IPAV 2017 Conference Presentations

Dr France Giaquinto - Who's Knocking At Your Door? 

Dr Frances Giaquinto is a botanist and ecologist with over 30 years’ experience of field and laboratory-based research. She has specialised in the management of Japanese knotweed and other invasive non-native plant species since 2009, promoting methods of eradication that minimise harm to the environment.

Cian Foley - The Ingredients Required To Reach Your Goals

Cian Foley is a software engineer/researcher based in Waterford city. Obesity crept up on Cian and at 18.5 stone with pains in his chest, he took stock and decided to change his life.  He discovered Kettlebell sport and started researching diet and within five years has won a number of major championships.

John O'Beirne - Mortgage Market

John O’Beirne is currently the Head of Mortgages in Bank of Ireland and also Managing Director of Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank. With 15 years+ experience in financial services, technology and ongoing change, he has worked in a variety of roles in Ireland, the UK and Europe. He currently leads and has full P&L and Balance Sheet accountability for Bank of Ireland Mortgages Bank.

Louis Copeland - Q&A Session on Dressing For Success

Now fourth generation tailors, the Copelands started out in 1933 and their name is synonymous with quality tailoring and top international brands. Today, they have five stores in Dublin and one in Galway along with the website www.louiscopeland.com. Louis Copeland’s mission is to provide Ireland’s men with the highest quality garments and an unrivalled level of customer service.

Conor Pope - Making the most of social media and what happens when things go wrong

Conor Pope is the Consumer Affairs Correspondent with The Irish Times. Among his duties is editing the Pricewatch page which appears in the paper every Monday. Part of his brief sees him trying – and sometimes succeeding – in helping readers who feel they have been wronged by businesses and service providers. He has also a huge interest in social media and was previously deputy editor of The Irish Times website.

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