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Immedis Hosts The Irish Exporters Association Supper Club Series

Mark Graham
Mark Graham

Chief Commercial Officer

Jul 26, 2017 1 mins

The Irish Exporters Supper Club is a series of dinners sponsored by Immedis, providing a platform for Chief Executives, Managing Directors and Business Leaders to connect in Ireland on the topic of international growth.

The Irish Exporters Association is a fantastic organisation helping Irish businesses to grow their exports internationally by providing a range of support services. The Supper Club focused on the UK, US and Canadian markets with specific events targeting each country.

Immedis and Taxback have been running these events with the IEA since September 2014 with the inaugural event for the UK Supper Club with H.E. Dominick Chiclcott. Over 30 senior business leaders came together to discuss Ireland as a place to do business, exporting and global mobility. Pat Gilroy, former Gaelic footballer, former Dublin manager and all-Ireland medalist addressed guests on the night.

Our most recent event took place on April 26th when the British Ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett, attended the Supper Club with Johnny Sexton as a keynote speaker of the evening who kept the room entertained with stories from his international rugby career.

Mark Graham, Johnny Sexton and Ruairi Kelleher at The Irish Exporters Association Supper Club Series
Mark Graham, Johnny Sexton and  Ruairi Kelleher

Other UK Supper Clubs held at former British Ambassador to Ireland, Dominick Chilcott’s residence included:

  1. The importance of the British – Irish trading relationship
  2. Energy, Construction and Engineering Developments

Ireland rugby stars Tommy Bowe and Conor O’Shea also spoke at the events.

Irish Exporters Association, Supper Club Event, on the subject of Data Protection
Copyright Paul Sherwood © 2015. Irish Exporters Association, Supper Club Event, on the subject of Data Protection, held at the US Ambassador’s Residence, Dublin.

With the importance of developing strong relationships with US business at the forefront of everyone’s mind a number of suppers were also held at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence in the Phoenix Park in Dublin with former Ambassador H.E. Kevin F.O’Malley.

  1. Investing in the U.S.A
  2. Data Protection Forum

The Data Protection Forum addressed the ongoing concerns of data protection and privacy issues. Guest speaker Daniel Weitzner, Director of the MIT CSAIL Decentralized Information Group and former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House covered a range of challenges and offered practical advice to meet privacy and security issues.