Past Events (67)

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July 21, 2022
  • IIBN London Summer Drinks 2022

  • Jul 21, 2022 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Location: 49 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 4EG
  • Description:

    Join us at the  Martinez Members Club in Soho on Thursday, 21 July, from 6pm for Connections & Conversations.

    We have 50+ RSVP guests confirmed.

    Tickets £35 

    To reserve your ticket for the IIBN Summer Party click here. 

    Members and Guests welcome!!

    We look forward to seeing you there!


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  • Tags: london, summer party, networking
July 6, 2022
  • IIBN Dublin Summer Networking Dinner at Le Peniche

  • Jul 6, 2022 from 6:30pm to 11:30pm
  • Location: Mespil Road Jetty, Grand Canal, Dublin 4
  • Description:

    Join us on Wednesday evening, 6th July at Le Peniche - a beautifully restored classic cargo barge moored between locks C4 and C5 on Dublin’s Historic Grand Canal.

    With critically acclaimed food and drink, Le Peniche serves as one of Dublin's premier hospitality venues. 

    All attendees will be guaranteed to meet 5 new members.   

    Tickets: €35 per person.  

    Please click here to book your ticket:

    We look forward to seeing you then!


     La Peniche - Dublin's canal boat restaurant

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June 2, 2022
  • How I Built a Unicorn - Interview with Tommy Kelly, Founder eShopWorld

  • Jun 2, 2022 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Beauchamps, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2
  • Description:

    Join us on Thursday, 2nd June to hear how Tommy Kelly built his e-commerce powerhouse, eShopWorld, into one of the most successful and valuable companies in Ireland.

    A unicorn is a company that has achieved a valuation of €1 billion and eShopWorld is one of a handful of Irish companies to have achieved this.  

    eShopWorld's innovative software, extensive logistics infrastructure, and cross-border expertise have empowered some of the world’s most iconic brands to grow internationally while delivering a seamless, localized online shopping experience.

    Tommy will be interviewed by IIBN Dublin Chair Conall O'Morain, Host of That Great Business Show Podcast.  

    We would like to sincerely thank our sponsors, Beauchamps, for hosting this event. 




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April 2, 2022
  • Climb with Charlie

  • Apr 2, 2022 from 11:30am to 3:30pm
  • Location: Cuilcagh, Co Fermanagh
  • Description:

    Charlie Bird, the well-known Irish journalist and broadcaster, announced in October 2021, that he has developed Motor neurone disease, after experiencing problems with his voice.  

    On 7th January, Charlie launched ‘Climb with Charlie’, a fundraising initiative in which he will be climbing Croagh Patrick on 2nd April in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House. 

    IIBN is supporting this "Climb with Charlie" initiative, but instead of climbing Croagh Patrick on Saturday, 2nd April, we are going to climb the magnificient Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail, in Co. Fermanagh - see image below.

    (It's not as difficult as Croagh Patrick and typically takes a total of 3 hours to ascend and decend!)

    For those who would like to make a weekend of it, we will be arranging Dinner on both the Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as hotel accommodation in the locality.  (Further details on this will be provided shortly.)

    The Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail is about a 2 hour drive from Dub

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: #climbwithcharlie, #iibn
March 29, 2022
  • Fireside Chat with Margaret Sweeney, CEO of REIT Plc

  • Mar 29, 2022 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: The Fitzwilliam Hotel, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, D02 HX65
  • Description:

    We are delighted to announce that Margaret Sweeney, CEO of Irish Residential Properties REIT Plc (I·RES), is joining us for a fireside chat with Conall O'Morain, IIBN Dublin Chair, on Tuesday, 29th March, at the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Stephen's Green, Dublin.   

    IRES is the leading provider of private residential rental accommodation in Ireland, with assets under management of ca. €1.5bn. 

    Margaret previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of daa Plc (Dublin Airport Authority) and Postbank Ireland Ltd. She is also a former Director of Audit and Advisory Services at KPMG, a firm she worked with for 15 years.

    Margaret is currently a non-executive director of Dalata Hotel Group Plc and is Chair of the board of Irish Institutional Property (IIP). Margaret is a member of the Council of Chartered Accountants Ireland, a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors. Margaret is the Chair of the Industry Advisory Board and Adjunct Pro

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: real estate
March 18, 2022
  • IIBN London St Patrick's Day Member Drinks

  • Mar 18, 2022 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Waxy O'Connors London, 14-16, Rupert Street, W1D 6DD
  • Description:

    Join IIBN Members and Friends on FRIDAY, 18th March from 6pm to celebrate St Patrick's Day at Waxy O'Connors, just off Leicester Square (and 2 mins walk from Piccadilly Circus Tube Station). 

    This is our first in-person event in London post-Lockdown so it's a great opportunity to re-engage with members and make new business contacts. 

    To register for this event please Click Going on this page, but you must be logged into your IIBN account to register to attend.   

    We look forward to seeing you then!



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February 24, 2022
  • IIBN Dublin Networking Evening (with a Difference!)

  • Feb 24, 2022 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Stephens Green Club Dublin 2
  • Description:
    We're Back !!!!
    We are delighted to celebrate the end of Lockdown with an event that gives members an opportunity to engage with new and current IIBN members.  
    Join us at the salubrious Stephens Green Club on Thursday, 24 Feb at 6pm.
    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 this page.  (Remember: you need to be logged into your IIBN account to use this function.) 
    We look forward to seeing you then!
  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: #networking #iibn
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

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  • 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

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  • 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.     


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  • 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