in association with
“Building a Business Across the Irish Sea”
Thursday 14th May 2015
With a capital flow of over €1billion per week in the bilateral trade of goods and services across
the Irish Sea, the business relationship between Britain and Ireland is one of Europe’s most
significant trading links. However, for companies seeking to capitalise on this market opportunity,
there are considerable challenges in expanding from one market into another.
LIBS and Goodbody are delighted to host an expert-panel discussion to hear the experiences of
three business leaders who have successfully made this transition, and to learn more about the
routes to entry and underlying cultural and market dynamics.
Managing Director, Centrica Ireland & CEO, Bord Gáis Energy
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Director of Communications, Paddy Power
Director Corporate Broking, Goodbody
Date & Time:
18.30 Thursday 14th May 2015
Places are extremely limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Admittance on the evening is strictly limited to named individuals on the confirmed attendance list.
Should you register successfully and no longer be able to attend the event, please let us
know so we can give the space to one of your fellow members on the waiting list.
With thanks to our sponsors:
Since the launch of the IFSC in 1987, Ireland has become globally recognised as a leading location for a range of internationally traded financial services. Central to the IFSC’s success has been the strong relationship with Ireland’s closest trading partner, the UK. In particular, Ireland’s connections with the City of London, a leading global financial services centre and the single most internationally-focused financial marketplace in the world, have been of vital importance.
LIBS and the Embassy of Ireland, Great Britain, are delighted to host an expert-panel discussion, exploring the future for Ireland’s international financial services sector and the opportunities and challenges faced in further developing the relationship with the City. Click here to find out more.
New LIBS / Enterprise Ireland UK Programme
We are delighted to announce that the London Irish Business Society (LIBS) and Enterprise Ireland UK are working together in 2015, supporting both the Irish professional community in London as well as new Irish businesses in the UK market.
Together LIBS and EI have developed a pilot activity, the “City Insight Programme”, which will offer insight on current market trends to a select group of early-stage Irish companies that provide technology and services to the funds/investment sector in the UK. Find out more.
Registration Full: LIBS Business Leaders Series: Siobhan Talbot, MD, Glanbia, Stephen Vernon, Director, Green Property REIT
On Tuesday, 2nd of December 2014, The London Irish Business Society presents LIBS Business Leaders Series featuring conversations with: Siobhan Talbot, Group Managing Director, Glanbia; and Stephen Vernon, Director, Green Property REIT. Moderated by Barry Dixon, Head of Research, Davy.
As part of the ongoing Business Leaders Series, this evening will explore our guests’ journey to becoming leaders in their respective fields, the challenges faced and their outlook for the future. To read more, and to register you interest for this event, please click here.
Ronan Dunne was appointed CEO of Telefónica UK (O2) and member of Telefonica Europe’s Executive Committee in January 2008. Previous to this he served as CFO in the UK, leading on from his role as Head of Finance and deputy to the Group Chief Financial Officer of O2 plc.
Prior to joining O2 in 2001, he held senior positions in Banking with Banque Nationale de Paris and in the Corporate sector with Exel plc. and Waste Management International plc. Read more and register
The London Irish Business Society is thrilled to announce that the LIBS Gala Ball is back with a bang this September 20th! Hot on the heels of two sell-out events, this year’s ball promises to be our best yet, with top quality food, entertainment and dancing into the night in the decadent surroundings of the Park Lane Hotel.
LIBS is proud to have Mark Pollock Trust as the charity partner for this year’s gala ball. All proceeds from the evening will help to support its mission to fast-track a cure for paralysis. Click here to find out more, and to book tickets.
Ireland’s Oil and Gas Industry: Over Hyped or Under-Sold?
On Thursday, May 15th, the London Irish Business Society (LIBS), in association with the Embassy of Ireland will welcomed a number of leading experts for a panel discussion on Ireland’s future prospects in the Oil & Gas sector.
Speakers drew on both their domestic and international experience to provide a rare insight into the opportunities and challenges facing the Irish Oil & Gas market. Please click here for more details.
Bernard Looney, COO, Production, BP
Tony O’Reilly Jr, CEO, Providence Resources
Minister Fergus O’Dowd, Minister of State for the NewERA Project
Nick Butler, visiting Professor and Chair of the Kings Policy, Institute at Kings College London