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Upcoming Events

Boston College Ireland Business Council

Global Investment Symposium 

Boston October 2020

The Boston College Ireland Business Council will host our next event in Boston in October 2020.

 

 

Previous Events

Boston College Ireland Business Council

Global Investment Symposium 

Dublin, November 7th 2019

The Boston College Ireland Business Council hosted our last events in Dublin, Ireland on November 7th 2019. This exclusive invite only event welcomed 150 leaders from the Irish business, political community as well as a c-level delegation travelling over from Boston.

 

Themes

Keynote talk on Global Investment followed by a panel discussion on Transatlantic Investment Tech-Scape

 

 

Speakers Include:


Bruce Thompson

CEO Bank of America EU & DAC


Susan Spence

 CEO, SoftCo

Jeffrey Haas

Chief International Officer, Draftkings

 

Dr Robert Mauro

Global Leadership Institute, Boston College

Robert Mac Giolla Phádraig

CCO, Sigmar Recruitment

 

 

Boston College Ireland Business Council

Global Leadership Lunch 

Dublin, November 8th 2019

 Lunch and two in-depth discussions around the theme of global leadership.

 

Global Leadership with Purpose

Fireside interview with Dermot Desmond, one of Ireland’s most
respected business leaders.

NASA: Changing the History of Humanity… Together.

The ultimate story of collaboration for the benefit of humankind.

Fireside interview with Tom Cremins, Associate Administrator for Strategic Engagement and Assessments, NASA

 

 

 

Boston College Ireland Business Council

Global Investment Symposium Dinner

Boston, April 11th 2019

The Boston College Ireland Business Council  hosted their 3rd event on 11th April 2019 at the Boston College Club in Boston.

 

 

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Speakers Include:

Mike Mahoney

CEO, Boston Scientific

Katie Burke

Chief People Person, Hubspot

Andrew Arnott

President and CEO, John Hancock Investments

 

Brian Cowen

Former Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister)

 

Dr Robert Mauro

Global Leadership Institute, Boston College

Robert MacGiolla Phádraig

CCO, Sigmar Recruitment

Jim Kelliher

CFO, Drift

This is a private event by invite only

 

Boston College Ireland Business Council

Kennedy Summer School Breakfast

District Hall, 12th April 2019

The Boston College Ireland Business Council and The Kennedy Summer School will host a breakfast in District Hall Boston, exploring the changing nature of politics and community in Boston as well as a discussion on transatlantic citizenship.

 

 

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Welcome

Dr Robert Mauro

Global Leadership Institute, Boston College

 

 

 

Panel Discussion: The changing nature of politics and community in Boston

Sheriff Steve Tompkins

Rachel Rollins

District Attorney

Billy Evans

Former Boston Police Commissioner and Chief of Police at Boston College

Professor Tiziana Dearing

Boston College

Moderator

 

Panel Discussion: Transatlantic Citizenship

Brian Cowen

Former Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister)

Kathleen O'Toole

1st female commissioner of the Boston Police Department & Former Chief Inspector of the Gardia Síochána Inspectorate

Robert Mac Giolla Phádraig

CCO, Sigmar Recruitment

Moderator

Boston College Ireland Business Council

Global Entrepreneurship Symposium

Dublin, 18th October 2018

The Boston College Ireland Business Council hosted their most recent  event in City Hall in Dublin, Ireland on October 18th 2018.

 

 

This exclusive invite welcomed 150 leaders from the Irish business, political community as well as a c-level delegation travelling over from Boston.

 

 

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Speakers Include:

Denis O'Brien

Founder & Owner, Digicel Group & Communicorp Group

 

Rosaleen Blair CBE

Founder & CEO, Alexander Mann Solutions

Neil Naughton

Deputy Chairman, Glen Dimplex

Congressman Richard Neal

Democrat, Massachusetts

Moderated by:

Robert MacGiolla Phádraig

CCO, Sigmar Recruitment

 

Boston College Ireland Business Council

Global Leadership Symposium

The Boston College CEO Club, April 12th 2018

The Boston College Ireland Business Council hosted it's first US event on April 12th 2018 at the Boston College CEO Club. The event theme is around Global Leadership.

This exclusive invite only event welcomed 150 leaders from the Boston business, political community as well as a c-level delegation travelling over from Ireland.

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Minister Michael D'Arcy TD

Minister of Statete

 

Ambassador Dan Mulhall

Irish Ambassador to the United States

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Neil Naughton 

Deputy Chairman, GlenDimplex

 

Polina Raygorodskaya

Co-Founder & CEO, Wanderu

 

John Harthorne

Founder of MassChallenge

 

Gregg Adkin
Vice President & Managing Director, Dell Technologies Capital

David Cancel
Co-Founder and CEO, Drift

 

Dr Robert Mauro

Global Leadership Institute, Boston College

 

 

 

Bridging the Atlantic

From the Good Friday Agreement to Brexit

Boston Society of Architects, April 13th 2018

Lunch and two short panel discussions about: the evolution of US Irish relations since the Good Friday Agreement and Ireland, the new Economic Atlantic Bridge. 

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Panel 1:  Ireland, the New Economic Atlantic Bridge

Minister Micheal D’Arcy

Minister of State

Megan Greene

Global Chief Economist for Manulife & Managing Director at Manulife Asset Management

Ryan Patel

CNN Contributor, Former VP at Pinkberry

Robert MacGiolla Phádraig

Co-founder Boston College Ireland Business Council

 

 

 

Panel 2: The evolution of US Irish relations since the Good Friday Agreement

Mary Sugrue

CEO, The American Irish Partnership

Mark Durkan

Irish SDLP politician

Kevin Cullen 

Journalist, The Boston Globe

Boston College Ireland Business Council Launch

Transatlantic Trade Symposium

The Merrion Hotel Dublin, Oct 18th 2017

The Boston College Ireland Business Council held its inaugural meeting on Oct. 18 in Dublin, bringing together members of the BC and Irish business communities, the Ireland Gateway to Europe (IGTE) delegation, and others who participated in events held as part of the Aer Lingus Classic.

The event included remarks from Irish Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe and three prominent Irish executives: Neil Naughton, deputy chair of Glen Dimplex; International Airlines Group CEO Willie Walsh; and Ardagh Group Chairman Paul Coulson.

 

Organizers said the council will have three main objectives: act as a vehicle to connect Boston and Irish business leaders to build new meaningful relationships; actively engage Boston-based alumni to support future investment in Ireland and vice versa; and maintain “a deeply connected community to act as a soft landing for any transatlantic business ventures in Boston and Ireland.”

BC’s Global Leadership Institute and the IGTE will direct the council, and co-organize annual dinners in Boston and Dublin that will afford opportunities for members of the BC and Irish business communities to form connections.

"Boston College was established in 1863 to educate Boston's Irish immigrant community and to help form leaders capable of addressing the world's most urgent problems,” said GLI Director Robert Mauro. “The Boston College Ireland Business Council proudly builds on that tradition by connecting business leaders in Ireland and Boston, facilitating discussions, and creating economic prosperity through transatlantic trade. Working with our partners in the Ireland Gateway to Europe and Aer Lingus Classic, we can create real benefits for people in Ireland and Boston.”

BC and Irish business representatives will serve as members of a board of advisors, providing assistance to the GLI and IGTE on realizing the organization’s vision and purpose and insight on maintaining its values. Naughton will serve as the inaugural board chair.