Past Events (59)

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December 2, 2021
  • IIBN London Christmas Drinks

  • Dec 2, 2021 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: Bentleys, 11-15 Swallow St, London W1B 4DG, United Kingdom
  • Description:

    What better way to round off the year than at a Drinks Party with your Irish friends in London?

    Join us from 6.00pm til late !!!

    Bentley's Bar is 5 minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus Underground Station.

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: christmas drink, networking, london
September 28, 2021
  • IIBN Dublin Networking Evening

  • Sep 28, 2021 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: Henry West, at Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Rd, Dublin 4
  • Description:

    We're back!!!

    Join us in a private room at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday 28th September for our 1st in-person event after a very long 18 months!!!

    In addition to re-acquainting yourself with fellow IIBN members, we will be facilitating direct introductions to new members via our famous Power Networking Pods.

    We look forward to seeing you all soon!


    To register for this event, click "Going" under "Are you Going" on this page.  (Remember: you need to be logged into your IIBN account to use this function.) 



  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: networking, iibn
September 23, 2021
  • The Business Continuity Plan

  • Sep 23, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Location: Zoom
  • Description:

    Join us on Thursday 23rd September for a Webinar, on Business Continuity, when IIBN Member Mags Boland Murphy - Founder/CEO Bofin Consultancy will facilitate the discussion.   

    Here is a link

    When the pandemic hit our shores we all spiralled into a new way of working and a new way of thinking.  This 1 hour workshop from Mags will discuss positive and planned business continuity.  Participants will learn about:
    • Business Continuity Planning 
    • How we have been persuaded into positive progress
    • How to Pivot your business to survive 
    • Developing new revenue routes
    • The importance of knowing your numbers!
    • No such thing as a Bullet Proof Business
    • Trust, Empowerment, Resilience, Understanding

    There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the the webinar. 

    If you are interested in attending, please register on this page and the Zoom link will be sent to you. 

    To register for this event, click "Going" under "Are you

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July 8, 2021
March 16, 2021
  • The Million Dollar Irishman - Chris McGale - Zoom Interview

  • Mar 16, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Zoom Interview
  • Description:

    Join us on Tuesday, 16th March from 1pm to 2pm (GMT) for what promises to be a fascinating interview with Chris McGale, whose new book The Million Dollar Irishman has just been published.  

    Zoom Link for event

    His father died when he was three; his mother died when he was twelve, both the victims of cancer.  He had tuberculosis as a youth while growing up during the Troubles in Northern Ireland and when he was 25 the car in which he was travelling was hit by an articulated lorry, causing severe physical and mental trauma.

    Yet, in spite of all this, he rose to become one of top Stockbrokers in the City of London.

    If you’re looking for a story of someone who overcame some of the worst things life can throw at you, then you can find it all and more in The Million Dollar Irishman, a compelling new book about Chris McGale’s journey from John Street to Wall Street.

    Chris will interviewed by IIBN Chair Conall O’Morain, host o

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November 26, 2020
November 25, 2020
  • "The Impact of Brexit on Commercial Contracts"

  • Nov 25, 2020 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Description:

    Join us on Wednesday, 25th, November 2020 at 11am when Damian Maloney, Partner of Beauchamp's Corporate & Commercial Group our Chapter Sponsor, will discuss "The Impact of Brexit on Commercial Contracts" and will cover the following topics:

    • Contractual arrangements with particular focus on clauses which might be triggered by Brexit
    • Jurisdiction and governing law of contracts
    • Look at potential impact of Brexit on existing commercial law.

    There will be an opportunity to ask a question, but if you have a specific question that you would like answered please email  ahead of the webinar and we will send it to Damian so he can answer it on the day. 


    Here is the zoom link for the event today


    Damian Maloney Bio

    Damian is a talented Partner in the Beauchamp's Corporate & Commercial Group. He has extensive experience across areas of corporate, commercial and company law, including commercial contracts, M&A, FDI, group reorga

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  • Tags: beauchamps, iibn, brexit, commercial contracts, damian maloney, networking
October 27, 2020
  • Fireside Chat with Admiral Mark Mellett, Chief of Staff, Irish Defence Forces

  • Oct 27, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Zoom Interview
  • Description:

    Join us on Tuesday 27th October at 1pm GMT (9am EST for US attendees) where Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Chief of Staff, of the Irish Defence Forces will have a fireside chat with Audrey Browne Gallen, Co-founder Fusebox Communications and IIBN Board Member.

    The conversation will focus on Innovation, Leadership, Diversity Values and what it means to Ireland in having a seat at UN Security Council( the most powerful body in the UN system). 

    To register for this event, simply click "Going" under "Are you Going" on this page.  (You must be logged into your IIBN account to click the "Going" button to register.

    Zoom link for event

    Vice Admiral Mark Mellett has over 40 years’ service as an officer in the Irish Defence Forces and was appointed as Chief of Staff in 2015, having previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Navy.

    Admiral Mellett has extensive experience at home and abroad, including in Afghanistan and Le

  • Created by: Jane Kenny
  • Tags: mark mellett, un security council, iibn, networking
October 22, 2020
  • Interview with Bernard Brogan - Better People Build Better Companies and Teams

  • Oct 22, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Zoom Interview
  • Description:

    Join us on Thursday 22nd October at 1pm GMT (8am EST for US attendees), When Rory Griffith IIBN NY Board Member will Interview Dublin Gaelic Football Legend Bernard Brogan.

    With 7 All-Ireland Medals, 13 Leinster Medals and 4 GAA Football All-Star Awards, as well as Footballer of the Year in 2010, it's safe to say that Bernard is an authority on what it takes to win at the highest level!  The interview will focus on the themes of Entrepreneurship and building better teams.    

    To register for this event, simply click "Going" under "Are you Going" on this page.  (You must be logged into your IIBN account to click the "Going" button to register.)   

    Here is the zoom link:

    Bernard is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a Masters degree in Business Management and Marketing.
    A serial entrepreneur, Bernard is a Co-Founder of PepTalk and its Commercial Director.  He also co-owns the fast-growing PR agency, Legacy Commu

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: bernard brogan, peptalk, gaa, iibn, networking
September 23, 2020
  • Interview with John Fitzpatrick President & CEO of the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, North America

  • Sep 23, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Description:

    We are delighted that New York-based John Fitzpatrick, President & CEO of the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, North America, will join us for a Zoom interview with Ann O'Dea, Founder, Future Human, Co-Founder and CEO of Silicon Republic, on Wednesday 23rd September at 6pm (Dublin) 1pm(EST).

    Here is the zoom link..

    To register for this event, simply click "Going" under "Are you Going" on this page. The Zoom link will be distributed shortly before the event. ( Must be log in to your profile to use this function)

    John Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, North America, has over thirty years of experience in the hotel industry. He began his impressive career in Ireland, where the Fitzpatrick name is synonymous with hospitality. For most of the past three decades, John has overseen the operation of two very successful hotels in New York City where he works diligently with his team to provide guests with an

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  • Tags: iibn, newyork, fitzpatrick hotel
July 15, 2020
  • Opportunities in Hungary and Central & Eastern Europe for Irish Companies

  • Jul 15, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Zoom Webinar
  • Description:

    In association with the Irish Hungarian Business Circle (IHBC), we are delighted to be joined by Ronan Gargan, Irish Ambassador to Hungary, for a discussion about the opportunities for Irish companies in Central & Eastern Europe, on Wednesday, 15th July from 1pm to 2pm (Irish time). 

    Here is the zoom link for the event today 

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    Joining the Ambassador for this panel discussion will be Matty Ryan, Managing Director VISTRA (Hungary) and Pal Jalsovszky Managing Partner, Jalsovszky Law.  

    The discussion will be chaired by IIBN Dublin Board member Susan Hayes-Culleton, CEO of BeckSearch. 

    Register to attend this event with ONE CLICK on the 'Are You Going?' button on this page.

    Feel free to share this event with colleagues of yours who may be interested in doing business in Central and Eastern Europe.     


  • Created by: Jane Kenny
  • Tags: iibn, ihbc, budapest
June 17, 2020
  • Doing Business in New Zealand

  • Jun 17, 2020 from 9:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Description:

    Interested in finding out how to do business in the New Zealand market?

    We are delighted to be joined by Peter Ryan, Ambassador of Ireland to Aotearoa New Zealand and Samoa and Peter Lennox CEO of MetService, on Wedesday, 17th June at 9pm (Irish time) for a discussion about doing business in New Zealand. 

    IIBN Dublin Board Member Susan Hayes Cullenton, CEO BeckSearch, will chair the discussion.

    Here is the Zoom link for the event this evening at 9pm (Dublin)

    Peter Ryan moved to New Zealand in 2018 to open the Irish Embassy there.  Ambassador Ryan has served as Second Secretary and Deputy Head of Mission at the Irish Embassy in Seoul, Korea, before moving to the Embassy of Ireland, Singapore and working for the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources covering ICT, science and energy policy in the Asia-Pacific Region.  After that, he was appointed Director of the Asia-Europe Foundation in Singapore bef

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  • Tags: iibn, networking, ibnz
June 10, 2020
  • Making Virtual Collaboration Competitive for the New Normal

  • Jun 10, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Description:

    As Companies begin to move on from social distancing and home-based work, we are asking ourselves the question, how successful will Virtual Collaboration be when we enter the New Normal?


    Here is the zoom like if you would like to join us .. 

    Has your organisation made virtual collaboration work?

    Can you compete virtually against organisations that go back to co-location?

    IIBN Corporate member VISION Consulting considers these questions and offers advice on making virtual collaboration effective for companies. We invite business leaders to engage in a conversation about the challenges and opportunities that exist.

    The webinar will be delivered by VISION’s thought leader, Dr. Charles Spinosa and lead mobiliser coach, Anna Fiddler.


  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: virtual collaboration, vison, working for home
June 4, 2020
  • Leadership and the Team in this New World

  • Jun 4, 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Description:

    What will the future workplace look like?   

    We are delighted that New York-based Ronan Dunne, EVP & CEO Verizon Consumer Group, will join us for a discussion with Conall O Móráin, IIBN Dublin Chair, about the nature of Leadership and the role of the Team in this new world.  

    Here is the zoom link if you would like to join us...

    Ronan Dunne is executive vice president and CEO of Verizon Consumer Group. He leads the teams responsible for providing wireline voice, data and TV products and services and wireless connected experiences to more than 100 million consumers every day. In addition, his teams are helping to build the first 5G technology network that will redefine how customers live, work and play.

    Prior to this, Ronan was executive vice president and president of Verizon Wireless, responsible for all aspects of Wireless’ strategy, product development, marketing, operations, customer care and digital operations. He l

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  • Tags: ronan dunne, iibn, conal, conall o móráin, kmcogroup, verizon, mapall
May 27, 2020
  • “Fighting Misinformation during a Pandemic” with CNN's Donie O' Sullivan

  • May 27, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Description:
    Join us for conversation with CNN Reporter Donie O'Sullivan who tries to help make sense of recent trends and challenges regarding facts, news, and misinformation as governments across the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Using false information with the intention to mislead is a technique that has been around a long time, well before we were all connected online. The internet has allowed these techniques to scale and spread, and that means we all are becoming increasingly challenged in distinguishing fact from fiction.  
    IIBN''s New York Board Member, Kevin Murphy, will have a conversation with CNN's Donie O' Sullivan to discuss this and we hope you can join us.  

    This event is at 5pm (Dublin time) on Wednesday, 27th May.

     Please use the zoom link below if you would like to join us.


    Donie O'Sullivan CNN Reporter

    Donie O'Sullivan is a CNN reporter covering the intersection of technology and politics. He is

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  • Tags: iibn, cnn, networking, virtual events
May 21, 2020
  • Executive education class “The Four Pillars of Productivity” FLP programme (Limited Spaces)

  • May 21, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Description:

    IIBN is delighted to welcome IIBN member Dr Richard McKinnon of WorkLifePsych to deliver this executive education class “The Four Pillars of Productivity”, a webinar focused on principles to support productive and sustainable work.

    Dr Richard’s approach involves a new kind of productivity training for professionals - a pragmatic approach to getting more of the right things done, in the right way, at the right time.

    This programme has been designed with the modern professional in mind. Anyone who feels they have too much to do, too little time to do it, and a desire to do something about this.

    The main session will be followed by a Q&A. Dr Richard will also share the white paper that accompanies this course.

    This event is part of the IIBN Future Leaders Programme, a mentoring programme which connects the next generation of Irish executives with successful Irish entrepreneurs and business professionals. The programme is designed to identify and assist young Irish executives who are looki

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: executive education, iibn
May 13, 2020
  • Building business resilience - how to survive and thrive beyond Covid-19

  • May 13, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Webinar
  • Description:

    This is an essential webinar for business owners looking to survive the coming months and to build resilience in their business so that they exit the current situation in a strong position. 

    Our panel will discuss the support available to companies right now, but also what businesses need to put in place for success in the long term. Having navigated a number of recessions, they have a wealth of experience to share with the IIBN membership.

    Zoom link to register


    This webinar will be moderated by the journalist Tadgh Enright. With almost two decades of experience in 24 hour broadcast news at Sky News, CNN International and RTÉ News, Tadhg has worked across multiple genres including news and current affairs, specialising in business and economics.  



    Meet the panel:

    Melissa Moyle - Partner, Dorsey & Whitney


    Melissa is a real estate partner in the London office of Dorsey & Whitney LLP.   

    Melissa is experienced in al

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May 12, 2020
  • Build Your Dream Network - GIFT programme (Limited Spaces)

  • May 12, 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Description:

    The executive education class will be delivered via webinar from New York, by IIBN member Kelly Hoey. You can see Kelly in action in this short video. She offers a modern approach to networking with practical strategies on how to connect for success in the social media age. Kelly’s approach is more valuable than ever at a time when we need to network away from the usual events format.  

    This event is part of the The IIBN GIFT (Global Irish Female EnTrepreneur) Programme,which is designed to assist female entrepreneurs who have achieved a certain level of scale in their business and are looking to take their business to a higher level.

    Email to reserve your space..

    About the speaker:

    Kelly Hoey is a networking expert, professional speaker and author of “Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World”.

    Kelly is a speaker on the topic of networking and career advancement, including networking into leadership roles, t

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  • Tags: iibn, gift, networking
April 22, 2020
  • Human Resources essentials - in and beyond Covid 19

  • Apr 22, 2020 from 9:30am to 10:30am
  • Location: Webinar
  • Description:


    Join IIBN for this insightful IIBN webinar full of essential information for employers and employees trying to navigate the current lockdown.

    Two of IIBN’s leading Human Resources experts - Elma O’Reilly, Founder of Parallel London and Caroline McEnery of The HR Suite (Ireland) - will discuss the issues that organisations are facing right now, the support available, pitfalls to avoid and what companies need to think about beyond Covid 19. The panel will be moderated by Brendan Morahan, Director of Invennt.

    To register for this event, click "Going" under "Are you Going" on this page. The Zoom link will be distributed shortly before the event.

    With the landscape and associated guidelines changing almost daily, this will be an invaluable session on how you and your company can be as prepared as possible for the current situation and the months ahead.

    Many IIBN members have been in touch seeking advice and guidance at this challenging time and we are delighted to give you this opportunit

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March 31, 2020
  • CANCELLED: Brexit 2020 - So Now What?

  • Mar 31, 2020 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Metro Bank, 1 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B 5HA
  • Description:

    We regret to advise that due to the Coronavirus situation we have made the decision to postpone this event.

    We apologise for any inconvenience.

    Join us for what is set to be a lively discussion around the next steps of the UK's departure from the EU. 

    Further details of panelists to be announced shortly. 

    Thanks to our hosts Metro Bank, Holborn for kindly hosting this event. 

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