President of the American Chamber Lionel Alexander, Vice President & General Manager Hewlett Packard (Manufacturing) Ltd. was in attendance at the White House in March to join in the St. Patrick's Day celebrations and to represent Ireland's US Investment Community. Despite large numbers in attendance Lionel did meet President Obama during his visit. Talking about his visit to the White House Lionel said, "it was a great experience. It was a wonderful way to spend St. Patrick's day, and certainly a huge honour to meet the President."
Having the Chamber represented in the White House at this prestigious event provided an excellent opportunity to highlight the very positive economic relationship between the two countries.
AmCham in the News
The American Chamber has been our strong voice to great effect in the media and continues to represent the interest of the US Multinational Community in Ireland. Topics of focus for the Chamber have included education, competitiveness & the importance of innovation. We have received widespread coverage in print and broadcast media both nationally and regionally.
Believing that Ireland's waste regime should encourage the expansion of the management and technology capability of its waste industry beyond collection and landfill, and bring required economies of scale to bear on lowering waste management costs, the American Chamber has made representations to the Department of Environment to this effect.
The American Chamber has unveiled an extensive programme of events to take place in the coming months. This includes the Transatlantic Economy Spring Business Lunch, Innovation in People Practises Seminars, the Independence Day Business Lunch, US Executive Circle events, and the biennial Ryder Cup Golf Tournament.
A new Deputy Chief of Mission has been appointed at the US Embassy in Dublin. Mr John Hennesy-Niland officially took up his position on April 9th. The American Chamber would like to wish Mr. Hennessy-Niland every success during his tenure.
The Spring Member to Member (M2M) Series has drawn to a close following a successful six week programme nationwide that has been attended by over 400 members. The series saw many high quality presentations from senior executives with leading multinationals, share their experiences of the past decade. That experience is a résumé of managing mandates within a global operation - striving to maintain a reputation for operational excellence. Many of these presentations are available for download to members