AMCHAM Newsletter


Time for action on Innovation Taskforce


April Trade & Investment Report


IBM Congratulated on R&D Investment


Chamber welcomes LinkedIn Investment


New Members

New Corporate Members of the American Chamber:

Experian Ireland Ltd
Bentley Systems International Limited
Vistakon (Ireland) Ltd.
James Hardie
EAP Institute
Covanta Energy
Carey Ireland
Maxim IP
Crannagh & Company International Trade and Business Services Ltd
The Open University Business School
SolarWinds Software Europe Ltd
Paragon Global Resources
COLT Technology Services Limited
Trend Technologies Mullingar Ltd
M+W Zander Ir


US Companies Continue to Invest


Investment Trade Report

AmCham President Meets Barack Obama

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.

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Chamber Submission on Waste Management

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.

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Summer Event Series Launched

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.

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New Deputy Chief of Mission Arrives in US Embassy

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.

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Successful Spring M2M Series

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

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