As CEO of Ireland’s most influential business group, Ibec, Danny McCoy has an unrivalled vantage point on the Irish economy. With unequalled access to, and understanding of, national and international politics and commerce at the highest levels, the Ibec chief’s analysis is as essential as it is compelling. Words will not be minced, nor punches pulled, as the forthright business leader blows wide open the political and economic realities facing Irish retailers. Any serious retailer will understand the immediacy and value of this unparalleled opportunity to hear what opportunities exist among the current uncertainty.
Ibec represents the interests of 7,500 companies and organisations, of all sizes and sectors, in Ireland.
The organisation promotes business interests by lobbying and advising governments, creating networking opportunities for businesses, and carrying out research.
Ibec has an incredibly successful record in lobbying the Irish Government, European Union, and international legislators on a wide range of policy priorities for business.
Its Chief Executive Officer is Danny McCoy, who assumed the post in July 2009, and has led the organisation through one of its most successful periods.
Prior to joining Ibec he was a senior economist at both the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Central Bank of Ireland.
He has held lecturing posts at Dublin City University, University College London, University of Oxford and Trinity College Dublin.
He has been a consultant for the European Commission and the OECD. He is also a member of the Irish National Competitiveness Council, the National Economic and Social Council and the Export Trade Council.