L-R: Robert O'Shea, Partner and Head of Corporate Department at Matheson, Stephen Kavanagh, CEO of Aer Lingus, Eimear Moran, Media Solutions Director at The Irish Times and Mark Redmond, Chief Executive of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland
The two-way economic role played by the US in Ireland, and Ireland in the US, is becoming increasingly important - a transatlantic relationship that directly supports over 255,000 jobs. Ireland is among the top ten foreign direct investors into the US, while 12 per cent of all US investment into Europe goes to Ireland.
For decades, Irish operations of US companies have been at the heart of the success story of US companies. Many have chosen Ireland as a home for their European and International headquarters to service global markets. With an ever-changing geo-political landscape, the importance of Ireland as the ‘gateway to Europe’ for these companies has never been greater. Post-Brexit, the US business community will be looking to Ireland as an important pro-business voice in Brussels.
With these developments taking place, the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, generously supported by Matheson, Aer Lingus and The Irish Times will hold its inaugural Transatlantic Conference on March 7, 2019
, to focus on the dominant themes and key emerging trends in the transatlantic economy. Hosted at the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, this important platform will welcome expert speakers from both sides of the Atlantic, discussing issues such as Brexit, global leadership, transformative technology and cybersecurity.
The American Chamber will bring together leading US companies investing in Ireland, Irish companies investing in the US, senior academics and government officials to lead the discussion on these key issues. Among the keynote speakers will be Wall Street Economist, Joseph Quinlan, who will present the latest statistics on bilateral trade, US investment in Ireland and Irish Investment into the US.