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Ireland Active Conference & NQS Awards 2018- Schedule

12 October, 2018

Colin Milner, CEO and Founder of International Council for Active Ageing (ICAA)

Milon Ireland are proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of the Ireland Active Conference 2018 and are delighted to be able to help bring Colin Milner, the President of the International Council for Active Ageing from Canada to be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s event. 

Whether it is Fortune 500 companies, or governmental organizations, Milner's efforts have inspired a broad spectrum of groups to seek his counsel, include amongst these:

-World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Aging
-Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
-White House Conference on Aging
-US Department of Health and Human Services
-US Administration on Aging

Director of Milon Ireland, Stuart Davis said:

“At Milon Ireland our aim isn't to just provide superb digital training solutions for your existing members, as the Milon Circle will also enable you attract hundreds of new members into your facilities. With our proven business concepts, training, operational support and leading technology, we can create engaging environments for those who are not yet members, who have failed before or who just don't like the gym to exercise again with your team to achieve their weight loss, fitness and health goals in a simple, safe and effective setting with proven, evidence-based outcomes.”

Milon already have installations in Dublin, Blackrock, Galway and Athlone and are looking to opening new sites across the country in 2019. Discover how Milon’s proven solutions for the private, local authority and healthcare sectors can also work for your business by meeting with Stuart at the Ireland Active Conference on the 16th November in Druids Glen Resort.

More details on the Conference & NQS Awards can be viewed below:

11.00 Tea/Coffee and networking

11.30 Opening address

11.50 CEO address

12.00 Opening Keynote

Colin Milner (Canada), Founder & CEO, International Ageing Council ‘How the fitness & leisure sector can help an ageing population to be active’- sponsored by Milon Ireland

13.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30 Operational excellence and Standards


Daragh Feighery, GM, CenterParcs Longford will speak on the opening of the first site in Ireland, with industry panel to follow-

David Moore, Operations Director, Coral Leisure Group

Dirk VanDerFlier, Director, Gym Plus Group

John Leech, CEO, Irish Water Safety


13.30-16.10             REPs Seminar (running in parallel)


13.30-14.05 Jonny Holland, ex-Munster player- Performance Nutrition

14.05-14.40 Shirley O’Shea, Senior Health Promotion Officer (Physical Activity), HSE  & REPs Council member- How does the fitness industry need to develop to meet the growing needs of healthcare?

Q&A with Jonny & Shirley

Practical demo

14.50-15.30 TRX practical demonstration with Darren Dillon

Active Ageing

15.30-16.00 Dr James Timmons, Engaging with an ageing population as a PT

16.00-16.10 Education Providers Certification presentation


14.30-15.10 Technology & Fitness

  • Alexander Schroeder, Founder of Trainaway (gym sharing platform) ‘the Sharing Economy and how the fitness industry can learn’
  • Briain Curtin, Marketing Director, Fitbit EMEA 


  • Dr Lorraine Nolan, CEO, HPRA, speaking about the new ZeroGains campaign, with panel to follow-
  • Dr Una May, Head of Particiaption and Ethics, Sport Ireland

16.00-16.20             Tea/Coffee break


Closing Keynote Pat Divilly – Resilience- Bouncing back, leaning in and building true confidence.

17.00-17.10             Conference closing

18.45-19.45             Drinks reception


19.45-22.30             NQS Awards

National Quality Standard Awards

Fitness, Leisure, Hotel Leisure, Staff and Supplier Awards

Music and DJ by Transmitter


Exhibitors and Sponsors at the Conference & Awards:

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors






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