Hotel Reservations: 12 August 2016
Conference Registration: 5 August 2016

Confererence Materials
Conference materials will be avalaible for download approximately one week before the conference begins.

AGN is green! BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
Printed materials will not be provided, other than name tags

Participants may download conference materials as they become available via the 2016 World Congress website.
An email will be sent to everyone when materials are available. 

Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations for technical sessions and/or social events must be received before 5 pm GMT on September 1, 2016.
  • Cancellations received by that date will not incur a cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received after that date will result in a cancellation fee of costs incurred by AGN. 
Recommend Attire
  • Sunday daytime social event: Casual 
  • All evening social events: Casual, except Gala Dinner which is black tie/Tuxedo
  • Technical Sessions: Business Casual and Comfortable Shoes (Do remember that hotel air conditioning systems are prone to fluctuation, you may wish to bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions to ensure your comfort.)
  • Gala dinner: black tie


Time / Date 
Activity  Location 
10:30 - 16:30
To include: Trinity College, Book of Kells
and Lunch at the Guinness Store House
Golf (Prize for Best & Worst Score) 

Dublin City

Druids Glen Golf Club 
17:30 - 18:30
 World Congress Materials Pick-up

18:30 - 22:00 
Opening Welcome & Cocktail Reception

 Intercontinental Hotel


Time / Date 
Activity  Location 
07:30 - 09:30
Breakfast & Exhibit Viewing

Dublin City
09:00 - 17:30

World Congress Materials Pick-up

09:00 - 10:30

Welcome to Congress / Introduction
Speaker Chair: Liam McQuaid
(Duignan Carthy O'Neill)

Update on AGN in 2016 & Beyond
Speaker: Malcom Ward (AGN CEO)

 10:00 - 16:00
Companion's Tour
Including guided tour of National Gallery of Ireland 
followed by afternoon tea at the Merrion Hotel,
Wellington Room
followed by shopping.

 10:30 -  11:00

 11:00 - 11:40
Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland
Speaker: Barry O'Dowd (IDA)

 11:40 - 12:15
Keynote: Panel Discussion

 12:15 - 14:00
 Lunch / Genealogist Meetings (at extra charge)

14:00 - 15:00 
Using social media data received by firms
to sell professional services

Speaker: David Sneddon (Google)

15:00 - 17:00 
(Break at 15.30)

Making AGN referrals happen (including break)
Speaker: Malcom Ward (AGN CEO)
Speaker: Chris White (EMC Ltd)
 19:00 - 22:00
Irish Hooley Night

 Johnnie Fox's Pub,



Time / Date 
Activity  Location 
07:30 - 09:30

08:45 - 09:00
 AGN International Ltd
Annual General Meeting

Speaker Chair: Liam McQuaid

09:15 - 11:15 
AGN International Committee Breakouts
BREXIT: Change in landscape for business & trade
- Considerations/implications for clients
- Considerations/implications for accountancy firms
Speaker: Pers Aswani (UK)

Computer and Cyber Security
- Considerations/implications for clients
- Considerations/implications for accountancy firms
Speaker: Scott Walters (USA)

Future Trends in Technology
- Outsourcing, threats and opportunities
- Implications for accountancy firms
Discussions and Conclusions
Speakers: Pers Aswani (UK), Scott Walters (USA)

BREXIT: Important issues your clients have to consider and what does it mean for your firm.
Speakers: Nancy Cruickshanks (UK), Doug Clevenger (US), Paul Dillon (Ireland),
André Marius Le Prince (Germany)

BEPS: Important considerations. Speaker Jeroen in ‘t Hout (Netherlands)

 Going International workshop
Lead by: Chris White (EMC Limited), space is limited, first come first serve basis

Firm Management: Managing Practice Performance
Speaker: Malcolm Ward (AGN CEO), space is limited, first come first serve basis 

 11:15 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:30 
BD in Action - Working Together
Speaker: EUBD committee member 

 12:30 - 14:00
Genealogist meetings 
(at extra charge)

 14:00 - 15:00
International Networking & Crowd Funding
Speaker: Kingsley Aikins

 15:00 - 15:30
Keynote: Panel Discussion

15:30 - 16:00

 16:00 - 16:45
Mental Fitness
Speaker: Niall Breslin

 16:45 - 17:00
Closing Remarks 

18:30 - 24.00 
WC Gala Dinner
Black tie / tuxedo event. Dancing provided.
Wine served with dinner. Cash bar available.
Buses depart back to the hotel after dinner.
Last bus will depart at 12:00 midnight.

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Download the full programme HERE