1st July, Virtual Summit
Unlocking opportunity with a strengthened US Ireland relationship
Welcome from the morning Chair
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin T.D.
Deepening the US-Irish business trade relationship and strengthening FDI links
The quality of commercial relationships between Ireland and the US continues to be strengthened with the establishment of the Biden-Harris Administration. In this session we will discuss the barriers to, and opportunities of a strengthened trade and investment relationship, practical steps being taken to boost the post-pandemic recovery of Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland and Irish investment in the US as well as why companies are choosing Ireland as their European hub and what makes it attractive for Irish firms to export to the US
Founder and Managing Partner at Studio VC and Chairman, Irish Studio
Senior Vice President, European Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, U.S.-UK Business Council
Former Irish Taoiseach
The strengthened US Ireland relationship as a driver of growth
Minister Simon Coveney T.D.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Networking and short break
Establishing tax stability to grow and sustain opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses on both sides of the Atlantic
The recent US corporate tax policy proposal is said to have major implications for US multinational investment into Ireland. In this session we will look at what various tax reforms mean for Ireland’s FDI attractiveness and the wider economy. Our expert panelists will discuss the latest major movements in global corporate tax reform, perceived impacts and benefits of the Global Minimum Tax Rate, the Digital Taxation and the Digital Levy and the impacts for businesses and the economy.
Partner - Tax, Deloitte.
Institute Fellow and Codirector, Tax Policy Center
Irish economist and media contributor and Former Chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC)
Solidifying Ireland’s unique position as a global bridge between the US, Europe and the Rest of the World
Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason
Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations
Networking and short break
Working toward post-Brexit stability and rebuilding EU, UK and US relations
The UK leaving the EU has undoubtedly enhanced Ireland’s appeal as a destination for US investment in Europe. However, there continue to be complex challenges as we navigate the impacts of Brexit. In this panel we will explore how Ireland is, and will continue to, bridge the gap of US-EU relations, Ireland’s role as a future facilitator in rebuilding EU-UK ties post-Brexit and the US and Ireland’s role in maintaining the stability of Northern Ireland.
Ambassador Daniel Mulhall
Ambassador of Ireland to the United States
Governor Martin J. O’Malley
Former Governor of Maryland
Member of the European Parliament and Vice President of the EPP Group
Professor Rory Montgomery
Former Permanent Representative to the EU and Honorary Professor, The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
Ireland’s unique position as the key hub and location of choice for specialist international financial services bridging Europe with the United States
Ireland has become a central hub for financial services firms, with many of the leading US and Global Banks moving operations to the Island. In light of Brexit, Ireland is now in an even stronger position to attract financial services into the region and act as a bridge to the EU.The panel will discuss why some of the leading Global banks chose Ireland and the communications strategy that made them choose and discuss the challenges and opportunities of Ireland becoming the EU financial services hub.
Minister of State in the Department of Finance
CEO, Wells Fargo Bank International
Former VP, IDA Ireland and Head of Americas, Napier AI
CEO Clearance & Collateral, BNY Mellon
CEO, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland
Uniting to Tackle Global Challenges: Lessons in Leadership
In the midst of ongoing pandemic developments, a growing climate crisis, uneven global economic recovery, and a movement to tackle racism, business and philanthropic organisations are being called on to play a larger role in building a more sustainable and inclusive world.
In this panel, we explore the role of leaders, corporations and philanthropy in this current environment to impact economic and social progress.
Principal, Purple Mountain Media, Advisor and Emmy Award-winning Producer
Executive Vice President and Group CEO, Verizon Consumer
President and CEO, The Ireland Funds
Founder and CEO, UrbanVolt