On March 11th 2019, Ireland INC will host the ninth annual Ireland Day at the New York Stock Exchange. Ireland Day 2019 will gather
C-Suite business and political leaders from Ireland and the US to engage and discuss Ireland’s role as a key reliable partner to the US in the context of Europe.
In addition we are delighted to announce the 2019 Ireland INC US 250 – the 250 most significant Irish corporations invested in the United States. C-Suite CEOs, senior executives and stakeholders will be present to discuss and debate strategies and programmes to continue our growth trajectory and cement the unique status of the relationship between Ireland and the United States.
Dubbed by many as the ‘Irish Davos’, Ireland Day offers an unrivalled platform for economic engagement and thought leadership exchanges. This series of C-suite international business discussions are attended by a unique group of global business and political leaders to develop clear strategies to build on the economic and cultural ties between Ireland and the US.
The event 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 John Tuttle (CEO, NYSE), Paul Marchant (CEO Primark), Congressman Richard Neal, Congressman Brendan Boyle, Anne Heraty (CEO, Cpl), 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. Previous attendees at Ireland Day include An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Senator George Mitchell, Wilbur Ross, Denis O’Brien, former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg, Herb Kelleher and Liam Neeson, to name but a few.
Ireland Day NYSE represents a truly unique opportunity for companies to participate in high-level discussions with global CEOs from Ireland and the United States to discuss key issues affecting the growth and success of our businesses in addition to mutual collective interests. The intention of the Breakfast is to further facilitate the enrichment of Irish – US cultural, professional and political connections.
As business and political leaders from Ireland, the US and around the globe gather for Ireland Day, the underlying goal of these interactions is to map creative strategies to increase the number of Irish companies operating across the US and to expand the number of US companies operating in Ireland – with over 700 US companies investing over $343bn in Ireland through direct employment of 150,000 people, and Irish companies employing over 125,000 people in North America, the value of our economic relationship has never been stronger. There are now 700 Irish companies in the US operating in all 50 states across 2,000 locations.
The event has been extensively covered by media outlets including Bloomberg, the Financial Times and NBC News – including 200 million global viewers watching the market-opening ceremony in 2016 in which Ireland INC rang the opening bell.
More information about our previous Ireland Day Leadership Breakfast events:
Ireland Day Leadership Breakfast 2018
Ireland Day Leadership Breakfast 2017
Ireland Day Leadership Breakfast 2016
Ireland Day Leadership Breakfast 2015