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ICBA Business Summit

20th May 2021

This biennial conference brought together the entire Ireland Canada business network.

Business Summit 2021 ICBA

At the conference we learned about and engaged with some of the important issues facing Irish and Canadian businesses today.

To listen into keynote speeches from Minister Mary Ng and Minister Simon Coveney and hear conversations with Ambassador McKee and top business leaders please go to ICBA 2021 Business Summit Archive.

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Welcome to the Ireland Canada Business Association

As Chairperson of the Ireland Canada Business Association (ICBA), I am pleased to welcome you to this website. Our mission is to Connect, Communicate and Influence Irish - Canadian stakeholders on behalf of our membership, which has now grown to over 100 companies.

Canada is very quickly becoming one of the most significant FDI influences in Ireland, with over 75 operational companies here employing some 13,000 workers – an increase of over 40% since 2014. With Brexit strengthening Ireland’s position as a natural gateway to Europe for multinationals, boosted by the recent opening of an IDA office in Toronto and a new consulate in Vancouver, the opportunity for further growth between our two nations is sizeable.

The ICBA is proud of the work of our members and we look forward to further assisting them in their bilateral investment and trade between Canada and Ireland. We are committed to building on the work accomplished over the last 40 years to promote member views and protect their transatlantic businesses.

(this is an abridged version of Chris Collenette’s full address, which you can read here)

Chris Collennette

Chris Collenette

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NEWS & EVENTS

Canadian Multinationals in Ireland plan to expand workforce, increase wages, and introduce hybrid work model

  • Ahead of Canada Day on July 1st, The Ireland Canada Business Association has released the results of its annual ICBA Member Sentiment Survey. Respondents to the 2021 survey employ almost 50,000 people across Ireland and Canada.
  • The majority plan to invest in their workforce this year through salary increaseswellbeing & upskilling initiatives, and hiring more staff. More flexible work models to be introduced.
  • Calls on government to introduce more supports to facilitate remote working, more affordable housing for staff, and to become more environmentally sustainable.

Read the full press release...


Hon. Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair TD Securities in conversation with Chris Collenette, Chair, ICBA


Minister Eamon Ryan’s support for CETA trade deal welcomed by Canadian multinational companies in Ireland

The Ireland Canada Business Association (ICBA) welcomes Minister Eamon Ryan’s comments earlier today about CETA – the hugely important trade deal between Europe and Canada – in which he gave the deal his full support and committed to convincing all Green party members to also give it their backing.

Read more...


ICBA letter to the Irish Times

In a letter recently published in the Irish Times,
the ICBA called on the Government to ratify CETA.
Read more...

COVID-19

Covid support Irish Business

Details of other business supports available from the
Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation can be found at dbei.gov.ie.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Latest News

Canadian Multinationals Ireland Expansion

Canadian Multinationals in Ireland plan to expand workforce, increase wages, and introduce hybrid work model

Ahead of Canada Day on July 1st, The Ireland Canada Business Association has released the results of its annual ICBA Member Sentiment Survey. Respondents to the 2021 survey employ almost 50,000 people across Ireland and Canada. The majority plan to invest in their workforce this year

ICBA Newsletter – December 2020

A Welcome Message from ICBA Chairperson, Chris Collenette   Minister Eamon Ryan publicly backs CETA Trade Deal On Dec 15th Eamon Ryan, Environment Minister and Leader of the Green Party, publicly gave his full support to the CETA trade deal and committed to trying to convince all

Eamon Ryan Supports CETA Trade Deal

Minister Eamon Ryan’s support for CETA trade deal welcomed by Canadian multinational companies in Ireland The Ireland Canada Business Association (ICBA) welcomes Minister Eamon Ryan’s comments earlier today about CETA – the hugely important trade deal between Europe and Canada

Honoured to address The Irish Society of the National Capital Region #IrishinOttawa at the annual Celtic Cross Commemoration today #Ottawa Memorial to the many hundreds of Irish who died building the Rideau Canal 1826-32. @IrlEmbCanada

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Podcasts

Speech by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms Heather Humphreys – ICBA Trade Briefing - 28 September 2018

IMAX, Teknicor and William Fry on Brexit, GDPR and doing business in Ireland - Trade Briefing - 28 September 2018

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