Frank Keane, Partner and Head of International Business at MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland), along with members of MKO’s (now EisnerAmper Ireland’s) International Business team travelled to the US last week as part of the Ireland, Gateway to Europe 2015 initiative to share their expertise and promote Ireland as a location to do business. Co-founded by MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland), Gateway to Europe is Ireland’s largest private industry-led FDI initiative to assist US based founders, CFOs, CTOs and VCs considering using Ireland as a base to internationalise.
Now in its fourth year, the initiative comprises a mission of 25 business leaders who organise and host events throughout the year, culminating in an annual trip to the US to meet with local businesses that are looking to expand in Europe and to provide information to US corporates on the practicalities of doing business in and from Ireland and Europe. This year, events took place in Chicago and Atlanta on April 12-17. Hundreds of “C” level executives attended the events over the week.
The trade mission commenced on Monday 13th April with a full day itinerary on campus in Notre Dame University with a series of conferences with leading US academics, business schools and it’s world renowned business alumni, and a keynote speech delivered by former President of Ireland, Dr Mary McAleese.
Tuesday, 14th April and Thursday, 16th April saw hundreds of attendees gather at Willis Tower, Chicago, and World Trade Center, Atlanta for a breakfast symposium and investment evening respectively. Invited guests from some of the most innovative and growth focused companies operating in the MidWest heard case studies and stories of why their peers use Ireland as a base and they had the opportunity to meet the specialist Irish service providers who have the local intelligence to assist them.
On Wednesday, 15th April, a Lunch and Learn event in the iconic ‘1871’ technology start up hub gave the perfect opportunity for start-ups and high growth businesses to learn about the benefits of scaling EMEA operations using Ireland as a base.
To learn more about services MKO (now EisnerAmper Ireland) provide to companies using Ireland as a base for their European operations, visit our International Business page.Latest News