Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for AmCham's 2023 US-Ireland Business Awards.

These prestigious Awards, recognise inspiring individuals, teams and organisations who have strengthened the US-Ireland business, trade and investment relationship in areas including business development, education, research and innovation, and arts and culture and who are committed to sustainable business, inclusion and giving back to the community. 

AmCham believes that the strength of the transatlantic relationship, which is currently at its highest level ever, is crucial to Ireland’s continued economic success and its position as a global leader in research, development and innovation, talent development and attraction, and ESG.  

AmCham will honour individuals, teams, and organisations, who are working to continue to strengthen this relationship under three categories as part of these Awards. These categories are:
- Global Leadership Award
- Global Community Award
- Global Impact Award

The US-Ireland Business Awards are proudly sponsored by BT Ireland and EY Ireland, with the Irish Times as official media partner.

Global Leadership Award

This Award is presented to an individual who has had a significant, positive impact on US-Ireland business relations.  The recipient is recognised as someone who is committed to inclusion and gender equality and the impact honoured by the Award is one that is independently and verifiably recognised – beyond the individual’s own organisation.  

The recipient could come from a wide range of spheres including but not limited tobusiness, education, research, public sector, cultural.  

Global Impact Award

This Award is presented to a team/organisation for a project that has had a significant positive, global or international impact on markets or society. This impact could be in areas including but not limited to Research, development and innovation , Talent development , Advanced manufacturing/industry 4.0-5.0 , Digitisation/Artificial intelligence , Sustainability, Supply chain innovation.

The team/orgainsation must be nominated by someone on the team/in the orgainsation who has been involved in the nominated project.

The impact of the project is independently recognised/measured and has a transatlantic, international or global impact. 

Global Community Award

This Award is presented to an individual, team or organisation including US MNCs that has had a positive societal/community impact in an area that is aligned with the values of AmCham and our membership. Areas for recognition include - Advancing gender equality, Championing inclusion, Reducing social discrimination/disadvantage, Enabling education attainment.

The impact of the individual, team or organisation is independently recognised/measured and has a transatlantic, international or global impact. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the US-Ireland Business Awards?

These prestigious Awards, recognise inspiring individuals, teams and organisations who have strengthened the US-Ireland business, trade and investment relationship in areas including business development, education, research and innovation and arts and culture and who are committed to sustainable business, inclusion and giving back to the community. 

The US-Ireland Business Awards are sponsored by BT Ireland and EY Ireland, with media partner the Irish Times.

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What is the Global Leadership Award?

This Award is presented to an individual who has had a significant, positive impact on US-Ireland business relations.  The recipient is recognised as someone who is committed to inclusion and gender equality and the impact honoured by the Award is one that is independently and verifiably recognised – beyond the individual’s own organisation.  

The recipient could come from a wide range of spheres including but not limited tobusiness, education, research, public sector, cultural.  

 

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Who is Eligible for the Global Leadership Award?

This award is open to any individual who has had a significant positive impact on US-Ireland business relations.

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What Type of Leader Might be Considered for the Global Leadership Award?

Examples might include: 

  • A leadership figure from a US or Irish multinational with transatlantic operations. 
  • A leader from the Higher Education and/or Research communities who has enhanced transatlantic cooperation.
  • Someone recognised as having had a very positive impact on the transatlantic trade and investment landscape.   
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What is the Global Impact Award?

This Award is presented to a team/organisation for a project that has had a significant positive, global or international impact on markets or society.This impact could be in areas including but not limited to Research, development and innovation , Talent development , Advanced manufacturing/industry 4.0-5.0 , Digitisation/Artificial intelligence , Sustainability, Supply chain innovation.

The impact of the project is independently recognised/measured and has a transatlantic, international or global impact. 

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What Type of Team/Organisation is Eligible for the Global Impact Award?

This Award is open to teams and organisations based on the island of Ireland. This could include:

  • The Irish operations of a US headquartered and controlled multinational company MNC
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEI), Research Centres or institutes based on the island of Ireland with links to the US corporate sector and
  • Irish (island of Ireland) Micro Enterprises or SMEs with links to the US corporate sector demonstrating transformative innovation in sustainability.

The team/orgainsation must be nominated by someone on the team/in the orgainsation who has been involved in the nominated project. 

The organisation must also be able to demonstrate its commitiment to the US-Ireland trade and investment relationship and it's contribution to US-Ireland relations.

The team/organisation demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and gender-balance. They also demonstrate a commitment to sustainability.   

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What Type of Team/Organisation Might be Considered for the Global Impact Award?

Examples might include:  

  • Breakthrough research innovation that has measurable transatlantic/global impact  
  • Innovations in digitisation; operational excellence; supply chain management that have had transatlantic/global application  
  • Development and implementation of talent development programmes that have had transatlantic/global application 
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What is the Global Comunity Award?

This Award is presented to an individual, team or organisation including US MNCs that has had a positive societal/community impact in an area that is aligned with the values of AmCham and our membership. Areas for recognition include: 

  • Advancing gender equality  
  • Championing inclusion  
  • Reducing social discrimination/disadvantage 
  • Enabling education attainment  

The impact of the individual, team or orgainsation is independently recognised/measured and has a transatlantic, international or global impact. 

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Who is Eligible for the Global Community Award?

This Award is open to individuals, teams or organisation based on the island of Ireland. This could include individuals, teams or organisations from:

  • The NGO sector,
  • Charitable organisations,
  • Public sector,
  • The Irish operations of a US headquartered and controlled multinational company MNC
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEI), Research Centres or institutes based on the island of Ireland with links to the US corporate sector
  • Irish (island of Ireland) Micro Enterprises or SMEs with links to the US corporate sector demonstrating transformative innovation in sustainability.
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Who Might be Considered for the Global Community Award?

Examples might include:  

  • An individual/organisation that has removed barriers/enable greater female participation in STEM subjects/careers  
  • An individual/organisation that has enabled the acquiring of digital literacy in communities where it otherwise might not have happened  
  • An individual/organisation that has made a positive difference to achieving mental wellbeing  
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How Do I Nominate an Individual/Organisation for an Award?

To nominate an individual for the Global Leadership Award please, click here

To nominate a team/organisation for the Global Impact Award, please click here

To nominate an individual/team/organisation for the Global Community Award, please click here

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Who Can I Nominate?

Global Impact Award - The team/orgainsation must be nominated by someone on the team/in the orgainsation who has been involved in the nominated project. 

Global Leadership Award - You can nominate any individual who meets the eligibility criteria

Global Community Award - You can nominate any individual, team or organisation who meets the eligibility criteria

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When is the Closing Date for Nominations?

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday, November 30th. 

Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances. 

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What Happens When I Submit an Application?

Q4 2022: Our independent panel of judges will meet and decided on the winners for each of the three award categories. Note: The independent judging panel may decide on a shortlist of nominees for the Global Impact Award. 

Q1 2023: Winners/Shortlisted entrants will be announced.

May 19th 2023: Winners will be presented with their Awards at the 2023 AmCham Annual Dinner in the Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin.

 

Note:

  • All decisions of the independent judging panel will be final and the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland will not enter any discussions or correspondence on the basis of the panel’s decisions.
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What will the Winner of Each Award Recieve?

Each winning individual/team/organisation will receive a specially commissioned award. Their achievements will be profiled prominently in The Irish Times and amongst the stakeholders of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. 

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Can I Submit More than One Application?

There is not limit to the number of nominations you can submit to each award category. 

Please be aware that multiple applications from the same organisation in the same category will be in competition with each other.

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When will the Awards be Presented?

The winners of all three award categories will be presented with their Awards at the 2023 AmCham Annual Dinner in the Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin.

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Is there a fee to Enter these Awards?

There is no entry fee for these Awards. 

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How will the Winners be Chosen? - Independent Judging Panel

AmCham has convened an independent judging panel, with expertise across a broad range of disciplines, to ensure that all applications received are rigorously assessed to the highest international standards.  

Following the close of receipt of applications, all nominations will undergo an initial compliance review to ensure that applications assessed for these awards are presented in the spirit of the awards and support the mission of the American Chamber.

AmCham reserves the right not to assess applications deemed to have the potential to damage stakeholder relationships or attract adverse publicity or public comment.

The judging panel reserves the right to move applications between categories. If this is the case, entrants will be notified of such a change.

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland will not enter any discussions or correspondence on the basis of these decisions or the judging panel’s determinations.

Members of the independent judging panel include:

  • Professor Brian MacCraith – Former President of Dublin City University – Judging Panel Chair
  • Ms Anne Anderson – Former Irish Ambassador to the United States
  • Mr Stuart Dwyer – Former Acting US Ambassador to Ireland
  • Ms Carin Bryans – Former Managing Director – JP Morgan
  • Mr Barry O’Sullivan – Chairman – Shannon Estuary Economic Taskforce
  • Mr Lionel Alexander – Chair - Advanced Manufacturing Centre
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Data Protection

The information submitted in the Awards nomination form will only be used for the purpose of judging these awards and will not be circulated beyond the independent judging panel.  

Please Note: The winners/shortlisted entrants will be publicly promoted in print media and online. By entering these awards, you consent to such promotional activities. 

It is the nominator's responsibility to highlight if any specific aspects of the research project are confidential in the nomination form.

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Who Can I Contact for More Information?

For more information please email info@amcham.ie