Exhibitors 2022

ATU Sligo

ATU Sligo is Ireland's largest provider of online accredited Lean, Six Sigma and Operational Excellence programmes. Over 10,000 participants from Irish organisations have registered for our free online White Belt programme which is run twice per year in October and April. https://www.itsligo.ie/about-it-sligo/online-learning/free-courses/

ATU Sligo also offers follow-on programmes at Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt level as well as full degree and MSc programmes in Quality. We are currently working with several organisations assisting them in rolling out their organisation-wide Lean and Operational Excellence (OpEx) programmes.

ATU Sligo is a leading provider of online/ flexible learning programmes to industry, particularly in the medical device, pharma, and biopharma sectors. Presently ATU Sligo has in excess of 4,500 online/blended learning students, enrolled on over 140 programmes spanning Levels 6 to 10 of the National Qualifications Framework. Therefore, over half of ATU Sligo students are currently in the workforce and taking one of our courses to upskill.

With online teaching at the heart of our Institute, students experience a fully supported learning journey from our dedicated Centre for Online Learning. Throughout our 17-year history of teaching online, ATU Sligo has attracted over 30,000 enrolments from students both in Ireland and across the globe.

Through collaborative partnerships and deep linkages with industry, ATU Sligo leads the way in delivering online accredited qualifications that meet the demands of developing future skills in the workplace. Drop by our virtual booth to discuss how we can help you roll out Lean & Opex programmes to your organisation in a flexible and cost-effective format.

Dell Technologies Ireland

Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organisations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. From device to edge to core to cloud, capabilities must be omnipresent and ubiquitous – and Dell Technologies plays a critical role in all of those, with the most comprehensive portfolio of validated and customized solutions designed to support 5G and edge deployments.

Enterprise Ireland

Helping Irish Companies to Achieve Global Success

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.


Ibec is Ireland’s largest lobby and business representative group. Its purpose is to help build a better, sustainable future by influencing, supporting and delivering for business success. Ibec positions are shaped by its diverse membership, which range from small to large, domestic to multinational and 39 trade associations which cover a wide range of industry sectors.

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet
Helping Businesses Be the Best They Can Be

Exploring new and better ways of working that will bring improvements in the shortest time.

Learning how a challenge that has kept you awake at night has been solved by others.

And knowing that you’re building a strong company not just for yourself, but as part of your commitment to Ireland’s competitive future.

The key to it all is SHARING. A coming together for the good of not just one, but for all. At the Irish Centre of Business Excellence, our Members know that power is gained by sharing knowledge, not holding on to it. Because knowledge only reaches its true potential when we pass it on – and watch it multiply. Without a doubt, some of the most successful companies in the world are those who share, collaborate and practice free exchange of ideas.

This ‘willingness to work together’ is in the DNA of the ICBE, and has seen us help set, support and share best business practice, skills and knowledge for all our Members within the manufacturing and service industries.

Through events, customised funded training, Benchmarking Visits to exemplary companies and our unique Call for Support process we facilitate continuous improvement, spread innovations and collectively solve problems for the good of all.

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet
This comprehensive Skillnet is committed to promoting innovation and productivity though industry-led training for the manufacturing and service sectors in Ireland. Advanced methodologies and technology are key focus areas.

Focusing initially on Lean, Six Sigma and Shingo, this Skillnet has expanded to include key technologies and methodologies from automation to data analytics and additive manufacturing.

IDA Ireland

IDA supports a range of overseas companies from small high growth businesses to large multinationals. IDA Ireland’s main objective is to encourage investment into Ireland by foreign-owned companies. Our success is measured by the impact on the Irish economy of FDI and IDA supported companies.


Founded in 2002, LBSPartners is a business consultancy that provides leadership and operational excellence training that specialises in the areas of digitalisation, business excellence & strategic direction. We are guided by the LBS business transformation framework, enabling our clients to becoming a better business’.

We work closely with our clients to help them transform into the streamlined efficient operation they aspire to be. Together we do this by guiding our clients in developing skills and techniques to becoming more efficient, productive and cost effective to fulfil the value proposition they offer to their customers.

We have extensive Digital, Operational Excellence and Leadership experience in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Irish owned, indigenous companies across a number of sectors, including: manufacturing, engineering, financial services, public sector and medical devices.

Leading Edge Group

Our Mission

Leading Edge Group develops a natural bond with leaders focusing on business transformation. We grow as your organization grows and improve performance by providing customized services that deliver measurable results. We work with you every step of the way to realize your organization’s true potential because we care about your people, your culture and your customer. We care about passing the benefits of our experience to you, as an individual, an SME or a large corporate or healthcare organization. Striving for perfection underlies all that we do and we will provide you with the platform to develop a Continuous Improvement culture and sustain it in your everyday work. We use a combination of data based process change and positive cultural change to improve performance and help your organization grow.

Who Are We?

Leading Edge Group was established in 1995 in Cork, Ireland by our CEO Joe Aherne. We have continued to grow and expand with operations in Canada, Australia and the Middle East. Joe established the business when he realized that positive change is achieved by going back to the very basics – the people. Leading Edge Group was established to help the real experts – every manager, every operator, every administrator, every clinician, every CEO. With our experience, we act as a lever for change to allow you to realize your organization’s true potential. In over 24 years, we have worked with more than 1,000 satisfied clients to deliver anything from full organization-wide transformations, rapid improvement events to customized training solutions, all of which have created over $1B in improvement savings.
You can read about our team here.

We are a leader in the provision of:

Business Transformation
Management consulting
Change management
Strategy development and deployment
Process/operational improvements

S A Partners LLP 

We believe in a better future where employees thrive and leaders inspire. Where work is meaningful and has purpose. A future where workplaces are customer-centric, and put employees first. Great workplaces don't just happen, they are developed through a focus on Purpose, People and Processes.

Since 1993 our team have been supporting organisations around the world to build and leverage their Continuous Improvement & Leadership capabilities - and develop their business systems to enable them to achieve Enterprise Excellence. We do this through a combination of accredited training; coaching and consultancy.

Our global team supports clients in over 18 countries. Our approach is centred around creating people and behavioural based solutions that inspire and engage. We believe in making an impact and the power of every company to build a better future.

For more information about how we can support companies in Ireland contact our regional head [email protected]