Business diary for the week ahead

This week: Leadership lunch with Brian O’Driscoll and the latest thinking on digital marketing

Monday, October 16th

Results: Kuehne and Nagel, Netflix.

Indicators: Irish goods exports and imports (Aug); Euro zone balance of trade (Aug).

Tuesday, October 17th

Results: Johnson and Johnson, Bellway, Danone, Goldman Sachs, Harley Davidson, Morgan Stanley.

Indicators: Irish balance of trade (Aug); Euro zone inflation (Sep); UK inflations (Sep), retail price index (Sep), PPI input and output (Sep); German wholesale prices (Sep); US export and import prices (Sep), industrial and manufacturing production (Sep).


Meetings: One-Zero 2017 conference on business and marketing in sport (Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 3); Connect 17 conference for events industry (RDS, Dublin 4); All-Ireland Pharmacy Conference (Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk, Co Louth).

The worlds of sport and business are frequently intertwined; whether it’s simply the business of sport, or an extraction of the finer aspects of athletic and team discipline so commonly absorbed into corporate dogma.

Tuesday’s One-Zero 2017 conference on business and marketing puts shape on the idea, lining up an impressive list of speakers and guests to champion this notion of leadership.

It includes the likes of AP McCoy talking to Paddy Power, as well as appearances from Frank Bruno, Arsenal great Paul Merson and Irish Lions Sean O'Brien and Tadhg Furlong.

There is a “VIP exclusive leadership lunch” with Brian O’Driscoll whose on-field achievements are always ripe for translation to the boardroom.

Aside from a glamorous rollcall of sporting A-listers, the conference pitches itself as an opportunity to network with “the people who matter in business” and who, naturally, share a love for competitive pursuits.

One-Zero organiser say its second large scale annual event aims to provide insight from “exceptional leaders, experiences from sporting greats, engaging and challenging discussion, and the visions of those looking to disrupt the multi-faceted industry that is sport”.

Wednesday, October 18th

Results: American Airlines, American Express, eBay.

Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Aug); UK unemployment (Aug), average earnings (Aug); US housing starts (Sep).

Meetings: Dublin Chamber Post Budget update with PwC (Dublin Chamber, Clare Street, Dublin 2)

Thursday, October 19th

Results: Panalpina, Pay Pal, Philip Morris International.

Indicators: Irish fisheries statistics (2016); UK retail sales (Sep).

Meetings: 3XE Digital Marketing Conference (Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 3).

This year’s 3XE Digital Marketing Conference promises to be another gathering of online professionals seeking a peek inside the latest industry thinking.

Their mission will be assisted by a steady line up of speakers featuring Barry Adams, founder of Polemic Digital who will talk about how voice assistants and connected devices are changing the way people find and interact with online products, and Karen McHugh digital marketing strategist at Arekibo, on considerations for new websites.

The conference offers networking and professional development, updates on the latest in digital marketing and workshops on campaigns.

Also in the mix are Alan Coleman and Brendan Almack of Wolfgang Digital on key trends in digital media; Jes Scholz of Ringier on the emergence of 360 degree photos, videos and virtual reality; and Gregor Nilsson, chief digital officer at World Wildlife Fund, Switzerland who will talk about upgrading online presence.

Paola Gulian, senior social campaign manager at Ayima will address "why your Facebook marketing isn't working" and Lisa Myers, founder of Verve Search will explain how companies might achieve big links on major media websites.

Friday, October 20th

Results: General Electric, Procter and Gamble.

Indicators: Irish wholesale price index (Sep); UK public sector net borrowing (Sep); German PPI (Sep); US home sales (Sep).

Meetings: BizPlus Breakfast Club event with Dalata Hotel Group chief executive Pat McCann and Core Media chief executive Alan Cox (Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4); Dublin Chamber Business Owners Network (Permanent TSB, O'Connell St, Dublin 1).