Full Line Up & Running Order Revealed for Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series, 20 – 22nd April

Full Line Up & Running Order Revealed for Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series, 20 – 22nd April

Night One – Investment
Topic: An evening of discussion on investment in sport and physical activity hosted by Rob Hartnett

Description: The investment themed evening opens the Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series with a focus on the various strands of financial investment in the sector including government, corporate and project specific funding. The evening will consist of two panel discussions and a keynote address and conversation with Government Chief Whip and Minister of State with responsibility for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers.

The line-up:
7pm – Mary O’Connor, CEO Federation of Irish Sport
7.10pm – ‘Sport and physical activity as a vehicle for corporate and philanthropic investment’ – panel discussion with:

  • Denise Charlton, CEO Community Foundation of Ireland
  • Richie Gernon, Regional Director at EBS
  • Aoife Clarke, Head of Communications at LIDL Ireland

7.40pm – Keynote address and conversation with Minister of State with responsibility for sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers.
8.10pm – ‘Trends and opportunities in innovation investment in Ireland and Europe’ – panel discussion with:

  • Benny Cullen, Director of Research and Innovation at Sport Ireland
  • Cormac MacDonnell, Innovation and EU Funding manager at Sport Ireland
  • Alberto Bichi, Executive Director of EPSI

8.40pm – Close

 

Night Two – International

Topic: An evening of discussion on tourism, sports events and major international tournament bidding hosted by Declan Conroy.
Description: The international themed evening is the second in the Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series and will focus on the benefits and challenges of international sporting event hosting. The evening will also highlight the tourism infrastructure that makes Ireland a strong bidding nation when it comes to international events. The evening will consist of a keynote conversation with Orla Carroll, Director of Product Development at Failte Ireland as well as an in-depth panel discussion on the mechanics of bidding, hosting and evaluating international events on Irish shores.

The line-up:
7pm – Mary O’Connor, CEO Federation of Irish Sport
7.10pm – keynote conversation with Orla Carroll, Director of Product Development at Failte Ireland
7.40pm – ‘Bringing international sporting events to Irish shores – the benefits and challenges’ – panel discussion with:

  • Hamish Adams, CEO Athletics Ireland
  • Garrett Tubridy, Consultant and project manager of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017
  • Donal Hannigan, Principle Officer at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, the Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

8.30pm – Close

 

Night Three – Innovation

Topic: An evening of discussion on digital transformation and innovation in the sport and physical activity sector hosted by Trevor Keane.
Description: The investment themed evening closes the inaugural Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series with a focus on digital transformation and innovation trends and opportunities in the sport and physical activity sector. The evening will consist of a keynote conversation with Gráinne Barry, VP Digital and Business Operations at Stats Perform and co-founder of Sports Tech Ireland as well as a panel discussion on the trends and opportunities for innovation in the sector.

The line-up:
7pm – Mary O’Connor, CEO Federation of Irish Sport
7.10pm – keynote conversation with Gráinne Barry, VP Digital and Business Operations at Stats Perform and co-founder of Sports Tech Ireland
7.40pm – ‘Embracing digital transformation and innovation in the sport and physical activity sector’ – panel discussion with:

  • Fiona Chambers, University College Cork
  • Jill Downey, Managing Director at CORE Sponsorship
  • Lewis Wiltshire, Seven League

8.10pm – Outstanding Achievement Presentations by Federation of Irish Sprot
8.40pm – Close

Full Line Up & Running Order Revealed for Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series, 20 – 22nd April

FEDERATION OF IRISH SPORT ANNOUNCE ORLA CARROLL, FAILTE IRELAND AS THE FINAL SPEAKER FOR UPCOMING IRISH SPORT INDUSTRY INNOVATION SERIES

Today, the Federation of Irish Sport announced the final speaker for the upcoming Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series. Orla Carroll, Director of Product Development at Failte Ireland will join the International themed evening to discuss all things tourism, events and Ireland Inc. Orla’s announcement caps a stellar line up of contributors for the three days series focusing on Investment, International and Innovation for the Sport and Physical activity sector.

The Federation is delighted to welcome Orla Carroll of Failte Ireland, who will join host Declan Conroy for a discussion on event tourism, the impact of COVID-19 and the assets Ireland has as a host nation. After what has been a challenging year for sport, sports events and tourism as a whole, the discussion will focus on the tourism recover, the positive elements of Ireland’s ability to act as a host nation and the significant benefits such hosting brings in both economic and social terms.

The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion focused on ‘Bringing International sporting events to Irish Shores – the benefits and challenges’ which will see insightful input from Donal Hannigan, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, the Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Hamish Adams, CEO of Athletics Ireland and Garrett Tubridy, Consultant and project lead of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017.

Tickets for highly anticipated series are selling fast. Be sure to join us for three evenings of discussion and engagement. Secure your place at www.irishsport.ie/tickets. The series takes place from 20th – 22nd April 2021, with the International night set for the 21st.

For more about the event visit https://www.irishsport.ie/federation-of-irish-sport-launch-irish-sport-industry-innovation-series-focusing-on-investment-international-and-innovation-strands-of-sport-sector/

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Contact: Sinead Conroy sinead.conroy@irishsport.ie

 

Full Line Up & Running Order Revealed for Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series, 20 – 22nd April

FEDERATION OF IRISH SPORT ANNOUNCE FINAL PANEL FOR UPCOMING IRISH SPORT INDUSTRY INNOVATION SERIES FOCUSING ON INVESTMENT IN INNOVATION

Today, the Federation of Irish Sport announced the final panel of the upcoming Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series. The panel, which will focus on investment in innovation both in Ireland and Europe, is the penultimate speaker announcement for next week’s highly anticipated series.

The Federation is delighted to welcome Benny Cullen, Director of Research and Innovation at Sport Ireland, Cormac MacDonnell, Innovation and EU Funding Manager at Sport Ireland and Alberto Bichi, Executive Director of EPSI to discuss the trends and opportunities for investment in innovation projects both in Ireland and on the continent. The panel, which will follow Minister Jack Chambers’ keynote address, will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge on the current innovation landscape, the impact COVID-19 has had in driving the pace of innovation in the sector, and serve to inspire sport and physical activity organisations to take the next steps in seeking funding opportunities for innovation ideas and initiatives.

The panel completes a stellar line up for the Investment themed evening which includes a discussion on CSR and corporate investment in sport and physical activity, an address by Minister of state with responsibility for Sport and the Gaeltacht Jack Chambers and an insight into the opportunities and trends in innovation funding. The evening will be hosted by Rob Hartnett of Sport for Business.

7pm: Welcome by Mary O’Connor, CEO Federation of Irish Sport

7.10pm: Panel discussion –  “Sport and Physical Activity as a vehicle for corporate investment” with Aoife Clarke, LIDL, Richie Gernon, EBS and Denise Charlton, Community Foundation

7.40pm: Keynote address by Government Chief Whip and Minister of State with Responsibility for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers.

8.10pm: Panel Discussion –  “Trends and opportunities for investment in innovation” with Benny Cullen, Sport Ireland, Cormac MacDonnell, Sport Ireland and Alberto Bichi, EPSI

8.40pm: Close

With one final announcement to come this week, tickets for the series are selling fast. Be sure to join us for three evenings of discussion and engagement. Secure your place at www.irishsport.ie/tickets. The series takes place from 20th – 22nd April 2021, with the Investment night set for the 20th.

For more about the event visit https://www.irishsport.ie/federation-of-irish-sport-launch-irish-sport-industry-innovation-series-focusing-on-investment-international-and-innovation-strands-of-sport-sector/

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Contact: Sinead Conroy sinead.conroy@irishsport.ie

 

Full Line Up & Running Order Revealed for Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series, 20 – 22nd April

FEDERATION OF IRISH SPORT ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL EVENING PANEL MEMBERS FOR UPCOMING IRISH SPORT INDUSTRY INNOVATION SERIES

Today, the Federation of Irish Sport announced the International night panel members as part of the upcoming Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series. The panel, which will focus on bringing international sporting events to Irish shores, is the latest in the speaker announcements for what is set to be three days of engaging discussion and debate.

The Federation is delighted to present a panel of experts in the arenas of soccer, athletics, and rugby event hosting covering a Women’s World Cup, a mixed European Championship and a major International Men’s tournament. Garrett Tubridy, consultant project manager to the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 and Hamish Adams, CEO of Athletics Ireland will join Declan Conroy, Europa League Final 2011 and EURO2020 project manager, for an evening of discussion on what it takes to bring an international event to Ireland, what the challenges are once awarded and what the return on investment is for all those who support such activities. The panel will also bring a government perspective in the form of Donal Hannigan, Principle Officer at the Dept of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media who is heavily involved in the management of international tournament agenda as outlined in the programme for government.

The collective experience of the panel will bring to life the process of bidding and hosting international events at a range of levels and demonstrate the benefits of a shared knowledge and experience pool on the island. In a year that has seen many major events shaken by COVID-19, the Federation look forward to hearing the perspectives of the panel on what the future of international events will look like and where there may be opportunities for sporting organisations to dive into event hosting post pandemic.

The series takes place from 20th – 22nd April 2021, with the International night set for the 21st, and tickets are available at www.irishsport.ie/tickets FIS members can avail of tickets free of charge using code FC934C (one ticket per transaction, unlimited transactions). Be sure to circulate within your organisation.

Two final speaker announcements to come next week! For more about the event visit https://www.irishsport.ie/federation-of-irish-sport-launch-irish-sport-industry-innovation-series-focusing-on-investment-international-and-innovation-strands-of-sport-sector/

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Contact: Sinead Conroy sinead.conroy@irishsport.ie

New Online Events from Clann Credo – Community Loan Finance

New Online Events from Clann Credo – Community Loan Finance

Clann Credo’s hugely successful series of online events – Changing Landscapes – is back with two new events!

These free online events focus on new opportunities for local sports clubs and community groups arising from the huge increase in remote working and working from home.

The Covid-19 pandemic has propelled forward the move towards remote working and opened up the possibility of alternatives to time-consuming commutes and office-based working practices.

We have a great line up of speakers with unique insights into the latest trends and developments in remote working, as well as inspirational stories from trailblazing community organisations.

Event 1: Remote Working and Communities – Volunteers

Tuesday 13th April, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

This event will respond to these questions:

  • What makes a successful community organisation?
  • Could your community project or sports club benefit from the skills of remote workers?

25 years of working with over 1,500 community organisations, sports clubs and social enterprises across Ireland has taught us that volunteer skills and capacity is the key factor that sets successful community organisations above the rest. However, we also know that finding volunteers with specific skills can be challenging.

One year on from the March 2020 directive to work from home, we look at the growing popularity and viability of remote working and the opportunities that this brings for the rejuvenation of volunteer-led organisations.

Rose Barrett from Grow Remote join us for this event and has a unique perspective on how remote workers, including former commuters, those returning to their home communities and those striking out in new communities are seeking to (re)connect with their local community and contribute to community wellbeing (and their own wellbeing).  Grow Remote is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to enable us to work, live and participate locally.

Henry Healy, Director of Moneygall Development Association will share his experiences of harnessing the right skills for community projects; how to decide which skills you need most, and how to track down the right people.

For more information and to register for Remote Working and Communities – making the most of remote workers’ skills for your community project, click HERE.

 

Event 2: Remote Working and Communities – Facilities

Tuesday 20th April 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Our second event looks at opportunities for sports clubs and community groups arising from the challenges that have emerged from enforced working from home, for example:

  • Lack of access to high-speed broadband
  • Lack of suitable workspace at home
  • Lack of social interaction throughout the working day

Community based organisations and sports clubs have a key role in the transition to sustainable remote working and hybrid working practices, facilitating access to broadband, quality workspace and offering new modes of connecting through work.

Sean O’Coisdealbha from Údarás na Gaeltachta joins us for this event and will share his experience of adapting community infrastructure to meet emerging demands of remote working and his unique insight into the future of remote work in Ireland’s Gaeltacht communities.

From the community and sports club angle, we are delighted to have John Lynch, St. Aidan’s GAA Club, Co. Roscommon talking about their experience in adapting space for remote working.

For more information and to register for Remote Working and Communities – adapting community facilities for remote workers, click HERE.

We look forward to meeting you online!

Full Line Up & Running Order Revealed for Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series, 20 – 22nd April

FEDERATION OF IRISH SPORT ANNOUNCE INNOVATION EVENING PANEL MEMBERS FOR UPCOMING IRISH SPORT INDUSTRY INNOVATION SERIES

Today, the Federation of Irish Sport announced the Innovation night panel members as part of the upcoming Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series. The panel, which will focus on embracing digital transformation in the sport and physical activity sector, rounds off the Innovation evening’s speakers which also include a Keynote address by Grainne Barry, VP Digital & Business Operations Stats Perform and Co-founder SportsTech Ireland.

The Federation is delighted to have the valuable contributions of Lewis Wiltshire, Jill Downey and Fiona Chambers on the panel for a discussion of their experiences of digital transformation and innovation in the sporting sector. COVID-19, among other environmental factors, has hugely increased the focus on digital transformation and innovation in all sectors but particularly in sport where traditional models of delivery have faced significant challenges. The speakers respective experiences with Seven League, Core and University College Cork will bring a unique spectrum of views and experiences that Federation members and the public will benefit from.

The series takes place from 20th – 22nd April 2021, with the Innovation night set for the 22nd, and tickets are available at www.irishsport.ie/tickets

Further speakers to be announced. For more about the event visit https://www.irishsport.ie/federation-of-irish-sport-launch-irish-sport-industry-innovation-series-focusing-on-investment-international-and-innovation-strands-of-sport-sector/

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Contact: Sinead Conroy sinead.conroy@irishsport.ie