A major focus of the American Chamber for 2013 is to promote the many benefits to Ireland of being home to over 700 US companies, and positioning Ireland as a leading FDI location globally. The newly released 13 Reasons Why? FDI video fulfils both functions. We encourage all members to use this production in any appropriate internal or external communications.
To view & download Click Here >>
Upcoming Events, Spring Lunch & More...
The American Chamber has a busy programme scheduled for the next few months. A highlight will be be the Spring Business Lunch, on May 16th in the Convention Centre Dublin. This event will hear from leading entrepeneur and academic Vivek Wadwha on 'where the trillion dollar opportunities lie'.
An event on April 12th will see the Chamber tackle the various issues and opportunities that surround data use. Data: Protection, Regulation & Innovation, is a half day seminar with contributors that include Minister for Justice & Defence Alan Shatter TD, and the Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes.
The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is an EU regulation to simplify financial transactions that will apply across 32 European Countries, including Ireland. All businesses must be ready for SEPA on 1 February 2014, and the Chamber is hosting a SEPA Briefing on April 25th.
For more info or to book Click Here>>
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Employee Engagement Framework
A sub group of the American Chamber HR Leadership Group has completed a review of employee engagement within member companies. The research can be used as a ‘Tool Kit' for members to review and assess their own company framework, under a number of headings, with a view to answering the question: "IS IT FIT FOR PURPOSE?"
Employee Engagement Framework HERE
Ireland's EU Presidency
The Chamber is utilising Ireland's presidency of the Council of the European Union to promote several key projects. This will include the launch of a paper in conjunction with AmCham EU in support of an EU-US Trade Deal; participating in the EU-US Business Roundtable event in Dublin Castle in April; and launching the AmChams Europe Report The Case for Investing in Europe, in June.
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Social Impact Research
Over the coming months the American Chamber will be undertaking a major research project to ascertain the full social impact of US investment in Ireland. It is well understood that US companies are making large contributions in education, sports, the arts and many other community projects, but currently the full extent of this is not known. More information on this project will be publicised shortly, and we are looking forward to the full involvement of all our member companies.
Members' Jobs Board
The American Chamber's Jobs Board is now the most popular page on our site, and provides members with an excellent opportunity to advertise vacancies free of charge.
To avail of this service simply email your companies logo along with a link to the vancany you wish to advertise to: email@example.com
CEO Forum Series Completed
Throughout March the Chamber completed the Spring series of CEO Forum meetings. These meetings, attended by the CEOs of US companies in Ireland, are devised to inform the policies of the American Chamber, and serve to reenforce our positions when dealing with Government. Once again we would like to thank all those who attended and supported the spring series and we look forward to seeing you in the Autumn.