Happy Thanksgiving from the IIBN New York Chapter!

Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for all the support this year from everyone at the IIBN.


News & Announcements

IIBN Turkey Trot #IrishRunNY - Join Now!


Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Edition - In conjunction with the Future Leaders Board, the IrishRunNY makes it out every Saturday morning for a loop around the park followed by a refuel at a nearby deli. On Saturday 25th November we will be burning off the turkey for our inaugural IIBN Turkey Trot. 

If interested in upping your fitness game and meeting new people check out our Facebook page for more details. All fitness levels welcome!

Upcoming Events

IIBN Holiday Party - Wednesday 6th December 6:00pm at McGettigan's

The IIBN invites members and guests to our annual Christmas Cocktails at McGettigan's in Midtown, NYC.

Celebrate the Christmas season with an evening of drinks, canapes and craic Numbers are limited for this event so register today for your ticket which includes 3 drinks vouchers and d'oeuvres.

The IIBN board look forward to seeing you there and don't forget to bring those business cards!

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Recent Events

IIBN Global Conference - Dublin

On 3rd November, 200 business leaders from London, New York and Dublin descended on Dublin to discuss the idea of "Connectivity" at the IIBN's 6th Annual Global Conference.  The New York Chapter of the IIBN was well represented, with New York Board members Colman Lydon, Mary Ann Pierce and Matt Dunn, as well as IIBN members Kevin FitzGerald and Desmond Lyons in attendance. 

Special guest Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade delivered the opening keynote address. Throughout the day, industry leaders from a variety of sectors presented, and several startup founders got the opportunity to deliver their "elevator' pitches to a packed room. With "Connectivity" the conference theme, there were valuable networking opportunities on the schedule. The venues - Bank of Ireland’s House of Lords Building and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland – were intimate and historic and coupled with the diverse range of attendees contributed to the great success of the conference.

The conference represented what the IIBN is all about  – quality people connecting in a stimulating and high energy environment. These sentiments were echoed by NY Board Chair Colman Lydon, who published a review of the conference entitled “Conferences are bunk.  This one wasn’t.”  Kudos to the team behind the conference, most notably Ailbhe Mullen, Conor Foley and Alison Myles, as well as the Irish Board and the sponsors.



IIBN New York was happy to support long time Strategic partner, University College Dublin (UCD) at two distinct events in October:

UCD New York Alumni: Panel Discussion & Networking Reception

On Tuesday October 24th, over 70 UCD alumni, friends and IIBN members gathered at NeueHouse Madison Square in New York to participate in a panel discussion entitled "Moving at the Speed of Data: How the U.S. Marketing Landscape is Changing and Evolving." 

The panelists were (LtoR): Helma Larkin, Consultant at AdQuick & DriveOzzy, Lucy Noble Forbes, VP Brand Practice Edelman, Stephen Sharma (moderator), Christina Dunleavy, VP Discovery Communications and Anne Daly, SVP Havas Health/Health4Brands. They shared their insights and experience working in the dynamic Digital Media/ Marketing & Branding sector. A networking reception with drinks & canapes followed the panel discussion.


The 15th Annual UCD New York Benefit Dinner

On Wednesday October 25th, several IIBN Senior Board and Future Leader Board members joined college alumni and friends at the 15th Annual UCD Business School New York Benefit Dinner at the Metropolitan in Manhattan. The honorees for the evening were Angela Moore (Macha Capital), Paul Mulligan (Coca Cola) and Brian O’Driscoll (Ex-Professional Rugby Player). Over 200 people listened to their inspiring stories and learnt how UCD contributed to their success. It was a very enjoyable night all around.



Future Leaders Series: The Rise of the Gig Economy with Pete Johnston, Founder & CEO, Kalo

In collaboration with Bank of Ireland's startlab, IIBN NY kicked off its Fall keynote series with Northern Irish entrepreneur, Pete Johnston, Founder & CEO, Kalo on Wednesday, 4th October. 

The event was an excellent start to the fall series of events and provided the 80 attendees a fresh outlook on the future of the workforce. Key moments from the evening included how Pete took the steps to leave Google to securing seed investment from two Paypal founders Peter Thiel & Max Levchin and the challenges a young CEO faces. 

The top tip from the night was to Network, Network and if that does not work then Network more. 

Please Check out the livestream recording on our Facebook page here

Explore the IIBN NY

You can check out some articles and videos on our website of past events: Inspirefest NY Salon (Inspirefest, White & Williams);
our Global Mindset Transatlantic Breakfast between Dublin and New York with American Ireland Chamber of Commerce; and Tweak CEO & Design Entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly at the American Irish Historical Society. 

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