Chambers Ireland Weekly Digest: 9th April 2018

*REMINDER* CSR Awards 2018 Application deadline Tuesday, 17th of April

The application deadline for the CSR Awards 2018 closes *next week*, on Tuesday, the 17th of April.

Spread the word through your newsletters, website and social media and encourage your members to promote their best practice in CSR by entering the CSR Awards 2018.

Our website is now live with lots of helpful information for applicants including:

  • Category Descriptions 2018
  • Terms and Conditions for entry
  • CSR Awards FAQs
  • Tips on writing a great application

Click HERE for further information.

ELG Awards 2018 now open for Applications

The Excellence in Local Government Awards 2018 (ELG Awards 2018) are now open for applications!

The ELG Awards 2018 showcase best practice in local government and recognise the skills, hard work, innovation & enthusiasm within local government that can often go unrecognised.

Spread the word through your newsletters, website and social media and encourage your local county and city councils to submit their best practices for the awards.

Our website is now live with lots of helpful information for applicants including:

  • ELG Awards 2018 Category Descriptions
  • Terms and Conditions for entry to the ELG Awards 2018

Click HERE for further information.

InterTradeIreland Breakfast Briefings & Go2Tender

InterTradeIreland, in partnership with the Office of Government Procurement, Ibec, SFA, ISME, CIF and Chambers Ireland are delivering a series of breakfast workshops to educate and engage businesses on the island around public procurement, a market worth in the region of €12 billion per annum.

The next Breakfast Briefing is taking place on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 at Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone and is now available to register for by following this link.

European Innovation Week – Taipei, Taiwan

The European Commission’s Taiwan office will be hosting the European Innovation Week, from the 4th to the 8th of June 2018, back to back with the EU-Taiwan industrial dialogue and the COMPUTEX international fair.

The aim is to foster cooperation between European and Taiwanese companies, clusters and business and research associations by exploring possible common areas of interest for cooperation and complementarities, in terms of sectoral, value chain, and market focus.

The event will feature seminars on following sectors:

  • Circular Economy
  • Wind Power
  • Smart Mobility
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • 5G
  • Horizon 2020
  • Medical devices

Registration to any of the activities of the EU-Taiwan event on Industry of the future is free of charge and can be done through the event’s website.

If you have any queries about European Innovation Week in Taipei, please contact Alex Alles at Eurochambres via his contact details below:

+32 (0) 2 282 08 55

Invitation from Deloitte and Volunteer Ireland: From Inspiration to Action – A Convening for CSR and Corporate Volunteerism Leaders

The below message on the ‘From Inspiration to Action’ event from Deloitte and Volunteer Ireland is from Nina Arwitz, CEO of Volunteer Ireland and Gerry Keating, Director, Corporate Responsibility & Human Resources at Deloitte.

We would like to invite you to join Volunteer Ireland and Points of Light for a half-day forum on innovations and opportunities in Corporate volunteering.

“From Inspiration to Action: A Convening for CSR and Corporate Volunteerism Leaders” will provide a space for social impact professionals to share ideas, best practices and emerging strategies to support social change through the power of corporate volunteers. Insights from this meeting will include emerging trends and research on societal needs, employee interest and bottom-line value for your company, your employees and your communities. Come for new strategies on building and strengthening your corporate citizenship efforts, and leave with shared insights from peers and new connections with global business and non-profit leaders.

This meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 1 from 08:00 to 13:00 at Deloitte, Deloitte & Touche House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. To register, please visit the event website. Not able to attend, but still want to want to stay connected to the Points of Light and Volunteer Ireland networks? Email Beau Westbrook to learn how you connect with our networks. We also encourage individuals to share a save-the-date with any colleagues or teammates who also may be interested in attending.

European Parliament of Enterprises 2018

The European Parliament of Enterprises (EPE), hosted by Eurochambres every two years, is scheduled to take place in the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, the 10th of October 2018. More information on the event will be circulated in the coming months. If you have any questions about the event, please contact

Voom 2018 – Business Pitch event to pitch your business idea to Sir Richard Branson

Virgin Media Business Ireland will be holding the finals of their VOOM 2018 business pitch event on Wednesday, 23rd of May. VOOM 2018 is a pitch event that focuses specifically on providing new opportunities for small and medium businesses across Ireland through allowing applicants to pitching business ideas to Sir Richard Branson himself.

Virgin Media Business Ireland have partnered with some of today’s biggest disruptors to provide the tools, funding and time to develop your business idea. Over €1 million in prize money for successful pitches will be available.

The deadline for applications to pitch your business idea is Tuesday, the 15th of May.

For more information, visit the official VOOM 2018 website, by clicking here.