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. While 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 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, Padraig O hUiginn, 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.

2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

February 23rd: The Irish Sports Awards
The Irish Sports Awards is an annual award ceremony and this year took place on February 6th 2016. Created and hosted by Business2Sports and Business & Finance Media Group, the Awards recognise those outstanding sports people whom we believe make significant contributions to Irish sports in a local and global context.

March 13th: Ireland Day at NYSE
In March each year, Ireland INC hosts the annual Ireland Day at the New York Stock Exchange.
This series of C-suite international business round-table discussions is attended 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 a gallery from the 2017 event.

May 8th: eir Junior Spider Awards
The eir Junior Spider Awards recognise and reward youths aged 19 and under for the innovative ways they use the internet, especially around website development, school blogs and design.

Click here to view a gallery from the 2016 event.

November 30th: eir Spider Awards
The eir Spiders is one of the most highly anticipated nights in the Irish digital industry, rewarding Irish businesses and community organisations for their creativity and innovation and provide an important opportunity to recognise and showcase online excellence. The Awards are considered an important benchmark for distinction and excellence in web-based business strategies. Previous winners have been on the cutting edge of their chosen fields and have since gone onto great success in their respective industries.

Click here to view a video from the 2016 event.

December 14th: Business & Finance Irish Business Awards
The Business & Finance Awards programme has recognised some of Ireland’s most significant business success stories. Established in 1974, it has become the longest running and most coveted business awards programme in Ireland and on December 17th, in front of over 1,200 guests, the awards paid tribute to some of Ireland’s most outstanding leaders. Previous winners of the Outstanding Contribution Award to Ireland include business and political luminaries such as Martin Naughton, Sir Terry Leahy, Dermot Desmond, Arthur Ryan, JP McManus, Neville Isdell and Niall FitzGerald KBE.

Click here to view a gallery from the 2016 event.


2017 LAUNCH EVENTS

February 28th: Business & Finance FDI 100 magazine launch
The FDI 100 is an annually updated index highlighting and honouring the decisions of multinationals and their leaders to invest in Ireland. With a spotlight on job creation, innovation, thought leadership and the most vital contributions to the Irish economy, the Business & Finance FDI 100 represents some of the most extensive profiling of Ireland’s largest multinationals.

Click here to view a gallery from the 2017 event.

April 26th: Business & Finance CIO 100 magazine launch
The CIO 100 edition recognises the top 100 chief information officers who are the key contributors to formulating organisational goals as storage, transmittal and analysis of electronic information grows in importance across some of the largest corporates in Ireland.

Click here to view a gallery from the 2017 event.

May 24th: Business & Finance CFO 100 listing launch
The CFO 100 edition recognises the top 100 chief financial officers working across some of the largest corporates in Ireland and highlights their financial acumen, innovations, and the contribution they make to businesses throughout Ireland.

Click here to view a gallery from the 2017 event.

June 8th: Business & Finance Fintech Ireland listing launch
The Fintech Ireland issue of Business & Finance is a themed issue examining the current industry landscape in Ireland. It highlights key developments and innovations across the sector and the top performing fintech companies in Ireland.

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

July 13th: Business & Finance Life Science 50 listing launch
Ireland is a globally recognised centre of excellence in the life sciences industry. The Business & Finance Life Science 50 edition highlights and honours the leading innovators in the life sciences sector.

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

September 14th: Business & Finance Tech 100 listing launch
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. 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.

October 18th: Business & Finance CEO 100 listing launch
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.

November 16th: Business & Finance CMO 100 magazine launch
The CMO 100 edition 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 gallery from the 2016 event.

End November: A History of Irish Business book launch
A comprehensive historical view of Ireland’s business legacy with interviews, features and analysis from and by key figures in Irish business.

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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