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Ireland Gateway To Europe

Sigmar Recruitment founded Ireland Gateway To Europe, a not-for-profit collective of Irish service providers who promote bilateral transatlantic trade: to encourage US firms to invest in Ireland, while also helping Irish companies that are looking to get a foothold in the American market. Each year we host a trade mission programme to two to three US cities in March/April, centred around our Global Leadership Symposium series.

At the end of March 2023, the Ireland Gateway To Europe delegation headed to the US for a week long series of events, to promote transatlantic trade as well as host a special event to commemorate 25 years of the Good Friday Agreement. Find out more

Speakers at our events have included:

  • Dermot Desmond

  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg

  • Paul Coulson (CEO, Ardagh)

  • Congressman Richard Neal

  • Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason

  • Willie Walsh (CEO, IAG)

  • Siobhán Talbot, (CEO, Glanbia)

  • Mike Mahony (CEO, Boston Scientific)

  • Bruce Thompson, (Vice Chairman, Bank of America)

  • Andy McKenna (Chairman, McDonalds)

  • Pat Ryan (Chairman, AON)

  • Dame Sharon White (Chairman, John Lewis Partnership)

  • Conor McEnroy (Chairman & Owner, Sudameris Bank)

  • Fernando Vicario (CEO, Bank of America Europe)

  • Rosaleen Blair CBE (Founder and Chair of Alexander Mann Solutions)

  • Dómhnal Slattery (CEO, Avolon)

  • Ambassador Dan Mulhall

  • Amy Spurling (Co-founder and CEO, Compt)

  • Peter Coppinger (CEO, Teamwork)

  • Alison Darcy (Founder and President, Woebot)

  • Eric Mosley (CEO and co-founder of Workhuman)

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