About the Day

Date: Thursday May 12th 2016
Location: Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

If you are in business, change is a constant for you. Keeping ahead of the competition requires that you actively seek knowledge of new challenges and ways to effectively deal with them. Smurfit Executive Development will help you do that, in a relaxed and informal setting, through Executive Edge Day.

This unique back-to-school event with a modular set-up offers the latest trends in a variety of management domains: strategy, change management, communications, leadership, marketing etc.

You can design your own day by selecting 3 thought leadership sessions relevant to you from the 9 sessions on offer plus hear from a panel of industry speakers about how they have tackled some of the challenges facing businesses today. You will also have numerous opportunities over the course of the day to network with other attendees.

Why attend?

  • Seek the latest thought leadership on key management topics and practical, innovative solutions for your business
  • Improve leadership effectiveness and anticipate global business trends
  • Boost your performance, broaden your perspectives and expand your global network
  • Design the programme that suits you

Location of the school

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is located 10km south of Dublin City Centre in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Our dedicated campus is easily accessible by car, DART and bus. On-campus parking is available but is limited

From Dublin by DART

Travel southbound (towards Bray) to Blackrock Station
Walk up Carysfort Avenue (see map above) and turn right into UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

From Dublin by Bus

Take the number 7, 7A, 8, or 4 bus from Dublin city centre to Blackrock village
Walk up Carysfort Avenue and turn right into UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

From Dublin by Car

Travel south on Merrion Road. It becomes the Rock Road. Bear left onto Main Street in Blackrock village. At the second set of traffic lights, turn right onto Carysfort Avenue. Continue up Carysfort Avenue. Turn right into UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School


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