The voice of Canadian Business in Ireland and the facilitator of Irish Trade in Canada

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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

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.

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ICBA letter to the Irish Times

In a letter recently published in the Irish Times,
the ICBA called on the Government to ratify CETA.
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Chris Collenette, ICBA Chair, joins Pat Kenny on Newstalk to put forward the case for the new government ratifying CETA as a priority. 1 July 2020

Trade with Canada key to post-COVID-19 economic recovery and mitigation against Brexit

Ireland should not be the last EU country to ratify CETA, says trade association.

The Ireland Canada Business Association (ICBA) is calling on the new government to ratify a hugely important trade deal between Europe and Canada. Failure to sign the agreement could hamper Ireland’s post-COVID-19 recovery and further expose the country’s economy to the impact of Brexit.

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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

Mary Mitchell O'Connor CETA

Job Creation Opportunities will arise following EU Canada Trade Agreement

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, looks forward to the new opportunities that will arise for trade and investment under the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) which is to come into effect this year. The Minister  met with

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An honour to host PM Trudeau for the 18th Canada-EU Summit with President Michel & President von der Leyen 🇨🇦🇪🇺 Strong partners for a healthy global recovery. Trade #CETA, #tech coop, #COVAX and environmental protection 🌿 are essential to recover jobs & take care of our planet.

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Ballymaloe agrees deal to enter Canadian food market https://www.irishtimes.com/business/agribusiness-and-food/ballymaloe-agrees-deal-to-enter-canadian-food-market-1.4590547

Thanks @MarcGarneau for a really positive discussion. #Ireland and #Canada are closer partners than ever.
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Glad to have spoken today with my Irish counterpart, FM @simoncoveney. We discussed global cooperation and priorities of mutual interest to our countries, including support for media freedom and human rights, regional issues and the benefits of #CETA.
 
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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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