News & Announcements

IIBN Trade Mission 2017

Two spaces have opened on the IIBN 100, a new Patron Program of the IIBN NY, which will lead Executives and Entrepreneurs from Corporate America on a five day Trade Mission scheduled in Ireland the week of June 11, 2017. In conjunction with the local partners the delegates will go from Dublin, to Belfast, to Derry and enjoy an all access trip to Ireland. At a time when there are so many questions the trade mission serves to reinforce Ireland’s strong trade channel and stimulate business connections with the United States.

Executives from the Financial Services, Legal Services, Tech as well as other Senior Leaders from the private sector will be invited to join the delegation that will be given an insight into Brexit, investment opportunities, the ever evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem, the ongoing peace process and of course a bit of craic with some golf at Royal Portrush. 

Along the way the delegation will meet with business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, and representatives from academia in Dublin, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry, and will also experience some of Northern Ireland’s top tourist attractions.

For further information and details on the trade mission and the new Patron program please contact: Sean Gaffey, Managing Director, IIBN 100 and IIBN Senior Board Member.

Upcoming Events

An Evening with Joe Schmidt, Head Coach of the Irish Rugby Team

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Ahead of Ireland’s rugby test matches in the United States and Japan this summer, head coach Joe Schmidt will be joining The Children's Medical Research Fund (CMRF) with members of the Irish rugby squad for one evening in New York to raise funds towards global pediatric healthcare.

The CMRF is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children and their families affected by childhood illness and disease. A non-profit organization, the Foundation is based in NYC and is affiliated with the Children’s Medical & Research Foundation in Crumlin, Ireland.


When: Wednesday, June 7th 2017
Where: The Water Club, 500 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016
Time: 6:30pm -10:00pm

New York-New Belfast Conference

 On June 15 and 16, 2017, the eighth annual  New York-New Belfast  conference will take place at Pier A Harbor House, NY. IIBN   Board members, Sean Gaffey and Maura Kelly are Honorary Chairs. The conference will highlight the bridges being built between New York and Belfast. Leaders and delegates will discuss innovation and investment in business, arts and culture, and ways they can work together for mutual benefit. The US-Ireland Top 50 Companies Luncheon will be held on June 16th.  Board member Mary Ann Pierce will moderate a special session on Innovation in Tourism. Maura Kelly will moderate a Creative Ireland session titled, Fostering the Creative Gene: New Industries, Innovation and Imagining a bright future.      When:  Thursday and Friday, June 15th -16th 2017  Where:  Pier A Harbour House, 22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004

On June 15 and 16, 2017, the eighth annual New York-New Belfast conference will take place at Pier A Harbor House, NY. IIBN Board members, Sean Gaffey and Maura Kelly are Honorary Chairs. The conference will highlight the bridges being built between New York and Belfast. Leaders and delegates will discuss innovation and investment in business, arts and culture, and ways they can work together for mutual benefit. The US-Ireland Top 50 Companies Luncheon will be held on June 16th.

Board member Mary Ann Pierce will moderate a special session on Innovation in Tourism. Maura Kelly will moderate a Creative Ireland session titled, Fostering the Creative Gene: New Industries, Innovation and Imagining a bright future. 


When: Thursday and Friday, June 15th -16th 2017
Where: Pier A Harbour House, 22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004

On June 15 and 16, 2017, the eighth annual New York-New Belfast conference will take place at Pier A Harbor House, NY. IIBN Board members, Sean Gaffey and Maura Kelly are Honorary Chairs. The conference will highlight the bridges being built between New York and Belfast. Leaders and delegates will discuss innovation and investment in business, arts and culture, and ways they can work together for mutual benefit. The US-Ireland Top 50 Companies Luncheon will be held on June 16th.

Board member Mary Ann Pierce will moderate a special session on Innovation in Tourism. Maura Kelly will moderate a Creative Ireland session titled, Fostering the Creative Gene: New Industries, Innovation and Imagining a bright future.


When: Thursday and Friday, June 15th -16th 2017
Where: Pier A Harbour House, 22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004

IIBN Summer Social

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It's time for our summer catch up! Come to Annie Moore's NYC on Thursday, June 22nd, for some finger food and an opportunity to mingle with new and old IIBN members alike. 


When: Thursday, June 22nd 2017
Where: 22 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017
Time: 6:30pm

Recent Events

Insights from IIBN presents Inspirefest NY Salon & LEAP Launch

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After sell-out Munich, Paris and London salons, Europe's leading sci-tech event, Inspirefest, partnered with the IIBN and White & Williams LLP to host their first U.S event April 27th, in New York City. This was a collaboration involving IIBN's hyper-connected network,  and as Irish Central highlights a network that celebrates Irish Women and inspiring ideas.

Attendees also celebrated the launch of the 2017 Leadership & Executive Acceleration Program (LEAP)™, a professional development and leadership program designed for Irish and Irish-American women living in the Greater New York/Tri-State area. LEAP was also excited to announce its expansion into Ireland this year. Our very own senior board member, Maura Kelly, led a panel discussion with Susan O'Brien, and LEAP participants Roisin Mullins, Intuition Publishing Ltd, and Julie Currid, Initiafy.

Check out key insights from the night as told our IIBN members and be sure to check out the IIBN's new YouTube channel which features video footage from the night.

Highlights Video

Insights from the Night

The Global Mindset: A Transatlantic Conversation Between Dublin and New York
 

 On Friday May 5th, a Transatlantic Conversation was simulcast between Dublin, from Accenture's Innovation Hub, and New York, from White & Williams LLP Times Square offices. The discussion focused on defining the concept of a Global Mindset and demonstrating why leaders who have a high level of Global Mindset are more likely to succeed in working with people from other cultures.  Together with the American Chambers of Commerce we discussed what it takes to be able to have a global mindset in business with a panel of distinguished business leaders by live video conference in both Dublin and New York.  The panel comprised of Mary McEvoy, Senior Director of Global Procurement PepsiCo; Brian Maloney, CEO and Founder of Silvergrove Advisor; and Nicole Sullivan, Partner at White and Williams LLP. The discussion was moderated by Mark Redmond, CEO American Ireland Chamber of Commerce.

On Friday May 5th, a Transatlantic Conversation was simulcast between Dublin, from Accenture's Innovation Hub, and New York, from White & Williams LLP Times Square offices. The discussion focused on defining the concept of a Global Mindset and demonstrating why leaders who have a high level of Global Mindset are more likely to succeed in working with people from other cultures.

Together with the American Chambers of Commerce we discussed what it takes to be able to have a global mindset in business with a panel of distinguished business leaders by live video conference in both Dublin and New York.

The panel comprised of Mary McEvoy, Senior Director of Global Procurement PepsiCo; Brian Maloney, CEO and Founder of Silvergrove Advisor; and Nicole Sullivan, Partner at White and Williams LLP. The discussion was moderated by Mark Redmond, CEO American Ireland Chamber of Commerce.