A visit to the NYSE on St Patrick’s Weekend!

It was such an honor to be invited to Ireland Day NYSE 2014, a great big thank you to Ireland INC founder Ian Hyland, Louise Delahunty CEO Delahunty Event Management, Executive Director Ireland INC & Director of Events Business & Finance Media Group.

Annual summit draws business, finance, tech, media, political leaders to NYC on March 14, 2014. Liam Neeson accepted award for Irish Arts Center…Wilbur Ross returns as a speaker …Dr. Martin McAleese honored for Outstanding Service to Ireland. The summit hosts more than 300 executives from leading international firms, including Fortune 500 companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurial start-ups, market makers, policy makers and financial & life sciences organizations from the US, Ireland and around the world. Global business leaders, tech innovators, financial thought-leaders, media notables, government officials and more will gather for the one-day international business summit to engage on vital topics and participate in a leading networking platform for business interests worldwide, discussing and debating business issues under the “Ireland INC” brand.

The first formal discussion of the day, “Ireland and The World,” features panelists Dr. Martin McAleese, Chancellor, Dublin City University, Ireland; Paddy Cosgrave,The Summit Founder; F.ounders; Mark Little, CEO, Storyful; Paraic Duffy, Director General, Gaelic Athletic Association; Grainne Barron, Founder & CEO, Viddyad; Jason Richelson, Founder & CEO, Shopkeep POS; and moderator John Lee, of John Lee MEDIA and TallGrass Public Relations, Patrick Tully, American Ireland Fund.

Following a “Fireside Conversation” with Marcus Segal, Former COO of Game Studio Operations, Zynga and Spencer Reiss, Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine, the focus shifts to “Investing in Ireland” led by Martin Dickson, US Managing Editor, Financial Times with panelists Joan Burton, T.D., Minister for Social Protection; Wilbur L Ross, CEO, WL Ross & Co. LLC; Eileen Murray, Co-President & Co-COO, Bridgewater Associates; Joseph Papa, CEO, Perrigo Company; Peter Collins, Managing Director, Kennedy Wilson Europe; Susan Davis, CEO & Founder, Susan Davis International and Emer Gilvarry, Managing Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran.

During the Ireland Day Luncheon actor Liam Neeson, Honorary Chairman of Irish Arts Center, accepted an award on the IAC’s behalf, and Dr. Martin McAleese will be honored for his “Outstanding Contribution to Ireland.”

Ireland Day New York 2014 will conclude when key participants gather on the balcony over the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at 4:00 PM to ring the NYSE Closing Bell.

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