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NetworkIrlande Rentrée Reception 2021

Our rentrée reception took place on September 22nd in the beautiful surroundings of the Centre Culturel Irlandais. An event that was made even more special by the fact that it was our first physical meet-up in 18 months.
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Beyond Brexit: The New Dynamics of Franco-Irish Trade Relations

On June 30th we organised an online webinar and networking opportunity in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland in France. The theme was Beyond Brexit: The New Dynamics of Franco-Irish Trade Relations. What's changed and what might the future hold. Acces the recording of the event here.
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Webinar with Dr James McCabe

A masterclass in the use of storytelling in professional communication from Dr. James McCabe.
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SpeedNetworking 2021

The 4th edition of NetworkIrlande's speed-networking event #BoostYourNetwork took place, virtually, on February 11th.
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Webinar with European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness

NetworkIrlande were honored and delighted to welcome European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness on the occassion of the Embassy of Ireland's Saint Brigid's Day celebrations. Listen back to the webinar to gain the Commissioner's unique insights on topics ranging from her current remit at the Commission, in particular EU taxonomy and the area of sustainable finance, multiple facets of Brexit, Ireland at the European Union and her own journey to where she stands today as a powerful role model for all women. Access the recording here.
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Webinar with David McWilliams

David McWilliams addressed the theme of 'The world post-crisis : an era of opportunity? '  and his positivity and insights could only help convince us of the opportunities that may await us once we resurface from the current crisis.

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NetworkIrlande Christmas Reception 2020

A great turnout and terrific atmosphere for our online Christmas event this year. A lovely way to connect at the end of a difficult year.
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Ireland France Business Awards 2020

The annual awards, organised by NetworkIrlande in collaboration with the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce, recognising excellence within the Franco-Irish business community, took place, virtually this year, on November 26th. 

A recording of the event can be accessed here.

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A conversation with Minister Simon Coveney

Minister Coveney presents NetworkIrlande members with a concise overview of where Brexit negotiations are today and gives frank and clear answers to the many questions our members have regarding the Franco-Irish business relationship in the current climate. Click here to listen back to our webinar.
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Webinar : France & Ireland, together in a world turned upside-down

Fascinating insights from Michael O'Sullivan on France and Ireland in the evolving global context and how both countries can learn from each other and benefit from future collaboration.
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Webinar : The Power of Networking in a PC (Post Covid) World

Kingsley Aikins highlights just why networking is so important in the current environment and shares some great advice on how to network effectively.
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Lunch & Learn

Terrific insights from NetworkIrlande member Conor Murphy during our inaugural Lunch & Learn. All attendees  came away with some great tips to put into action in our social media campaigns. 
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The third edition of our ever popular speed networking event Boost Your Network took place on Wednesday, January 29th at the offices of Grant Thornton in Neuilly.

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Annual Christmas Reception

The annual NetworkIrlande Christmas reception is often one of our most anticipated events of the year-end and 2019 did not disappoint!
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Ireland France Business Awards 2019

SMURFIT KAPPA France, SODEXO Ireland and KINGSPAN win the 2019 Ireland France Business Awards
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Pioneer Lunch 2019

The annual Pioneer lunch was hosted by H.E. Ambassador Patricia O’Brien at the Embassy of Ireland, Paris, on November 15th, 2019.

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Inaugural Meeting of NetworkIrlande Occitanie

There was a terrific turnout of over 40 people for the inaugural meeting of NetworkIrlande Occitanie on November 26th.
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Brexit - Challenges and Opportunities for Ireland

NetworkIrlande in conjunction with Arbitration Ireland and the International Chamber of Commerce Ireland organised a presentation on ‘Brexit – Challenges and Opportunities for Ireland’ at the Embassy of Ireland, Paris on Thursday September 26th.

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NetworkIrlande Rentrée Event

NetworkIrlande members and guests were enthralled by Colonel Colm Doyle's presentation at our rentrée event on September 19th
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“Social Entrepreneurship – Business on a Human Scale”, Thursday 8 February 2018

Members of NetworkIrlande braved the icy conditions to attend the event “Social Entrepreneurship – Business on a Human Scale” at the Embassy of Ireland on Thursday 8th February, and were rewarded with a fascinating and inspiring discussion on the role of the social entrepreneur in business today.

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Business Networking Reception, Embassy of Ireland, Saturday 3rd February 2018

NetworkIrlande and Enterprise Ireland welcome over 100 members and clients to a Business Networking reception, hosted by Ambassador O'Brien, at the Embassy of Ireland.
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NetworkIrlande Christmas Reception 2017

On 4 December, Ambassador O’Brien, Honorary President of NetworkIrlande, hosted the annual NetworkIrlande Christmas reception.  This last NetworkIrlande event of the year was attended by more than 75 members, and provided a convivial opportunity for networking in the Embassy salons.  Among the companies represented were Transdev, Axway, BNP Paribas, Ecocem, Bank of Ireland, Veolia and EY.

In her opening remarks the Ambassador noted the importance of the relationship between the Embassy and NetworkIrlande to the broader Franco-Irish economic relationship, and thanked the network and its team for the work they do. 

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Ireland France Business Awards 23 November 2017

The 2017 Ireland France Business Awards, held on November 23 in the beautiful salons of the Westin-Paris Vendome to celebrate the excellence of Franco-Irish business relations, were a great success.

Before some 170 executives and business leaders from France and Ireland, the winners of the best Irish company in France, Amarenco, the best French company in Ireland, Axway and the special Award for Positive Impact on Climate Change, Transdev Ireland, received their Awards from Ms Helen McEntee T.D., Minister of State for European Affairs, in presence of the Ambassadors of France and Ireland, H.E. Stéphane Crouzat and H.E. Patricia O'Brien, respectively Honorary President of the FICC and NetworkIrlande, the President of NetworkIrlande Richard Dujardin, CEO of Transdev France and the President of the FICC Joanne Grant, Managing Director of JCDecaux Ireland.

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Brexit: Implications, Challenges & Opportunities for Ireland

On 17 October, at the initiative of NetworkIrlande and under the patronage of the new ambassador of Ireland to France and Honorary President of NetworkIrlande, Patricia O’Brien, three Irish experts presented their analysis of the possible consequences of Brexit for the Irish economy.

More than for any other European country, Brexit poses significant challenges to trade, industry, agriculture and the national economy in general in Ireland.

Presentations by Rory Montgomery, Second Secretary General, European Union Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Anne Lanigan, Head of the Brexit Unit at Enterprise Ireland and Shane Hamill, Brexit Trade Specialist, Bord Bia, highlighted the challenges and possibile opportunies of Britain’s decision for Ireland.

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#BoostYourNetworks Friday 13th October 2017

Launched by NetworkIrlande on the initiative of Hubert Levesque, Member of the Board, Pioneer Member and Managing Director of Morgan McKinley France, this first experience of speed business networking, organized in partnership with the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and the Australian Chamber ABIE, was a great success.

More than 70 meetings took place in the space of 90 minutes between members, using software developed for B2B meetings by Eventtia, permitting them to request meetings with the members they wished to meet via a dedicated website.

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NetworkIrlande thanks H.E. Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason for her support during her three-year mission to France

On the occasion of the NetworkIrlande AGM, held at the Embassy of Ireland on the 8th of June, Richard Dujardin, President of NetworkIrlande, paid tribute to H.E. Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason for her strong support of the business network as Honorary President of the association.

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Human DNA in Innovation – a NetworkIrlande event in Partnership with our member Algoé Consulting

NetworkIrlande was delighted to partner with its member Algoé Consulting for an event on the theme of “Human DNA in Innovation”, on Friday 12th May.

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Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations: Paris and Cannes 2017

"Rendezvous of the" Tout Paris Irlandais” the feast of St. Patrick celebrated at the Embassy on March 16 was, as ever, a great success.  

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Inspirefest Salon 9th March 2017


Members of NetworkIrlande had the opportunity to become part of the Inspirefest community for an evening on Thursday 9th March, when Ann O’Dea (CEO and Co-founder of Silicon Republic) presented an international Inspirefest Salon at the Embassy of Ireland in Paris.

Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason extended a warm welcome to the moderator, James Creedon (media editor France 24), and speakers Ann O’Dea, Anne Ravanova (CEO & Founder of Global Invest Her and filmmaker and multi-media producer Elena Rossini.

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Wine Tasting, together with Paris Terroirs

First event of 2017: a very convivial Wine Tasting organized in partnership with Paris Terroirs.

On January 17th, the place to be was Paris Terroirs, 68 rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, to discover the subtlety of organic wines presented with passion and expertise by the founder of this cellar, Dominique Tissier.

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NetworkIrlande Christmas Reception 2016

The NetworkIrlande Christmas reception took place at the Irish Embassy on the 14th December, concluding a busy year of activities and events.

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Winners of the 2016 Ireland France Business Awards

Left to right : S.E. Jean-Pierre THEBAULT, Ambassadeur de France, Liam WOULFE, MD Grassland Agro, Tony RICHARDSON, CEO Venn Life Sciences, Michel PIGEAT MC Ecocem France, An Taoiseach Enda KENNY TD. 

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Successful business relations with Irish and English partnerships

Some 30 members of NetworkIrlande and the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce attended a breakfast meeting on Wednesday the 9th November to hear a presentation by Niamh Browne-Tixier, member of NetworkIrlande, and Laure Dykstra, member of the FBCC, co-authors of a book published by AFNOR, entitled "Communiquer, négocier et travailler efficacement avec des partenaires du Royaume-Uni et de l'Irlande".

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Ireland honoured by the Wine & Business Club, co-organised with NetworkIrlande, September 27th

Left to Right: Alain Marty, SE Geraldine Byrne Nason, Jean-Pierre Denis, President of Groupe Arkéa Crédit Mutuel and President of Château Calon Ségur.

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Lunch at the Races 2016, Auteuil

Britain, Ireland, Australia and Canada – four nations famed for their penchant for sport and racing in particular ... so what better way to bring them all together than a day out at France Galop’s flagship racecourse, the Hippodrome d’Auteuil. This is exactly what the Franco-British Chamber, in association with NetworkIrlande, Australian Business in Europe, and the France-Canada Chamber of Commerce did on the 27th of June 2016 and, non-surprisingly, the event was a sell out with over 70 guests having reserved their places for this exclusive 'Luncheon at the Races'.

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Anglo Apéro May 30th Down Under!

More than 80 members of France’s English speaking business organisations braved torrential rain for a trip Down Under – a trip that didn’t take them further than central Paris.

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Labouring under the Law


Séminaire du 12 mai 2016

Baker & McKenzie est un des trois premiers cabinets d’avocats d’affaires au monde. Le cabinet met à disposition de ses clients – entreprises multinationales, institutions financières, administrations et start-up innovantes – toutes les expertises du droit des affaires pour les aider à naviguer dans la complexité des environnements juridiques nationaux et internationaux.  Plus de 4 350 avocats accompagnent les clients du cabinet dans 47 pays.

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Morning at the Gallops!

Members of NetworkIrlande and the FBCC braved the inclement weather early on Saturday 30th April and headed to Maisons-Lafitte, the "Cité du Cheval" for an exciting visit to the magnificent training facilities there.  Trainer Pascal Adda, a member of NetworkIrlande and the FBCC, first took the group on a tour of the stables, introducing them to his horses and explaining the intricacies of preparing these top athletes for winning on the racecourse.  
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The new political landscape in Ireland post the 2016 general election

Members of NetworkIrlande gave a warm welcome to David Farrell, Professor of Politics, UCD School of Politics and International Relations, and Conall MacCoille, Chief Economist at DAVY on Thursday 14th April at the Embassy of Ireland in Paris. The theme of the evening’s talk, an analysis of the current political and economic situation in Ireland, was rendered all the more interesting in view of the continuing negotiations in Ireland to form a new government following the general election on February 26th.

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Anglo- Apéro Networking & Irish Whiskey Tasting Reception

“The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.”

James Joyce 'Dubliners'


The Irish Whiskey Tasting Reception, hosted by NetworkIrlande at the Centre Culturel Irlandais on Thursday October 1st, marking the 6th edition of the Anglo Apéro events, made for a very "pleasant interlude" and an ideal networking evening between the involved Chambers : the Irish, British, Canadian and Australian.



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State Visit - the Irish Taoiseach visits Paris and Lyon on September 3rd and 4th

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, was the guest of honour at a business lunch held in the Embassy of Ireland in Paris on September 3rd.  The event was attended by a number of players in the Franco-Irish business community as well as some companies who seek to develop their activity in France.

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Lunch at the Races 2015 – Longchamp

Ireland, Australia and Britain – three nations famed for their penchant for sport and racing in particular, so what better way to bring them all together than a day out at France Galop’s flagship racecourse, the Hippodrome de Longchamp, home of the world famous 'Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe' classic race? This is exactly what NetworkIrlande, in association with the Franco-British Chamber and Australian Business in Europe, did on the 18th of June 2015 and, non-surprisingly, the event was a sell out with some100 guests having reserved their places for this exclusive 'Lunch at the Races'.

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Private Breakfast Visit, CCI, June 12th, Side-by-Side Exhibition (Irish Design 2015)

This privileged visit, preceded by breakfast in the wonderful settings of the garden of the CCI with an introduction by Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Honorary President of NetworkIrlande and Nora Hickey M'Sichili, the Director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais, and gathered more than forty members and friends of NetworkIrlande.

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Minister Bruton, Cercle de l'Union Interalliée

On March 18th, in the beautiful surroundings of the Cercle de l'Union Interalliée, Minister Richard Bruton TD, responsible for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, spoke with verve and enthusiasm to the Pioneer and Corporate members of NetworkIrlande on the economic revival in Ireland.

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Ireland France Business Awards 2015

On Friday the 12th February over 200 Members and friends of NetworkIrlande and the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce gathered together to celebrate the 2015 annual Ireland France Business Awards at the Automobile Club de France in Paris.

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The French think, the Irish jump into action!

This was one of the conclusions highlighted at the end of the "France Ireland cultural diversity

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