Events

Over the last four decades, Business & Finance Media Group has built up a prestigious events division recognising excellence in business across a wide range of disciplines.

Our experienced team of event managers currently produce many successful events each year, from award ceremonies, summits and forums to product launches, breakfast briefings and workshops in Ireland, the UK, the US and further afield.

Our awards programmes – which include the Business & Finance Awards – serve as a focal point in their industries, recognising excellence and best practice and rewarding achievements both in Ireland and internationally. Our internationally-recognised summits, including Ireland Day, create forums for unparalleled debate and engagement, in bringing together diverse and outstanding groups of experts in their fields.

Over 40 years of hosting events, some of the most influential business leaders and outstanding corporations have been recognised by our unique programmes. Business and political luminaries that have been honoured to date include President WJ Clinton, Senator George Mitchell and Peter Sutherland, and those who have shaped Irish business including, TK Whitaker, Pádraig Ó hUigínn, Dermot Desmond, Denis O’Brien, Sir Anthony O’Reilly and Arthur Ryan.

We have also recognised many Irish companies that now operate with great success globally, including: Glanbia, Kerry Group, Digicel, Paddy Power, Smurfit Kappa Group, Tullow Oil and Ryanair.

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The Principals Club
Merrion Hotel, Dublin, February 22nd
Merrion Hotel, Dublin, June 7th
Venue TBC, October
The Principals Club is a highly-exclusive gathering of C-Suite international business leaders. It will host a series of private events across Dublin, New York and London. Attendance to The Principals Club is strictly limited by invitation only and in addition to corporate partners. Each Principals Club event will honour one outstanding business leader.

Click here to view the article and photo gallery and here for the video from this year’s first instalment honouring Niall FitzGerald, KBE in February.

Eighth-annual Ireland Day at NYSE
New York Stock Exchange, March 13th
Hosted by NYSE, this half-day international business summit is attached by a unique group of global business and political leaders to develop clear strategies to build on the economic and cultural ties between Ireland and the US.

Click here to view the article and photo gallery from this year’s event.

Ireland INC Index
Venue TBC, June 6th
The first-ever Ireland INC Index showcases the top companies in Ireland that invest in the US and the key enterprise links between the two nations on both sides of the Atlantic. The index is measured by foreign direct investment (FDI), employment, jobs creation and much more.

eir Spider Awards
Mansion House, Dublin, November 15th
The eir Spiders is now in its 20th year, making them the longest-standing and most prestigious digital technology awards in Ireland. Recognised as ‘The Oscars’ of the digital industry, the eir Spider Awards reward Irish businesses and community organisations for their creativity and innovation and provide an important opportunity to recognise and showcase online excellence.

Click here to view a video from the 2016 event.

Business & Finance Awards
The Convention Centre Dublin, December 13th
Ireland’s premier business awards programme, the Business & Finance Irish Business Awards, has been recognising excellence in Irish business for over 42 years and is the longest-running and most coveted business awards programme in Ireland.

These prestigious awards have celebrated the outstanding achievements of individuals such as JP McManus, Neville Isdell, Michael Smurfit, Tony Ryan, Dermot Desmond, Liam O’Mahony, Willie Walsh, Philip Lynch, Peter Sutherland, TK Whitaker and Denis O’Brien as recipients of the Business Person of the Year. The awards programme has recognised international, social and political leaders such as Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan and Presidents Mary Robinson and Michael D. Higgins. Each year the awards are attended by up to 1,300 CEOs and business leaders. The awards are supported by a select group of corporate patrons, which allows for independent status to be maintained and presents the patrons with the opportunity to target the CEOs of the top 500 companies and the most influential business leaders in our country.

Click here to view a video from the 2017 event.

2018 LAUNCH EVENTS

FDI 100
Hibernian Club, St Stephen’s Green, February 15th
The FDI 100 is an annually-updated index highlighting and honouring the decisions of multinationals and their leaders to invest in Ireland and represents some of the most extensive profiling of Ireland’s largest multinationals.

Event attendees: FDI 100 honourees, special honouree, plus exclusive sponsors and partners.

Click here to view the article and photo gallery and here for the video from this year’s event.

CIO 100
The Convention Centre Dublin, April 18th
The CIO 100 annually-updated index recognises the top 100 chief information officers. This year’s event will take place in The Convention Centre on the first day of the Dublin Tech Summit and will include an industry panel discussion on GDPR and data security ahead of the introduction of GDPR standard in May 2018.

Click here to view the article and photo gallery and here for the video from this year’s event.

Financial Services/FinTech Ireland
Venue TBC, June 28th
The Financial Services/FinTech Ireland annually-updated index examines the current industry landscape in Ireland, highlighting key developments and innovations across the sector and the top-performing FinTech companies across the island of Ireland.

Click here to view a video and here to view a gallery from the 2017 event.

Tech 100
Venue TBC, September 27th
The pace of Ireland’s growing tech industry is phenomenal and Ireland is considered one of the fastest-growing countries in Europe for data centre operators. US tech giants alone have invested more than $130 billion into Ireland since 2008. 
The Business & Finance Tech 100 highlights and honours the 100 most influential and innovative tech companies trading in Ireland, from indigenous firms to large multinationals, and profiles the leading players that are making a real difference to the Irish economy.

Click here to view a gallery from the 2017 event.

CEO 100
Venue TBC, October 25th
From the success of emerging enterprises that are blazing a trail, to the longevity and substance of well-established firms, Ireland’s CEOs and the companies they lead are displaying top-level innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit indicative of our national character. The Business & Finance CEO 100 edition honours the most influential and innovative CEOs in Ireland.

Click here to view a gallery from the 2017 event.

CMO 100
Venue TBC, November 29th
The CMO 100 annually-updated index recognises the top 100 chief marketing officers working across some of the largest corporates in Ireland and highlights their financial acumen, innovations and the contribution made to the commercial strategy and development of organisations throughout Ireland.

Click here to view a video from the 2017 event.

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For information regarding event advertising and sponsorship opportunities contact:

Rebecca Brady
Email: rebecca.brady@businessandfinance.com
Tel: +353 1 237 7011