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Sigmar lead Boston College Ireland Business Council Events in Dublin

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The Boston College Ireland Business Council (BCIBC) held their fourth meeting in Ireland last week with a number of events centered around global leadership. A delegation from Boston arrived to Dublin to take part in a number of engagements including meetings with Minister Michael D'Arcy and Minister Heather Humphries, a technology morning at Google EMEA HQ as well as two main symposium, one hosted by Bank of Ireland and another hosted by Avolon. 

 

Global Investment Symposium, Nov 7th

Tom Hayes (Bank of Ireland) and Dr Robert Mauro (Boston College) welcomed a full house to the historic House of Lords building in Bank of Ireland College Green. MC for the evening, Robert Mac Giolla Phádraig of Sigmar Recruitment, moderated a panel discussion on Transatlantic Investment Tech-Scape with Susan Spence (CEO, SoftCo) and Jeffrey Haas (Chief International Officer, Draftkings) which was followed by a fireside interview with Bruce Thompson (CEO Bank of America EU & DAC). 

 

Global Leadership Lunch, Nov 8th

180 distinguished guests filled the auditiorum in Avolon on Friday lunchtime, to listen to two in-depth discussions around the theme of global leadership. After a welcome from Avolon CEO, Domhnal Slattery, Robert MacGiolla Phádraig chatted with Tom Cremins, Associate Administrator for Strategic Engagement and Assessments at NASA, to discuss how they collaborate internationally for the benefit of humankind. 

Tom Cremins, NASA 

This was followed by a rare interview with Dermot Desmond, one of Ireland's most respected businessmen. Warren Zola, The Executive Director of the Boston College CEO Club, closed proceedings announcing the next event will take place in Boston in October 2020.

 

About the BCIBC

Robert Mac Giolla Phádraig says, “By establishing the BCICB, the tight commercial and social bonds we share with the US can be strengthened and build upon bilaterally, business to business, in spite of any potential external or internal protectionist political policies. It’s widely known that cultural ties between Massachusetts and Ireland are deep but possibly lesser known are the strength of economic ties with 11,000 people employed by Irish companies there and Ireland being the 6th largest exporter from MA.The BCIBC community of transatlantic business leaders have a collective, critical role to play to ensure the future foundation of business relations is maintained for generations to come.”

 

Neil Naughton, Chair GlenDimplex says: “We established the Boston College Ireland Business Council (BCIBC) to cultivate, nurture and encourage business relationships between Ireland and our Bostonian brothers after the success of Aer Lingus American College Football Classic, held in Dublin in 2016. After welcoming 25,000 visitors, many relationships, both business and social, were formed. Our overall objective in establishing BCIBC was to create a continuous network to allow for business relationships to blossom and in turn create opportunity for the people of Ireland and Boston.”  

 

Posted by Jamie Harnett on 11 November 2019

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