The American Chamber has had an extremely active first quarter in 2014. As established through the launch of Louise Phelan's presidency on January 20th the agenda for the year is calling for a renewed focus on competitiveness to sustain the positive momentum in the economy. Supporting this aim has been the motivation behind many high quality events and the Chamber has been working to represent members through a number of policy engagements.
Energy Costs The Chamber hosted an Investment Roundtable on energy policy with members and Forfás, Enterprise Ireland and the IDA. Following this a formal submission was made to provide the members' views in advance of a Government Green Paper on the topic. Full Submission>>
Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive The Chamber has outlined in a recent submission its support of the Commission's proposal to implement the NIS Directive to underpin the EU's broader cybersecurity agenda. In welcoming the draft the Chamber also highlighted a number of areas in which it could be improved. Full Submission>>
Further submissions were also made on topics including, the Unified Patent Court Agreement, the Review of Ireland's Foreign Policy & External Relations and both the Action Plan for Jobs and the ICT Skills Action Plan. Full list of Submissions>>
PwC & Abbott join Board
There were two new appointments made to the Chamber's Board of Directors in February. Feargal O'Rourke, Head of Tax with PwC, has joined the Board and taken up the position of Taxation Working Group Chair. Ger Cronin, Vice President International Operations, with Abbott Nutrition in Clonmel has been appointed a Director
To view the full Board Click Here>>
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AmCham participate in St. Patrick's events in DC
President of the American Chamber Louise Phelan and Tax Chair Feargal O'Rourke were in Washington DC this month to participate in various St. Patrick's Day events. Included in the itinerary were events hosted by Science Foundation Ireland, the Irish Embassy, and the US Chamber (addressed by the Taoiseach). The highlight of the programme was the traditional White House reception hosted by President Obama.
Global Mobility Facilitates Business Growth
Throughout March the Chamber surveyed its members about their Global Mobility activity. This study, in conjunction with Taxback.com, revealed that a growing number of companies are choosing to fill knowledge and networking gaps by sending staff abroad. Companies revealed that having a 'globally mobile' workforce facilitated business growth.
Read the results (PDF)>>
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New Online Members Area
Members can now keep up-to-date on the Chamber's activities and events with a new online members area. The area includes latest information on policy work, news and events. The area will also help fellow members connect with each other via an online directory of members.
Log in to the Members' Area>>
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 company's logo along with a link to the vacancy you wish to advertise please email: email@example.com
2014 Business Directory
The American Business Directory is now available to all members. The Directory is a comprehensive list of all members and all US companies in Ireland, and contains editorials on the US-Irish economic relationship as well as an overview of the work of the Chamber.
For this year's directory Click Here PDF>>
Gateway to Europe
A number of Chamber members will be participating in the upcoming Ireland Gateway to Europe initiative. Now in its third year, it comprises a mission of 50 business leaders and Irish media to the US. Over 400 people attended US events last year. The aim is to encourage US companies who are looking to expand into Europe to choose Ireland as their location of choice and to have the information, trust and contacts to execute their plans.