Learning Waves announces Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec as keynote speaker for 2019 AGM

Learning Waves is delighted to announce Danny McCoy, CEO of Ibec as their keynote speaker for their upcoming AGM on 10th April 2019 in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin.  The event will run from 11am to 1pm and will be attended by CEO's, General Managers and Department Managers from across the Independent Commercial Radio Sector in Ireland. 

Danny McCoy 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.

He 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.

Danny correctly identified the turnaround in the Irish economy prior to the EU Troika programme and initiated significant media campaigns around the driving the recovery domestically and internationally. Over recent years he has been made significant speeches to the United Nations ILO plenary in Geneva; to the European Business Summit in Brussels; spoken at conferences in the New York and London Stock Exchanges, at the IMF in Washington DC, the World Trade Organisation in Geneva; Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce; Taiwan business summit in Taipei and the OECD Economic Forum in Paris. He regularly presents to the Global Boards of international multinational organisation.

He is a regular contributor in the print and broadcast media and has written columns for the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Irish Times among other international newspapers. The Irish Times recently described Danny as one of the ‘50 people who runs Ireland’.

Ibec represents Irish business; home grown, multinational, big and small, spanning every sector of the economy. The organisation and its sector associations, work with government and policy makers nationally and internationally, to shape business conditions and drive economic growth.  It also provides a wide range of professional services direct to members.

The event will be chaired by Lena Murphy, Chairperson of Learning Waves and Financial Director in WLR FM and Beat in Waterford.  The event will have presentations from Lena, Teresa Hanratty, Project Manager and Michael Crawley, Treasurer.  The election of board members for 2019 will also take place at the event in April 2019.




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