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Bord Gáis Energy announce Roy Keane, Fiona Coghlan and Dónal Óg Cusack as speakers at its Cork Business Breakfast Event.


Bord Gáis Energy’s “Winning in Business" event to take place on Wednesday 20 April 2016. Speakers include motivational expert Enda McNulty and Irish Management Institute Academic, Dr Colm Foster.

Bord Gáis Energy today announced the launch of its first ever Cork Business Breakfast, Winning in Business, and revealed Irish soccer legend Roy Keane, former Ireland ladies rugby captain Fiona Coghlan, and all-Ireland winning Cork hurler and current Clare selector, Dónal Óg Cusack as the special guest panel.

The conference will take place at the Clarion Cork City on Wednesday 20 April 2016 and will offer a range of stimulating key note addresses, presentations and interactive question and answer sessions.

Keane, Coghlan and Cusack will draw on their own experiences in top-level high performance sport and discuss their leadership lessons. The trio will share their advice and insights on how to attract, develop and manage top talent during an interactive panel session that is promised to engage and inspire business attendees.

The line-up of expert speakers also includes motivational expert Enda McNulty and Director of Executive Education at the Irish Management Institute, Dr Colm Foster. Bord Gáis Energy Chief Operating Officer, Dave Kirwan will also speak at the conference, which will be hosted by UTV Ireland’s Alison Comyn.

Commenting on the conference launch Mr Kirwan, said: "Based on the success of the national Bord Gáis Energy business conference in Dublin last September, we’re delighted to bring a similar event to our Munster based customers and business owners in the region, with a range of top class speakers who are sure to inspire, provoke and engage attendees."

"With the economy showing signs of improving, businesses are growing. This growth stimulates competitiveness, which drives ambition, creativity and determination. It is vital to help business leaders to navigate and compete within this emerging environment. For this reason, we have chosen “Winning in Business" as the theme for the Cork Business Breakfast."

"We know that behind every great business is a strong leader and leadership team, and successful leaders must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to win in business."

“At Bord Gáis Energy, we believe our customers are our partners and we’re always looking for ways to offer added value. We hope our Cork Business Breakfast, featuring speakers with histories of winning in business and sport, will inspire determination and introduce new ways of thinking among business owners and leaders.”

The conference will explore different perspectives on leadership, competitiveness and the future of business in Ireland. Delegates will also be provided with practical tips they can bring back to the workplace to implement themselves.

Bord Gáis Energy’s Cork Business Breakfast will run from 8am – 11am on Wednesday 20 April 2016. To learn more about the conference or to register for a ticket please visit

Tickets are priced at €129 per person including breakfast and light refreshments. Bord Gáis Energy business customers will receive one complimentary ticket.