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

27/03/2014 08:00

AmCham Global Mobility Survey & Breakfast Briefing, Fitzwilliam Hotel, St Stephens Green

Within the myriad tax systems across Europe and the USA, the legal obligations, the tax treatment, and filing deadlines vary radically.  With Ireland increasingly a destination for key executives and from which executives are being sent overseas, Global Mobility issues are a priority concern. Employers need to ensure both employee and employer tax obligations and responsibilities are met in a compliant and correct manner.

The American Chamber Global Mobility Survey, which we are conducting with the support of Taxback.com, is looking to establish the areas of concern for our members so that we can share solutions or best practices, and to advocate for change. Your input would be greatly appreciated to ensure that we have the widest possible participation.


Click Here to Complete the Survey - The deadline for completion of the survey is 4th March 2014.

 

On the 27th March we will hold an interactive breakfast briefing based on the results of the survey with its main outputs forming the basis for discussion and a deep dive (in case study format) into the top 2-3 issues highlighted.

 

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27/02/2014 12:30

Presidents Lunch, The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin

 

For more information on our Sponsor please click here.

 

 


30/01/2014 08:00

New Ways of Working - Learnings & Key Metrics One Year On, Vodafone Ireland Ltd, Mountain View, Leopardstown, Dublin 18

Guest Speaker: various

Proudly Sponsored by: Vodafone

New Ways of Working- Learnings & Key Metrics One Year On

American Chamber of Commerce Workshop 30th January 2014


On January 30th Vodafone will share their  New Ways Of Working story with the American Chamber Members  Please click here for video

The project was a combination of introducing new flexible work practises, hot-desking and encourage innovation throughout the entire organisation.

Speakers: Anne Sheehan, Enterprise Director and Rachel Mooney, HR Director

 

Time:                  

8.00am          Registration & Refreshment

8.30am          Event Starts

9.30am          Tour of  the Vodafone Building

10.00am        Ends.

Venue:

 Vodafone Ireland Ltd, Mountain View, Leopardstown, Dublin 18

 

 


12/12/2013 18:00

Christmas Drinks Reception, American Ambassadors Residence Phoenix Park

Proudly Sponsored by: Deloitte

 

For more information on our Sponsor please click here. 

 

 

Traffic: Please note that traffic is normally very bad at this time of year and we would recommend that you give yourself plenty of time to get to the residence.

Directions: From O'Connell Bridge take the south quays all the way up to Heuston station. Turn right over the bridge (Sherlock Bridge) (This is the last bridge you come to). Turn left as you come off the bridge. After the second set of traffic lights turn right into the main road of the Phoenix Park. One and a half miles up the main road you come to a Phoenix monument in the middle of the road. The Ambassador's Residence is to the left of the monument. Three white arches with the Irish and U.S. flags flying over them.

Parking: There is free parking available at the residence.

Security: Only those whose names appear on the guest list will gain access to the Residence.

Taxis: If you are traveling by Taxi it is advisable to pre book your taxi for when you want to leave the Residence that evening.

Dress Code: Business / Smart.
 


28/11/2013 12:30

Thanksgiving Day Lunch, The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin

Guest Speaker: Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD

Proudly Sponsored by: William Fry

 

For more information on our sponsor please click here. 


14/11/2013 07:30

The App Effect on Business and Successful Mobile Solutions, River Lee Hotel, Cork

Guest Speaker: Various - See Below

Proudly Sponsored by: Sogeti & Barclays

Ten years ago it would have been difficult to imagine exactly how mobile apps would impact businesses.

Now more than one million app phones are sold every day and now account for about 80% of the mobile market. Users downloaded more than 13 billion apps in the first quarter of 2013 alone.

Businesses across all sectors are investing in mobile solutions, apps and responsive sites, to accelerate business processes, drive revenue and reduce operational costs.

Menno van Doorn, Director of the Sogeti Research Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT) and author of the recently published "The App Effect" will talk about "The Top 10 app effects that he has found that impact businesses" and pose the question: "Is your organisation ready for these App Effects?"

Mike Walters, Head of UK Corporate Payments at Barclays will talk about "Innovation & Solutions"

7.30 am - 8:00 am
Registration & Networking

8:00 am Sharp  - 9.30 am
Speaker panel & Breakfast

9.30 am - 10:00 am
Q&A & Close

This event is co-sponsored by Barclays & Sogeti - There is no charge to attend.

 

 

 


07/11/2013 09:00

National STEM Internship Information Meeting, Hewlett Packard Galway

I write to invite you to attend a leadership round-table to engage your organisation in a significant national initiative with the potential to be of strategic importance to sustain and build industries based on skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has recently issued a call to Third Level colleges for proposals to deliver a unique Postgraduate Programme aimed at providing a wider pool of experienced skilled talent being made available to industry. Being piloted in 2014, the programme will involve suitably qualified and selected students gaining nationally accredited on-the-job experience, thereby boosting their employability and their targeted skill set simultaneously. Through the involvement of the American Chamber industry representatives have been active in identifying the types of skills-sets that are being targeted and the structure of the programme with a number of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and the HEA.

The 'PGPP EOI call' document on the page linked to here (http://www.hea.ie/en/news/hea-call-expressions-interest-participate-pilot-programme-professional-practice) on the HEA website is the key document for further information which will be very useful to your executive team in considering participation in the programme.

I am asking that your organisation become involved, and to that end the Chamber is organising a number of information roundtables on the proposed pilot of this programme:

  • Hewlett Packard, Galway 7th November from 9.00am-10.30am.  Registration from 8.45am onwards.

If you wish to send a suitably senior representative to this meeting please click the link below.

Your representative can contact Jonathan Small at J.Small@amcham.ie for further information on the meeting.

This government initiative has the potential to drive tighter industry-academic alignment and hence I
trust that you'll consider this invitation very seriously.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Gantly

Western Regional Chairman & American Chamber Board Member

Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Galway 


05/11/2013 08:30

National STEM Internship Information Meeting, Boston Scientific Cork

I write to invite you to attend a leadership round-table to engage your organisation in a significant national initiative with the potential to be of strategic importance to sustain and build industries based on skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has recently issued a call to Third Level colleges for proposals to deliver a unique Postgraduate Programme aimed at providing a wider pool of experienced skilled talent being made available to industry. Being piloted in 2014, the programme will involve suitably qualified and selected students gaining nationally accredited on-the-job experience, thereby boosting their employability and their targeted skill set simultaneously. Through the involvement of the American Chamber industry representatives have been active in identifying the types of skills-sets that are being targeted and the structure of the programme with a number of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and the HEA.

The 'PGPP EOI call' document on the page linked to here (http://www.hea.ie/en/news/hea-call-expressions-interest-participate-pilot-programme-professional-practice) on the HEA website is the key document for further information which will be very useful to your executive team in considering participation in the programme.

I am asking that your organisation become involved, and to that end the Chamber is organising a number of information roundtables on the proposed pilot of this programme:

  • Boston Scientific, Cork on 5th November from 8.30am-10.00am.  Registration from 8am onwards.

If you wish to send a suitably senior representative to this meeting please click the link below.

Your representative can contact Jonathan Small at J.Small@amcham.ie for further information on the meeting.

This government initiative has the potential to drive tighter industry-academic alignment and hence I
trust that you'll consider this invitation very seriously.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Mangan

Southern Regional Chairman & American Chamber Board Member

Multiplant Vice President Operations, Boston Scientific    


31/10/2013 09:00

Improving Return on Workforce Investment through Workforce Intelligence & Analytics, The Foundry - Google

Guest Speaker: Various

Proudly Sponsored by: PwC

PwC

Executive management often refers to employees as their "most valuable asset" - and with good reason.  The workforce represents most organisations' single-largest annual investment, one that can single-handedly control the financial top - and bottom- lines, and directly influences long term competitiveness through the level of agility and innovation it exerts.  

Yet many organisations do not have the baseline information about this critical asset that they need to make well informed decisions that deeply impact the business.  Without a handle on even this simplest of information, executives of successful companies readily admit that they got to where they are by making "good guesses" when it came to people related decisions.  But the world of good guesses isn't the platform for building sustained success in an increasingly competitive business world.  Organisations that crack the code on maximising the return on workforce investment will create a sustainable competitive advantage.

If you would like to know more about cracking this code you will not want to miss our American Chamber special event at Google on 31st October, featuring an iconic organisation which is known to be ahead of the game in relation to workforce analytics and a leading global consultancy which has built up a deep reservoir of knowledge of HR metrics.

Session Overview

PwC will share the results of their recent benchmark study of AmCham companies in Ireland, whereby they conducted analysis of key human capital metrics. The results of which ought to give an insight into how Irish companies perform against other territories.  It will of course be of particular interest to those who participated in the survey.

Scott Pollak, who is a Principal with PwC and the global co-leader of Saratoga (PwC's HR Analytics tool - which supports organizations to maximise workforce engagement, productivity, leadership, and retention), based in San Jose, California, will share his insights into how analytics can help organisations make better workforce decisions to drive business performance.

Helen Tynan will be discussing how she uses human capital metrics and analytics to shape behaviours and results in her role as Director of People Operations for Dublin, and HR Business Partner for two organisations (SMB Sales and Global Customer Services). Helen joined Google in 2010, with prior HR experience of 20+ years with companies such as Dell, Oracle, Amdahl-Fujitsu and General Electric.  

After coffee and networking - we look to encourage a level of debate and challenge for our speakers via a Q&A session, and will round off with a tour of Google's spectacular new office environment at the Foundry.

From 08:30 Registration & Refreshment

09:30 Sharp Session Commences

The session will conclude with a tour of The Foundry at approximately 12 noon.


25/10/2013 08:00

HR Leadership Group Pensions Workshop, PwC North Wall Quay

Guest Speaker: Workshop

Proudly Sponsored by: 2013 HRLG Programme Sponsors PwC

Venue: PwC, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1 - Click here for location & parking 

8amWorkshop on Pensions - split into working groups for the majority of the morning.

A broad outline agenda :


- short summary of the Budget 2014 pension changes
- results of the PwC pension survey
- workshop groups: 
        - alternative remuneration options
        - issues/ considerations on early access
        - support to employees
        - communicating the issues and options provided
        - long term organisational issues raised?

Retention, senior hires, appetite for early retirement, reward philosophy for executives

10 am    Workshop Ends


23/10/2013 08:30

Taxation Efficiency for a Mobile Workforce, Four Seasons Hotel Ballsbridge

Guest Speaker: Christine Keily

Proudly Sponsored by: Taxback.com

Taxback.com

AmCham Briefing - 23rd October 2013

Taxation Efficiency for a Mobile Workforce

If you or your company has staff working from numerous tax jurisdictions in a given year, or relocating to a different jurisdiction for a period of time, ensuring compliance with domestic and international tax laws is essential.

Staff retention is one of the biggest concerns for companies today. It is therefore crucial that when employees are undertaking an international assignment that all of their tax, payroll and social insurance responsibilities are effectively and accurately looked after in both the home and host country.

Global Mobility compliance and taxation is becomingly increasingly important for organisations so please join us to discuss how the complex issues that may arise for your employees can be best tackled.

Guest Speaker: Christine Keily, Taxback.com

Click here to view presentation 

 


03/10/2013 07:00

Launch of the American Chamber's 2013 Irish-US Economic Relationship Report, The Shelbourne Hotel

Proudly Sponsored by: KPMG

Launch of the American Chamber's 2013 Irish-US Economic Relationship Report (October 3rd, 2013) 

 

We are delighted to invite you to attend the launch of the American Chamber's 2013 Irish- US Economic Relationship Report. The launch takes place on Thursday, October 3rd in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. 

The report, the third in a highly successful series, will present the economic impact of US-Ireland trade and investment relationship. It will be the preeminent and authoritative statement on the state of this relationship and will reflect the latest data on US-Ireland trade and investment flows and considers these facts in the context of Ireland's current economic position.  

This briefing will be attended by CEOs of Chamber members, government officials and management of key government agencies. The launch will include a presentation from the author and a panel discussion comprised of senior stakeholders in global FDI and a keynote address from Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.


Date:                  Thursday, October 3rd

Time:                  Registration & full breakfast from 7.00

                            Formal briefing 8:00am and run through to 9.30

Venue:               The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin                           


We hope you will be available to attend this briefing and we look forward to seeing you on the day. 

 This event is proudly sponsored by

  

For more information on our sponsor please click here.

 


27/09/2013 07:30

AmCham Breakfast Briefing: 'The Role of Leadership Charisma', Stephens Green Hibernian Club, Dublin 2

Guest Speaker: Various

Proudly Sponsored by: Profiles International

Profiles International

AmCham Breakfast Briefing - 27th September 2013

Engaging Leadership - The Role of Leadership Charisma

What is it that makes one leader engaging and another utterly un-engaging? As in the sports world, where a mediocre coach can take an A-team and produce appalling results, and an inspiring coach take a mediocre team and produce extraordinary results, so it is in our world of business.

The specific set of behaviors that are common to those leader-managers who get great results - and notably missing in those who do not - are collectively characterised as ‘Leadership Charisma'.

Although it is widely believed that you are either born with charisma or not, our research proves that Leadership Charisma can, in fact, be developed.

In this 90-minute briefing you'll learn:

• The drivers of leadership charisma (based on current research with more than 40,000 leaders worldwide)
• The critical interpersonal behaviours shared by all charismatic leaders
• How to determine just how charismatic you are currently
• How to plan to raise your charisma and drive the productivity associated with such an increase

Attendees will also receive a personalized copy of ‘Leadership Charisma' by the Authors and Speakers , Bud Haney & Al Rainaldi.

7.30-8.00 Registration, 8.00- 9.30 Presentation 

This event is proudly sponsored by Profiles International & there is no charge to attend.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.


26/09/2013 08:00

Organisational Change - The Only Certainty is Uncertainty, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Guest Speaker: Various

Proudly Sponsored by: EY

EY

Returning to growth is not returning to normal.  Successful companies are adapting for change - how are they doing this?

As a senior executive you are invited to this interactive session on September 26th.  The purpose of this event is to share lessons and stories of how globally integrated companies in Ireland are responding to the challenges associated with organisational change.  The event will provide an opportunity to network with a pan industry audience of some of  Ireland's leading senior executives and explore best practice with a range of speakers including:

James O'Connor, Managing Director, Microsoft EMEA Operations Centre: James joined Microsoft in 1994 and became Managing Director of the Microsoft EMEA Operations Centre (EOC) in 2012.  Here, he currently is responsible for the 600 strong team that manages Operations across 85 countries. These functions include Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Customer Care and IT & Financial support for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Connor Murphy and Ray Smith - Co-Founders of Datahug:  Datahug  was established in 2010 with deep expertise in communication systems and data analysis. Founded in Ireland and headquartered in California, the company has secured over $5 million in Series A funding. Its world class line up of investors include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DFJ Esprit, Oyster Capital and Silicon Valley investor Ron Conway.

Frank O'Dea - EY Advisory Partner. Frank is a Partner in the Performance Improvement practice of EY. He specialises in shaping and leading major business transformation programmes. Frank was previously Managing Director of a network sharing venture between Eircom and O2 in Ireland where he led the spin out and transformation of their mobile networks into a new single shared and integrated network organisation called Mosaic. Prior to that he was a Senior Executive with Accenture for 25 years based in London and helping international clients in the telecommunications, defence and technology sectors with business transformation, change management and major outsourcing programmes.

The event will take place in EY offices, Harcourt Centre, Harcourt St, Dublin 2 (click for location map) on 26 September  from 8am - 12noon.  Breakfast will be provided

There is no charge to attend 


04/07/2013 12:30

Independence Day Lunch, The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin

Guest Speaker: Philip King

Proudly Sponsored by: AIB Corporate Banking Ireland

AIB Corporate Banking Ireland

We are delighted to invite you to book for our Independence Day Lunch which is taking place on 4th July 2013 in the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin.

 

This lunch is now fully subscribed


25/06/2013 08:00

Safe & Sound: Protecting Your Corporate Data, Mason Hayes & Curran, Barrow Street, Dublin 2

Guest Speaker: Various

Proudly Sponsored by: Mason Hayes & Curran

To those who have already booked many thanks.


20/06/2013 07:30

The APP Effect on Business and Successful Mobile Solutions, Conrad Hotel

Guest Speaker: Various

Proudly Sponsored by: Sogeti

More than one million app phones are sold every day and now account for about 80% of the mobile market. Users downloaded more than 13 billion apps in the first quarter of 2013 alone. Businesses across all sectors are investing in mobile solutions, apps and responsive sites, to accelerate business processes, drive revenue and reduce operational costs.

Ten years ago it would have been difficult to imagine exactly how mobile apps would impact businesses.

Menno van Doorn, co-author of the recently published "The App Effect", a book which describes the dawn of a Post-PC era and is based on the hundreds of discussions with a diverse range of customers in different industry sectors, will talk about the 10 effects that we have found that impact businesses and pose the question: "Is your organisation ready for these App Effects?"

Co-author Andreas Sjöström, Director of the Sogeti Research Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT) will talk about four key characteristics found in successful mobile solutions and how to implement them in your business.

 



 

Thursday 20th June 2013

7.30 am - 8:00 am
Registration & Networking

8:00 am - 9.30 am
Speaker panel / Breakfast

9.30 am - 10:00 am
Networking / Close

This event is proudly sponsored by Sogeti, part of the Capgemini group & there is no charge to attend.

 

 


12/06/2013 14:00

Launch of the ‘Case for Investing in Europe 2013’ with An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, The Merrion Hotel, Dublin

Proudly Sponsored by: ARAMARK

 

 


24/05/2013 08:00

Leadership Conference - HR Measuring Up ., AmCham Member2Member Programme

Guest Speaker: Various - see below

Proudly Sponsored by: PwC 2013 HRLG Programme

PwC 2013 HRLG Programme

In a knowledge economy, companies with the best talent win. In a global economy, proving excellence and securing additional mandates is vital, with finding, developing and retaining talent as one of the most important tasks in strategic development but how is HR meeting these challenges?

Join business leaders in this highly interactive workshop on Friday 24th May as discuss strategic HR and their vision of its place in their international organisations. Facilitated by Peter Finnegan.


When: 8am to 12noon Friday 24th May

Where: Xilinx, Bianconi Avenue, CityWest (Click here for Location Map) 

This event is now fully subscribed - contact the Chamber at 01 661 6201 for further information.

Registered Attendee List


17/05/2013 08:00

SEPA Briefing #2, Danske Bank

Guest Speaker: Various - see below

Proudly Sponsored by: Danske Bank

Danske Bank

Due to unprecedented demand we have arranged a second SEPA briefing for the 17th May as follows:

The Single Euro Payments Area (or SEPA for short) is a European Union regulation that will simplify financial transactions and make doing business easier. It will apply across 32 European Countries, including Ireland.

All businesses must be ready for SEPA, as all existing national systems will close on 1 February 2014. You will need to ensure that your pay-roll, direct debit and accounting systems are SEPA ready before 1 February 2014 so that you are able to make euro electronic payments after that date.

You are cordially invited to a briefing with:

  • John Rice SEPA Programme Manager, Central Bank of Ireland;
  • Michael O'Neill, SEPA Ireland Programme Manager, IPSO
  • Barrry Manning, Head of Cash Management, Danske Bank

 

Date: Friday 17th May - 8am sharp

Venue: Danske Bank 3 Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1


Places are limited and allocated on a first come basis.
There is no charge to attend


16/05/2013 12:30

Spring Business Lunch, The Convention Centre, Dublin

Guest Speaker: Vivek Wadhwa

Proudly Sponsored by: Barclays

Barclays

We invite you to book for our Spring Business Lunch, this event will take place on the 16th May in the Convention Centre Dublin. The key note speaker  will be Vivek Wadhwa this lunch is proudly sponsored by Barclays.

 


02/05/2013 08:00

Driving Strategic Development through Systemic Innovation, AmCham Member2Member Programme

Guest Speaker: Various - see below

Proudly Sponsored by: AmCham M2M

AmCham M2M

American Chamber of Commerce Workshop 2nd May 2013 - IBM Research & Innovation Centre


Driving Strategic Development through Systemic Innovation - How can you use innovation to drive strategic development in your organisation?

Over the past number of years multi-national subsidiaries in Ireland have taken on board the challenges of securing mandates, moving up the value chain and becoming an increasingly important and influential part of the wider corporation, many creatively using the Molloy-Delany ideas & tools from the ‘Blue Book' to become major players within their respective corporations.

Since the original publication of the ‘Blue Book' in 1997, the ideas and tools, which are the foundation of much current strategy, have been significantly refined and enriched, particularly with state-of-the-art materials on Systemic Innovation.

Join Rosemaree Danaher, IBM Ireland Strategy & Integration Manager; Ciaran Ennis, who played a central role in IBM Ireland's evolution from a 250 person sales operation to today's high tech employer of 4000 people; and Dr Eddie Molloy and Dr Ed Delany, co-authors of the Molloy-Delany ‘Blue Book', as they illustrate the application of these ideas with concrete examples from leading subsidiary companies in Ireland.

 

Date:               2nd May 2013

Venue:           IBM Research & Innovation Centre (Click to view directions & Map)

Time:              8am to 11.30am

  

This is an AmCham Member2Member Event - there is no charge to attend


25/04/2013 08:00

SEPA Briefing #1, Wells Fargo

Guest Speaker: Various - see below

Proudly Sponsored by: Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

The Single Euro Payments Area (or SEPA for short) is a European Union regulation that will simplify financial transactions and make doing business easier. It will apply across 32 European Countries, including Ireland.


All businesses must be ready for SEPA, as all existing national systems will close on 1 February 2014. You will need to ensure that your pay-roll, direct debit and accounting systems are SEPA ready before 1 February 2014 so that you are able to make euro electronic payments after that date.

You are cordially invited to a briefing with:

  • John Rice SEPA Programme Manager, Central Bank of Ireland;
  • Michael O'Neill, SEPA Ireland Programme Manager, IPSO (Irish Payment Services Organisation)
  • Richard M Lee, Managing Director, Corporate & Institutional Fx Sales EMEA, Wells Fargo

Date:    Thursday 25th April - 8am sharp

Venue: Wells Fargo Headquarters (Dublin), 5th Floor, 2 Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1


Places are limited and allocated on a first come basis (there is no charge to attend).