Events

Ambassador for NCBI’s Cycle into Light, July – August 2017

Ambassador for NCBI’s Cycle into Light, July – August 2017

Sean is delighted to be ambassador for NCBI’s (National Council for the Blind) Cycle of Light, Dublin’s first night cycle, where participants will cycle into the darkness to raise funds for the work of NCBI.

“We all need to be grateful for our sight and be aware of people who are are not ad fortunate as we are. Having been born with congenital cataracts, I understand, the challenges that sight difficulties can bring but I have also seen first hand the great work NCBI do, working with and on behalf of those who are blind of have sight loss / impairment. Please support this worthy cause”.

Chairing Sales Leaders Summit, The InterContinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin  May 12th 2017

Chairing Sales Leaders Summit, The InterContinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin May 12th 2017

Sean acted as Chair for this year’s Sales Leaders Summit run the by Conor Morris and the Sales Institute of Ireland.

More than 400 Sales professionals were in attendance to hear from an impressive list of speakers that included; Dr. Dave Alred, Elite Performance Coach, Linsay Mc Gregor, Author of Primed to Perform, David Meade, Mentalist, Vicky Godolphin, Head of Digital Accenture Ireland, Eoin Kellett, Managing Director, Mondelez Ireland & Colm Lyon, Fire

Jack Canfield Private Retreat, Tuscany Italy, June 12th – 16th 2017

Jack Canfield Private Retreat, Tuscany Italy, June 12th – 16th 2017

Sean teamed up with his mentor and friend, Jack Canfield, for the third year in a row to help Jack lead one of his private retreats along with Patty Aubrey, President of the Canfield Training Group and Sandra and Daniel Biskind.

Affectionately known as “America’s No. 1 Success Coach,” Jack Canfield is a world leader in the area of peak performance. Jack has spent over 30 years studying what makes successful people different. He is also the co creator of the book series, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” as well as the bestseller, “The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to be.

Located in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany outside Florence, the retreat is an opportunity for 25 people from all over the world to gain the clarity and the skills to take their lives and their businesses to a whole new level. The week-long programme involve group learnings as well as a mix of one-to-one mentoring and powerful daily mastermind groups.

Irish Student Enterprise Forum Start up finals, Aviva Stadium Dublin April 4th 2017

Sean joined the judging panel for a Dragons Den style event where the brightest students from around the country pitched their innovative start up ideas for a prize of €4,000. ideas included an emotional well-being app, a video-based recruitment platform, a restaurant review system and an online passive crowdfunding resource aiming to end homelessness in Ireland.There were also an interesting live interview with leading entrepreneur Denis O Brien and European investment partner at SOSV, Bill Liao,

Professional Insurance Brokers Association (PIBA), City West Hotel, Dublin, February 23rd 2017

Professional Insurance Brokers Association (PIBA), City West Hotel, Dublin, February 23rd 2017

Sean was the keynote speaker at the annual Professional Insurance Brokers Association, Financial Broker Conference in the City West Hotel,Dublin.(PIBA are the national voice for Financial and Insurance Brokers of Ireland).
Joining Roisin Clarke, Chairman, Audrey Feary, Events Co-ordinator and over 400 members, Sean addressed the many challenges faced by small and medium businesses across the country. He also shared valuable tips and tools from his own experience and from the hundreds of successful entrepreneurs he has profiled in his weekly column in the Sunday Independent, on how Financial Brokers can adopt their skills sets and mindset to increase the success of their businesses.

4th National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, City West Convention Centre, Dublin 31st January 2017

4th National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, City West Convention Centre, Dublin 31st January 2017

Sean was the Chair again of the Main Stage at this years hugely successful National Conference and Exhibition. Attended by over 300 exhibitors and more than 3,000 visitors, this was the largest gathering of decision makers in the world of manufacturing and supply chain management. Visitors heard from an impressive line-up of manufacturing leaders, academics and government agencies in a stimulating blend of engaging key note addresses and moderated debates.

Pendulum Summit, Convention Centre, Dublin, 11th & 12th January 2017

Pendulum Summit, Convention Centre, Dublin, 11th & 12th January 2017

Sean was delighted to have had the opportunity to introduce my former Mentor and now good friend, Jack Canfield at the 2017 Pendulum Summit. The world’s leading Business and Self Empowerment Summit, run by the inspiring Frankie and Norma Sheahan of Front Row. Best event of the year and getting better every year. Other speaker  included Robin Sharma, Lisa Nichols, Keith Cunningham, Keith Ferrazzi & Dr. John Demartini.

Ashbourne Chamber of Commerce, Ashbourne House Hotel, County Meath, November 8th 2016

Ashbourne Chamber of Commerce, Ashbourne House Hotel, County Meath, November 8th 2016

Sean joined William Brennan, Sandra Jameson and others as the guest speaker at the Ashbourne Chamber’s successful networking event. There he addressed a range of topics including what successful companies in Ireland are doing that others can learn from, coming out of recession how SME’s need to develop meaningful strategies to grow their businesses, how some companies are gearing up to proactively address the challenges posed by Brexit as well as sharing valuable tips and tools for better networking in business.

New Ross Chamber of Commerce, Brandon House Hotel, New Ross, County Wexford, October 4th 2016.

New Ross Chamber of Commerce, Brandon House Hotel, New Ross, County Wexford, October 4th 2016.

Sean was the guest speaker at this very well attended event to look at chalenges and strategies for local businesses in the face of the impending opening of a ring route around the town. Joining Sinead Casey from Wexford County Council, Niall Bennett and John Mc Sweeney, AIB and Mary Browne of Browne’s Photography and other Board members, Sean talked about the need to adapt positively to such changes and explored the opportunities that this development presented as well as the need to work together to ensure a community based, coordinated and conserted response.

CIBSE Breakfast Briefing, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin, April 13TH 2016

CIBSE Breakfast Briefing, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin, April 13TH 2016

Sean was the Chair at the first Breakfast Briefing organised by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in Ireland (CIBSE).
Sponsored by Electric Ireland and officially opened by David Doherty CIBSE Chairman, the event was attended by almost 100 Building Services Engineers. Sean moderated an interactive and thought provoking debate on the major issues currently facing the construction sector in Ireland. The panel consisted of industry experts – Sean Downey, Director of Specialist Contracting with the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), Corole Pollard, President of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI), David Corrigan, Managing Director of Axiseng and Fellow of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI) & Kevin Kelly, Head of the School of Multi-Disciplinary Technologies at the Dublin Institute of Technology.