IMI National Management Conference 2015 7:15 AM - 4:30 PM   October 8th 2015 IMI Conference Centre Register Now


IMI NMC 2015

Reinventing Organisations – Rethinking Leadership

The IMI National Management Conference 2015, Ireland’s premier networking event for senior leadership, will take place at the IMI Conference Centre on Thursday 8th October. This exclusive event will attract an audience of over 250 of the country’s top public and private sector leaders.

This year’s conference brings together an outstanding line-up of speakers with fresh insights on the business challenges you are facing.

Speakers include national and international thought leaders such as Yves MorieuxEmma Birchall and Rory Sutherland. It promises to be an illuminating and thought-provoking event and as always an excellent place to network with the country’s leading C-level executives.

Book your place today

Registration for the event is now open.  As places are limited and booking up fast, please register here before 6pm, Tuesday 22nd September.


Critical business challenges addressed this year

Organisations today are navigating an increasingly complex world. Syncing a business strategy with rapid socio-economic and cultural change is a moving challenge. Keeping pace with dynamic human behaviour requires a different kind of leadership.

Structures, practices and processes created to deliver goods and services in the last century will no longer support the 21st Century Organisation. Command and control leadership models, will not deliver the creative solutions to solve today’s complex problems. This complexity requires us to rethink how we design our organisations and how we understand management and leadership. It is calling for a new paradigm of organisation.

But what does this look like? And how will it be led? To find out more, book your place now!



Proudly sponsored by eircom Business Solutions


  • 7.15 - 8.15
    Registration and Breakfast
    Conference Centre Atrium
  • 8.15 - 8.30
    Welcome & Opening Remarks
    Simon Boucher, CEO, IMI Richard Moat, CEO, eircom
  • 08.30 - 09:30
    Syncing your Strategy with Socio-Cultural Trends
    Thimon de Jong
  • 09:30 - 10.15
    Smart Simplicity
    Yves Morieux
  • 10.15 - 10.45
    Conference Centre Atrium
  • 10.45 - 11.30
    Designing for Collaboration
    Emma Birchall
  • 11.30 - 12.15
    With Yves Morieux & Emma Birchall
  • 12.15 - 13.30
    Networking Lunch
    IMI Restaurant
  • 13.30 - 14.00
    Leadership Lessons from Tango
    Sue Cox
  • 14:00 - 14:45
    The Behavioural Economics of Leadership
    Rory Sutherland
  • 14.45 - 15.15
    Conference Centre Atrium
  • 15.15 - 15.45
    To Be Announced
    Speaker to be announced
  • 15.45 - 16.30
    Closing Address
    Speaker to be announced
  • Please note agenda is subject to change

Keynote Speakers

  • Yves Morieux
    Yves Morieux, Senior Partner and Managing Director in the Washington DC office of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Director of the BCG Institute for Organisation and a BCG Fellow.

    Yves Morieux is a Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group, a BCG fellow and director of the BCG Institute for Organisation. He is based out of the firm’s Washington DC office.

    Yves has advised more than 500 organisations and contributed to the development of organisation theory relating to the behavioural and structural conditions for economic value creation and competitive advantage. Turning these insights into practice with the Six Simple Rules of Smart Simplicity, he has helped CEOs with their most critical challenges, for instance, moving their companies from quasi bankruptcy to industry leadership, for transforming the business model and culture to reach new heights, or successfully managing ground-breaking innovations.

  • Thimon de Jong

    Having graduated in cultural studies and international business, Thimon began his working career in journalism. In 2007, he took the role of Insights and Strategy director for TrendsActive, an international trend interpretation agency.

    Over the past ten years he has consulted with leading organisations such as Ikea, Deloitte, Tetra Pak, Aon, Samsung, Citywire, RTL and GDF Suez, on sharpening their business strategies to sync with wider socio-cultural trends.

    Thimon runs his own company, Whetston, a strategic foresight think tank. He also teaches at Utrecht University on how sociocultural trends can be used to improve business strategy.

  • Rory Sutherland
    Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather Group UK

    Rory read Classics at Christ’s College, Cambridge, before joining Ogilvy as a Graduate Trainee in 1988. He was appointed Creative Director of OgilvyOne in 1997 and ECD in 1998. He has worked on Amex, BT, Compaq, Microsoft, IBM, BUPA, easyJet, Unilever and won numerous awards along the way. In 2005 he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Ogilvy Group in the UK.
    He was President of the Direct Jury at Cannes in 2007, and was elected President of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising in 2009 for two years. Rory is also a visiting professor of Warwick University and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate (D. Litt) by Brunel University. He is also the Technology Correspondent of the Spectator, the world’s oldest English language magazine.

  • Emma Birchall

    Founded by Professor Lynda Gratton, the Hot Spots Movement is one of the leading boutique research and consulting practices bridging business value and academic insights. At the heart of the Hot Spots Movement is the Future of Work Research Consortium, though which executives from more than 80 global corporations are engaged in researching how we will be working in 2030 and beyond.

    Emma Birchall is Head of Research – Future of Work at the Hot Spots Movement, where she has the opportunity to convert leading research into practical insights for clients who are looking to find new ways of using technology to drive human capital performance.

Registration & Fees

  • IMI Corporate Members
    • Corporate Member CEOs
    • Additional Corporate Member Senior Executives
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  • Corporate Non Members
    • Non-Member CEOs / Senior Executives
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 We will publish slides from our speakers here following the event. 

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