Testimonials From EE Ireland 2018

Ray Curley

Plant Manager Jones Engineering Group

“Well done with yesterday’s event. It was great to see and hear how other companies are applying Lean and showing the benefits from it. The information available was excellent. Great day.”

Ollie Ruane

Sr Specialist, Training & CI Microsemi Ireland

I would like to say well done on organising an excellent event in Croke Park, we really enjoyed the day.

Vinny Cox

Lean Manager – Rosderra Irish Meats

“Great day here in Croke Park - well done”

Subhash Kamath

Bord Na Mona Business Process Architect

“I want to let you know that the event was very organized and quite useful to us!”

Dr Paula Higgins

Director of Business Development and Training Professional Development

Really enjoyed the range of topics and calibre of the presenters. Some fascinating stories illuminating the power of combining lean techniques with progressive leadership and people engagement to deliver some stunning results.

Simon Craig Gray

Deputy Director EU-Japan Centre

“Having seen many events from the other side, I know organising rooms are never easy. So thanks for everything you did.Going by the first speaker, I think it is safe to say I wasn’t the only nervous one up on the stage. Thanks a lot for your help on the day and for the kind, reassuring words”

Paul Ebbs

Director Umstot Solutions Ireland

“Great presentation content and excellent speakers at the Enterprise Excellence Ireland Lean Management Conference in Croke Park, 900 attendees is an impressive number. Lots of great conversations and really impressed by the level of Lean Leadership from the C-Level presentations I attended. Well done to all involved in organising this and especially the Box Media team.”

Adrian Mulholland

Director & CFO, Vilicom

“This was a fantastic opportunity for Vilicom to share our Lean journey with others. We are always learning and our Lean experience and support through Enterprise Ireland has now evolved into something special. It was wonderful to share this and also to hear other companies journeys as well. Ireland is a small country but I strongly believe that through best practice applications like Lean there is no reason why we cannot all become large players and on a Global scale”

Paul Bissett


we all really enjoyed the event .It seems to get better year on year. The quality and diversity of the speakers was fantastic. The delegates that came along with me were invigorated as was I. The talks that stood out for me were Toyota and De Puy. I was really interested to hear the challenges that Toyota face with the inevitable change over from the conventional combustion engine to the hybrid and electric models. It was interesting to see how they are using traditional Lean tools along side the emerging digital interfaces. The De Puy talk also stood out as he explained that they could not get funding from head quarters as they were not performing to the level they needed to. They used Lean tools and techniques to great advantage with excellent results. The last thing I always come away with from these talks is that every company is different and it is about selecting the correct tools for the project you are working on and finally that it is (continuous improvement).  

Richard Kenworthy

Toyota Europe

It was a thought provoking day. Seeing so many applications of lean thinking in a practical application was the trigger to think again once more about our own activity. Very useful

Pat Gilroy

Designer Group

"This was an excellent event with so many ideas and great speakers, the event has given me many things to think about and was truly a great day with excellent organisation”

Declan Nolan

Senior Director Global Command Center Dell EMC

"May 23rd in Croke Park was a ‘real example of how Irish based companies’ are willing to come together, share best practice, learn and participate in discussion to help one another find opportunities  to deliver Operational improvement in their own relevant business."

Gary Hartnett

Site Director, DePuy Synthes, Cork

"The Lean Management event was a great opportunity to see what a diverse set of businesses are doing to create value in this age of digitization."

Rosie Mansfield

Premier Tefl

" This event was the coming together of so many great minds! A must-see for anyone passionate about being better at what you do. Delegates and speakers alike were in for a treat because of the excellent coordination of this event and calibre of all aspects!"

Testimonials From EE Ireland 2017

David Williams

SQT Training

“A great range of speakers across from across industries. They all had a very practical story to tell and learnings that delegates could take away from each session.”

Eamonn Redmond

Lily O’Briens Chocolates


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Keith Edwards


“Thought the venue was spot on and the activity kicked off really well with the stadium tour and the speakers meal , the minister supporting the event with his attendance gave real kudos to the day .”

TJ McHugh


“Thank you for the mail and for the excellently organised Event. As well as being a speaker I attended some very interesting and relevant talks throughout the day. The whole day ran very smoothly thanks to the organisation team.”

David Keane


“Congratulations on a fantastic event.  As a presenter, I thought it was very well run and very well facilitated.  As a participant I was impressed by the range of industries and sectors represented and the level of attendance.  Overall I thought the level of engagement and interest from both presenters and audience was excellent”

John Rohan

Dawn Meats

“This was an excellent event and has exposed us to some great examples of success.”

Helen Madden

Enterprise Ireland

“Well done to yourself and Ronan and the rest of the team at Box Media for an event very well organised on Wednesday.  I think it was a great success – certainly from our point of view, we made a lot of new contacts.”

Paul Madden


“The conference was an excellent event, with really high calibre speakers who had real lessons and experiences that were worth listening to. The learnings shared were applicable across many industries.”

Gerry Halliden

AON Ireland

“excellently organised which ran very smoothly given the huge crowd that turned up on the day– excellent venue,  excellent and relevant speakers. I learned a lot for the various sessions that I attended and also from the networking opportunities that the event afforded me.”

Yvonne Clavin


“ As a presenter I found the event management to be excellent. The speakers dinner and networking event the night before would certainly encourage people to speak at future events. The panel and grouping system on the day worked well for both the speakers and audience. The networking opportunities in between the sessions was very valuable. I found the whole experience to be value adding for both me and Chanelle and I would highly recommend people to attend similar events in the future”

Anthony Collins

Topflight Travel Group

“Lots of practical advice combined with a good dollop of energy and passion for continuous improvement thanks to the willingness of the speakers to share their “warts and all” stories.”

Philip Rossiter

Coca Cola

“The event was really well put together, the array of speakers, sectors represented and service providers was excellent. It was great to see the enthusiasm and activity taking place across Ireland in the lean space. It also demonstrated the great collaboration between governmental bodies and industry.”

Conor O’Donoghue

Rettig Ireland

“Very informative event. Good to hear experiences from a broad sector of industry.”

Nik Porter

Finesse Medical

“An excellent variety of speakers with something to take from each of them.”

Gene Leonard

LBS Partners

“I’d like to thank each and every one of your Team for the work and effort leading up to yesterday.”

John McClune

Invest NI

“An excellent event at an excellent venue with excellent speakers and exhibitors coupled with great opportunities for networking.”

Michael Phelan

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland

"The Glanbia team found the day very beneficial and really appreciated the professionalism of the set up."

Pat Garrahy


”Very well organised conference. Great opportunity to hear new ideas from a variety of speakers representing a wide cross section of industries”

Michael Healy


“An excellent event with a great cross section of speakers at different stages of continuous improvement. I loved the honesty of the presentations where the speakers weren't afraid to show where they had come from as an organization through the medium of CI. It was great to wander to each speaker as and when I wished.”

Seán Kelly


“It was a well organised day with some excellent presentations and a great opportunity to network with like-minded individuals interested in Continuous Improvement in an Irish context.  Being hosted in Croke Park was an added bonus!!”

Daragh Gregan


“Overall experience was very positive. Great networking and also the session timing was well managed.”

Aine Higgins


“Excellent mix of speakers and industries covered”

Bernard Gould





“I found the event excellent great body of knowledge with great speakers very useful for making contacts and getting other people's perspectives.”

Dr Ann Ledwith

University of Limerick

“The Enterprise Excellence event was a fantastic networking opportunity for us, all the key players nationally in lean and six sigma were represented. The presentations were open and insightful, it was great to hear learnings from the top companies.  We are relaunching our Lean and Six Sigma programmes and were overwhelmed by the interest of the 700 lean professionals gathered at the event in Croke Park.  We were talking to the right audience.”

Kieran O’Mahony


“I thoroughly enjoyed presenting on Dairygold’s Six Sigma Journey at Enterprise Excellence 2017. It was great to see so many like-minded individuals in attendance, to hear from experienced leaders in the field of Operational Excellence, and to experience the diverse application of Continuous Improvement across so many businesses and industries. On top of that, Croke Park was an excellent location for the event, the organisation of the event was very considered, and the whole event was very professionally executed.”

Irene Power


“It was a pleasure to be involved in this very successful conference.  Thanks for the opportunity. I enjoyed the day very much, the buzz was great,  nice selection of stands and information and great opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.  I thought the line-up of speakers was excellent and the stream break out themes was very logical and made sense depending where delegates were in their Lean Journey.

Amie was my contact for chairing and she was very helpful providing all the necessary information & equipment. The chat roll was a nice new way of doing things.”

Darrin Taylor

Co-Director of the WIT Lean Enterprise Excellence Group

"A great event! I was delighted to be part of the Lean Business Ireland leadership group that helped bring this conference together, and it was an honour to speak at the event. The conference highlighted the widespread excellence occurring in all sectors throughout Ireland - and the case stories further illustrate how Ireland is a global exemplar in Lean. Kudos to Boxmedia for their expertise, organisation, and professionalism in making the event such a success."