In October 2018, alumni gathered at Mutual of America in New York for a panel discussion and networking reception. The theme was “Marketing and Converting Leads in a Saturated Market: Winning Strategies to Optimise your Sales Funnel into 2019” and was moderated by Trevor Madigan, CEO, The Vision Lab and North American Advisory Board member. Panellists were Julie Kavanagh, Salesforce, Kevin Lowe, NewsWhip, Stephen Smith, Link AKC and Ross Hartnett, Snapchat Inc.
The following evening, the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School hosted its 16th Annual New York Benefit Dinner at the Metropolitan Club on Fifth Avenue with over 250 guests, including members of the School’s North American Advisory Board, UCD alumni and friends of the University. The honourees of the evening were Aidan Connolly, CEO, Cainthus and Helen Doody, managing director of Abbey Capital. In February 2019, New York-based alumni joined the North American Advisory Board members at The Harvard Club for the launch of Aidan Connolly’s new book “2-1-4-3: Plan Your Explosive Business Growth”.