On Tuesday 27 February, in the second of the Chamber’s #AGENDA2018 policy series, sponsored by KPMG and Ulster Bank, leaders from the UK and Irish ICT sectors came together alongside policy makers, experts, commentators, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders for the ICT Seminar ‘Turning a Challenge into an Opportunity’. The purpose of this Seminar was to assess the potential challenges and opportunities presented to the Irish ICT sector as a consequence of Brexit and how best to develop a UK-Ireland Tech Corridor.
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On Monday 26th February, over a hundred policy makers, industry leaders and analysts gathered in the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin 4 for the launch of the Chamber’s #AGENDA2018 policy series, sponsored by KPMG and Ulster Bank. The first Seminar entitled ‘Developing Infrastructure Fit for Purpose’ was an opportunity for national stakeholders to respond to the Government’s newly published National Planning Framework and National Development Plan ‘Ireland 2040: Building Ireland’s Future’.
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The British Irish Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Energy UK held a joint high level Seminar to examine the future energy relationship between the UK and Ireland in a post-Brexit context. Sponsored by SSE Ireland the event was held on 2 February at Carlton House, London.
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On Tuesday 23 January, the Trade Team at the Irish Embassy in London and the Chamber hosted ‘UK-Ireland Trade: Open for Business 2018’. H.E. Ambassador Adrian O’Neill opened the event which was attended by over 125 people. Minister Pat Breen TD, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection gave the Keynote Address.
Our panel discussion was chaired by the Chamber President Eoin O’Neill. Guest panellists for the discussion were: Niamh Breslin, VP Technology UK, IDA; Shane Clarke, Director of Corporate Services, Tourism Ireland; Michael Flynn, Director of Executive Education – Business & Administrative Studies, Trinity College; and Deirdre McPartlin, Regional Manager of UK for Enterprise Ireland. The discussion focused on trade between the two island and the supports available to both protect and grow that trade. There was active participation from audience guests also. The evening was rounded off with a reception and networking. To view more photos of the event click here.
Pictured above (L-R): John McGrane, Director General – British Irish Chamber of Commerce; Minister Pat Breen, TD – Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection; and H.E. Ambassador Adrian O’Neill – Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom.
On Thursday 7 December 2017 the Chamber held a Brexit Discussion and Networking Event in Brussels . The event was kindly hosted by McCann Fitzgerald.
Guests were provided with the lastest observations on Brexit with key insights on the Brexit process. Speakers at the event were Eoin O’Neill, President – British Irish Chamber of Commerce, Robert Madelin, Chair – Fipra International; David Bruck, First Secretary – Brexit (EU-UK Negotiations) Unit, Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU; and John Cronin, Vice President – British Irish Chamber of Commerce.
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On Tuesday 5 December, the British Irish Chamber’s President, Eoin O’Neill, convened the 2017 Q4 Council Meeting. The event was kindly hosted by David Molloy of Arthur Cox at their offices on Earlsfort Terrace. Guest speaker on the night was Lucinda Creighton CEO at Vulcan Consulting and former European Minister and TD.
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On Friday 1 December we were delighted to welcome Ms Frances Hill, the Bank of England’s Agent for Northern Ireland to a breakfast roundtable discussion. The event, which was attended by Chamber members, was kindly hosted by LK Shields.
Agents act as the Bank’s “eyes, ears and voice” in the regions, collecting information about trends and developments across the country, and explaining the Bank’s policy decisions to local businesses, industry and labour groups.
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On Wednesday 29 November the British Irish Chamber of Commerce held a Brexit event at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast. The event ‘Managing Brexit: A Business Response’ which was kindly sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland, was attended by over 200 business people from across the island of Ireland.
Eoin O’Neill, President of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce gave the Opening Address. The panel discussion was emceed by Mark Carruthers of the BBC. Panel speakers were Andrew Henderson, Partner- Eversheds Sutherland; David Sterling, Head of Northern Ireland Civil Service; Julie Sinnamon, CEO – Enterprise Ireland; Liam Reid, Director – Diageo; Stephen Kelly, Manufacturing Northern Ireland; and Aidan Cough, Strategy Policy Director – InterTradeIreland. The Closing Address was given by Peter Curran, Partner – Eversheds Sutherland.
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On Thursday 16 November the British Irish Chamber of Commerce hosted a Seasonal Charity Lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. The Keynote Speaker was former Taoiseach Mr Bertie Ahern and entertainment by provided by comedian Colm O’Regan. The lunch was in aid of the RNLI and was generously sponsored by Tilman Brewin Dolphin, LK Shields, Kennedy Wilson and Morgan McKinley.
The British Irish Chamber of Commerce, The American Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a Brexit Leaders Summit and Networking Reception in Iveagh House on Thursday 26 October. The Guest Speaker was Mr Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The British Irish Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Dublin Chamber, Enterprise Ireland, the IDA and Tourism Ireland hosted Dr. Andrew Parmley, Lord Mayor of the City of London, at lunch on Monday 9th October in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
The British Irish Chamber of Commerce Council Meeting, Reception and Dinner, held on 21 September 2017 at the Marylebone Hotel London, generously sponsored by Deloitte
The British Irish Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala Dinner, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, held at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin on Thursday 7 September 2017
Evros/British Irish Chamber dinner at Cliff Townhouse, Dublin on 3 August 2017
Breakfast event with Minister Fiona Hyslop, 5th July 2017
Culture, Arts, Sports and Tourism: A Post-Brexit Vision to 2020
Life Sciences Trade Mission Wales, 20th June 2017
“Brexit: Preparing For Change” May 18th 2017
“British Irish Business: A New Era of Opportunity” April 19th 2017
Annual Conference and Dinner Dance, March 16th 2017
Two Part SME ICT Event, March 6th 2017
Tilman Brewin Dolphin Event at the RDS, February 1st 2017
Pathfinders Invited Leaders Series Dinner at the RDS, January 26th 2017
Greater Dublin’s Great Than Ever Launch at The Mansion House, 11th January 2017