With information communications technology (ICT) now one of the fastest growing sectors in Ireland, the London Irish Business Society, in association with PWC, looked at how Ireland has become one of the most popular hubs for both indigenous and global ICT companies.
Falling labour costs, a youthful workforce, and an increasingly supportive business environment has led to 9 of the top 10 global ICT companies now maintaining a strong presence in Ireland. This has resulted in an abundance of young start-ups choosing to grow their businesses in Ireland, and setting the stage for it to become the European destination of choice for ICT.
Following the success of London 2012, McCann FitzGerald in association with the London Irish Business Society, is pleased to invite you to an evening with Ms. Terry Miller, General Counsel – London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and Mr. Tim Jones, Partner – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, the official legal services provider to London 2012. At the event, speakers will address their experience of helping to organise an event that brought together 9 million spectators and 16,500 athletes from 205 nations. We look
forward to hearing about their involvement in the context of planning and staging such a complex event.. Their presentations will be followed by some Q&A. Please click here for more.
The London Irish Business Society, in association with Net Eire (the Morgan Stanley Irish Network), is delighted to invite you to our next event aimed at discussing the Irish Government’s growth strategy for growing Ireland’s entrepreneurial culture. Several recent initiatives seek to generate a diverse and vibrant entrepreneurial culture, through both improving access for foreign venture capital portfolios to fund Irish start-ups, and by attracting earlier stage companies to Ireland. Despite Ireland’s success in attracting some of the world’s most influential companies to establish headquarters in Ireland, the challenge now facing Ireland is to try to combine this with a supportive environment for younger start-ups.
Brian Mehigan – Chief Financial Officer, Kerry Group
Terry Clune – Founder & CEO, Taxback.com and Connect Ireland
Joe Hogan – Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Openet Labs & IP Management.
Niall O’Donnellan – Head of Investment Services, Enterprise Ireland
Moderator on the evening Ronan Carr, CFA – Executive Director, European & EEMEA Equity Strategy, Morgan Stanley
As with all LIBS events we have limited capacity for this event. Members are advised to book their place early to avoid disappointment. If you or your firm are interested in becoming a partner organisation for the LIBS Gala Ball, please contact the committee on email@example.com. If you would like to book a ticket, please click here and scroll down the page.
The London Irish Business Society recently held an evening dedicated to discussing the challenges of leadership in sport. Conor O’Shea is a former Leinster, London Irish and Ireland international. He was Managing Director of London Irish before being appointed Director of the English Institute of Sport. Conor then returned to rugby to become Director of Rugby at Harlequins who became Champions of the Aviva Premiership in May. Ian O’Riordan, Senior Sports Correspondent of The Irish Times, chaired the evening.
McCann FitzGerald, in association with the London Irish Business Society, hosted an evening with Mr. John Moran – Secretary General of the Department of Finance. In his role, Mr. Moran is responsible for all economic, budgetary, fiscal and financial services, policy matters and management of the State’s shareholding in government supported banks.
Prior to being appointed to the Department of Finance, Mr. Moran was Head of Wholesale Banking at the Central Bank of Ireland. Previous to this, he held the position of CEO and Board Member of Zurich Bank, CEO of Zurich Capital Markets as well a number of other positions with McCann FitzGerald, GE Capital Aviation Services, GPA Group and Sullivan & Cromwell.
At the event, he drew from experiences and insights that he has gathered, and discussed some of the opportunities that he sees a career in law can offer.