Session 4: A Changing Landscape – Networking, Collaborating and Achieving Greater Efficiencies

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Session 4:  A Changing Landscape – Networking, Collaborating and Achieving Greater Efficiencies

Debating the key messages emerging from this two-day event in terms of what ideas can be harnessed, what should be the focus of future action, and what role does networking and collaboration play in bringing these opportunities to fruition.

11.40 Welcome by Chair

Mr. Frank McDonald, Environment Editor, The Irish Times

11.55 ‘Doing More with Less’: The Big Ideas Emerging from this Conference

A Business Perspective
Mr. Feargal McCormack, Managing Partner, FPM Accountants and Chairman of ICLRD

An Economic Perspective
Mr. James Cunningham, Director, Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC), NUI Galway

A Social Perspective
Dr. Patricia O’Hara, Chairperson, National Statistics Board and former Policy Manager, Western Development Commission

12.20 Cross-Border Working: Creating a Network for Information, Advice and Action

Open Debate facilitated by Mr. Frank McDonald

1.00 Closing Comments

Dr. Tim O’Connor, Business Consultant and former Secretary-General to President McAleese’s Office and former Southern Joint Secretary of the North South Ministerial Council

1.15 End Conference / Buffet Lunch