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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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Upcoming Event

Annual Maple Leaf Dinner 
18th October 2019
Marker Hotel, Dublin

Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Goldy Hyder
President & CEO,
Business Council of Canada

Drinks Reception: 7.30pm
Dinner: 8.15pm
Dress: Semi-Formal & Cocktail Wear

To book a place please email events@irelandcanada.com

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Podcasts

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Patron Members

AIB
Canada
Bank of Ireland
PWC
DNM Group
DAA
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Air Canada
Philip Lee
Bank of Montreal
Irving Oil
National College of Ireland
Irish Life
Arthur Cox
William Fry
CNOOC
TD Bank
Eversheds Sutherland
Sovy
IQEQ
RX Source
Teknicor
Computershare
IPL
DWF Law
ISC