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Wednesday, March 15 - Thursday March 16, 2017

The Metropolitan Club, New York City

Book Online for the March 2017 Conference on Ireland-U.S. Economic Relations

Ireland’s Business Model – What Does the Future hold?

This gathering is well-timed and will enable thoughtful consideration of so many important issues facing businesses engaged in transatlantic commercial connections linking the United States and Ireland.

“What will the impact be of Brexit on Ireland-U.S. economic relations?”

“What are the future conditions likely to be for businesses considering greenfield investments, corporate takeovers, inversions, intellectual property or other asset transfers?”

These questions will provide plenty of substance to be discussed, weighed and reviewed during this landmark March Business Summit.

Invited and Confirmed Speakers

Mick Mulvaney

Mick Mulvaney
Director of the Office of Management & Budget (OMB)

John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney was nominated as OMB director by President Donald Trump in December 2016 and confirmed by the United States Senate on February 16, 2017. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011 and was the first Republican since 1883 to represent South Carolina's 5th congressional district where he served until his confirmation as OMB director in 2017. He had served in the South Carolina General Assembly from 2007–2011, first in the State House of Representatives and then the State Senate.
Jack Kingston

Jack Kingston

John Heddens "Jack" Kingston is the former U.S. Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district in Southeast Georgia, serving from 1993 to 2015. He was part of the Republican House leadership (2002–06) when he served as vice-chair of the Republican Conference. He currently works as a public policy principal at the firm of Squire Patton Boggs in Washington DC. He is Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party Foundation and he served as a senior advisor and spokesperson for the Donald Trump campaign.

Dr. Stephen Moore

Dr. Stephen Moore

Dr. Stephen Moore is an American economic writer and policy analyst. Moore is a former member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board. In 2014, The Heritage Foundation announced that Moore would become its chief economist. In 2015, Moore’s title at Heritage changed from Chief Economist to Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Moore is known for advocating free-market policies and supply-side economics. Moore’s work appears regularly in the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Times.
Michael Barone

Michael Barone

Michael D. Barone is an American conservative political analyst, pundit and journalist. He is known for being the principal author of The Almanac of American Politics, a reference work concerning US governors and federal politicians, and published biennially by National Journal. The Almanac has been called "definitive and essential for anyone writing seriously about campaigns and Congress". Barone is also a regular commentator on United States elections and political trends for the Fox News Channel.

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin is CEO and Partner in McLaughlin & Associates, a national survey research and strategic services company whose work for the Trump Presidential campaign has earned the company recognition and praise. He has worked professionally as a strategic consultant and pollster for over 30 years. During this time he has earned a reputation for helping some of America’s most successful corporations and winning some of the toughest elections in the nation. He is a graduate of Fordham College (B.A) and holds an M.B.A. from Fordham University.
Danny McCoy

Danny McCoy

Danny McCoy is Chief Executive Officer of Ibec, a post he assumed in July 2009. Prior to joining Ibec he was a senior economist at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Central Bank of Ireland. He is a member of the Irish National Competitiveness Council, the National Economic and Social Council and the Export Trade Council.

Two Day Schedule

The Business Summit will be staged on Wednesday March 15th 2017 and Thursday March 16th 2017 at The Metropolitan Club, Manhattan, New York City.

15 March 2017 from 6pm

6pm Registration, Cocktails & Dinner

President Brian W. Stack Brian W. Stack Opening remarks by Brian W. Stack
President, The Ireland-U.S. Council
Brendan Cahill Brendan Cahill Welcome & Introductions
Brendan Cahill - William Fry Solicitors

Dennis Swanson
Dennis D. Swanson
Guest Speaker - Introduction
Dennis Swanson, President-Emeritus,
The Ireland-U.S. Council
Mick Mulvaney Mick Mulvaney Keynote Remarks - Mick Mulvaney,
Director of the Office of Management & Budget (OMB)

John Reilly
John Reilly
Introduction of Danny McCoy
by John Reilly - Squire Patton Boggs
Danny McCoy Danny McCoy Remarks by Danny McCoy,
CEO Ibec

16 March 2017 from 8:00am to 12 Noon

Ireland-U.S. Economic Relations Business Summit

A series of remarks and discussions on Ireland’s vibrant and multi-faceted business model and the challenges and opportunties that lie ahead.

Session 1: The American Perpective - Ireland - U.S. Economic Relations

Bernard Byrne Bernard Byrne Welcome & Introductions:
Bernard Byrne
CEO AIB Group plc
Michael Barone Michael Barone Remarks - Michael Barone

David Evans
David Evans
David Evans
Managing Director
Canyon CTS
Dr. Stephen Moore Dr. Stephen Moore Remarks - Dr. Stephen Moore

John Reilly
John Reilly
John Reilly
Squire Patton Boggs
Jack Kingston Jack Kingston Remarks - Jack Kingston
Patricia A. Cunningham
Patricia A. Cunningham
Patricia A. Cunningham
National Account Manager
United Airlines
John McLaughlin
John McLaughlin
Remarks - John McLaughlin
Partner & CEO
McLaughlin & Associates

Session 2: Ireland's story of economic substance - What makes Ireland unique?

Substance Trumps Perception - Danny McCoy, Ibec CEO
Irish CEO Panel: Moderated by Michael Barone
Irish CEO Panel

16 March 2017 from 12 Noon to 2pm

  • Cocktails & St. Patrick's Lunch
  • The Ireland-U.S. Council St. Patrick's Lunch Gift Bag
Mary Mitchell O'Connor

"Greetings from Ireland"

Remarks by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation
Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD

Concludes Ireland-U.S. Economic Relations Business Summit

Delegate Package Fee: $1,250


Fitzpatrick Hotels: 212-784-2617

Fitzpatrick Hotels in New York is the official accommodation partner for the Ireland-U.S. Council / IBEC Business Summit in New York on March 15-16, 2017.

Offering a rate of $275 per night plus tax in either of the two Fitzpatrick Hotels in New York – upgraded to suites in Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel (subject to availability) with compliments.

Metropolitan Club: 212-838-7400

Our host venue also offers accommodations as follows:
Standard room rate is $235 plus tax per night
Rooms in the annex building are $180 plus tax (King bed) and $195 plus tax per night (Queen bed)
Deluxe King rate is $290 plus tax per night
Junior Suite rate is $350 plus tax per night.

For more information please call The Ireland-U.S. Council's Executive Director David O'Sullivan in New York at 212.867.6268,
email or reserve your place online
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