Mr O'Connor addressed members at the President's Lunch on opportunities and challenges for global trade and his ambitions for his presidency this year.
Indeed, the world’s largest job site, today announced expansion plans for its Dublin-based headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), adding 500 new employees over the next two years.
LiveWorkPlayIreland overcame nine other competing teams to claim the inaugural #WorldofTalent Innovation Challenge title.
Over one hundred participants have gathered from across member companies of the American Chamber to develop concepts and ideas that could solve some of the biggest challenges facing Ireland’s economy today.
Read the transcript of the American Chamber's opening statement presented by CEO Mark Redmond to the Oireachtas Finance Committee on EU State Aid Investigation
Incoming President of the American Chamber of Commerce, James O’Connor, Managing Director of Microsoft EMEA Operations Centre, says it is imperative that Ireland is ‘match fit’ for the challenges ahead in the changing global environment, highlighting cost competitiveness, education and infrastructure as some of the key areas which Ireland needs to focus on to ensure that the country continues to be top of mind for investment decisions.
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has paid tribute to the late Dr. TK Whitaker following the announcement of his passing. The Chamber said “Dr. Whitaker’s ideas and policies have been instrumental for decades in attracting foreign direct investment into Ireland, which has been so beneficial to the economy as a whole.”
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland notes that the European Commission has now published the Final Decision in the Apple State Aid case. The Chamber is aware an application has been lodged by Ireland to the General Court of the EU to annul the decision.