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Previous Events

Please find details of events held by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland over the previous year.

15/04/2015 08:00

AmCham Briefing:The Future of Benefits Packages, Deloitte - Earlsfort Terrace Dublin 2

We are delighted to invite you to attend a briefing on the Future of Benefits Packages at which Patrick Brennan of Irish Health Insurance will address the changes to Healthcare legislation and their impact on your business and Deloitte will present on the impact on strategic choices.

This briefing will focus on the likely impact of those changes as well as the broader picture for C&B packages.

The competition for talent is constant and companies are continually refining their compensation and benefits packages to stay attractive.  We believe recent changes to health insurance legislation are of key relevance to compensation and benefits managers.  

Deloitte's Tax Team will present on the impact that those changes will have on compensation and benefits strategies and also discuss potential alternatives.  Speakers will include Daryl Hanberry, Director, Tax & Legal, and Lisa Buckley, Senior Manager, Total Rewards & Benefits, Deloitte.

Date: 15th April 2015

Time: Registration 8am - 10am finish 

Venue: Deloitte, D&T House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

There is ample on-street parking nearby or alternatively private parking available in the Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace.

Email Jonathan Small for further information 


26/03/2015 08:00

AmCham RD&I Network, PwC

Guest Speaker: Various

Proudly Sponsored by: PwC


On 26th March join Mark Gantly, Managing Director HP Galway; Ken Moore, Head of Citi Innovation Labs Dublin; Leonard Hobbs, Director Global Public Affairs, Intel; and Dr Peter Hetherington, Global Lead Assignment Technology Transfer, Pfizer for an overview of the Chamber's RD&I Strategy and an overview of their sectors, looking at challenges and opportunites. 


The AmCham RD&I working group will present an industry perspective on the purpose, capability and expected outcomes of each part of the RD&I (Research Development & Innovation) system in Ireland based on research undertaken through Chamber membership over the last year.

This meeting will explore the success to-date of the system and make an evaluation from an FDI perspective of the overall performance of the system while identifying the key areas for focus and improvement.

Date 26th March 2015

Time: Registration 8am to 12 noon close

Venue: PwC, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1


Brought to you by PwC AmCham RD&I Network Programme Partners 2015  - there is no charge to attend.

Email Miriam O'Keeffe for further information 

05/03/2015 12:30

President's Gala Lunch 2015, The Shelbourne Hotel

Proudly Sponsored by: Barclays


Join us to celebrate the strength of Ireland's economic relationship with the US as we launch a major report on Irish-US Trade and Investment.

The President's Lunch 2015 will see the launch of our new report The Irish US Economic Relationship 2015 by Wall St. Economist Joseph Quinlan. Coming just a week before St. Patrick's Day when business in Ireland takes centre stage globally for several days, this report will provide a valuable insight into the scale of this relationship, and why Ireland has become the global location of choice for US investment.


Joseph Quinlan, author of this report, will present its findings for the first time at the President's Lunch. The following week it will be the subject of an seminar in New York.

Eamonn Sinnott, the 2015 President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland will be keynote speaker, making his first address as President. He will outline his ambitions for Ireland to continue to enhance its offering to US multinationals and build even stronger levels of investment.

View the full invite click here

27/02/2015 08:30

AmCham Conference - Resilience, Leadership & The Bottom Line, Xilinx

Guest Speaker: Various

Proudly Sponsored by: Aviva Health

Aviva Health

Are you, your colleagues, or your employees working at peak performance levels? Are you fighting fit for the coming year? Are you filled with enthusiasm for all you need to achieive in 2015? 

Join us as Dr Sabina Brennan, Director Institute of Neuroscience at TCD and Carmel McLoughlin, HR Manager Manufacturing Organisation within Intel  and the Energy Project lead an exploration, via discussion & workshop, of the foundations of resilience in theories of positive psychology and the conservation of resources.

We will discuss its relevance for Leadership; and how a coherent set of resilience-enhancing practices have the potential to contribute to employees' psychological capital, attitudes and behaviour, and to organisational performance not only in turbulent circumstances but also during periods of relative calm - Impacting the Bottom Line.

Date:  27th February 2015

Venue: Xilinx, Bianconi Avenue, Citywest, Dublin.

Time:      8.00am registration - 12.30 Conference Ends.

This conference is brought to you through the support of the AmCham HR Leadership Group Programme Partners 2015 AVIVA HEALTH- there is no charge to attend.


10/12/2014 18:00

Christmas Drinks Reception 2014, TBC

Guest Speaker: TBC

Proudly Sponsored by: TBC

27/11/2014 12:30

Thanksgiving Day Lunch, The Four Seasons

Proudly Sponsored by: William Fry

For more information on our Thanksgiving Lunch please contact: Lynn Behan 

For more information on our Sponsor please click here  


13/11/2014 07:45

Data Developments: Cyber Security & the ‘Right to be forgotten’, Mason Hayes & Curran

For more information on our sponsor click 

07/11/2014 08:00

Women in FDI Network - Current Leaders influencing Future Leaders, Vodafone

Guest Speaker: Various - See Below

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland invite you to join a discussion at our inaugural Women in FDI Business Network, on Friday November 7th 2014.

We are delighted to announce that our panellists are four Exceptional Business Leaders who will speak about the opportunities & challenges they faced to become the leaders they are today. This initial panel discussion will be followed by open forum for all participants.

There is limited availability - RSVP to Lynn Behan by return mail or on 01 6616637 by Friday 31st October 2014.

Venue: Vodafone, Leopardstown Dublin 18

Date: Friday 7th November 2014

Time:  Registration 08.00

Programme commences 8.20 - Ends 10am

Louise Phelan

American Chamber of Commerce President

PayPal Vice President of Global Operations, EMEA

Anne O'Leary

Vodafone, Chief Executive Officer

Aisling Hassell

Airbnb, Head of EMEA CX

Julie O'Neill

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Senior Vice President & General Manager 




Proudly partnered with Vodafone - there is no charge to attend.


04/11/2014 12:30

AmCham & the International School of Dublin Networking Lunch, DoubleTree by Hilton

Guest Speaker: Lucinda Creighton TD


17/10/2014 08:00

Mindset & Performance - AmCham Conference, Ebay, Blanchardstown

Guest Speaker: Various

Proudly Sponsored by: Laya Healthcare

Laya Healthcare

International research has shown that culture contributes between 20% and 30% to the bottom line and those companies whose cultures emphasized all the key managerial constituencies and leadership from managers at all levels outperformed firms that did not have those cultural traits by a huge margin.*

Mindsets drive behaviours, and behaviours support (or obstruct) the management practices that lead to successful or unsuccessful change efforts. Bringing these mindsets to the surface and working with them is the only way to make sustainable change happen.

Established work patterns and habits, the corporate culture, can be changed and harnessed at all levels within an organisation to elevate performance while at the same time creating a fulfilled workforce. As an organisation's culture reflects a current set of behaviours, then to develop a culture that supports high performance we need to identify and change these behaviours.

Join the AmCham HR Leadership Group and The Pacific Institute on the 17th October from 8am to 1pm in Ebay, Blanchardstown as we explore how Mindset affects Performance and how to bring about sustainable change in your organisation. 

This conference is part of the HR Leadership 2014 Programme proudly partnered by Laya Healthcare. There is no charge to attend.

* John P. Kotter and James Heskett monitored corporate culture in 207 major US companies, in 22 different industries, over an 11 year period and their research showed a clear relationship between culture and performance. 

29/09/2014 08:00

Irelands Global Role - Maximising Potential, EY Harcourt Street

Guest Speaker: Various

Proudly Sponsored by: EY

The American Chamber in partnership with EY invite you to a breakfast seminar with special guest Mayor of Seattle, Edward Murray on Monday 29th September. With some of Ireland's key US companies headquartered in Seattle and the West Coast, we will be discussing "Ireland's Global Role - Maximising Potential"

Date:     29th September 2014

Time:     8am Registration - 10.30am

Venue:  EY, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2


This seminar is part of the 2014 AmCham Business Transformation Programme which is proudly partnered by EY. There is no charge to attend.

25/09/2014 12:30

Cork Business Lunch, Maryborough Hotel

Guest Speaker: Donal Lenihan

Proudly Sponsored by: Matheson

For more information on our sponsor please click here. 

16/09/2014 08:00

Benefits & Success - Mediation in the Commercial Court, William Fry

Guest Speaker: Hon. Justice Mr Paul Gilligan

The Honourable Mr Justice Paul Gilligan has agreed to share his experiences and views regarding mediation from his perspective as a Judge of the Commercial Court at a members only breakfast briefing on the 16th September. We are also delighted to be joined by Austin Kenny, Chair of ICMA (Irish Commercial Mediation Association) and ICMA Council member John Madden who will to give us a US /international perspective.

This is a unique opportunity to hear how mediation can help your business settle disputes before they escalate into costly legal proceedings.  Mediation is the fastest growing alternative dispute resolution mechanism in Ireland and one that has proven to be of particular benefit to the corporate sector in the US.  Our speakers are perfectly positioned to explain how it is becoming increasingly relevant to the business community in Ireland.

This breakfast briefing is suitable for everyone concerned with minimising the impact of disputes on the bottom line, from senior management to procurement to process outsourcing, and supply chain.


Date: 16th September 2014

Venue: William Fry, Fitzwilton House, Cumberland Road, Dublin 2

7.45am Registration & Light Breakfast

8.30am Opening Remarks

10am Ends


There is no charge to attend which is kindly hosted by William Fry.  

08/09/2014 07:30

TTIP: The Transatlantic Opportunity - PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, PwC - One Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay


04/07/2014 12:00

American Chamber AGM 2014, Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin

Guest Speaker: N/A

Proudly Sponsored by: N/A

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Fifty-second Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland will be held in the Four Seasons Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 at 12.00 noon on Friday 4th July 2014 for the following purposes:-


1. To approve the Minutes of the 51st Annual General Meeting held on 4th July 2013. Click here to view the minutes.

2. To receive the Report of the Honorary Secretary-Treasurer and to consider, and if thought fit, adopt the Report of the Board and audited Statement of Accounts for the period ended 31st December 2013. Click here to view the Statement of Accounts

3. Election of new Directors.

4. Re-election of Directors.

5. Election of Officers.

6. To approve the appointment of the Auditors.

7. To receive the President's Address.

By Order of the Board

Meliosa O'Caoimh
Honorary Treasurer-Secretary

Registered Office

6 Wilton Place
Dublin 2


N.B. Every member entitled to attend and vote at the meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend, speak and vote in their stead. A proxy must be a member of the Chamber. Proxy forms, duly completed, must be deposited at the Registered Office at least 48 hours prior to the time appointed for the holding of the meeting.

Click here to download the Proxy Form

04/07/2014 12:30

Independence Day Lunch, The Four Seasons

Proudly Sponsored by: AIB


We are proud to announce President Michael D. Higgins as our guest Keynote Speaker. 

 For more information on our Sponsor please click here

19/06/2014 18:00

AmCham Invitation - Summer Drinks 19th June, Water Ways Ireland Visitor Centre

The American Chamber of Commerce US Executive Circle, in association with The London Speakers Bureau cordially invites you to attend their Summer Reception on Thursday 19th June from 6 to 8pm in Water Ways Ireland Visitor Centre at Grand Canal Quay.

The evening will be showcasing the considerable talents of ImprovAsylum, the Boston comedy theatre that features improvisation and sketch comedy - described as "Whose Line is it Anyway?" meets "Saturday Night Live!"

The American Chamber of Commerce US Executive Circle is a network for US executives working at a senior level in Ireland among firms associated with the American Chamber of Commerce.

If you have colleagues who are U.S. executives please make sure to invite them along - its going to be a really fun evening!  

12/06/2014 08:00

Energy, Waste & Water - Gaining Competitive Advantage, EY Harcourt Street

Guest Speaker: Various

Proudly Sponsored by: EY


According to the United Nations, by 2030 the world will need at least 30% more water, 45% more energy and 50% more food. The private sector, as a significant user of energy and water, has a critical role to play in successfully addressing these challenges to ensure a more secure and prosperous energy and water future.

Concerted efforts to increase efficiency in the areas of Water, Waste Management and Energy will reduce risk, improve productivity and realise cost savings, meet shareholder expectations, enhance brand and reputation, and improve resilience to changing environments.

Join fellow members of the American Chamber as we explore, through case studies from global leaders, and subject matter expert discussion, how your company can gain competitive advantage through increased efficiency in utilities.


Panellists include:

SEAI Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland - Dr. Brian Motherway, Chief Executive

Diageo - Paul Armstrong, Supply Director

EMC - Gerard Lyall, Director, Environment Health & Safety EMEA Real Estate & Facilities

Crowley Carbon - Norman Crowley, Chairman & Founder

International Energy Research Centre IERC - Professor Tony Day, Executive Director

EY - Stephen Wardle, Senior Manager

Irish Water - Martin Acton, Chief Procurement Officer



Date:     12th  June 2014

Time:     8am Registration to 12 noon

Venue:  EY, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2


This conference is part of the 2014 AmCham Business Transformation Programme which is proudly partnered by EY. There is no charge to attend.


29/05/2014 08:00

DNA of Leadership, Xilinx

Guest Speaker: Various

Proudly Sponsored by: Laya Healthcare

Laya Healthcare

Successful organizations think globally, allow failure, encourage risk, welcome open source ideas, and support effective development. Few would argue that the leadership of organizations does not matter.

Few would maintain that having merely competent leaders is all that is needed to compete and win in today's challenging business environment. And few would gamble the future of their organizations on a throw of the dice when it comes to developing leaders.
Join senior business leaders on the 29th May 2014 as they explore what are the forces that will affect Leadership Development for 2020 and beyond? Are the leadership capabilities that we see today sufficient to ensure companies remain successful in the future and drive growth in a very fast changing environment.
What is the DNA of Great Leadership?



Join the Chair of the American Chamber HR Leadership Group, Libby Gribben, in conversation with:

Keynote Speaker - David Learmond, The Conference Board - Click for Bio

Sharon McCooey,  Senior  Director International Operations, LinkedIn -  Click for Bio

Kevin Cooney, Managing Director Xilinx EMEA, Corporate CIO - Click for Bio

Peter Keegan, Country Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Click for Bio

Paul Scully, Greater Europe HR Director, Intel - Click for Bio



Date:     29th May 2014

Time:     8am Registration to 12 noon

Venue:  Xilinx, Bianconi Avenue, City West, Dublin (click here for directions)


This conference is part of the HR Leadership 2014 Programme proudly partnered by Laya Healthcare. There is no charge to attend.

15/05/2014 12:30

Spring Business Lunch, The Shelbourne Hotel

Guest Speaker: Barry O Leary CEO IDA Ireland

Proudly Sponsored by: Bank of Ireland




Click here for more information on our sponsor. 

 This event is now fully booked, if you would like to be waitlisted for this event please contact Lynn Behan at 01 6616637 or email


01/05/2014 08:00

Cloud Economies: Corporate and National Perspectives on the Cloud, The Shelbourne Hotel

Guest Speaker: Andrew Macadam, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

Proudly Sponsored by: Digital Planet

Digital Planet

Cloud Economies: Corporate and National Perspectives on the Cloud

Date:                 Thursday, May 1st

Location:          The Shelbourne Hotel, Adams Suite

Time:                 8.00am - 10.00am

Speakers:        Brian Larkin, Operations Director, Digital Planet

                           Andrew Macadam, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft


We are delighted to invite you to attend a breakfast briefing on the 1st May in the Shelbourne Hotel to a review of the impact of cloud computing viewed from both corporate and national perspectives. 

From a corporate perspective Brian Larkin will explore the myth of the cloud being a more cost effective model for the delivery of IT. From the perspective of Ireland Inc. he will review whether cloud computing is an economic threat or opportunity for the Irish economy. Andrew will speak on about how Cloud has affected Microsoft and how they have adapted to survive and learned to grow with these new technologies.


Brian Larkin - Operations Director at Digital Planet

Brian has spent the past 15 years working in the IT Industry in various guises. After qualifying with a degree in Accounting & Finance from DCU in 1990, Brian joined Deloitte as an Audit Consultant and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994. After a number of senior finance roles, Brian joined Compaq in 1998 as Finance Manager. He moved through the organisation and finished up as Country Sales Manager for HP's Personal Systems Group. Brian joined Hibernia Services Ltd in January 2005 as General Manager and has been instrumental to driving the growth of Hibernia Evros over the past 8 years.

 He is currently Group Operations Director and responsible for driving the Digital Planet Cloud business.



Andrew Macadam - Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

Andrew is an experienced commercial professional with a diverse background in sales, marketing and strategic growth opportunities. He has a strong background in mobile communications having previously worked in the role of Business Manager, supporting the CEO of Vodafone Ireland both strategically and operationally. He then moved on to hold responsibility for Online Sales and Marketing, responsible for defining the company's Consumer and Enterprise Online commercial strategy, with accountability for implementing effective online search, brand communication, offsite marketing campaigns and promotions that drive sales, brand goodwill and uptake of services across Vodafone. Andrew recently joined Microsoft Ireland as part of the Development and Platform evangelist team, responsible for raising awareness and supporting key partners and businesses in developing successful commercial strategies.

 This Event is proudly sponsored by Digital Planet - There is no charge to attend.