11TH MAY - 10:00 AM

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Navigating Your Business in the New World.

A workshop designed to introduce you what are the trends and strategies that industry leaders apply so you are ready to adapt to the new normal.

Webinar Description

COVID-19 has changed what business leadership looks like, now and for the foreseeable future. Smart leaders are adapting their strategies to this new work environment. Leading a business in the post-pandemic world means shifting not only your management methods, but your mindset about what it means to be a collective business team.

What will the Webinar cover?



We will talk more thoroughly about topics like Brexit, HK protest, and CNY.



We will see what impact the pandemic has had on the fashion industry.



We will discover the future trends related to people, digital and sustainability.

Who is the Webinar for?

In this webinar you can see what you can do to rethink and adapt your approach as a leader in the COVID-19 era.

The Speakers


Taste 4 Success Skillnet

The Taste 4 Success Skillnet represents a significant, innovative and strategic collaboration between a growing number of member companies across a number of specific food and beverage sub-sectors, such as production, processing, artisan and services.

The Taste 4 Success Skillnet started out with a small group of 16 companies in 1999 based in the north west of Ireland, and since then it has grown its membership to over four hundred active members across a national base.

The network offers training programmes and to give support, impetus and trainee numbers in order to run cost effective and localised training for its members. To become a member of the network (free membership)  click here to find out more.



TrainedIn has been helping these very people during the COVID-19 Crisis by hosting webinars to connect them with potential clients.

In 2019, our founder, Sorcha Finucane, conceptualised the idea of TrainedIn. It’s mission? To make researching and booking training courses so much easier.

As TrainedIn was being built, Sorcha realised that she could use the technology to help with another subject she felt passionately about: enhancing sustainability for small businesses and freelancers.

TrainedIn launched in April 2020. Yes, right at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown. (The first one…!) Throughout the year, TrainedIn has been running free webinars to connect freelancers and small training businesses to potential clients. Our promise is always to match highly skilled professionals with the individuals and businesses looking for their services.


Sebastien Barillot

Sebastien Barillot is the CEO and Founder of Whysebird, a specialist advisor to the luxury and fashion industry which provides support and expert advice to brands globally.

Prior to establishing Whysebird, Mr. Barillot spent 7 years at Burberry where he held a number of senior positions. During this time, Mr Barillot played an instrumental role in setting the foundations of the Burberry quality systems, helping to improve the unique customer experience and brand positioning through the elevation of product quality and consistency. Most recently, Mr Barillot was responsible for the creation and implementation of the Industrialisation Division, which ensured product consistency across European markets. Previous to that, Mr. Barillot led a global team in the UK, Europe and Asia which had responsibility for defining best practices and standards across the entire Burberry product spectrum.

Prior to Burberry, Mr. Barillot worked for Aubade, a luxury French lingerie brand, as the Head of Innovation and Products. Mr Barillot held this position for 3 years.

Mr. Barillot also spent 6 years at Carrefour Commercial and Marketing HQ in Paris as a Product Quality Lead, managing an international team in Spain, Turkey and Morocco.

Mr. Barillot has a Master’s Degree in Fashion Textile Engineering and holds a certification for coaching Business Executives and Senior Leaders.

Mr Barillot has worked with the board of directors of several brands, including the Advisory Board of Chargeurs-PCC (product supplier to various luxury brands), the Advisory Board of 37.5/Cocona (an innovative technology supplier to the fashion industry) and the Global Annual Meeting of UL (a leading global certification and compliance organization). He is a member of the Association for Coaching (AC) and a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). He has played rugby for 15 years at semi-professional level.

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