Europe Regional Network Meeting - "GBC Business Models: Current & Future Activities to Grow Revenues"

Dublin, Ireland
Wednesday 26th April 2017 to Thursday 27th April 2017

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We look forward to welcoming GBCs and Regional Partners to the city of Dublin for our next Network meeting! There will be three main parts to the meeting:


I. 26 April – 13:00 to 18:00 – Steering Committee & Regional Partners Lunch & Strategy Session @ Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street (Note: Committee members & Partners only)

II. 26 April – 19:00-22:00 – ERN Networking Dinner & Drinks @ Fade Street Social, 6 Fade St

III. 27 April – 08:45-17:00 – GBC Business Models: Current & Future Activities to Grow Revenues @ Google Docks Building, 4 Barrow Street. 


The main meeting on 27 April at Google's fantastic European Headquarters (see images below) will focus on how GBCs are strengthening their revenues and moving their markets at the same time. The meeting aims to:

  • Profile a range of GBC business/revenue models, and hear from GBCs on what they see as key areas for future financial growth.
  • Introduce a range of specific GBC activities and look at how these work from a financial perspective.
  • Hear our Regional Partners' perspectives on what multi-nationals are viewing as key areas of opportunity/growth for GBCs.
  • Give attendees an opportunity to participate in a business model planning workshop, looking at one of three activities of common interest across the network: Wellbeing Labs, EPDs and Working With Cities.


27 April - Main Meeting Agenda - "GBC Business Models: Current & Future Activities to Grow Revenues"


8:45   Networking Coffee @ Oceans 11 - Enjoy a panoramic view of Dublin! 

9:15   Welcome from WorldGBC, Irish GBC & Google

9:30   GBC Business/Revenue Models and Key Growth Areas

  • Thinking More Like Businesses – Bengt Wanggren, CEO, Sweden GBC
  • Diversifying Revenue and New Opportunities – Pat Barry, CEO, Irish GBC
  • Growing Revenues in Smaller Markets – TBC Lithuania GBC
  • Growing Relationships with Foundations – Terri Wills, CEO, WorldGBC
  • Panel Q&A

10:30   GBC Activities - Insights on Opportunities

  • Wellbeing Labs – Julie Hirigoyen, CEO, UK-GBC
  • Inspirational Conferences – Alicja Kuczera, CEO, Polish GBC
  • Residential Certification - TBC Norwegian GBC
  • Environmental Product Declarations – TBC
  • Panel Q&A

11:30   Coffee Break  and Networking

12:00   Partner Perspectives – Market Insights on Opportunities 

  • Open Innovation Processes - Marco Marijewycz, Team Leader, Technology Policy and Systems Analysis, E.ON
  • Advocacy That Makes a Difference – Jonna Byskata, Director, Buildings & Industrial Systems, Government Relations Europe
  • Environmental Product Declarations – Charles Robinson, Sustainability Manager – EMEA, ASSA ABLOY 
  • Panel Q&A

13:00   Networking Lunch

14:30   Business Models Workshop

After lunch GBCs and Partners will join their chosen workshop groups

  • Group A – Setting Up Wellbeing Labs – Hosted by James Drinkwater
  • Group B – Environmental Product Declarations – Hosted by Audrey Nugent
  • Group C – Working With Cities – Hosted by Terri Wills

16:30   Plenary Feedback 

17:00   Close



Local hotels recommended by IGBC include: Trinity City HotelClayton on Cardiff Lanethe Davenport Hotel  or the Alexander Hotel 

The best way to travel from the airport to the city centre is via the aircoach.  No need to book, when you come out of arrivals, exit the airport and turn to the left.  This is where the air coaches depart from.  You can buy a ticket (€7) from the attendees outside and to the left of arrivals. Get off at Trinity College/Grafton St. Alternatively, it is about 20-30 minutes into town from the airport in a taxi (approx. €30). To return to the airport from Google Docks, it takes 12 mins to walk to the aircoach stop at the Clayton Hotel on Cardiff Lane.

For any issues during your trip to Dublin please call:

  • Audrey Nugent (WorldGBC) on 00447428067327;
  • Alice Ryan (Irish GBC) on 00350857526618; 
  • James Drinkwater (WorldGBC) on 00447903099088.


Google's Dublin Campus