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Welcome to the Ireland Canada Business Association

Chris Collenette

Chris Collenette, Chairperson

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)

 

 

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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

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Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation can be found at dbei.gov.ie.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 - 5.00pm
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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. Ahead of Canada Day this Wednesday July 1st, 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

Remembering Michael Hurley

The ICBA would like to express their condolences on the death of Michael Hurley, Deputy Ambassador to China. A much loved member of the DFA team, for the last five years Michael has supported and encouraged each ICBA trade mission to Canada. As Deputy Ambassador in Ottawa Michael help

Article by Irish Ambassador to Canada Mr. Jim Kelly – 17 March 2020

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Well written and very true! Great work @elcoono! https://m.independent.ie/business/small-business/entrepreneurs-and-investors-will-find-canada-full-of-opportunities-39772122.html @ei_canada

Thanks to Deputy @AlanFarrell for talking with @IreCanBiz in his capacity as Head of the Ireland Canada Parliamentary Friendship Group. All working together to keep ratification of #CETA on the government’s agenda. We appreciate Deputy Farrell’s ongoing support 🇮🇪 🇨🇦

Excellent @IreCanBiz @canadaireland webinar today on the procurement opportunities for both EU and Canadian companies under CETA. Well done @SuzDrisdelle at moderating the event.

Great attendance at @IreCanBiz & @canadaireland webinar incl attendees from Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver, Saskatchewa. Expertly moderated by @SuzDrisdelle with presentations from Louis Parent @PSPC_SPAC & @philipleelaw. Thanks to @SabineNolke & Frank Flood @IrlinVancouver also 🙏

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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