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    • Michael Rea- Chief Operating Officer, The Carbon Trust

      Michael Rea- Chief Operating Officer, The Carbon Trust 

      Michael joined the Carbon Trust in 2002 as Director of Strategy, responsible for developing existing and new services to reduce carbon emissions and develop low carbon technologies. He has carried out a number of strategic and operational roles at the Carbon Trust, including Director of Technology Development and his current role of Chief Operating Officer.

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    • Joe Power - VP & Site Director, GSK Cork

      Joe Power – VP & Site Director, GSK Cork 

      Joe is Site Director of GSK’s Cork site since December 2013. Joe joined GSK in 1988 as an Engineer at Cork, where he held various roles including Engineering Director and Operations Director. He then held a number of senior global roles at GSK before being appointed to his current role. Joe is a Chartered Engineer (UCD), holds an MBA (Warwick) and a Masters in studies in Manufacturing Leadership (Cambridge).

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    • Alyn Deane- Strategy, CSR & EHS Lead, Aryzta UK/Ireland

      Alyn Deane- Strategy, CSR & EHS Lead, Aryzta UK/Ireland 

      Experienced, operations- based sustainability/CSR leader, working with company senior managers to navigate the complexities of sustainability, to develop a strategy and plan, to put it into action, and to communicate and engage effectively both internally and externally.Leading cross-functional teams, setting high standards, facilitating high performance in shaping of Aryzta Bakeries strategy and CSR policy.

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    • Brian Handcock- Head of Sustainability, John Sisk and Son Ltd

      Brian Handcock- Head of Sustainability, John Sisk and Son Ltd 

      Brian is Head of Sustainability for John Sisk & Sons Ltd and has over 25 years’ experience of environmental and sustainability issues in a range of industries including construction, waste management, consultancy and manufacturing sectors. He is also active in a range of construction industry sustainability initiatives as current chair of CIRIA Environment Advisory Panel, Chair of CECA Environment Committee and contributor to CIP Environmental Manual as well as contributing to the development of a number of British Standards.

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    • Geoff Mackey- Sustainable Development & Communications Director, BASF Europe North

      Geoff Mackey- Sustainable Development & Communications Director, BASF Europe North 

      Geoff is responsible for a service portfolio in Europe North including Sustainable Development, Advocacy & Communications. He advises a wide range of strategic and tactical groups inside and outside BASF including private, public and third sector organizations. At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing for 150 years, ranging from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enabl...

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    • Óonagh McArdle- Lead Supply Chain Improvement & Sustainability Specialist,The Dow Chemical Company

      Óonagh McArdle- Lead Supply Chain Improvement & Sustainability Specialist,The Dow Chemical Company 

      Óonagh McArdle is the Lead Supply Chain Improvement & Sustainability Specialist at The Dow Chemical Company. Óonagh is responsible for leading improvement projects to support productivity improvements, operational reliability and improved customer service performance. Óonagh was involved in the development of the Supply Chain Sustainability Strategy for Dow and has responsibility of leading the End-To-End Transparency and Environmental and Efficiency objectives of the strategy. As well as this Óonagh is the EMEAI Sustainability Network Leader for Dow and the Strategy Design Focal Point for...

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    • Padraig Brennan – Senior Business Analyst, Origin Green, Bord Bia

      Padraig Brennan – Senior Business Analyst, Origin Green, Bord Bia 

      Padraig Brennan holds the position of Manager, Sustainability Development in Bord Bia. Over recent years Padraig has led a number of Bord Bia research programmes examining Sustainability and its implications for the Irish food and drink industry. He has been part of the team involved in the development and implementation of Bord Bia’s Origin Green Sustainability programme, which aims to demonstrate the commitment of the Irish food and drink industry at both farm and manufacturing level to producing in a sustainable manner and highlight the targets being set by the industry to deliver furthe...

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    • Garry Connolly- Founding Partner, GconnTec & President, Host In Ireland

      Garry Connolly- Founding Partner, GconnTec & President, Host In Ireland 

      Host in Ireland is an industry- led and sponsored initiative demonstrating why Ireland is an optimum location to host Digital Assets . Host in Ireland’s on-line and Offline activities will endeavour to always provide timely and accurate information relating to digital asset hosting in the Ireland. Host in Ireland demonstrates Ireland’s leadership by way of our five core values 1. Power: Affordable power with a focus on renewable energy; 2. Pipe...

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    • Cormac Nevin - Lead Energy Engineer at Wyeth Nutritionals Ireland Ltd, Nestle UK&Ire

      Cormac Nevin – Lead Energy Engineer at Wyeth Nutritionals Ireland Ltd, Nestle UK&Ire 

      Lead Energy Engineer at Wyeth Nutritionals Ireland Ltd, Nestle UK&Ire • Evaluate the payback of energy saving projects and develop capital requisition applications to secure funding including grant application packages. • Develop and maintain the site’s Energy Management System (EMS) • Utilise EMS to identify possible savings and also to highlight energy wastage at the earliest possible incidence. • M...

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    • Per Stahl- Chief Investment Officer, Solar 21

      Per Stahl- Chief Investment Officer, Solar 21 

      Per Stahl holds a law degree from Magee Law School and started his career with ING Financial Markets in the Netherlands, where he worked as a vice president with the structured investment group. He has since held senior positions with State Street Trust and Bank, Next Paradigm Capital and Amsterdam Capital Trading where he focused on investment strategies and structuring for the institutional investment clients, prior to joining Solar 21 as Chief Investment Officer in 2013.

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    • Paul Cunningham - Editor, The Week In Politics, RTE Political Unit - Chairman

      Paul Cunningham – Editor, The Week In Politics, RTE Political Unit – Chairman 

      Paul Cunningham is an Irish journalist and author. He is currently Europe Correspondent for RTÉ News and Current Affairs. He has regularly reported on conflicts, natural disasters and other matters outside the EU. Most recently he reported from Iran, Ukraine and Iraq. He has won multiple awards for his work. Cunningham has also written two books, including Ireland's Burning.

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    • Dr. Frank McGovern- Head of Climate Change Reseach & Science, Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

      Dr. Frank McGovern- Head of Climate Change Reseach & Science, Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland 

      Dr. Frank McGovern joined the Environmental Protection Agency in 2000 and leads on Climate Change activities.  His PhD is in atmospheric physics and he is a member of number of expert bodies. He is a regular delegate to meetings of  the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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    • Mr. Jean-Pierre THÉBAULT- Ambassador of France to Ireland

      Mr. Jean-Pierre THÉBAULT- Ambassador of France to Ireland 

      Education - BA in History - Graduate of the Paris Political Sciences Institute - Graduate of the National School of Administration (ENA) - Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988. Career 1986-1988 : At the National School of Administration 1988-1991 : Desk officer for European Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs 1991-1992 : Special Adviser (European Affairs) at the Office of the Prime Minister 1992-1993 : Diplomatic Counsellor of the Minister of Justice 1993-1994 : Head of regional Mission for the ECMM (European Community Monitor Mission) in Bosnia, Albania, Croatia 1994-19...

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