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Event Details
  • Street Paulstown Road
  • City Kilkenny
  • County Co.Meath
  • Country Ireland
  • The Chartered Accountants Annual Conference 2018 took place in Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on the 10th and 11th May 2018.
    Brightwater was delighted to be sponsor this year along with Bank of Ireland and As proud supporters of Chartered Accountants, it was great to see everyone so engaged with the speakers. The event saw the Practitioners Forum being held on the Thursday while the main conference was on the Friday with leadership and finance and regulation streams seeing a packed out audience. 

    Speakers included:
    Francesca McDonagh - Group Chief Executive of the Bank of Ireland
    Dr Daniel Susskind - Author & Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford
    Fiona Buckely - Corporate Trainer
    Chris Flack - Founder and CEO of UnPlug
    Anne Brady - Partner with Anne Brady McQuillans, DFK
    Aidan McCullen - Senior Partner with Flow Consulting Group
    Cathal Smyth - CAO of State Street, Global Services Ireland
    Gordon Wade - Associate Director with KPMG
    Barry Lowry - Government Chief Information Officer
    Caroline Casey - Award winning entrepreneur
It was a terrific event and the panel discussions were particularly lively. The hot topics of Brexit, GDPR, working with millenials, and innovation to drive success were all extremely well received.

Congratulations to Catherine Corcoran from RSM who was the delighted winner of the Brightwater prize draw and went home with a €200 Brown Thomas voucher and a bottle of Moet. 

Thanks to all at Chartered Accountants Ireland for organising such a great event.