Ireland Day Leadership Breakfast 2017

Ireland Day 2017 at the New York Stock Exchange

Ireland INC hosted the seventh annual Ireland Day at the New York Stock Exchange on March 13th to promote the economic and cultural ties between Ireland and the US.

The theme of this year’s Ireland Day focused on the new era of opportunity that awaits the Irish-US business partnership following the economic and political uncertainty of late. Over the last seven years, Ireland INC has promoted increased economic ties between Ireland and the US, and the 2017 Ireland Day Leadership Breakfast represented its highest calibre business gathering to date.

The event featured a series of C-suite international business roundtable discussions and was attended by a unique group of global business and political leaders.

The summit hosted more than 100 executives from leading US and Irish corporations including Fortune 500 companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurial start-ups, policy makers, as well as financial and sciences organisations from the US, Ireland and around the world.

Participants and Speakers at the Leadership Breakfast event included Paul Marchant (CEO Primark), Congressman Richard Neal, Congressman Brendan Boyle, Anne Heraty (CEO, Cpl and president, Ibec), Martin Shanahan (CEO, IDA Ireland), Terence O’Rourke (chairman, Enterprise Ireland), Mark Redmond (American Chamber of Commerce Ireland), Thomas Farley (CEO, NYSE) and US Embassy Dublin Chargé d’Affaires Reece Smyth.


This article was originally published in Business & Finance on March 20th 2017.