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Guest Speaker, ICBA Maple Leaf Dinner, 2013, Christoph Mueller, Michael Kenneally

Ambassador Vickers
speaking at
ICBA Inaugural Business Contribution Awards


Guest Speaker, ICBA Maple Leaf Dinner, 2013, Christoph Mueller, Michael Kenneally

Professor Michael Kenneally
Guest Speaker
Maple Leaf Dinner 2014


ICBA & IEA Breakfast Briefing on Canada/EU Free Trade Agreement
Press Release


with Mr. John Bruton

Ireland Canada Inaugural Lecture

Mr. John Bruton, Chair IFSC



Welcome to the Ireland Canada Business Association

The Ireland Canada Business Association was established to promote, develop and enable trade  between Ireland and Canada.  The ICBA  has a strong Business Network which assists members in availing of business opportunities in both Ireland and Canada. The ICBA is built around its membership and  promotes the interests of its members through lobbying, education and the provision of a programme of high calibre business events. The Patron of the Association is the Ambassador Kevin Vickers.

The Association's members are typically drawn from a wide range of Irish and Canadian firms from the financial services, manufacturing and services sectors with operations in Canada or Ireland.

An important aim of the Association for the coming year is to facilitate  interaction among members with networking events of the highest calibre.


Ireland Canada Business Gathering September 27th 2013

The Ireland Canada Chambers of Commerce and the Ireland Canada Business Association in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, the IDA and Conach International will be hosting a one day business summit in Dublin on 27th September. This will be an opportunity to profile the many business relationships that exist between Ireland and Canada, to focus on the opportunities that exist across both economies and to examine the successes that have been achieved by Irish and Canadian companies collaborating in the ICT, Renewable energy, pharmaceutical and food sectors.


NCI in partnership with the Institute of Canadian Bankers

NCI has announced an exclusive partnership with the Institute of Canadian Bankers. The Institute sets the standard for financial services education in Canada  endorsed by regulatory authorities across Canada. 
Start-up funding for the new programmes has come from NCI Chairman and Chairman of Digicel Group, Denis O'Brien. Graduates of the courses will be eligible for the international Personal Financial Planner (PFP®) designation.

Marie Muldowney, Executive Director of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, said: “The Institute of Canadian Bankers has thoroughly reviewed the NCI Certificate and Diploma in Personal Financial Planning and we are delighted to grant the programmes equivalency status.. An international designation is a significant advantage in this increasingly global industry and the PFP® designation demonstrates that candidates meet the highest global standards of competence and professionalism.”

It is with great sadness that the ICBA has learnt of the death of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.

The former Minister passed away on Thursday, 10 April, in his home in Ottawa. Former Minister Jim Flaherty was a great friend to Ireland and to the ICBA. On receiving Honorary Life Membership of the Association, former Minister Flaherty stated:
"For me coming to Ireland is a treat, a sort of homecoming. I have made many friends here and always look forward to visiting."

Speech by the Honourable Jim Flaherty

Speech by the Honourable
Jim Flaherty
Canadian Minister of Finance
to the ICBA

October 17, 2011




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ICBA Award for Contribution to Business Relations

ICBA Award for Contribution to  Business Relations


2015 Golf Classic

Thursday 4 June 2015
Shotgun start 2.30pm
Castleknock Golf Club

To book a team, please email


Leslie Buckley, Guest Speaker, Maple Leaf Dinner 2014

Mr. Leslie Buckley
Guest Speaker
Maple Leaf Dinner 2014

CETA Breakfast Briefing
30th January 2014

CETA Breakfast Briefing January 2014
Colin Barker, First Secretary, Trade and Economic Policy, Mission of Canada to the European Union
addressing ICBA Members


Ambassador Loyola Hearne, Maple Leaf Dinner, 2013
(l-r) Ambassador Loyola Hearne, Colin Barker, Gerard Monks, Kevin Sherry, Oliver Mangan

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