Calibro at MLN SuMMit Belfast

EVENT: MLN SuMMit Networking
VENUE: Titanic Belfast
DATE: Friday 13th May
TIME: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

The Calibro Workspace team are excited to announce that we are exhibiting at the MLN SuMMit event in Belfast on Friday 13th May.

Business and Public Sector leaders from across Ireland are using the SuMMit as an opportunity to step back from ‘urgent’ tasks and consider what is ‘important’ for them and their organisations. The event provides world-class stimulus that triggers fresh perspectives, disruptive thinking, new ideas and an impetus to act. It has received acclaim from the leaders of micro-businesses, SMEs, Corporates, Local Government, Central Government, Charities and Social Enterprises.


Nigel Owens MBE
Ground-breaking Rugby Referee

Nigel Owens has taken charge of some of the biggest fixtures in world sport, including the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final. He is recognised globally for his levelled decision-making, reliable leadership, effective communication and ability to remain calm under pressure. Nigel has been invited to address some of the most successful organisations on the planet and what sets him apart is that he speaks openly and emotively about challenging times within his own life and how the support of others has helped him through them.
Awarded an MBE for services to sport, Nigel is now a highly sought-after speaker, a diversity and mental health ambassador, and a cattle farmer in his native Wales.

Brendan McGurgan
Mentor, Author & Proven Leader

Brendan is the Co-Founder of Simple Scaling Ltd, a business which inspires and enables ambitious leaders of SMEs to Scale with Purpose. Prior to that he spent 12 years as Group MD of CDE Global. During his tenure, CDE scaled profitably (from 15 people) to have offices in six continents employing almost 700 people across the world. Now an author and international speaker, Brendan inspires his audience to challenge their current way of thinking and their status quo – stimulating a positive environment for change and new perspectives. A qualified Wim Hof Instructor, Brendan is passionate about self-leadership and mentors leaders across the globe in ‘personal scale up’.

Alice Thompson
International Speaker & Social Business Leader

Alice co-founded Social Bite, an Edinburgh café designed to employ & feed the homeless community. It now boasts 9 outlets, 100+ employees and has been visited by the likes of George Clooney, the Duchess of Cambridge, Bill Clinton and Leonardo DiCaprio. Alice was also pivotal in the establishment of ‘The World’s Big Sleepout’ which took place in 52 cities across the globe. The events saw 60,000 people sleep out to raise awareness and funds on the issue of homelessness. A recipient of the RSGS Livingstone Medal, which is also held by the likes of Sir David Attenborough and Neil Armstrong, Alice is now an international speaker, mentor and a champion of leadership as a power for good.

Mark Dowds
Serial Entrepreneur & Investor

Mark is a Belfast-born troublemaker who is setting out on a new journey to disrupt the clothing industry and clean up the planet along the way. He is Founder & CEO of RESPONSIBLE, a re-Commerce solution for fashion brands to drive a more circular future. Having left school at 15, Mark has gone on to set up Canada’s first business incubator, before moving to Silicon Valley where he was an early-stage investor in Uber. In 2012 he co-founded Trov, the world’s first on-demand insurance platform that was recently
acquired by Travelers insurance. As creator and host of the Responsible Rebels Podcast, Mark explores whether embracing our inner-rebel is the best way to save the world.

Bill McCallion
Paediatric Surgeon

It is fitting that, in the first SuMMit since the Covid-19 crisis, we hear from a health professional who takes on a leadership role where the stakes are high and the outcome, on many occasions, is the difference between life and death. As a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon of some 30 years, Bill McCallion has developed fascinating insights into the traits of leaders, particularly when it comes to performing in critical situations. His thought-provoking ‘5 As of Leadership Model’ is applicable to any and every management context.

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