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Ireland Gateway To Europe 
A week in review

April 15-19th 2024

Spanning three cities, the Ireland Gateway to Europe mission provided a platform for engaging discussions on AI, leadership, and trade, featuring a lineup of esteemed speakers. 50 Irish business leaders connected with over 1000 of their US counterparts in Atlanta, Austin and Boston from April 15th-19th.


Monday 15 April: The week commenced with an evening gathering at the Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta, hosted by Consul General Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir with guests from the local business community.

Tuesday, April 16:

The morning began with a CEO Breakfast at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, opened by Consul General Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir. Sinead Fitzmaurice (CEO, Transfermate) and Andrea Reynolds (CEO, Swoop) discussed their business journeys, followed by a fireside chat with Irial Finan (Chairman, Smurfit Kappa), and Robert MacGiolla Phádraig (IGTE co-founder); and interview with Daniel Gagnon (UPS Healthcare) and John Woodward (VP Global Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber).


The group then headed to  Georgia Tech, where Dean Anuj Mehrotra and other experts discussed AI’s impact on the economy and workforce. The group visited Athletics  in advance of Georgia Tech's college football game against Florida State taking place in Dublin this August.



Wednesday, April 17

The morning began with a CEO breakfast at Indeed Tower, with speakers Robert Hull, Consul General of Ireland in Austin, Donal McMahon from Indeed, Mindy Cancila from Dell, and Ed O’Malley from NFP.

In the evening NFP and IDA Ireland hosted a Texan BBQ downtown to connect the group with the local Austin business community.



Friday, April19: 

The week concluded with two events starting with a CEO Breakfast hosted by Bank of America. Paul Donofrio from Bank of America and Warren Zola from Boston College opened, followed by discussions featuring Jason Trevisan of CarGurus and Dr. Anita Finnegan of Nova Leah.


The Boston College CEO Club Lunch followed, with speakers David Cordani of Cigna Heald and John Fish of Suffolk Construction.

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