Past Events (50)

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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

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • 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

  • Created by: Angela Sammon
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

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: iibn, gift, networking
May 6, 2020
  • Cian O'Connor - Olympic Medalist on Determination, Pressure and Success

  • May 6, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Description:

    Next stop on our Virtual Event Tour, Karlswood Stables!

    We are very excited to have Olympic medalist Cian O' Connor join us for a lunch time chat, on the business of showjumping and preparing for his third Olympics. We will be looking into what it takes to suceed in the elite sport and the mindset required to get to the top of the game and stay there. 

    Cian is one of the longest standing members of the Irish Showjumping Team with over 125 senior caps. Competing as a show jumper since the age of 14, he is Ireland’s only Olympic medallist in the sport, having achieved a Bronze Medal in individual show jumping at London 2012 on the horse Blue Loyd.

    He was first selected to represent his country at the age of 18, and has gone on to add many medals to his trophy cabinet in the two decades since. These include a Team Gold Medal and an Individual Bronze at the European Show Jumping Championships at Gothenburg in 2017, together with a Team Gold Medal in 2019 at the Barcelona Nations Cup Final,

  • Created by: Fiona Craughan
May 1, 2020
  • Stellar Lineup for Panel Discussion on Ireland's Cyber Security Challenges and Role in Global Arena

  • May 1, 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Description:

    In this virtual event we will continue the vital discussion that took place at ‘The National Security Summit’ in February 2020, where Government, Enterprise and Academia came together to interrogate the challenges that Ireland face in the global Cyber Security arena.  

    We will look at the critical role Ireland has to play in cyber security and its’ impact within the Global Cyber Security landscape which has not only an impact on the economy and businesses but could significantly damage Ireland’s reputation.

    Enda Brady, Sky News Reporter, will chair a Virtual Panel Discussion with:
    •   Danny McCoy, CEO of IBEC 
    •   Jacky Fox, MD of Accenture Ireland and Vice Chair Cyber Ireland
    •   Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Templar Executives EMEA
    •   Des Ryan, Director of Solutions and Cyber Security at Microsoft  


    Join us here

    Using New Platform "GoToWebinar" for this event so please give yourself time to log in


    Some of the areas for disc

  • Created by: Fiona Craughan
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

  • Created by: Angela Sammon
April 15, 2020
  • "Leadership Principles Under Pressure" with Stuart Lancaster, former Head of England Rugby"

  • Apr 15, 2020 from 12:50pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Description:

    Leadership Principles Under Pressure

    Stuart Lancaster (honorary Irishman) will be joining us for our second virtual event on the 15th April to talk us through Leadership Principles Under Pressure.
    The former head coach of the English Rugby Team and current senior coach of Leinster Rugby has vast experience at operating under pressure at the highest level, both individually and with teams. 
    He was hailed as an inspirational coach by the Leinster players following the sides victory over Racing 92 in the 2018 Champions Cup final.
    Stuart is a regular creater of content on Linkedin offering his wisdom through many different articles and podcasts on leadership, sharing his findings and experience with being a leader in an elite sport.
    Stuart will speak for 30 minutes followed by a Q&A session  
    To receive the zoom link for this event you must click "Going" under the "Are You Going" option on this
  • Created by: Fiona Craughan
  • Tags: stuart lancaster, iibn, networking, virtual, events
April 7, 2020
  • "Mind Magic" with World Renowned Hypnotist and Brain Hacker, Keith Barry

  • Apr 7, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Description:

    IIBN goes Virtual!!

    Our first ever Virtual event will take place next Tuesday, 7th April when we have the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker, Keith Barry, for a not-to-be-missed presentation.  His mind-blowing skills have been showcased in over forty international television shows.  Keith’s latest RTE TV series "The Keith Barry Experience" aired last year with a second season currently in filming.  And next week, he's going to teach all of us how to hack our own minds!  

    In Keith's ‘Mind Magic’ event, he will reveal how we can tap into our subconscious minds to break through barriers, disrupt unhealthy thought patterns and exceed expectations, both in our business and personal lives.  

    As a leading expert in influence and persuasion, Keith will also share with us information on how to communicate ideas more effectively using NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) strategies such as modelling, pacing, leading and yes-setting.  This is an event not to be missed.

    There a

  • Created by: Fiona Craughan
  • Tags: #iibn, #networking, #connectivity, #keith barry, #global irish
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. 

  • Created by: Angela Sammon
March 16, 2020
  • Cancelled - IIBN New York - ‘An Evening with Connacht Rugby'

  • Mar 16, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: Bank of Ireland’s Innovation Lab, 2 Grand Central Tower, NY 10017
  • 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.

    IIBN NY and Connacht Rugby are to delighted to invite you to a panel dicussion with former Irish internationals Eric Elwood and Gavin Duffy; Rugby United New York (RUNY) owner, James Kennedy; and Connacht Rugby's Chief Executive, Willie Ruane.  
    The event takes place on Monday, 16th March at Bank of Ireland’s Innovation Lab, 2 Grand Central Tower, NY 10017.
    You can Register for this event with ONE-CLICK on the 'Going' button on this page.  (NOTE: You must be a registered member of this site to register for this event.  If you have not yet registered a profile on this site, simply click the Sign Up button on the top right of the Home Page.)
    If you don't have a profile on the site go to "sign up" to add your profile
    We would like to thank Bank of Ireland for hosting this event and look forward to seeing you there.
    Please feel free t
  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: iibn, new york, connectivity, connacht rugby
  • IIBN at Sotheby's

  • Mar 16, 2020 from 8:30am to 10:00am
  • Location: London
  • Description:

    IIBN is delighted to partner once again with Sotheby's for a private viewing and breakfast for IIBN Patron Members. 

    Please note this event is by invitation only and is not open to the General Membership. 

    This private event will include a tour of the collection of "44 Fitzwilliam Square", a collection of works from the estate of the late Patrick Kelly. Further information on the collection is available in the link below. 

    The IIBN Patron Membership Programme is open to those who have achieved particular success in their career and are experts in their sector. The membership includes C-Suite, Company Founders, Investors and established Entrepreneurs.

    For further information on becoming an IIBN Patron Member, please contact Angela Sammon on


  • Created by: Angela Sammon
March 4, 2020
  • New York Launch of IIBN Future Leaders Programme

  • Mar 4, 2020 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Location: 230 Fifth
  • Description:

    The Board of IIBN New York would like to invite you to the launch of the IIBN Future Leaders Program, a mentoring initiative which connects the next generation of Irish executives with successful Irish entrepreneurs and business professionals.

    Come along to find out more about the program, learn about the importance of mentorship and network with industry peers.  

    We will have a panel discussion on the ‘benefits of mentorship’ and plenty of time for networking.   

    This event is organized by the Future Leaders Board of the IIBN New York chapter. FLB participants are typically between the ages of 25 and 35, and have demonstrated high potential characteristics within their career to date.

    IIBN is a global business network for Irish and Irish Americans, or those who have an interest in Irish business relationships and Irish networking groups. Headquartered in London, IIBN is comprised of one centralized organization, IIBN Global, and a number of local chapters, including IIBN London, New Y

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: iibn flp
February 26, 2020
  • IIBN Quiz Evening (with a difference!)

  • Feb 26, 2020 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm
  • Location: First Floor, Doheny & Nesbitt, 5 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2
  • Description:

    A Quiz night for non-Quiz aficionados!!

    Following on from the success of our recent Drinks & Networking Reception at the Stephens Green Club we are hosting a Quiz & Networking Evening at Doheny & Nesbitt on Wednesday, 26th February. 

    Questions will be designed to facilitate discussion at the Table - not necessarily to identify the genuises in the room! 

    Sample Question: On what day of the week was September 11, 2001?

    Teams of 5 will be formed at random to maximise the networking opportunities.  There will be two shorter quizzes instead of one longer one, so everyone will be on two teams during the evening (and there will be two sets of prizes to be won!!!)

    Early registration is advised (with ONE-CLICK when logged into your IIBN account) as the last event was overbooked and needed a Waiting List. 

    Friends/Guests must register on the IIBN site in order to attend.  



  • Created by: Jane Kenny
  • Tags: iibn quiz evening, iibn dublin
February 25, 2020
  • IIBN London Targeted Networking Drinks

  • Feb 25, 2020 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
  • Location: The Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue
  • Description:
    THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY. Please message us if you want to be added to the waiting list
    IIBN has had a large increase in new members over 2019 and we want to start 2020 with an event that gives everyone an opportunity to engage with new and current IIBN members.
    This targeted networking event will see every attendee introduced to 5 others that they will not have met previously. These small groups will be formed in advance, based on likely areas of interest.  
    To enable us to form groups that best suit the needs of attendees we would be very grateful if you could click GOING in the Are You Going drop-down menu at the top right of the page.
    We opened the New Year with a similar event in Dublin in January and it was hugely successful. Don't miss out!
  • Created by: Angela Sammon
January 30, 2020
  • New Chapter Launch - IIBN Munster

  • Jan 30, 2020 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: The River Lee Hotel, Western Road, Cork
  • Description:

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Chapter in Munster.

    With so many fantastic businesses in Munster we wanted to create the same opportunity as we have for our other chapters, facilitating greater communication and connectivity between successful Irish entrepreneurs and business people all over the world with a view to identifying and exploiting new business opportunities.

    We have a fantastic lineup of entrepreneurs from Munster for our panel discussion with Conall O'Morain, Grainne Dwyer founder of Stori Creative, Damien Kennedy founder of WheyHey and Orlaith Ryan founder of Shorla. 

    A very special thank you to The Doyle Collections, River Lee Hotel for hosting the event. We look forward to seeing you all there. 

    Please click to register your attendance here.............

  • Created by: Fiona Craughan
January 23, 2020
  • IIBN Dublin Networking Evening (with a Difference!)

  • Jan 23, 2020 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Stephen Green Club, 9 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, D02 C891
  • Description:
    We have had a large increase in new members over 2019 and we want to start 2020 with an event that gives members an opportunity for them to engage with new and current IIBN members.  
    Every attendee will be introduced to 5 other attendees they will not have met previously, through small groups we will form in advance, based on likely areas of interest.  
    To enable us to form groups that best suit the needs of attendees we would be very grateful if you could click GOING in the Are You Going drop-down menu at the top right of page.
    We ran a similar event to this last September and it was a huge success, so make sure to register early!!
  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: iibn, dublin, networking, connectivity, entrepreneur
December 19, 2019
  • IIBN Dublin Christmas Drinks

  • Dec 19, 2019 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Location: Doheny & Nesbitt, 5 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2
  • Description:

    Join IIBN Members and friends in one of Dublin's most historic pubs, Doheny & Nesbitt, for this year's "Jingle and Mingle". 

    Raise a glass to the festive season and to business success in 2019!

    Register with ONE-CLICK by hitting the "Are you Going?" drop-down menu on this event page. 

  • Created by: Angela Sammon
  • Tags: dublin, christmas drinks, iibn
December 10, 2019
  • IIBN London Christmas Drinks

  • Dec 10, 2019 from 6:30pm to 11:30pm
  • Location: Rotunda Bar and Restaurant, King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
  • Description:

    IIBN is pleased to announce that this year's London Drinks will also feature a Christmas Pop Up with some beautiful Irish brands for your last minute Christmas Shopping. 

    Confirmed brands include Triia Jewellery, Riona Treacy, Katie Mullally, Melissa Curry, Martha Lynn Milinery,

    The traders will be in place from 5pm to 7.30pm, outside the entrance to the Rotunda Bar and Restaurant entrance in the main King's Place building in Kings Cross.

    The Christmas Drinks will take place from 6.30pm to close.

    As always, this event is open to members and friends so please feel free to bring a guest or two!

    To register, simply click "Going" on this page.

  • Created by: Angela Sammon
  • Tags: christmas drinks, christmas, mingle, jingle, networking
December 4, 2019
  • IIBN New York Christmas Drinks

  • Dec 4, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Printers Alley, 215 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018
  • Description:

    Join us for the IIBN New York "Jingle and Mingle" Christmas drinks on Wednesday, 4th December.

    As always, this event is open to members and friends so please feel free to bring a guest or two!

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: iibn new york drinks