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LEAD2GROW 2019 - Create. Disrupt. Grow.

Date: 25-Mar-2019

Lead2Grow Conference 2019 - Create. Disrupt. Grow.

L2G 2019 is shaking up business as usual in the North Coast.

This year’s conference organised by Causeway Enterprise Agency and Ulster University will address the big question of 2019: how do businesses of all shapes and sizes survive and thrive in such turbulent times?The answer is creativity. Disruption is the new norm in the world of business, so if you want to know how to encourage, capture and deliver creative solutions to succeed, then click here to register now.


Conference Overview

Do you want your business to survive and thrive in these turbulent times? #L2G2019 will help you develop the skills of creative leadership on both personal and professional levels by learning from local and international leaders. Our inspirational speakers will share their stories of leading creative change in challenging times, inspire and equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to grow your business.

The 2019 #L2G conference is brought to you by demand and success following previous Lead2Grow events in the North Coast. Bringing both an international and local perspective to the North Coast of NI, the event will be co-hosted by Causeway Enterprise Agency and Ulster University, facilitated by Mark Carruthers (BBC), featuring Keynote speakers Mark Pollock and Remco Hempenious, along with a diverse panel of high profile thought leaders in the creative industry.

Are you ready to level up and scale your impact?

Conference Theme

The theme of this year’s #L2G conference is creativity and leadership. The conference will explore how to encourage, capture and deliver creative solutions for business success. Whether you see yourself as a natural creative thinker or not, there is no doubt disruption is the new norm in business regardless of sector or size. Leaders will have the opportunity to understand and learn from shared experiences of how creativity is the game changer in shaping growth and success.

Key Information

Date    Monday 25th March 2019 
Time    Registration and Networking at 8.30am, finishing with lunch at 1pm 
Location    Riverside Theatre 
    University of Ulster 
    BT52 1SA 
Event    Conference & Networking Lunch 
Focus    Creative Leadership & Growth 
Cost   £55.00
Tickets    BOOK HERE

Who should attend?

L2G 2019 is not just for creative businesses, but also those who want to develop their skills and knowledge regarding latest creative techniques to enhance business growth, such as: CEO’s, business owners, managers and senior staff in micro, small, medium or large organisations, including social enterprises.

L2G 2019 Keynote Speaker Profiles

Mark Pollock, Explorer & Collaboration Catalyst

Mark helps people achieve more than they thought possible. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark went on to compete in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. He also won silver and bronze medals for rowing at the Commonwealth Games and set up a motivational speaking business (

In 2010 Mark was left paralysed after falling from a second story window. He is now exploring the intersection where humans and technology collide and catalyzing collaborations that have never been done before. Through the Mark Pollock Trust ( he is unlocking $1billion to cure paralysis in our lifetime.

Selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and appointed to the Global Futures Council on Human Enhancement, Mark is a UBS Global Visionary, is on the Board of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (USA) and is a Wings for Life Ambassador (Europe). He is the subject of the acclaimed documentary called Unbreakable, is a TED, Davos, The World Economic Forum, InnoTown, F.ounders, EG and Wired speaker and is co-Founder of the global running series called Run in the Dark (

He has been awarded honorary doctorates by The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and also from Queens University Belfast. And, he holds a diploma in Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century from Harvard University, degrees from Trinity College Dublin and The Smurfit Business School.

Mark is a leading expert in creativity, resilience, and collaboration. He is a leader who knows how to encourage, captures and cultivate atypical imaginative solutions and strategies in a way that has produced uncommon results on a world stage. Microsoft’s CEO describes Mark as ‘one of the most inspiring people I have met’. At #L2G Mark will engage the audience through talking about leading through crisis and change

Remco Hempenius

Remco Hempenius is a global leader with IKEA, working with expansion, innovation and the co-creation of a new IKEA in the big cities around the world. He is a creative thinker with a gift for developing leaders and helping organisations to shape a culture that enables people to flourish and the business to grow. At #L2G Remco will share principles and examples from his experience in leading in a fast-changing world and how to be successful as a leader.

#L2G 2019 Panel of distinguished NI creative entrepreneurs

Details of panel will be released shortly...

Join us at #L2G for a one-day conference filled with valuable knowledge from keynote speakers, local creative entrepreneurs, food and networking. Register for L2G now and learn how to unlock your agility potential to respond to the current environment using creative techniques and help your business thrive. Look forward to a day of inspiring speakers and networking with like-minded people.

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