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On Thursday 4 October 2018, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce urged small and medium-sized enterprises to urgently plan for a post-Brexit world with alterations to trading ties with the UK as it held its sixth #Agenda2018 seminar in Galway in association with KPMG and Ulster Bank

With over 40% of Irish SME exports going to the UK, regional business leaders and policymakers from both sides of the Irish Sea came together to address the significant challenges and limited opportunities that Brexit has brought for SMEs in the UK and Ireland. The #Agenda2018 event entitled ‘Supporting SMEs in a post-Brexit World’ was held in advance of Budget 2019 and within the scope of a critical period in Brexit negotiations between the EU and UK. 

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On Thursday 6 September 2018, The British Irish Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Gala Dinner in Dublin.

The event, attended by five hundred guests, was sponsored by Bank of Ireland featured keynote addresses from Bank of Ireland Group CEO, Francesca McDonagh and former UK Ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers.

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On Wednesday 5 September 2018, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce hosted its ‘#Agenda 2018 – Business, Politics and Brexit: Agri-Food’ seminar organised in association with KPMG and Ulster Bank in Dublin.

The fifth in its series, the #Agenda2018 seminar was an opportunity for business leaders, policy makers and representative organisations in the agri-food sector to discuss the impact of Brexit on the industry. Panellists from leading exporters and the large agri-food ecosystem also outlined how they can forge a shared future for both sectors across the Irish Sea.

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On Thursday 28 July, the Chamber was delighted to host the The Barclays’ Business Breakfast in our Offices at 13 Merrion Square North, Dublin 2.

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At an event focused on the future of Irish interconnection, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce has stressed the critical importance of the Celtic and Greenlink interconnectors in mitigating the risks of Brexit on Ireland’s energy policy.

Leading business leaders, policymakers and regulators from the energy community came together yesterday evening to debate the provision of safe, secure, reliable and affordable energy supply for consumers in a context of significant regional and international uncertainty.

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Roundtable Meeting with Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform; Paschal Donohoe TD

On Monday 18 June, The British Irish Chamber’s Policy Committee Chairs met with Minister Paschal Donohoe TD to discuss Budget 2019.

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A positive relationship between the EU and the UK, and between Ireland and the UK, is in all of our interests – Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, updated prominent business and political leaders from across the UK and Ireland on the Government’s current approach to Brexit negotiations at the Chamber’s annual networking dinner in the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday 30 May.

A key milestone in the Chamber’s #AGENDA2018 event series sponsored by KPMG and Ulster Bank, the dinner brought together 450 influential figures from the worlds of business, investment and politics to hear the keynote speech by the Tánaiste and an update from the President of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce Eoin O’Neill as to how businesses can mitigate risks associated with the current uncertainty in Brexit talks. 

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Leading politicians from both sides of the Irish Sea, pro-Brexit campaigners and Brussels insiders came together to debate the current political impasse in Brexit negotiations and the Big Principles that should frame the future customs arrangement between the EU and UK at our #AGENDA2018 Brexit Seminar, sponsored by KPMG and Ulster Bank last Wednesday.

Photos from the Seminar are available to view at the following link here.

 

At a Conference convened in London on 10 May by the Chamber’s Patron, Niall FitzGerald KBE DSA, the Chamber urged policymakers to harness the limited opportunities of Brexit to enhance collaboration between universities and research institutes on both sides of the Irish Sea. 

The ‘Developing a UK-Ireland Higher Education and Research Partnership’ conference, sponsored by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), brought together for the first time leading Ministers, policymakers, educators, researchers and employers from across the UK and Ireland to identify specific initiatives to enhance cooperation post-Brexit.

Photos from the event are available here.

 

On Thursday 26 April, the Chamber’s #AGENDA2018 policy series kindly sponsored by KPMG and Ulster Bank continued in London with “International Financial Services in Ireland and the UK in a post-Brexit world”. EU market access for UK financial services post-Brexit and Ireland’s position as a sectoral hub were the subjects for discussion by British and Irish politicians, regulators and business leaders at the seminar.

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 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. 

Photos from the event are available here.

 

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.  

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Evros/British Irish Chamber dinner at Cliff Townhouse, Dublin on 3 August 2017

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Breakfast event with Minister Fiona Hyslop, 5th July 2017

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Culture, Arts, Sports and Tourism: A Post-Brexit Vision to 2020 

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Life Sciences Trade Mission Wales, 20th June 2017

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“Brexit: Preparing For Change” May 18th 2017

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“British Irish Business: A New Era of Opportunity” April 19th 2017

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Annual Conference and Dinner Dance, March 16th 2017

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Two Part SME ICT Event, March 6th 2017

Unlock Ireland – What’s new in Ireland for UK businesses 

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 ‘Doing business in Britain for Irish SME Tech companies’ 

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Tilman Brewin Dolphin Event at the RDS, February 1st 2017

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British Irish Chamber of Commerce. Brexit seminar in association with Brewin Dolphin, held in the RDS, Dublin. February 2017

 

Pathfinders Invited Leaders Series Dinner at the RDS, January 26th 2017

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Greater Dublin’s Great Than Ever Launch at The Mansion House, 11th January 2017

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