A quick note to say a big thank you for your inspirational talk at the Big Event. It was a pleasure to hear about your experiences and your perspective on a whole range of topics, especially the concept of failure. I have come back to the UK bursting with enthusiasm and ideas, largely thanks to you – many thanks indeed.


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Aramark Global Conference

The theme of the conference, attended by 150 delegates from across the Globe, was “Winning through Collaboration in Challenging Times”, reflecting both the difficult environment companies and individuals are presently facing, in a tough economic climate, and providing encouragement and inspiration to the attendees in terms of International Leadership.

Pat was a key note speaker on the importance of the focus in the challenging times ahead and the importance of the team globally to adapt to the challenge of change in a united front to succeed.

There are 220,000 people world wide working for ARAMARK
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Over 280 agents from 20 countries in the Caribbean came to Ireland on an incentive break organised by Sagicor.

Pat was the Key note speaker at their conference in the Rits Carlton in Powerscourt Wicklow.

Sagicor has recently expanded into America and Europe.

Pat's presentation focused on "Live Local, Think Global"

Sagicor is a diverse regional Group operating in 20 countries across the Caribbean and in the United States. Since 1842, two years after it was established, the Group has maintained its regional approach to providing insurance and financial services.

Over the years, the Group has changed to meet the challenges of its environment and the needs of its policyholders and customers while remaining steadfast in its adherence to the principles of financial prudence and strong market discipline.

The Group is uniquely positioned to meet the challenges of this new century and to take its place on the global stage as the leading indigenous Caribbean financial services institution, one that understands the needs and shares the aspirations of all the people in the region to expand into a world market.
This is Pat's third presentation to a leadership group in the Bank of Ireland which runs over a two month period. Dealing with using the best from with in the organization and developing full potential.

Past presentation deals with Leadership, Challenge and change as well as the art of risk taking. Pat draws on his experience of his corporate life as well as his adventure life to show the importance of developing the team.
The Pipelife Group is a JV between Wienerberger and Solvay. It is one of the world's leading Plastic Pipes and Fittings groups. It is now active in 29 countries and operates 30 factories with 2,800 employees achieving pro-forma sales of 823 m Euro.

Pat was a Key note speaker at their Conference help in the Park Hotel in Killarney. Managers from their 29 countries attended. The conference was followed by teambuilding events held at Lord Brandons Cottage in the Black Valley.

Pats presentation focused on "A Team For Life" Challenge, Change, and the importance of individuals within the team working together to achieve targets.
Margaret Sweeney President of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce introduced Pat Falvey, adventurer and explorer and Niall Quinn Chairman of Sunderland to a packed audience of 400 business participants at their yearly Sports lunch at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin.

Pat spoke about his life as a businessman, an adventurer and explorer and related the need to have a positive attitude. Over lunch he brought them to the top of the world and to the ends of our earth. in a colourful entertaining presentation that was different, entertaining and that intrigued a captive audience.

Niall gave a colourful insight in to their buy out of Sunderland, his experiences of playing for Ireland, his friendships with both Jackie Charlton and Roy Keane.

One of Pats comments in his presentations he said.

"To succeed in Sport, adventure and business the attributes for success are the same. You need a great team to achieve our greatest success's.....

In the building of a team you need positive individuals with good leaders all with the same focus and working together in unity to achieve success. "
The Institute Of Proffessional Auctioneers & Valuers AGM and Annual conference was held at The Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin.
Guest Speakers: Pat Falvey, John Tierney Dublin City Manager and Owen O'Neill, director of lending with Anglo Irish Bank.

Pat presentation dealt with challenge, change, self belief and the importance of seeing the glass half full rather then half empty. He gave an insight to his life as a business man and an adventurer and an Explorer. Pat having been an auctioneer in his early days had a deep understanding of how the property markets operate. Pat was a past member of I.P.A.V. At the end the conference Pat received an honorary membership of I.P.A.V.

At the dinner that evening Brian Lenihan was guest of Honour.

Testimonal: Fintan McNamara
Chief Executive of I.P.A.V when on to write about Pat.

"Our members found your presentation absolutely refreshing and inspirational.

The feats you achieved against the most adverse conditions are a timely lesson to all of us experiencing challenging circumstances in either our professional or personal lives. In addition, you have provided, and continue to provide, a unique opportunity to many people to take on a challenge that they would heretofore have only dreamt of.

Your zest and enthusiasm for life is also present everywhere in your presentation which was given in a totally professional style tinged with good humour and bonhomie.

Best wishes in your future endeavours of which I know there will be many."
Pat gave a presentation on the importance of tourism in Ireland and the need for all the community to work towards promoting its area.

The new Tourist development plan details for Glengarriff was briefed to the audience by Colm McCarthy which was followed by a motivation presentation by Pat.

Even though Pat has traveled extensively throughout the world, he stated there is nowhere he would prefer to live, then here in Ireland.

"I'm very fortunate to come from one of the most beautiful countries in the world and while on expeditions I dream of coming home. We should be proud of our landscape, seascape and our traditions and culture"

He congratulated all of those involved in promoting Glengarriff and wished them the best of luck in the future in extending their season.

He also launched their new walking brochure and their new marketing plan for the area.

A great night was had by all following Pats presentation there was music, craic and ceol in the Park Hotel in Glengarriff.
Head Space was hosted by Limerick Institute of Technology

Pat Spoke on issues very close to his heart on the need to tackle the issues of depression in our over stressed society. He talked on the importance of Self esteem, respect, confidence and belief in one self and how we have lost the sense of spirituality in the western world and the effect it has on us as individuals, communities and families. How he himself coped with the stresses of having succeeded and failed in his own life and fought the curse of depression by changing his aspirations and goals rebuild himself to face the challenges that life has thrown at him. His presentation dealt with how not to be afraid of failure and to see one's set backs as lessons to be learnt from and using them to having a successful life. Another great presentation was given by Dr. Terry Lynch, Medical Practitioner, Psychotherapist and Author. His presentation complimented Pat’s on dealing with the ‘Positive Approaches to Mental Health’
Pat was a guest speaker as Bank of Ireland Mespil House. This is a series of motivational presentation being given by Pat for the bank of Ireland management staff from aroung the world on Risk, Challenge, change, motivation and goal setting.
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