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Irish Network USA Conference stats today!

BIBA Members,

Our friends at Irish Network Boston are hosting the Irish Network USA National Conference. The conference is free and all are welcome to join in.

It begins tonight with a Welcome Reception at Bostonia Public House on State Street. The conference continues with a plenary session on Friday, Nov 6th, with a full day of panel discussions and networking opportunities focussed on issues important to the global Irish Diaspora both across the United States and abroad. Empowering the Future through Education, Business, Sport, Arts and Culture is the theme for this year's conference.  Ambassador Anne Anderson will give an opening address Friday morning.  The keynote address will be given by Mark Redmond, Chief Executive of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. 

Their are events on Saturday and Sunday as well. Check out the full agenda is here.

Coinciding with INUSA's National Conference, Irish Network Boston will be hosting their 5th Anniversary Celebration at the Massachusetts State House on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.  Tickets are $50 and include a sampling of Irish cuisine and beverages, open bar and entertainment by Hogan's Goat.  You may purchase your tickets by clicking here. 

Should be a great few days of celebrating Ireland!



Irish Film Festival - March 19th - 22nd!

BIBA Members & Friends,

The 15th Irish Film Festival, Boston will take place later this week over four days from Thursday, March 19th - Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square. You can purchase tickets/passes while checking out the full lineup of movies here -  


As a business organization, THE GUARANTEE, Directed by Ian Power, might be of particular interest. The decision of the Irish government to guarantee the entire domestic banking system in 2008 was the most significant in modern Irish history. THE GUARANTEE tells the true story of what happened that night, and why. Screening begins at 3PM on Saturday, March 21st at Somerville Theatre 5.  

It looks to be an entertaining weekend!




BIBA Members Invited to Global Growth Event

The Boston Business Journal is offering BIBA members a $10 discount to their upcoming event: Going Global: Build Your International Business Development (Coupon Code: BBJBIBA). The event will be held this Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:30am-10:00am at MCLE Inc. (10 Winter Place Boston, MA 02110).

The program will begin with a keynote from former Massachusetts Senator President Therese Murray, who has launched Mass-Ignite, a private firm focused on cross-border collaborations for companies in Massachusetts. Murray has been a great friend to Ireland and is a past participant in BIBA's Speaker Series.

The morning keynote presentation by Murray will be followed by a panel of experts on international business development, who will discuss strategies for growing your business.

Ticket includes attendance to the event + 1-year subscription to the BBJ + a copy of the 2015 Book of Lists. Click Here to RSVP and make sure to use the Coupon Code: BBJBIBA for $10 off.  


Welcome Message - Boston Irish Business Association

Dear Members and Prospective Members:

Welcome to the Boston Irish Business Association (BIBA) website!

Our organization is a non-profit organization 501(c)(6) dedicated to promoting the business interests of its members and member organizations located in Massachusetts and abroad. Our mission is to foster economic and professional growth among our members while retaining and strengthening their connections to Ireland and Northern Ireland.

BIBA is diverse, strong, and growing! Throughout the year we will be hosting many exciting events including a monthly speaker series, a trade mission to Ireland (spring of 2013), summer networking and social events, a mini-trade mission to New York City to meet with business leaders at similar organizations who share our philosophy, professional development workshops (members only), our annual gala, and countless opportunities to attend partner events.

With everything going on, this is probably the most exciting year yet for our membership. Please visit the calendar section of our site often for new and exciting events.

Let's honor our past and heritage by doing great things together!

AJ Gerritson