A one-day conference

Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Date: 10th October 2019

The warehousing, logistics and supply chain management sector is set to change dramatically over the next five years. With the developments of Artificial Intelligence, analytics, new payment systems such as crypto currencies, GDPR challenges, the impact of Brexit on our ports and airports and the growing acceptance of Blockchain, the sector is heading for significant changes and transformation.


Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised

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5 Structured CPD Points

This unique business conference will examine how Ireland’s warehouse and supply chain sectors are likely to be affected, the most probable scenario at our ports and airports post Brexit, a closer look at Industry 4.0, and why it’s being referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the future of warehouses and supply chain in general. The conference also takes a look at the influence of Artificial Intelligence and automation, and examines the attitude to AI.

You will leave this conference understanding where the potential challenges lie, and the possible opportunities. With a fantastic speaker line up packed with industry insights and future likelihoods, you will leave armed with the knowledge to plan ahead and develop strategies for the next five years.

Conference Programme

Conference Chairperson:

Bryan Delaney, Retired / Ex General Manager Supply Operations at Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

Opening Remarks:

Michael O’ Callaghan, MBA M.Sc.  B.Sc., Supply Chain Instructor and Trainer, Supply Chain Management Institute

Brexit Implications for Supply Chains

Speaker: Ray Ryan, Brexit Trader Engagement Unit, Revenue Commissioners

  • Planning essentials for Brexit
  • Roles and responsibilities of actors in the supply chain
  • Example customer journey’s and the impacts Brexit will have
  • Outline of available authorisations to assist in the efficient movement of goods
  • Information on changes at Ports and Airports to deal with UK leaving the EU.

Capitalising on Irelands Brexit Potential

Speaker: John Whelan, Managing Partner at The Linkage-Partnership 

  • Selecting the right International markets post Brexit
  • Developing go-to market strategies
  • Identifying channels and partners
  • Evaluating competitors and gathering market access intelligence
  • Managing growth and scaling strategies
  • Identifying key strategic supply chain linkages

Using Artificial Intelligence and the Technologies Available

Speaker: Philipp Verhoeven – Microsoft, strategic adviser in the areas of Modern Workplace, Data & AI, Business Apps and Infrastructure

  • Real time tracking of goods and processes
  • Machine Learning for operations and supply chains
  • Robot automation
  • Employee skills required in a 4.0 warehouse
  • Automated Inventory Management

The Role of Analytics in Shaping the Future of Warehouse Operations

Speaker: Dr. Tony McVeigh, PerformanSC Supply Chain

  • Power of Data in Shaping Optimal Performance
  • Inventory Optimisation
  • Warehouse Design and Item Slotting
  • Performance Management and Metrics
  • Role of Automation

Robots vs Humans- To Embrace or Fear?

Speaker: Declan Kavanagh, Managing Director: Organisation Development Tools Institute

  • Assessing human- machine collaboration
  • The effects automation has on an organisation its staff and jobs
  • How reliable are these new autonomous devices?
  • Is there still a place for the humans?
  • Is this an opportunity to up skill current employees?

Blockchain for the Supply Chain – the Future of Payment and Contracts

Speaker: Barry O’ Connor, Co-founder, QPQ

  • What does it actually mean?
  • How will it change what I do?
  • What is all the hype about?
  • How is this relevant to me?
Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain

Speaker: Derek Dunne, FICS, Managing Director, Manifest Ireland. Former Education Officer with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

  • Speaking the same language
  • Understanding Export Documentation
  • Exporter Responsibility
  • Freight Provider Responsibility
  • Receiver Responsibility

What is Industry 4.0 and what it means for the future of warehouses and supply chains?

Speaker: Declan Faye, Information Services Group

  • How are supply chain leaders defining the impact of Industry 4.0 on the supply chain
  • How recent key innovations are driving your organisation toward full automation
  • Discover how robotics, virtual reality / augmented reality, and automated equipment can transform your organisations to drive revenue and reduce cost.

Case Study

Derek Dunne

Derek Dunne

Managing Director, Manifest Ireland

Derek Dunne FICS is the current Education Officer for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in Ireland.

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Derek held the Chair of the Irish Branch in 2013/2014, he was promoted to a Fellow of the Institute in 2014 when the Irish Branch hosted the International gathering of the Institutes Controlling Council. Managing Director of Manifest Ireland offering Customs Consultancy services to clients in general Customs formalities, AEO applications and planning for the post Brexit Customs environment. With over 35 years’ experience in the maritime sector Derek has extensive experience in the areas of Customs compliance, AEO and Customs procedures.

Bryan Delaney

Bryan Delaney

General Manager Supply Operations at Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard

Responsible for Export Logistics, Domestic Distribution and Warehouse Operations from 1998 to 2017

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Prior to IDL back in Seventies spent 8 years with Irish Dairy Board in exports. Early eighties worked for 3 years on the forwarding side then joined IDL as export shipping manager in 1983 then moved up the chain. 45 years all in all in the Logistics environment. Bryan also spent many years on the council of the Irish Exporters Association in various roles including Vice President. Headed numerous committees such as Customs Relations and the Africa Desk to mention a few. 

This conference would be of interest to Warehouse Owners, Logistics Managers, Warehouse Managers, Supply Chain Managers, Strategic Planning Managers, Inventory Managers, Business Development Managers, Project Managers.

There will be 5 CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service

Talbot Hotel (Formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel)


Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

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The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

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