Why Attend?








attendees per huddle

Invite, earned
entry only

Individual insight
led contributions

Opportunity to influence
national policy

Expertly chaired
output focused sessions

Networking with
energy influencers

Collation of Irish industry’s
response to challenges ahead



Welcome Address

Barry Kennedy from IMR will introduce proceedings and explain how the day is structured.


Registration | Ryan’s Hotel

Registration and networking over tea/coffee. Attendees will be given their lanyard on arrival and asked to sign in and be allocated a number.  This number will guide the attendees to their various locations during the course of the day.



Session 1

Three 10-15 minutes and discussions by attendees followed by 30 minute group discussion/sharing on the data analytics.





Short coffee break to get to know the other attendees and further the conversations


15 min



Session 2

Three 10-15 minutes and discussions by attendees followed by 30 minute group discussion/sharing on the circular economy.

75 min




60 min



Session 3

Three 10-15 minutes and discussions by attendees followed by 30 minute group discussion/sharing on the circular economy and data analytics.

75 min



Group Photo | Cong Cross

Photo at Cong Cross

15 mins


Ryans Hotel

30 min


Findings from chairs/sessions

Top level feedback from the chairs and rapporteurs on the day's discussions in Ryans Hotel

30 min

Energy Symposium Finishes


Registration and Drinks reception

On Thursday evening the 28th February we are hosting a pre event evening for attendees, offering an intimate, informal, networking opportunity coupled with thought provoking talks from Key Note Speakers in the Ardilaun Suite in Ashford Castle. Places are limited for this event and can only be reserved by a completed submission and confirming Thursday evening attendance. Registration and drinks reception from 7pm.


Welcome Address | Barry Kennedy | IMR

IMR CEO Barry Kennedy will welcome attendees and introduce speakers and proceedings for the evening.


Shane Colgan | EPA

Presentation Title:

Translating the Circular Economy into National Action


Marcin Kulik | Eiravato

Presentation Title:

Circular Economy Working Outside Ireland


Liam Mc Laughlin | GEN Europe

Presentation Title:

Data Analytics


Anthony McGarry | Ballina Beverages

Presentation Title:

Sustainability - The Role of Energy Management in Sustainable Manufacturing

About Anthony McGarry:

Energy Manager at Ballina Beverages Anthony McGarry obtained a MSc in Energy Management with first class honours from IT Sligo. He is also currently a registered energy auditor with SEAI. Originally electronics engineer qualified from GMIT and has 18 years’ experience working in the computer manufacturing sector in such companies as Amdahl, AST, Stratus Computers & Benchmark Electronics working as Senior Process, Manufacturing, Project & NPI Engineer. Anthony has also worked as Mayo Energy Agency manager for a period. Anthony has 16 years’ experience in the energy sector, during such time has owned his own company (10 years) and lead the energy business development in such companies as RPS & Aramark; specifically the Energy Services Company (ESCO) business development. Anthony also was an energy consultant to SEAI for 8 years prior to joining Ballina Beverages in 2014. Anthony has over his career completed in excess 550 energy audits covering the entire country geographically and sectors such as Public sector, Hospitality, Chemical, Food, Pharmaceuticals, Schools, Farming (Pig Farms), Computer Manufacturing and Offices. Anthony has experience in ISO 50001, M&T, Sustainability, Renewable energy sources, Refrigeration, Lighting, Motive power, HVAC, Boilers, Tariff analysis, Compressed air, CHP, Wind, Hydro and Energy Procurement.


Session Round Up | Drinks Reception

30 mins


Question and answer session with speaker