A forum dedicated to addressing the impact on government and business of Brexit, Trumponomics and the new world order

May 9, 2018 – Croke Park, Dublin

The Sunday Business Post Economic Forum

May 9 - Croke Park
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‘The past 24 months have seen monumental change in global politics and world order. The changing of the guard in the UK and USA has resulted in more than 80% of Irish people believing that these changes will have a negative impact on our economy’ (iReach Insights)

The US under Donald Trump is changing the tax rules and implementing reforms that could hinder Ireland’s ability to lure foreign direct investment. Indeed, both the UK and the US are set to cut corporate tax, thus potentially catching Ireland in a pincer movement. Brexit meanwhile has the capacity to uproot our economy with Britain’s departure from the EU representing a clear and present danger for Ireland. Equally, any long-term weakness in sterling versus the euro will have a negative impact on Irish exporters, most keenly felt in low-margin food exports where upwards of 96,000 jobs will be at risk in rural Ireland. In addition, Ireland’s influence in the EU will be reduced without Britain as an ally.

So where does this all this leave us? What will be the impact politically, economically and within our communities? How will Irish business be affected? Business wants certainty and a recognition of its role as the driver of the economy but can our government meet those needs? And is it all doom and gloom or is there actually anything positive about this new world order? The aim of this summit is to attempt to answer these questions. It will see a host of highly influential thought leaders, commentators, policy makers, financiers and business leader address and give their thoughts on all of the pertinent issues facing Ireland throughout 2018 and beyond…

Topics will include:


  • The economic snapshot of Trump and Brexit
  • Brexit and the border
  • The view from the ground in the U.S
  • 10 reasons for Ireland to be worried…
  • The Irish political response
  • How Irish businesses can respond
  • The real Irish economy
  • Staying ahead in uncertain times


Who will attend?


  • Business leaders
  • Financiers and investors
  • Policy makers
  • Legal practitioners
  • Consultants
  • Bankers
  • Academia


Read below to see what some of the attendees from our previous events have to say:

Fiona Kennedy


A very worthwhile event with speakers that are very relevant to the industry and
ample opportunity to network

Anthony Farrell


Very professionally organised conference. Facilities and venue were both excellent

Gemma Lynch

Ulster Bank

As new to this sector, it provided great overview of key themes. Enjoyed business forum in particular

Peter Cowap

College Cork

I thought the Summit was totally on the money

Our Tickets and Pricing

Single tickets and multi-ticket bundles available

Early Bird Ticket

1 – 5 tickets


Limited time only offer



Per ticket

Early Bird Table

For six people


Limited time only offer



Per table

Our Sponsors

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For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales, Conferences and Events

Mob: +353 86 8575144

Email: wayne@sbpevents.ie

Contact Us

This summit is organised by The Sunday Business Post and our events partner iQuest. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan
Conference Facilitator
Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913
Email: Jackie.bryan@sbpevents.ie

The Venue

Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park

The Economic Forum takes place in the Hogan Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3 – located off Jones’ Road. Please DO NOT enter the Cusack side for this event.  The red box below has directions to this event including all bus, DART, train and Dublin Bike information.

Parking: Free car parking is available in the Davin Car Park this is located on North Circular Road and accessed via St Margaret’s Avenue. There is pedestrian access from the car park onto Jones’ Road / Russell St for the main entrance to the Hogan Stand (on Jones‘ Road, opposite the Croke Park Hotel).

GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977

Tel: + 353 1 819 2300

Email: info@crokepark.ie

Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park