Brexit will dominate the Killarney Economic Conference which begins later today.
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will deliver the opening address of the two-day gathering which is being held in The Brehon Hotel.
Leading political, economic and academic figures from Britain and Ireland are attending the event.
Organisers say that at this year’s Killarney Economic Conference, political, economic and civic leaders will debate the impact of Brexit as the process of the UK leaving the European Union appears to enter its final phase.
The gathering will examine the future of Anglo-Irish relations post-Brexit as well as its impact on banking regulations, business and the law.
At last year’s inaugural event, DUP leader Arlene Foster told the conference that Brexit was not about pulling up a drawbridge and cutting off Northern Ireland from its nearest neighbours.
This year’s speakers include the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Ed Sibley, Chief Operations Officer of Ryanair, Peter Bellew, the UK’s former Europe Minister, Denis MacShane and Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Brexit, Lisa Chambers.