The Management & Leadership SuMMit – The Pinnacle of Management Month
The SuMMit was postponed due to severe weather conditions on the 1st and 2nd March. MLN is working to confirm a new date and all ticket holders will be contacted as soon as this date has been confirmed


Event Details

New date TBC
8.15am – 1.30pm at Titanic Belfast
Includes Light Breakfast & Lunch


Book a subsidised seat at £85+vat (RRP £245+vat)
Book a table of 8 for £595+vat (one place free)
Book an exhibition table at £595+vat (limited availability and requests subject to approval)

Rene Carayol MBE

World-Leading Executive and Leadership Coach

Rene has worked closely with history-defining leaders such as Mikael Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, Sir Richard Branson, Bill Clinton and Kofi Annan. He is also a best-selling business author and in his latest book, SPIKE, he asserts that none of these world-renowned leaders are flawless or ‘all-rounders’. However, they all tend to know their 2-3 Spikes, and have taken the time and focus to fine tune them to near Olympic standard. Crucially, Rene himself has actually been Chairman, CEO and MD of blue chip businesses. He has served on the boards of some of the biggest international organisations; including Marks and Spencer, IPC Media & Pepsi and he therefore speaks with the authority and confidence of the expert practitioner who has seen and experienced it all before. René s messages take the form of practical, real life experiences delivered with electrifying effect. Rene will host the event and deliver a talk entitled SPIKE: The Strengths-based Revolution.

Mark Gallagher

F1 Leader and Business Author

Having worked at the forefront of the Formula One motor racing industry for 30 years, holding executive roles at Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth, Mark has worked with many of the sport’s leading Drivers, Owners and CEOs. In the process, he has developed a unique insight into the way they operate. Mark’s latest book, ‘The Business of Winning – Strategic Success from the Formula One track to the Boardroom’, has received acclaim from the worlds of business and motor sport and he is currently collaborating with 13-time Formula One race winner David Coulthard on a business book to be published in the early summer. Mark will  deliver a speech entitled Marginal Gains: Performance & Leadership Lessons from F1

Professor Phil Scraton 

Criminologist, Social Researcher and Author

Phil is best-known for leading the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s research team and was lead author of its ground-breaking 2013 Report, ‘Hillsborough’. He was Adviser to the families’ legal teams throughout the inquests and his new edition of ‘Hillsborough: The Truth’ was published in 2016. In the same year he was awarded Freedom of the City of Liverpool and honorary DLaws by its university, his alma mater. He is Professor Emeritus in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, and was a factual consultant on, and contributor to, the 2017 BAFTA winning documentary ‘Hillsborough’. In the same year he was Castaway on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs radio programme. Phil will deliver a speech entitled Respecting Dignity, Humanising Authority, Challenging Power.

 Additional speakers will be announced shortly…

The Management & Leadership SuMMit – Feedback from  2017

This was an excellent beneficial way to spend a morning. These sessions get better every year and inspire you to improve.

Barry MulhernCMASS Ltd

Excellent event as always. Great range of speakers and fantastic lessons to take forward and apply.

Caroline GreenleeMichelin Tyre PLC

In business we need to step back from activity and think, this event facilitates that

Maurice WarburtonJenkins Shipping Co Ltd

A well organised and executed event that has given us actionable outcomes to improve our business

Tim ProctorTech Digital

First time at this conference, it was excellent with a diverse and interesting panel of speakers- will definitely be back!

Andrea McDonnellPrestige Underwriting Services

Brilliant event - Opportunities are never lost, just found by someone else

Mark KellyKelly Brothers

You should be here next year. Sets you up to focus on leadership and direction for the next year. Have been attending for ten years, best event on the business calendar. Re-floats me every year!

Sylvia BrandoUlster Business

Excellent morning

Darryl McShaneGreiner Packaging

Great food for thought for developing yourself and your leadership skills. We should lead from our authentic self to inspire others

Dr Roisin McCooeyHealth and Social Care Board

An excellent event again from MLN, motivational and inspiring for me. Definitely will try to put some ideas into practice!

Glenda NelsonLHH Penna

Great event for leaders that want to lead

Kevin RoganDonnelly Bros

Event Details

New Date TBC
8.15am – 1.30pm at Titanic Belfast
Includes Light Breakfast & Lunch


Book a subsidised seat at £85+vat (RRP £245+vat)
Book a table of 8 for £595+vat (one place free)
Book an exhibition table at £595+vat (limited availability and requests subject to approval)

Meet the SuMMit Partners

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

Once a booking is confirmed there is no refund on cancellations. Substitute participation will be accepted; subject to prior notification to the organisers, Podiem Ltd. The organiser reserves the right to alter any of the arrangements of this summit, including cancellation of the event, should unforeseen circumstances require such action. The organisers accept no responsibility for resulting costs and/or inconvenience to delegates. By registering for the M&L SuMMit, delegates give permission for their contact details to be used for official purposes. By booking you agree to the terms and conditions outlined above.