November 1st, 2018

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8:30am – 9:20am

Networking Continental Breakfast sponsored by LMU

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9:20am – 9:30am

Welcome Address

Speaker: Dean Robbin D. Crabtree. Ph.D

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9:30am – 9:40am

Welcome Remarks

Speaker: Consul General of Ireland to Western USA, Robert O’Driscoll

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9:40am – 10:20am

The New World Order: Doing International Business in a rapidly changing environment

Speakers
Oisín Tobin, Partner Mason Hayes & Curran
Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center
Chris Thornberg, Beacon Economics
Robert O’Driscoll, Consul General of Ireland to Western USA
Conor Houston, Strategic Business and Government Advisor

Discussion on GDPR/Privacy,Brexit and International Trade
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10:20am – 11:00am

The Innovation Journey from Ireland to Los Angeles

Speakers
Dr Brian Moore, Co-Founder and CEO of Orreco
Mick Kiely, CEO and Founder, Xhail Technologies
Hannah Dobson, VP Entertainment and Media, Enterprise Ireland
Denise Tormey, President and Co-Founder of PlanNet21

Success stories & challenges facing Irish companies
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11:00am – 11.20am

Networking Coffee Break

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11:20am – 11:30am

LA as a leader in Internation Trade

Speaker: Deputy Mayor of International Trade, Nina Hachigian

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11:30am – 12:05am

Think Big – Funding

Speakers
Shruti Shah, Entrepreneur in Residence, Silicon Valley Bank
Wes Nichols, Partner, Upfront Ventures
Jacinta Tobin, CMO Hustle
Mary McKenna, Tech entrepreneur, investor, speaker, blogger, MC

Expert’s take on funding on a world stage
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12:05pm – 12:45pam

Disrupt, Scale, Globalize

Speakers
Naoise Farrell Director of Finance, Clutter
Linda Thomas, Senior Strategic Growth Manager, Compass
Michelle Loughran, Vice President, IDA

How start-ups cultivate rapid success
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12:45pm – 2:00pm

Networking Lunch

In n Out truck for the full LA lunch experience. (pop outside, pick up your burger, pop back in, network)
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2:30pm – 2:15pm

Connecting Modern Ireland: an IrelandWeek success story

Speakers
Joe Clarke, Co-founder, CWB
Paul Boland, Co-founder, CWB

CWB’s Joe Clarke on how IrelandWeek networking led to a 2018 success story
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2:15pm – 2:30pm

Featured conversation on Ireland’s production tax incentives

Speakers
James Hickey, CEO, Screen Ireland
Brian O’Leary, SVP NBC, Tax Counsel, NBC Universal Cable Productions

Brian O’Leary, SVP, NBC chats with James Hickey, CEO, Screen Ireland on the new Irish tax incentives
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2:30pm – 3:10pm

Location Ireland

Speakers
John Corser, VP Production, NBC Universal Cable Productions
Brian O’Leary, SVP, Tax Counsel, NBC Universal Cable Productions
Niall McKay, Media Factory, Irish Screen America
Jay Roewe, Senior VP, West Coast Production, HBO
Seth Meier, Executive Producer

The growth of TV, film production and the knock on effect on tourism and the economy
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3:10pm – 3:30pm

Networking Coffee Break

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3:30pm – 3:50pm

Keynote Interview: where music meets Film and TV

Speakers
John Houlihan, SVP Fox Music
Jim Carroll, Journalist.

Jim Carroll interviews JohnHoulihan, SVP Fox Music
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3:50pm – 4:15pm

Celebrating Creativity and Innovation

Speakers
Skarpi Hedinsson, Chief Technology Officer, LA Stadium & Entertainment District
Maire Sogabe, Pacific Gas & Electric
Jeroen Dankbaar, Experience Center Manager at Smurfit Kappa North America
Kieran Hannon, CMO, Belkin
Owen O’Donoghue, Facebook

Kieran Hannon delves into what innovation and creativity brings to three very different companies
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4:15pm – 4:50pm

Women in Entertainment

Speakers
Nora Ryan, Chief of Staff, Epix
Marianne Grant, Representing the Motion Picture Association
Kirsten Sheridan, Producer/Screenwriter
Maggie Murphy, Producer, LMU School of Film and TV Professor

Clearing The Hurdle: Successful women in Entertainment and their journeys
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4:50pm – 5:05pm

Final Remarks

 

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5:15pm – 7:30pm

Networking Reception

LA Stadium & Entertainment Experience ( 4th floor of Belkin Building next door)
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7:30pm – 12:00am

IrelandCon After Hours additional networking

Hatchet Hall - The Old Man Bar - 12517 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City
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