Employment & Recruitment Conference 2022

“Post Pandemic Transformation – from Survive to THRIVE”


ERF Employment & Recruitment Conference 2022

Key Sponsors: LinkedIn & Bullhorn

Media Partner: The Irish Times




9am  Opening

Alison Comyn – Journalist, Broadcaster & Communications Consultant.

MC and Conference Chair

9.10am – 9.30amWelcome

Geraldine King, Chief Executive – Employment &  Recruitment Federation

Donal O’Donoghue, ERF President & Managing Director – Sanderson

9.30- 10.15am ‘Global and international trends’

Keynote Speaker: Bettina SchallerGlobal World of Work Executive ¦ President of World Employment Confederation ¦ SVP Head Group Public Affairs at The Adecco Group ¦ Labour Market Expert and Thought Leader

Panel  Discussion with Lorna Conn, CEO Cpl, Neil Carberry, CEO REC, Brendan McGinty, Policy Advisor

Chaired by Alison Comyn

10.15 – 11.00 ‘How People, Prices, Policies & Planet are shaping the Outlook’

Keynote Speaker: Neil Gibson –  EY Ireland Chief Economist 

Presentation followed by a fireside chat with Alison Comyn


11.00 – 11.30  Networking Break
11.30-12.10‘The Great Re- Shuffle’

Keynote Speaker: Adam HawkinsStaffing Industry Consultant | International Sales Leader | Non Executive Director, Linkedin  

Panel discussion with Bullhorn, Jimmy Sheehan, MD, Contracting PLUS, Margaret Cox, Director, ICE Group.

Chaired by Johnny Campbell, CEO/Co-Founder, SocialTalent

12.10-1pm‘The Greatest Jockey of our Time’

Keynote Speaker: Sir Anthony Mc Coy OBE  in conversation with Adie McGennis, CEO Sigmar Recruitment.

1pm – 2pm  LUNCH
2pm- 2.40 ‘Skills – the currency of the future. How we must accelerate upskilling & reskilling.’

Keynote Speaker: Paul Healy – CEO Skillnet Ireland 

With David O’Reilly, Director of Tax/Owner, Fenero, Tom Hadley, Global Business Consultant, Dee Curley, Apprentice student & Darragh Brien, Apprentice Student

Chaired by Siobhan Kinsella, Managing Director, Noel Group

2.40- 3.30‘How to Find Peace in the Chaos of the Modern World’

Keynote Speaker: BRESSIE – Niall Breslin

in conversation with Siobhan O’Shea, Director Cpl/VP ERF

3.30- 4 pm  Tea break
4pm – 4.40  Keynote Speaker: Richard Chambers – Journalist & author of the book ‘A State of Emergency’ – in conversation with Alison Comyn 
4.40pm- 5.25 pm Keynote Speaker – Louis Walsh in a Fireside chat with President of ERF Donal O Donoghue
5.25 Closing Conference – Chair Alison Comyn
5.30- 6.30 Drinks reception


Date:              March 10th 2022  

Time:              9am – 6.30pm

Venue:            Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4

Cost:               Single ticket: ERF Member €149 + VAT / Non Member €199 + VAT

                        Group ticket: 5 attendees €695 + VAT / 10 attendees €1095 + VAT

** Tickets include networking breakfast on arrival, sit-down 2 course lunch, goody bag and drinks reception. 

** NB All members on a group ticket must have an email address from that same company in order to attend.


Mar 10 2022


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Clayton Hotel,
Burlington Road, Dublin