Past Events (54)

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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
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.


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  • 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

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  • 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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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
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  • 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


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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

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  • 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.  



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  • 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!
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