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ICBA Business Summit
22nd October 2016

ICBA AGM 2015

Garrett Monaghan, ICBA Chair speaking at the
Business Summit
in Iveagh House
with panellists
Minister Charlie Flanagan,
Ambassador Jim Kelly and former Quebec Premier,
Jean Charest

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ICBA Annual Lecture
1st March 2016

ICBA AGM 2015

Julie Sinnamon, CEO,
Enterprise Ireland
addressing ICBA

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Mayor of Montreal visits Dublin
29th April 2016

ICBA AGM 2015

Mayor Coderre of Montreal with ICBA Chair, Garrett Monaghan, Ambassador Vickers and
RBC Managing Director, Padraig Kenny

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FOUNDATION / PATRON MEMBERS
ICBA Members Irish Life National College of Ireland Bank of Montreal Dublin Airport Authority The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers AIB Air Canada Canadian Embassy DNM Technology PriceWaterhouseCoopers

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017 - KEY DATES
   
Board Meetings
All on Wednesday, 4.00pm
Venues rotate

18th January
15th March
7th June
6th September
18th October
29th November

   
21 February CETA Breakfast Briefing
   
29 March Regional Event in collaboration with Cork Chamber
   
27 April Inaugural Ireland Canada Business Association Table Quiz
   
w/c 28 May ICBA Trade Mission to Ottawa and Toronto
   
15 June ICBA Golf Classic, Castleknock Golf Club
   
30 June Canada Day Reception, Official Residence of Canadian Embassy
   
6 September AGM, followed by networking reception for all members
   
17 November Maple Leaf Dinner, Westin Hotel
   
6 December Christmas Drinks Reception, Official Residence of Canadian Embassy
   
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Air Canada Team
Winners of the
ICBA 2016 Golf Classic
Castleknock Golf Club

16th June 2016

Golf Classic Winners 2016 - Air Canada

ICBA AGM
Iveagh House, 2 September 2015

ICBA AGM 2015

Ambassador Vickers
and Minister Charles Flanagan with ICBA Chair
and Executive Director

   

Guest Speaker, ICBA Maple Leaf Dinner, 2013, Christoph Mueller, Michael Kenneally

Ambassador Vickers
speaking at
ICBA Inaugural Business Contribution Awards

Guest Speaker, ICBA Maple Leaf Dinner, 2013, Christoph Mueller, Michael Kenneally

Professor Michael Kenneally
Guest Speaker
Maple Leaf Dinner 2014

   
ICBA & IEA Breakfast Briefing
on Canada/EU Free Trade Agreement
Press Release

ICBA INAUGURAL LECTURE
with Mr. John Bruton

Ireland Canada Inaugural Lecture

Mr. John Bruton, Chair IFSC

 
 
ICBA Lifetime Membership Awards in Airbnb Offices - 10 May 2016
 
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Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, meets ICBA - 29 April 2016
 
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Events held in 2015
   
28 January 2015 Late Minister Flaherty Memorial Lecture with Governor Mark Carney
   
19 March 2015 ICBA Annual Business Contribution Awards
   
4 June 2015 ICBA Golf Classic Castleknock Golf Club
   
25 June 2015 Canada Day Reception in Official Embassy Residence
   
21 October 2015 Ireland Canada Trade Forum with keynote speaker,
Arshil Jamal - Great West Lifeco President
   
2 September 2015 AGM - to be hosted by Minister Charlie Flanagan in Iveagh House
   
20 November 2015 Maple Leaf Dinner, Westin Hotel
   
2 December 2015 Christmas Drinks Reception - Official Residence of Canadian Embassy
   
ADDITIONAL KEY EVENTS
 

Business Summit with Ireland Canada  Chambers & ICBA October 2015
ICBA, IDA  & Enterprise Ireland Trade & Investment Briefing

   
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Events held in 2014
   
30 January 2014 MEMBER ONLY EVENT

CETA Breakfast Briefing

30th January 2014 - 8.00am—9.45am
AIB Bankcentre, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Panel includes:
Gerard Monks, Director - Trade Policy, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Kevin Sherry, Manager - International Sales  Division, Enterprise Ireland
Oliver Mangan, Chief Bond Economist, AIB

   
5 February 2014 Board Meeting
   
9 April 2014 Board Meeting
   
11 June 2014 Board Meeting
   
11 June 2014 Social Media Briefing in National College of Ireland - MEMBER ONLY EVENT (5.00 pm)
   
26 June 2014 Golf Classic - Royal Dublin Golf Club (BOOKED OUT)
   
1 July 2014 Canada Day Reception Embassy Residence
   
3 September 2014 AGM - 4 p.m.
Guest Speaker Jeff Matthews, Sales Director, LinkedIn
Email events@irelandcanada.com for further information
   
29 September 2014 ICBA Member Event - Lunch in KPMG with Steve Zipperstein, Chief Legal Counsel of Blackberry
   
8-10 October 2014 Business Summit to Canada
Join the 2nd Business Summit to Canada organised by the ICBA Dublin in co-operation with Ireland Canada Chambers in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.
The visit will focus on generating new trade, tourism and business networking opportunities
email chair@irelandcanada.com
   
15 October 2014 Board Meeting
   
14 November 2014 Maple Leaf Dinner
   
26 November 2014 Board Meeting
 

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Farewell to Suzanne Cormie, Senior Trade Commissioner

Farewell to Suzanne Cormie, Senior Trade Commissioner

Left to right
Deirdre Giblin, ICBA Vice Chair
Ambassador Kevin Vickers
Suzanne Cormie, Canadian Embassy
David Quirke, ICBA Chair
Kate Hickey, Executive Director, ICBA

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ICBA AGM 2015

ICBA AGM 2015

Minister Flanagan, David Quirke ICBA CHAIR, Ambassador Vickers,
Minister Steve Kent Newfoundland and Labrador   

 
 
   
ICBA Vice Chair Graham Attley at ICBA Awards ICBA Award DAA
   
ICBA Vice Chair Graham Attley
speaking at ICBA Awards, March 2015
Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, DAA,
receiving ICBA Business Contribution Award
 
 

ICCTO & ICBA Business Summit Toronto, 9 October 2014

 
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ICBA AGM - 4th September 2013
   
ICBA AGM 2013
Guest Speaker
George King, Head of Portfolio Strategy, RBC Wealth Management
ICBA AGM 2013
From left to right
David Quirke, ICBA Chair, George King RBC, Malachy Mc Closkey, Chair, Boyne Valley Group, Derek Collins Exec. VP, Bank of Ireland
   
   
   
   

ICBA Maple Leaf Dinner

Guest Speaker, ICBA Maple Leaf Dinner, 2013, Christoph Mueller, CEO, Aer LingusChristoph Mueller, CEO, Aer Lingus,
Guest Speaker at
2013 Maple Leaf Dinner

ICBA Maple Leaf Dinner

ICBA Maple Leaf Dinner Frankie Sheahan

Guest speaker Frankie Sheahan addressing audience at Maple Leaf Dinner, Friday, 23rd November

   

ICBA Annual Golf Classic
20 June 2013, Royal Dublin Golf Club

ICBA Golf Classic Winners 2013
Winners
Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking

Joint 2nd Prize - AIB & PWC

 
   
AGM Dail Eireann - 5 September 2012 - with Guest Speaker, Kingsley Aikins

Ireland Canada Business Association AGM 2012
Mary Mitchell O’ Connor,TD
speaking at AGM

Ireland Canada Business Association AGM 2012
Kingsley Aikins speaking at AGM
   
Ireland Canada Business Association AGM 2012
Ambassador Loyola Hearn with Kingsley Aikins at AGM
 
   
ICBA Chief Economist Panel Discussion
on Thursday 26th January 2012  in offices of IBEC
   
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ICBA Chief Economist Forum
Douglas Porter, Deputy Chief Economist Bank of Montreal at ICBA Chief Economist Forum
ICBA Chief Economist Forum
Fergal O'Brien, Chief Economist IBEC addressing ICBA
   

ICBA SUMMIT
March 2011, Toronto

ICBA
ICBA Board Members outside Parliament Building Ottawa
March 2011

Intenational Summit Toronto 2011
Danny Mc Coy, IBEC
speaking at ICBA Summit Toronto, 2011

 

 

 

ICBA
Kate Hickey, Executive Director
with Ambassador Ray Basset and
Hilary Reilly from Irish Embassy in Ottawa
   

ICBA
Liam Diamond, ICBA Vice Chair with
Jane Noonan from Ireland Funds of Canada

ICBA
Eamon Flanagan, ICBA Board Member with Cormac Monaghan from Ireland Canada Toronto Chamber
   
Ireland Canada Business Association ICBA
Malachy Smith ICBA Board Member with
Canadian Minister of Finance Honorable Jim Flaherty
   
   

Patron Member Lunch with An Tanaiste
Patron Member Lunch with An Tanaiste

See photos of the event

John O' Shea, Goal, speaking at Maple Leaf Dinner 2010
John O' Shea, Goal, speaking at Maple Leaf Dinner 2010
   
   

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NEWSFLASH

Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty delivers a speech at a luncheon hosted by the Ireland Canada Business Association
26th August 2010

Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty delivers a speech at a luncheon hosted by the Ireland Canada Business AssociationI appreciate the work that’s being done by the Ireland-Canada Business Association maintaining the tradition and helping to establish relationships, maintain relationships, foster interaction between Ireland and Canada, particularly interaction that leads to economic growth. We have a lot in common, as was mentioned. We share the constituency at the World Bank at the IMF where Canada is proud to work with Ireland, particularly in the last few years which have been very difficult, as you know, internationally. Michael Horgan, the Deputy Minister of Finance is here.

For generations, Irish immigrants and their descendants have helped build Canada not only with their hands and their hearts but also with their brains. The Canadian Pacific Railway was the great nationbuilder in Canada which was built largely by Irish laborers, immigrants to Canada, back in the latter part of the 19th century. That is one of the great links that made Canada a country from coast to coast

In a relatively small city there were 38,000 Irish famine immigrants who came to Toronto and about a thousand of them died and many of them were children and many of them are buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. There was a lack of commemoration of this. As I say, the private sector, the group of Irish Canadians raised more than a million dollars. The Irish government at the time agreed that they would make a contribution to match any contribution that the Government of Canada would make. So we determined that we would make a contribution of half a million dollars and the Irish government matched that. That was the first time I’m told that the Irish government had made an expenditure like that outside of Ireland or the UK to commemorate the famine.

In trade – and now I’ll do some of the business part of this – last year Canada exported over half a billion dollars worth of goods to Ireland and imported almost $2.2 billion from Ireland. Last year direct investments by Irish companies in Canada totalled some $1 billion in Canadian – I’m using Canadian dollars but they’re not so bad these days, there was a time, the Canadian peso, I remember that yes, unkind I thought by some Americans – $1 billion Canadian. Canadian companies invest about $23 billion in Ireland, so we have a bit of an imbalance here that we should work at. Both our countries profit of course from this trade.

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Thursday, 26th August 2010
Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty delivers a speech at a luncheon hosted by the Ireland Canada Business Association

Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty delivers a speech at a luncheon hosted by the Ireland Canada Business Association
Minister Flaherty with Malachy Smith Chairman of ICBA

 

Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty delivers a speech at a luncheon hosted by the Ireland Canada Business Association
Honorable James Flaherty addresses ICBA Members
and their guests in the offices of Byrne Wallace

 

CANADA DAY 2009 - Official Opening of Canadian Ambassadors Residence  

   

Official Opening of Canadian Ambassador's Residence

Colonel Kevin Cotten, Canadian Defence Attaché to the Republic of Ireland, Malachy Smith, Chairman, ICBA, Minister Éamon Ó Cuív,  Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Ambassador Pat Binns, Dave Wilson, Chair, Irish Canadian Society

Official Opening of Canadian Ambassador's Residence

Richard Phillippe Canadian Embassy, Ambassador Pat Binns, Malachy Smith, Chair, ICBA, Colonel Kevin Cotten, Canadian Defence Attaché to the Republic of Ireland