Pharma Managers Series – Economic Outlook Breakfast Seminar

Venue Clarion Liffey Valley Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin
Date Thursday, February 1st , 2018
Time 7:30 am - 9:30 am

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Following the enactment of Article 50, and the ongoing confusion as to the outcomes from the current negotiations, we will look at the implications of Brexit for business in Ireland and it’s likely impact on your business. 
  • Export to the UK
  • Import from the UK
  • Have operations in the UK
  • Operate in a highly regulated sector
  • Employ UK citizens in Ireland
  • Employ Irish or other EU citizens in the UK

If any of these apply to your business, then Brexit is likely to have an impact on your business – bringing with it both challenges and opportunities.  Join our panel of speakers on February 1st as we discuss Brexit and a general Economic Outlook for 2018. 

Our speakers: 

Danny McCoy, CEO at Ibec

Danny is CEO at Ibec, the group that represents Irish business domestically and internationally. Since becoming CEO in 2009, he has led a substantial transformation of Ibec increasing turnover to €26 million, leading a professional services staff of 180 in 7 locations and 40 plus sub-brands.
Prior to joining Ibec he was a senior economist at both the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Central Bank of Ireland.  He has held lecturing posts at Dublin City University, University College London, University of Oxford and Trinity College Dublin and has been visiting lecturer at the IMD Business School in Switzerland and Harvard University in the US. He has been a consultant for the European Commission and the OECD.
Danny is a member of the Irish National Competitiveness Council, the National Economic and Social Council and the Export Trade Council. His sits on BusinessEurope Executive Committee and the OECD-BIAC working group on Corporate Taxation.


Austin Hughes, Chief Economist at KBC Bank

Austin is the Chief Economist at KBC Bank. He has worked as an Economist for KBC for more than 25 years, having previously worked in the Department of Finance, Central Bank and Bord Fáilte.

Austin holds his main focus on issues affecting the Irish and European economies.  He has produced a number of closely followed Consumer and Business Sentiment Surveys.

Austin is also a regular contributor to media on economic and financial topics.




Liam Cullen, Director of External Affairs and Public Policy at GSK

Liam is the Director of External Affairs & Public Policy at GSK a role he’s held since 2012.  He is also the lead on Brexit within GSK.  With a widely varied career, he has garnered a rare mix of diplomatic, governmental and multinational experience that has provided him with expert knowledge of policy formulation and strategic management.

Liam has extensive experience in devising and implementing policies and communication strategies across a range of areas such as health and child protection at a regional, national and EU level. 




This event is proudly sponsored by:  Allphar logo 




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Date: 01/02/2018


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