Past Events (35)

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January 30, 2020
  • New Chapter Launch - IIBN Munster

  • Jan 30, 2020 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: The River Lee Hotel, Western Road, Cork
  • Description:

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Chapter in Munster.

    With so many fantastic businesses in Munster we wanted to create the same opportunity as we have for our other chapters, facilitating greater communication and connectivity between successful Irish entrepreneurs and business people all over the world with a view to identifying and exploiting new business opportunities.

    We have a fantastic lineup of entrepreneurs from Munster for our panel discussion with Conall O'Morain, Grainne Dwyer founder of Stori Creative, Damien Kennedy founder of WheyHey and Orlaith Ryan founder of Shorla. 

    A very special thank you to The Doyle Collections, River Lee Hotel for hosting the event. We look forward to seeing you all there. 

    Please click to register your attendance here.............

  • Created by: Fiona Craughan
January 23, 2020
  • IIBN Dublin Networking Evening (with a Difference!)

  • Jan 23, 2020 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Stephen Green Club, 9 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, D02 C891
  • Description:
    We have had a large increase in new members over 2019 and we want to start 2020 with an event that gives members an opportunity for them to engage with new and current IIBN members.  
    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 page.
    We ran a similar event to this last September and it was a huge success, so make sure to register early!!
  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: iibn, dublin, networking, connectivity, entrepreneur
December 19, 2019
  • IIBN Dublin Christmas Drinks

  • Dec 19, 2019 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Location: Doheny & Nesbitt, 5 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2
  • Description:

    Join IIBN Members and friends in one of Dublin's most historic pubs, Doheny & Nesbitt, for this year's "Jingle and Mingle". 

    Raise a glass to the festive season and to business success in 2019!

    Register with ONE-CLICK by hitting the "Are you Going?" drop-down menu on this event page. 

  • Created by: Angela Sammon
  • Tags: dublin, christmas drinks, iibn
December 10, 2019
  • IIBN London Christmas Drinks

  • Dec 10, 2019 from 6:30pm to 11:30pm
  • Location: Rotunda Bar and Restaurant, King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
  • Description:

    IIBN is pleased to announce that this year's London Drinks will also feature a Christmas Pop Up with some beautiful Irish brands for your last minute Christmas Shopping. 

    Confirmed brands include Triia Jewellery, Riona Treacy, Katie Mullally, Melissa Curry, Martha Lynn Milinery,

    The traders will be in place from 5pm to 7.30pm, outside the entrance to the Rotunda Bar and Restaurant entrance in the main King's Place building in Kings Cross.

    The Christmas Drinks will take place from 6.30pm to close.

    As always, this event is open to members and friends so please feel free to bring a guest or two!

    To register, simply click "Going" on this page.

  • Created by: Angela Sammon
  • Tags: christmas drinks, christmas, mingle, jingle, networking
December 4, 2019
  • IIBN New York Christmas Drinks

  • Dec 4, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Printers Alley, 215 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018
  • Description:

    Join us for the IIBN New York "Jingle and Mingle" Christmas drinks on Wednesday, 4th December.

    As always, this event is open to members and friends so please feel free to bring a guest or two!

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: iibn new york drinks
December 2, 2019
  • Employment Masterclass

  • Dec 2, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: IIBN Office, 15 Greycoat Place, London SW1P 1SB
  • Description:

    Whether you are already an Employer, or are looking to recruit in the future as you scale your business, this session will provide you with the tools you need to ensure you have the right foundation in place to support your organisation, your staff and yourself. 

    The Masterclass will be delivered by Elma O'Reilly, Founder of Parallel London. Elma has over 20 years’ experience in the Global HR Arena, having worked for major brands including Nike, PVH (Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein), and All Saints.

    The session will cover an array of topics including legal requirements, handling difficult employees and employer branding. 

    This event is primarily designed for female entrepreneurs on our GIFT programme but we have a limited number of places for non-GIFT participants. Please register your interest via the "Are You Going" button on this event page and we will contact you if a place becomes available. 

    Join us for what is sure to be an informative and enjoyable session.  


  • Created by: Angela Sammon
November 28, 2019
  • So, what's the story?

  • Nov 28, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Beauchamps, Riverside Two, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 D02 KV60
  • Description:

    What’s a farrier? In 1900, with a million working horses in England, there was a farrier on every street corner (or at least the corner of every meadow). By the end of the WW1 the number of working horses in England was down to 25,000 and the horseshoe business and farriers all but disappeared with it.  The same is happening with media.

    Newspapers, national and local, are disappearing. Podcasts and Spotify are killing radio. Netflix and other streamers have put RTE and other stations under existential threat.

    The answer may lie in digital-only media – hence the birth of Ireland’s newest business news outlet, The Currency.

    Joining us for an IIBN chat about the future of media and what it means for your business (where will you advertise, where will you raise your company profile?) are The Currency founders, Ian Kehoe and Tom Lyons, both ex the Sunday Business Post. They know what’s coming down the tracks and they’re sharing with IIBN.

    We would like to sincerely thank Beauchamps for host

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: iibn, networking, the currency, media
November 8, 2019
  • IIBN Annual Conference 2019

  • Nov 8, 2019 from 8:15am to 5:00pm
  • Location: One Great George Street (Institution of Civil Engineers), Westminster.
  • Description:

    "The best day of networking amongst Irish business professionals all year." 

    "It's the one event all year I never miss."

    These are just two of the comments IIBN received from attendees after last year's Annual Conference in Dublin.  

    After two record-breaking years at the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin, the Conference is moving back to London and will be held at the award-winning One Great George Street, a four-domed grade II listed Edwardian building just off Parliament Square in the heart of Westminster.  

    IIBN is delighted to announce Professor Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford as the first speaker for the 2019 IIBN Annual Global Conference. A political scientist, Professor Richardson is recognised internationally as an expert on terrorism and counter-terrorism. She has written numerous articles on international terrorism, British foreign and defence policy, security institutions, and international relations, lectured to public, professional, medi

  • Created by: Jane Kenny
  • Tags: conference 2019
October 30, 2019
  • An Evening with Aine Brazil "New York's Changing Skyline"

  • Oct 30, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Dorsey & Whitney, 51 West 52nd Street New York, NY 10019-6119­
  • Description:


    Join us for an Evening with Aine Brazil the acclaimed structural engineer who, as vice chair of New York engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti, has led numerous projects that have shaped the famous New York skyline, including Hudson Yards on the west side of Manhattan, the new LaGuardia Central Terminal Building, four high-rise office buildings in Times Square and Rockefeller University Laboratory building over the FDR Drive.

    RSVP Here

    We would like to thank law firm Dorsey & Whitney for Sponsoring this event.


    Aine M. Brazil is Vice Chairman of Thornton Tomasetti. In her 40+ year career she has been responsible for the design and construction of high-rise offices, residential buildings, and a mix of educational, institutional, healthcare and hospitality projects. She led the structural engineering teams for several projects at Hudson Yards on the west side of Manhattan, the new LaGuardia Central Terminal Building, four high-rise office buildings in Times Square, and Rockefeller Univer

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: new york, networking, construction
October 23, 2019
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about dating but were afraid to ask.

  • Oct 23, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Fitzwilliam Hotel, Stephen's Green, Dublin
  • Description:

    Would you like to know more about dating, online dating, dating agencies and today’s dating rules and regulations?

    No, we’re not running an introduction event, but we do have IIBN members who are expert in the dating scene and they’re going to share their knowledge with us. You may be single, separated, divorced or too busy to date? So, what does a date entail today? We’ll also have top tips from our own body language expert and IIBN member.

    We’ll have three IIBN members, experts on dating and human psychology, in a panel discussion to answer all your dating questions, in an extremely relaxed and social atmosphere. Moderated by IIBN Chair Conall O'Morain, Refreshments will be served.


    RSVP  Here or "click going" 

    If you don't have a profile on the site go to "sign up" to add your profile 



  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: dating, iibn, networking
October 8, 2019
  • Create leaders, engage employees – the benefits of being a Charity Trustee

  • Oct 8, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Arcadis, 34 York Way, London, England, N1 9AB
  • Description:

    This executive education event is designed for

    • IIBN members seeking to develop their skills through a Charity Trustee role;
    • Employers interested in developing the skills of their talent pool through board level volunteering.  

    IIBN is pleased to present this information evening in association with Be A Trustee, a specialist consultancy that works across public, private, and voluntary sectors.     

    The event will be hosted by Arcadis,  a leading global Design and Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, based at Euston Square.

    Speakers will include  a Global Director and HR leaders from Arcadis and  Mark Cole, from the NHS London Leadership Academy to share their experiences and the benefits their organisations have seen from Trusteeship.  

    There will also be a number of charities and existing trustees to network with, as well as Charities seeking Trustees. 

  • Created by: Angela Sammon
  • Tags: executive education, trustees, arcadis, charity, board role
September 26, 2019
  • Legends in the City

  • Sep 26, 2019 from 6:30pm to 10:45pm
  • Location: Balls Brothers, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7PP
  • Description:

    IIBN and TLICN are pleased to invite members to "Legends in the City," with Frank Stapleton and Tony Cascarino on Thursday, September 26 from 6.15pm.


    The jointly hosted annual event will take place this year at Balls Brothers, Mincing Lane, EC3R 7PP and is kindly hosted and sponsored by Eclipse Sports Promotions, the Sporting Legends company.

    Join us for an evening in conversation with the soccer legends as they recap on their careers for clubs and country.


    About Frank Stapleton

    Born in Dublin, Frank Stapleton is best remembered for his time at Arsenal, Manchester United, Ajax and as a pivotal player for the Republic of Ireland. He has also been manager at Bradford City and MLS club New England Revolution.

    Frank now works as a football pundit and as a guest speaker at Old Trafford.


    About Tony Cascarino

    An integral part of Jack Charlton’s Republic of Ireland squad, Tony Cascarino played for a number of Clubs during his career including Aston Villa, Chelsea, Celtic and Marseille.


  • Created by: Angela Sammon
  • Tags: soccer legends, iibn, tlicn, tony cascarino, frank stapleton, jack charlton
September 24, 2019
  • IIBN Patron Breakfast - "Investment opportunities in a post-Brexit environment"

  • Sep 24, 2019 from 8:00am to 10:00am
  • Location: UBS, 5 Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2QS
  • Description:

    IIBN is pleased to invite its Patron members to “Investment opportunities in a post-Brexit environment - Real Estate & Infrastructure”.

    This business breakfast is kindly hosted by UBS Asset Management and will feature presentations from members of the UBS team including Declan O'Brien, Senior Insfrastructure Analyst. 

    Registration is essential for this event due to security requirements at the UBS building. Non-registered guests will not be allowed access the event.

    Please note this breakfast is strictly for members of the IIBN Patron Programme. For details on how to join the Patron Programme, contact Angela Sammon on

  • Created by: Angela Sammon
  • Tags: patron member, business breakfast, brexit, investment opportunities, infrastructure
July 5, 2019
  • An Evening with Philomena

  • Jul 5, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Avolon Number One Ballsbridge, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge., Dublin 4
  • Description:

    Philomena Lee is an Irish woman whose life was chronicled in the 2009 book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith.

    The book was made into a film titled Philomena (2013), which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Lead Actress for Judi Dench's portrayal of Philomena, and Best Picture.

    Philomena is now an advocate and spokesperson for adoption rights.

    Join us to listen to the remarkable story from the much-admired Philomena Lee and get an understanding of a period in Irish history that many of us would rather forget.  

    We would like to thank Domhnal Slattery and Avolon for sponsoring and hosted this event

     Tickets can be found here.

  • Created by: Jane Kenny
  • Tags: philomena, iibn dublin
June 26, 2019
  • IIBN Summer Networking Social

  • Jun 26, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Jackdaw, 217 2nd Ave (13th St) New York, NY
  • Description:

    Please come & join us at Jackdaw, a newly opened Irish bar in the East Village, for our Summer Networking Social. We encourage all existing & any new IIBN members to attend, as well as those who have an affinity for Ireland and would like to expand their network.
    You do not need to be an IIBN Member to attend this FREE social event, we welcome everyone who may be interested in membership.

    Verified IIBN members will receive a drink token on arrival.

    Annual membership is $95 and grants you free access to some of our most exclusive events, with trending topics hosted by leading business men and women.

    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.  

    To get tickets, click here.


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  • Created by: Talia Devlin
  • IIBN London Summer Party

  • Jun 26, 2019 at 7:00pm to Jun 27, 2019 at 12:00am
  • Location: The Century Club, 61-61 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LG
  • Description:

    IIBN London is delighted to annouce that the 2019 Summer Party will take place this year on the Roof Terrace Restaurant of the Private Members' Club, The Century Club on Shaftesbury Avenue.

    Join us in the heart of London's West End for one of the highlights of the IIBN calendar - a relaxed and fun evening in the company of your fellow IIBN members and friends ahead of the summer break. Food and a welcome drink will be served. 

    And don't worry about the weather, Soho's largest roof terrace also comes with a retractable glass roof! 

    Tickets (for members and non members) are available via the following link. Everyone welcome!

  • Created by: Angela Sammon
  • Tags: iibn london summer party social networking members
June 17, 2019
  • The Journey to Becoming a Non Executive Director

  • Jun 17, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: The Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6LQ
  • Description:

    An invaluable session for anybody considering taking on a Non Executive role in future, or who would like to learn more about the requirements of being a NED.

    Our thanks to David Duffy from the Governance Company for delivering this session. David and his team are leaders in providing accredited governance education in Ireland and overseas. You can read more about the Governance Company here

    This session is aimed at participants on our Future Leaders Programme and FLP Alumni. However, we do have a limited number of spaces for non FLP attendees. If you are interested in attending, please register your interest via the "Are You Going" button on this event page and we will contact you if a position becomes available. 

  • Created by: Angela Sammon
June 6, 2019
  • An Evening with Dómhnal Slattery, CEO and Founder, Avolon

  • Jun 6, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Grant Thornton, Dublin
  • Description:

    IIBN Dublin and Grant Thornton are delighted to host one of Ireland's leading entrepreneurs, Dómhnal Slattery, for a Keynote Presentation on Thursday, 6th June 2019.  

    Dómhnal Slattery is one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing pioneers and the founding CEO of Avolon.

    Established in 2010, in what was one of the largest ever private equity funded start-ups, with US$1.1 billion of initial equity, Avolon has rapidly grown to become the world’s third largest aircraft lessor

    In December 2014, after just four years in existence, Avolon listed on the New York Stock Exchange in what was, at that time, the largest ever listing on the NYSE by an Irish founded company

    Avolon was subsequently taken private again within eight months of listing, being sold for $7.6bn to Chinese investors, Bohai Capital, which delivered a 55% return to shareholders who invested in Avolon’s IPO

    In November 2018, they announced that ORIX, a Japanese financial institution, had acquired a 30% stake in the company fro

  • Created by: Jane Kenny
  • Tags: dómhnal slattery, grant thornton, iibn dublin
May 29, 2019
  • An Evening with Samantha Barry & Shaunagh Connaire

  • May 29, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: The American Irish Historical Society, 991 5th Ave, New York
  • Description:


    Join us at the American Irish Historical Society as we delve into the illustrious careers of Samantha Barry, Editor-in-Chief of Glamour and Shaunagh Connaire, US Editor, Alpha Grid, Financial Times.

    We will cover the high, lows and everything in between!


    Samantha Barry

    Samantha Barry is best known as the editor of the US version of Glamour magazine. Samantha had never worked in print media before this post and, under her leadership, Glamour has become a digital-first multi-platform brand. Samantha has worked at RTE, Newstalk, ABC Australia, BBC and served as CNN’s Head of Social Media. Samantha, while at CNN, led news coverage of the 2016 presidential election across social platforms.

    Samantha received the first ever Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in social media and a Webby award recognizing her campaign work. Samantha is from Ballincollig, Co. Cork.



    Shaunagh Connaire

    Shaunagh Connaire is an Emmy nominated and duPont-Columbia award-winning journalist and filmmaker. She wa

  • Created by: Jane Kenny
  • Tags: iibn ny