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IIBN Annual Global Conference 'Business Beyond Borders' - 9th November 2012

Irish International Business Network (IIBN)

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8.30am - 5.00pm, November 9th 2012 

The IIBN 2nd Annual Global Conference 'Business Beyond Borders' will bring together the best of Irish entrepreneurs and business professionals from across the global IIBN network and build upon the dynamic of our inaugural Global Conference in Dublin in 2011.  

This day long event will provide you with inside knowledge from successful entrepreneurs, global and local economic outlook & opportunities for Irish business, whether at home or abroad to build on your export, network and businss potential. 

See below for outline Conference Programme or click here for bio details of speakers, panelists and moderators.

Ricky Simms (Usain Bolt's agent) of Pace Management confirmed as closing speaker!



Members Early Bird Registrations are now booked out!!

Limited non-members early bird still available. 

Book three places and IIBN will confirm a 4th place free via email.


Entrepreneur Zone: - Now operating a reserve Wait List

Based on the success of last years Entrepreneur Zone we are providing limited free entrepreneur exhibition spaces at this years Conference to be allocated on a first come first serve basis.  There is no charge for the exhibition space but you must be registered to attend the conference to secure your spot! And please note that anyone manning the stand will also have to be a fully registered participant at the conference.  Once registered email to request exhibition space.

For a full list of Exhibitors please click here 



60 Second Pitches:

Return of the 60 second pitches!  As part of IIBN's core objective is to support entrepreneurial activity and networking we are bringing back the 60 second pitches this year.  Massively over-subscribed to last year Conferenece participants will have the opportunity to put their message, product, service, investment request out there to IIBN members.  Once registered complete your online pitch form here


Thursday 8th November 2012 6.30 - 8.30pm        Venue: Irish Embassy, London

Pre-conference Networking Event (strictly by invitation only for registered conference participants - cut off date to be included on guest list is October 29th)






Wine and Canapés Reception    



Official Welcome

Irish Ambassador, Mr Bobby McDonagh


IIBN Update

IIBN Co-Chair, Andy Rogers


"Maximising the Global Diaspora"

Kingsley Aikins, CBE

7.30 – 8.30pm




Friday 9th November 2012          Venue: 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY






Registration, Coffee and Refreshments

Entrepreneur Zone Open!

Session 1




Welcoming Remarks

Co-Chair IIBN – Eugene Forde


“An Irish Man Abroad”


Niall Quinn, MBE


“Creating breakout tech companies of scale from Ireland”

Joe Hogan, Founder & CTO, Openet


Entrepreneur Pitches    




Refreshment Break


Session 2




Entrepreneur Pitches    




“The Irish Economy – the Real Picture”

Susan Hayes, CEO, The Positive Economist, Author of ‘Positive Economics’, MD Hayes & Curran and IIBN Dublin Board


Panel Event A:

Tapping up the Irish Diaspora –  Walking the Walk in  Foreign Markets

Moderator:  Mark Hennessy, Irish Times London Editor



 - Pat Butler, Global Irish Network, Resolution Group

Meabh Quoirin, MD, Future Foundation

 John McKeon,  Serial Entrepreneur

- Kathleen Garrett, Partner, Arthur Cox


Panel Event B:

Is it just the tax? Why foreign companies really come to Ireland!

Moderator:  Joe Lynam, BBC Correspondent



- Naghmeh Reilly, Enterprise Ireland

Terry Clune, Taxback/Connect Ireland

-  Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, CEO Attrus



Lunch & Networking


Session 3




Workshop 1



Panel Event C: 

No Country For Old Men – Tiger Cubs Breaking the Mould


Cloud Computing

Maurice Martin, Director, Server & Tools Business, Microsoft



·         John Egan, Archipelago/ Sandbox

·         Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh – CEO Sugru

·         Nichola Bates, Founder Tektite

·         LIGN



Workshop wrap up and Refreshments


Session 4




Entrepreneur Pitches    




 “Going Global – The Things You Need To Know About Taking Your Business to Far Flung Places”

Willie Walsh, CEO International Airlines Group


“Faster, Higher, Stronger” - Fireside Chatwith the Ricky Simms

Ricky Simms, PACE Sports Management  (Usain Bolt agent)


Closing Remarks followed by networking drinks in Boys Bar


  *Speakers subject to change


Who will be there?

Irish Entrepreneurs and business owners and corporates based in:

·         UK , USA, Ireland and Europe

·         The best of Irish global innovators and thought-leadership across all industry sectors, consisting of heads of global corporations to prize-winning academics and journalists


Who Should Attend?

·         Business owners and entrepreneurs

·         Start-ups with global vision and eye on export market

·         All sectors including IT, new media, hospitality, financial, healthcare, professional services, services sectors, construction & engineering

·        Venture Capitalists and Business Angels

·         Business Networks

·         Public and State Agencies with responsibility for promoting entrepreneurial activity

·         Service Providers, Professional and Financial Services


What Can I Expect?

·         Inspiration to drive your business

·         Connections to a global Irish network of entrepreneurs

·         High quality presentations

·         Topical workshops and panel events

·         Entrepreneur pitches and

·         An Entrepreneurs Zone

2012 Annual Conference Sponsors:

Enterprise Ireland  I  Galliard Homes Ltd  I  Lonsdale Capital Partners I Tourism Ireland & The Gathering


iibn is sponsored by:

·         Global Sponsor:  Doyle Hotel Collection

·         London Sponsors: Wingrave YeatsCity JetArthur Cox LLPLonsdale Capital Partners

·         Dublin Sponsors: Beauchamps LLPHays Dublin

Twitter: @IIBN

Have questions about IIBN Annual Global Conference 'Business Beyond Borders' - 9th November 2012? Contact Irish International Business Network (IIBN)


8 Northumberland Avenue

WC2N 5BY London
United Kingdom


Irish International Business Network (IIBN)

IIBN is a ‘not for profit’ organisation whose membership is made up of successful Irish entrepreneurs and business professionals throughout the world.


The objective of IIBN is to facilitate greater communication between IIrish individuals, Irish diaspora and those with a strong affinity to Ireland for the purpose of identifying and exploiting new business relationships and opportunities.


IIBN has a global focus. While individual IIBN city Chapters operate on a local autonomous basis, the key difference between IIBN and other similar local organisations is IIBN’s mission statement to build a truly global network of Irish entrepreneurs and business professionals. IIBN is unique in this.


Launched in London in early 2007, IIBN uses a range of online and offline initiatives and events to facilitate the exchange of business ideas and introductions to other members throughout the world. 

For further information on IIBN, please contact our Executive Director Sinead Crowley at


Connecting Irish Entrepreneurs Globally


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