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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.  …

  • Created by: Talia Devlin
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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Created by: Jane Kenny
  • Tags: iibn ny
May 24, 2019
  • Ireland Business Forum in San Diego in association with IIBN

  • May 24, 2019 from 8:30am to 10:00am
  • Location: South County Regional Education Center, 800 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950
  • Description:

    Please join South County EDC as we learn about the link between San Diego and Ireland businesses and explore opportunities for new business. This unique opportunity offers connections, business development exploration and cultural enrichment.

    A great line-up of speakers including Robert O'Driscoll Consul General of Ireland, Western US, Paul Roben Associate Vice Chancellor,Innovation & Technology Commercialization UCSD, Dermot O'Shea Joint CEO Taoglas Group Holdings and Paul Burfield Senior Vice President Enterprise Ireland.
    There will be lots of opportunities for networking, interactive discussions and follow up conversations.

    Moderator - Susan HayesCulleton, Co-Founder BECKSearch and IIBN Board Member

    RSVP Here


  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: south county edc, iibn, iibnnyc, san diego, opportunities, networking
May 9, 2019
  • An Evening with John Teeling

  • May 9, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: 13-17 Newmarket, The Liberties, Dublin 8
  • Description:

    Join us for an evening with John Teeling, one of Ireland’s most prolific entrepreneurs, a man who knows a thing or two about how to launch a successful business, from Oil Exploration to Diamonds to Whiskey....

    There will also be a tour of the Teeling Distillery and an opportunity to taste the award-winning Teeling Whiskey. 

    John Teeling is widely regarded as the father of the Irish whiskey renaissance. As a doctoral student at Harvard in 1970 he examined the collapse of Irish whiskey from having about 60% of world sales in 1850 and hundreds of distilleries, to becoming a monopoly in 1973 with less than 2% of Scotch sales. He made the decision to set up a new distillery.

    It took 16 years to get the resources to do so. In the meantime he lectured in Business Administration at University College Dublin and developed a series of mining and oil exploration companies. In 1986 he set up Cooley Distillery, followed 19 years later with the…

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: teeling whiskey, john teeling, teeling whiskey distillery, iibn dublin, networking, entrepreneurs
May 7, 2019
  • An Evening with Conor O'Shea

  • May 7, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Metro Bank, 1 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5HA, UK
  • Description:

    IIBN is pleased to announce an evening with Conor O’Shea, head coach of the Italian national rugby team and former Irish International. Join us as we reflect on the recent Six Nations, discuss the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the links between sport and business and developing the sport in Italy. Please note this event is strictly Members Only.

    RSVP Here

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
April 11, 2019
  • IIBN London Fireside Chat with Eamonn Quinn

  • Apr 11, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Lloyds of London, One Lime Street, EC3M 7HA London
  • Description:

    Join us for an evening with Eamonn Quinn, star of Dragon's Den Ireland, Investor, Chairman of Kelsius Real Time and Buymie, Director at yReceipts and former Deputy Chairman of Superquinn supermarkets. Hear from a member of one of Ireland's best-known business families, learn how to pitch to a Dragon and how to avoid investment pitfalls.

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  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: iibn, london, networking, dragons den
March 27, 2019

  • Mar 27, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Beauchamps, Riverside 2, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2, D02 KV60
  • Description:

    Could your Irish start-up do with part of a $5m cash injection?

    IIBN invites you to meet the team from VentureClash (VC), Connecticut’s $5 million global venture challenge managed byConnecticut Innovations (CI). CI is one of the most active early stage investors on the U.S. East Coast and a leading source of financing for innovative, growing companies looking togrow or expand to Connecticut.

    VentureClash has already made substantial investments in Irish start-ups. IIBN member company CloudKPI, won a $500K investment in 2018, and Davra Networks won a $500k investment in 2017.

    CALT Dynamics also won a place at the prestigious Stanley Black & Decker Additive Manufacturing Accelerator programme based in Hartford, Connecticut. This meeting is brought to you by the Irish International Business Network, ( bringing Irish and international businesses together. IIBN has cooperated with the Ireland-CT…

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
March 21, 2019
  • IIBN CEE "Modern Edge: Life and Economics Across Two Continents"

  • Mar 21, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Huckletree D2 42 Pearse Street, The Academy, Dublin, D02
  • Description:

    Join us for a Fireside Chat with Constantin Gurdgiev Economist, and Jason Corcoran, Journalist where they will talk about

    "Modern Edge: Life and Economics Across Two Continents"

    Constantin Gurdgiev is the Associate Professor of Finance with Middlebury Institute of International Studies (California, USA) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance with Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). His expertise and research are concentrated in the fields of investment markets, and geopolitical and macro risk, uncertainty and complexity analysis. Prof. Gurdgiev is a co-Founder and the Board Member of two charities working with the issues of financial empowerment in Ireland. He advises a range of institutional and professional clients in the areas of macro and political risks and uncertainty analysis through his consulting practice, …

  • Created by: Ailbhe Mullen
  • Tags: iibn, central and eastern europe
March 15, 2019
  • Join us in Budapest for St Patrick's weekend!

  • Mar 15, 2019 at 5:00pm to Mar 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Description:

    Our friends at IHBC (Irish Hungarian Business Circle) have invited IIBN members and friends to Budapest for St Patrick's Day and have put together a very exciting programme of events from Friday, 15th March to Monday 18th March.

    The visit offers both business and social events to suit individual travellers, families and couples, including guided tours, a black tie dinner on the Saturday evening at the Marriott Hotel and visits to ruin (local) pubs.  

    This is a great opportunity for you and your fellow IIBN members to engage with Irish entrepreneurs and business professionals in IIBN Central and Eastern Europe.   

    If you are interested in joining us in Budapest for this fabulous trip, please contact Ailbhe Mullen at

    We have arranged preferential hotel rates for the weekend, from €100 to €120 per night.  …

  • Created by: Jane Kenny
  • Tags: budapest, iibn eastern europe