Barry O’Sullivan, Global Manufacturing Lead – Contact Lenses, Johnson & Johnson Vision, is the incoming President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland.
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will receive the Special Recognition Award at the American Chamber’s Annual Dinner in May. The award will honour the global and local contribution to encouraging participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects.
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, T.D., addressed over 800 members of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland at the Chamber’s annual Thanksgiving Lunch today in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road. Former Irish Ambassador to the US, Anne Anderson, was honoured at the event with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald pictured with Alastair Blair, Accenture; Adrienne Gormley, Dropbox; and Annrai O’Toole, Workday at the launch of American Chamber of Commerce Ireland’s a new online Corporate Social Responsibility platform at the European Headquarters of Workday in Dublin 7. The innovative platform aims to showcase the CSR work being carried out by companies around the country and to promote best practice and knowledge-sharing in this space. According to research carried out by the Chamber last year, over 7,300 community projects are supported by US companies in Ireland.
Ireland must place a competitiveness agenda at the centre of economic decision making to future proof the country according to the American Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Pre-Budget Submission.
The American Chamber’s priority is that Ireland remains a unique transatlantic trade and investment gateway and a location of choice for US inward investment to Europe and the submission, which follows extensive consultation with FDI leadership within the American Chamber highlights the key priorities for Budget 2018 .
Ireland’s reputation as location of choice for US business investment is at an all-time high. The Irish operations of US companies play a critical role in the global competitiveness and success for those companies – investing in Ireland has been good for the United States. The Ireland-US business relationship is not a one-way street - Irish companies are now creating almost as many jobs in the US as the US creates in Ireland.
Read James O'Connor Speech at the 2017 Cork Business Lunch
The American Chamber’s third conference focused on the theme ‘Learning to Learn, Learning for Life’, reflecting the growing recognition among Ireland’s US multinational community that, in today’s fast moving environment of technological advancement, the emphasis must be on an education that continues throughout our working lives rather than one which ends upon graduation from third level.