Highlights from our 2018 EMEA Conference in Dublin


International delegates attending the 2018 Crowe International EMEA Conference in Dublin

Crowe Dublin was the proud host of the 2018 Crowe International EMEA Conference held at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin last week.

Over three days, 16-18 May, we welcomed 140 of our international colleagues for a mix of specialist presentations, Network strategy and engaging keynote speakers on trends affecting our industry.

Trade meeting

The conference provided an opportunity for us to host a special trade meeting between IDA Ireland and managing partners from eight European member firms. Shane Nolan from IDA shared key insights and detail on the country’s inbound investment initiatives to attract international organisations – an area the firm is actively involved in.

2018 EMEA Conference Dublin - Crowe Ireland

Opening ceremony

As host firm we were given the responsibility of opening the conference with a cultural performance. Huge thanks to Celtic Extreme for putting on a superb show. It was a great way to open the conference and showcase some of our traditional music and dancing in a contemporary way. Delegates were given a specially commissioned custom Bodhrán that proved very popular! Watch the video of the opening ceremony here.

Celtic Extreme at Crowe 2018 EMEA Conference - Crowe Ireland

Keynote presentations

The network’s new CEO David Mellor shared factors shaping our network and delegates also heard an inspiring presentation from Gavin Krenski, Global Content and Innovation Director at Guinness,  who shared his company’s brand journey which included unique storytelling and innovative partnerships to evolve their brand over time.

David Mellor, Gavin Krenski, 2018Crowe EMEA ConferenceBob Lee, author and expert on building high-trust high performance workplace cultures, gave a superb presentation on how building a workplace culture centred on trust can help attract and retain talent.

The firm’s managing partner, Naoise Cosgrove, talked about key trends in the Irish business sector and presented the main specialisms of the Irish practice with detail about our service and sector offerings, including not-for-profit, owner-managed business, property, international tax and hotel, tourism & leisure.

Naoise Cosgrove, Bob Lee, 2018Crowe EMEA Conference

Gala dinner – Trinity College Dublin

Guests enjoyed a very special evening at Trinity College Dublin. International delegates joined partners and staff from the Dublin office for a champagne reception in Trinity’s Long Library. The College provided a special tour of the Book of Kells exhibition and guests were then entertained by a unique performance by The Trinitones (Trinity’s male a cappella group), before making their way to the Dining Hall for the gala dinner to finish off an extremely successful conference.

Watch a video of the Trinitones performing covers of Danny Boy, Raglan Road and Budapest by George Ezra.

Gala Dinner 2018 Crowe EMEA Conference