Joe Schmidt added to The Pendulum Summit line-up

Ireland’s largest summit, powered by Three, announces new speakers

16th November 2015: The Pendulum Summit, one of the world’s top international business and self-empowerment events and Ireland’s largest summit, today announced that Ireland’s head rugby coach, Joe Schmidt, has been added to the line-up of speakers. The event will take place in Dublin on 8th January 2016.

The summit, which is sponsored by Three, will be headlined by Tony Robbins, who is widely considered the world’s number one life and business strategist. Rasmus Ankersen, a bestselling author, entrepreneur, expert on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world, has also been added to the bill.

New Zealand-born Joe Schmidt has won back-to-back Six Nations Championships with the Irish rugby team since taking up the head coach position in 2013. Prior to this, Schmitt was head coach with Leinster Rugby, bringing unprecedented success to the province, reaching six finals and winning four trophies in three years. A true leader, Schmidt is known for his forensic approach to coaching, the expectation he has of his players and his demand for excellence and he will be sharing the key to his leadership success at the event.

Speaking about the announcement, Joe Schmidt said “We have benefitted from a really positive partnership with Three in recent years and it’s great that they are supporting Pendulum Summit. For me, I’m keen to get along to hear from some of the outstanding speakers. I am always looking to learn and at the same time it’ll be good to share a few ideas on January 8.”

Founder and Event Director of the Pendulum Summit, Frankie Sheehan commented: “Joe is one of the greatest leaders that I have ever come across. His modest manner combined with an insatiable appetite to win is what separates Joe from other leaders.”

Eóin MacManus, Business Director at Three added: “As sponsors of the Irish rugby team, we have had a great working relationship with Joe for a number of years. We are delighted that this working relationship is now extending from the pitch to the stage. We are very pleased to be part of this unique and inspiring event and are looking forward to seeing all it has to offer in January.”

The MC for the event is Founder & CEO at Diaspora Matters, Kingsley Aikins.  Aikins is also Chairman of LinkedFinance, Ireland’s first crowd funding company aimed at SMEs, and is co-founder of Networking Matters which helps institutions and individuals develop strategies for networking and building long term sustainable relationships.

Previous Pendulum Summit speakers have included renowned Indian-American omit author, public speaker and physician, Deepak Chopra, and Canadian Astronaut, Chris Hadfield. Tickets are available at