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Event | Productivity Nation Belfast

25th January 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Join a group of carefully selected senior executives to discover new ways to boost your company’s productivity by up to 20%.
The National Office of Statistics finds UK worker output to have dropped to levels last seen before the 2007/8 financial crisis. This puts the economy behind major trading partners such as Germany, France and the US.


During a packed agenda of roundtable discussions, case studies and peer networking, you’ll gain proven productivity strategies and best practices. Refreshments and lunch provided.

Guest Speakers

Ben Hunt-Davis MBE
Ben Hunt-Davis is a performance expert, coach and keynote speaker. He is co-author of “Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?”, the story of how he and his team won Olympic Gold at Sydney 2000. Ben will share how the team challenged the status quo to find the most effective ways to work, organise, and focus – maximising performance, resources and time.

Dr Esmond Birnie
Has 30+ years’ experience providing economic analysis and advising/working in government. Prior to joining Ulster University, he was Chief Economist in PwC for Northern Ireland and Scotland. Before that, he had been a Ministerial Special Adviser and a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Mark Huddleston
20+ years’ experience of the Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering sector in Automotive, Aerospace (Commercial & Defence) and Space, developing capability from engineering disciplines to management and leadership roles. Currently MD, Non-Exec, Skills, Employability & Productivity Advocate, providing support to regional/local government and SMEs.

Paul Duffy
Paul is a  Co Director for IT and Telecommunications in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. The Trust has around 22,000 staff and is responsible for the delivery of acute, community health, and social care services. He is responsible for the strategic and operational delivery of all digital and IT services. He has a technical background in networking and service delivery delivering innovative solutions that improve the workflow needed to drive improvements in patient and client care.


Kim Moran Hogg, Vodafone
Kim Moran-Hogg is Head of Scotland and Northern Ireland Business at Vodafone, responsible for both private and public sector businesses across both countries. Her career began in the Royal Air Force as a Radar Engineer and she took the RAF by storm as the first female technical instructor at their No. 1 training school. Kim’s career has spanned 20 years and on leaving the RAF Kim travelled the world as a product trainer for Nortel. Moving to Scottish Telecom and latterly THUS, Kim took up the role as Head of Data Product Management.

Danny Kelly, Vodafone
Danny joined the Vodafone UK Enterprise Executive Board as Enterprise Product Director in March 2017. Prior to this he was Head of Pricing & Propositions which also incorporated leading our Mobile Product Function in Enterprise. Danny has over 12 years’ experience in the telecoms industry and previously led our GTM and Commercial Public Sector Frameworks teams, Danny joined through the acquisition of Cable & Wireless, where he led the SME and indirect channels commercial strategy for the Voice and UC portfolios.


You will have an opportunity to network with Founders, Owners, MDs, Operations, Finance, Technology and HR leaders, and other management executives.




25th January 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Titanic Hotel
6 Queens Rd
Belfast, BT3 9DT