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NRF Annual Conference 2017

27 April 2017 | Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin, Ireland

This year, the biggest conference for recruiters in Ireland is entitled ‘Today’s Vision – Tomorrow’s Reality?’ and will attract over 350 delegates from Ireland and overseas.

NRF Venue

The National Recruitment Federation, in association with Bond, LinkedIn and the Irish Times, will hold its Annual Conference at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday 27th April 2017.

Conference MC

Bobby Kerr

A renowned Irish entrepreneur and businessman, Bobby Kerr is the Chairman of Insomnia Coffee Company and was a ‘Dragon’ on the Irish version of the hugely popular TV series ‘Dragons’ Den’.

Special Guests

Gary & Paul O’Donovan

The O’Donovan brothers stunned the world by winning Ireland’s first medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics –  also Ireland’s first ever rowing medal – by spectacularly powering ahead from fifth place at the halfway mark to clinch the silver.

Our latest eBook, ‘Top Tips for Recruitment Agencies: How to reach out to different generations of candidates’, makes for ideal pre-conference reading – download it here.


Frank Farrelly, NRF President – Newly-elected NRF President Frank Farrelly has over 17 years’ experience recruiting Professionals in Ireland and is the COO of Sigmar Recruitment.

Tim Giehll, Global CEO Bond International Software & TempBuddy – The combination of Bond International Software with offices in Europe, America and Asia with TempBuddy Technologies of Ireland, has created the world’s foremost SaaS software leader serving the temporary staffing, corporate contractor and gig freelancer markets. As Group CEO, Tim is bringing together the best technologies, industry experts and satisfied customers to successfully empower recruiters worldwide.

Orlagh Hunt, Director at FBD Insurance, Change & Leadership Consultant  A successful Director with experience in Retail, FMCG and Financial Services sectors, Orlagh has a proven track record in the delivery of transformational change from both turnarounds and organic growth; with strong emphasis on employee engagement, capability building and talent management.

Derval O’Rourke, Professional Athlete – An accomplished sprint hurdles athlete, Derval competed internationally in the 60 and 100 metres hurdles – and holds the Irish national record in both events.

Eva De Lacy Staunton, Head of Search & Staffing, LinkedIn – Since joining LinkedIn in January 2012, Eva has been instrumental in helping companies transform the way they hire, market and sell. Passionate about helping the recruitment industry to unlock the full power of the world’s largest professional network, Eva specialises in client development, partner management, value selling, high performance team management, leadership and talent development.

Jonathan Campbell, SEO Social Talent – As the founder and CEO of Social Talent, Jonathan helms a company with the lofty ambition to improve the productivity of every professional worker in the world; through the knowledge, tools and data to be better at what they do. Jonathan and his team have turned nearly 15,000 recruiters and inside sales professionals from companies like Cisco, Intel, GE, Manpower, Randstad and Pontoon into ‘Ninjas’!

Brexit Discussion Panel

Brendan McGinty, Director, Stratis Consulting – Brendan is a highly-regarded consultant in HR, employee relations and engagement, change management, dispute resolution and policy development. Stratis Consulting provide strategic and operational support at board, executive suite and HR leadership levels for public and private organisations across all sectors.

Anne Heraty, CEO, Cpl – Cpl Resources plc. is a leading provider of recruitment, staffing and outsourcing services to local customers and multinationals through a network of 33 offices in Canada, Czech Republic, England, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Tunisia. Cpl match the capabilities of their candidates and employees with the needs of their clients to get work done.

John McGrane, Director General of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce – John is the Founder of NSI Technology, turning ‘Not for Profits’ into ‘Not for Losses’; delivering networking technology and management solutions for membership organisations in Ireland and globally, strengthening them and their Members to achieve their fullest potential together. NSI’s clients include trade organisations, for-cause groups and sports and cultural bodies. John is passionate about the practical and strategic support of Commerce, Culture and Community for the betterment of all.

To register for this event, please email or call the NRF office on 01-8161754.

More information on the NRF website

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