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Brexit has disrupted the island of Ireland’s economic and political landscape. Seeking to clarify what is really going on, IIBN New York is delighted to welcome our Dublin board member, Susan Hayes Culleton, “The Positive Economist” to deliver her practical all-island, multi-sector insights into the most pressing Brexit’s concerns and opportunities for businesses. Joining Susan in a panel discussion will be Tony Dunne, US Country Manager at Bank of Ireland, and Peter Legge, Grant Thornton, Northern Ireland. Be prepared to take a swift journey across the Atlantic and pan Europe as our esteemed panel discusses Brexit’s economic opportunity and risk; and the paradigm shift that has occurred in all sectors such as tourism and in the political power of Dail Eireann. A must-attend event!

As Brexit talks head for a second more difficult phase, IIBN New York invites members and guests to our All-Ireland Brexit event designed to address the risks and opportunities, and discuss the future of Ireland-UK trade relations.

Our esteemed speakers include IIBN Dublin board member, Susan Hayes Culleton, "The Positive Economist," Peter Legge, Tax Partner and Brexit Committee member at Grant Thornton (NI), and Tony Dunne, Bank of Ireland US Country Manager.

The evening will include an all-island multi-sector overview of the most pressing Brexit concerns for businesses, followed by a lively discussion on seizing the opportunities and positioning Ireland as the gateway to the EU. What type of exit will the UK be able to negotiate and how will it affect your clients?

To get in on the conversation state-side, do not miss this event.

Tickets are required. Register Today!


About the Speakers:

Susan HayesCulleton, CFA, “The Positive Economist” is managing director of the Hayes Culleton Group with clients across Europe and the U.S. She is co-author of “Positive Economics”, the market leading Leaving Cert economics textbook in Ireland as well as doubly published by Penguin. Susan has been invited to speak on Brexit at the House of Commons, Westminster; to chair the “East West” Brexit All-Island Summit Forum session and to brief senior leaders in companies and organisations as they shape their post-Brexit strategy. Susan is a IIBN Ireland board member, co-founder of #SavvyTeenAcademy and co-founder of www.thepositiveeconomist.com

Tony Dunne, Bank of Ireland, US Country Manager

As US Country Manager, Tony has responsibility for all of Bank of Ireland’s activities in the US. Bank of Ireland operates in the US through its Branch in Stamford, CT and Representative Offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. In March 2017, Bank of Ireland announced the opening of startlab NYC, an incubation space that supports the Bank’s customers as they seek to grow their business and enter the US market.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin, is a qualified accountant (FCCA) and CFA charter holder, with over 20 years’ experience of working in the financial services industry. Tony has previously worked for DZ Bank, Merrill Lynch and Halifax Bank of Scotland in both Ireland and the UK.

Peter Legge, Tax Partner at Grant Thornton (NI) LLP

Peter joined Grant Thornton in 2005 from A Big 4 Firm and has over 20 years experience in advising individuals and privately owned businesses on tax matters ranging across the various stages of their growth model – from business structuring, to protecting and expanding business activities, to tax efficient realisation of value from the business. His focus is on ensuring clients receive innovative, robust and commercially aligned tax advice.

Peter became a partner in our Belfast office in 2014 and is actively involved with the firms Brexit Committee where he is ideally placed to provide an unique insight from an Irish and UK perspective.

The panel represents:
Susan HayesCulleton, Ireland
Tony Dunne, Band of Ireland, North America or US
Peter Legge, Grant Thornton, Northern Ireland

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We look forward to seeing you there!