’s Foodpreneur competition. They will share some experiences from their entrepreneurial journey as well as how they turned ordinary in to extraordinary to create a successful business.

Pádraig Ó’Céidigh

Irish Business Leader and Senator

Pádraig is Founder of Aer Arann and Aer Lingus Regional. He is currently an Independent Senator (nominated by the Taoiseach). In 2003, he was nominated for World Entrepreneur of the Year and has twice been invited back as a judge. He is Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business in NUI Galway and an alumni of Harvard Business School. He is a former board member of RTÉ. Pádraig is a former recipient of the Ernst and Young Irish Entrepreneur of the Year Award and is also founder of a number of other companies in the following sectors: publishing, music, aircraft maintenance, outsourcing, homecare and internet marketing. He will reflect on these experiences and offer lessons that he has learned along the way.

Michael O’Neill

Northern Ireland Football Manager

Michael O’Neill is a national hero, having guided the Northern Ireland football team to its first major tournament in 30 years. Having masterminded qualification for the Euro 2016 finals in France, Michael and his team went on to inspire and enthral the nation by qualifying for the last 16 of the tournament. This was an incredible transformation for a team that, just three years before, was ranked 89th in the world and was in the midst of a 12 match winless run. Michael will reflect on this journey and share some of the lessons that he learned as well as insights in to how to get the best out of your team.

Meet the SuMMit Partners

The support of these forward-thinking organisations makes this world-class event possible.