Ireland Day New York
The Ireland Day NYSE Leadership Breakfast took place on Monday, March 13th 2017 at the New York Stock Exchange
IRELAND DAY NEW YORK – LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST – 2017
On March 13th 2017, Ireland INC hosted the seventh annual Ireland Day at the New York Stock Exchange. This series of C-suite international business round-table discussions was 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.
Ireland INC has, over the last seven years, increased economic ties between Ireland and the US. And, this year’s Ireland Day represented our most exclusive gathering to date as we welcome a collection of international businesspeople and political figures to attend the Ireland Day NYSE Leadership Breakfast.
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 Leadership Breakfast was an important occasion to mark what is to be a defining moment in global politics, global business and international relations. The intention of the Breakfast was to further facilitate the enrichment of Irish – US cultural, professional and political connections.
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.
Dubbed by many as the ‘Irish Davos’, Ireland Day offers an unrivalled platform for economic engagement and thought leadership exchanges.
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 $200bn in Ireland through direct emolument and Irish companies employing north of 125,000 people in North America, the value of our economic relationship has never been stronger.
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.