New From Chambers Ireland- Including Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Launch 2017

New from Chambers Ireland


  1. Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Launch 2017

Chambers Ireland’s Corporate Social Responsibility Awards seek to recognise the outstanding work of businesses that are committed to having a positive impact on the communities in which they operate. The CSR Awards is an opportunity for businesses to showcase their achievements in a variety of categories from volunteer programmes to CSR communications initiatives, environmental initiatives and more. The Awards are open to businesses of all sizes engaged in CSR, from SMEs to MNCs. Join us as we celebrate excellence and innovation in corporate social responsibility by Irish business. For more information contact Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4300 or visit


Taking place on Thursday the 9th March from 11am to 1pm, at the Arroll Suite, Guinness Storehouse, the launch will provide an overview of the 2017 Awards, the judging process and information on how your business can get involved. Chambers Ireland staff will be on hand at the event to answer any questions and provide guidance on the application and judging processes. At the launch, a panel of CSR experts will also discuss harnessing partnerships to deliver best practice in CSR, how collaborations and combining skills can deliver high levels of social impact and best practice in relationship management.


To register your attendance email by Friday 3rd March 2017


  1. Irish Water Consultations

Irish Water is seeking feedback on the following project currently under planning:

  • Irish Water is also accepting submissions on the development of a regional biosolids storage facility for the greater Dublin region, including parts of Kildare, Meath and Wicklow. This consultation is open until March 2nd and details can be found here:


  1. InterTradeIreland Workshops on SME tendering

Go-2-Tender is an InterTradeIreland programme which has been developed to give SMEs the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to tender successfully for public sector contracts in their own jurisdiction and on a cross-border basis.

The programme is geared towards SMEs who are new to tendering or who want to improve their basic tendering skills.  The course consists of a two day workshop and a half day of mentoring.  This mentoring may be extended by up to 2 additional days and all mentoring is delivered by an experienced consultant to assist with tender development.

Workshops are taking place across the country over the next 6 months. For more information on workshops in your area see:


  1. All Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit

Fourteen Brexit sectoral dialogues have been hosted by Ministers, in a range of locations across the country. Over 1100 industry and civic society representative groups from across the island participated in this consultation process.  Please find attached a report which outlines the key themes from each consultation and a full list of the events held.


  1. BICC Annual Conference and Dinner Dance


The British Irish Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Conference and Dinner Dance on 16th March are fast approaching and seats are filling quickly.

The all-day Conference has a superb line-up of speakers from across the UK and Ireland, addressing the vitally important topics that impact relationships between commerce, culture and community.  If your business is (or plans to be) part of the €1.2bn per week trade that supports 400,000 jobs directly, then this Conference is a must for you.
And when the day’s work is done, join us for a star-studded rugby forum to kick start the evening in true 6 Nations spirit.  Entertain clients, meet new ones, and celebrate British Irish trade and sport and St Patrick’s festival, all over a superb dinner with live music later on.  Click here for speaker line up and more information.


Valued members of the British Irish Chamber should liaise directly with Event Manager Alison Cotter . From now until 20th February only, non members may purchase tickets at reduced Early Bird rates on the EventBrite page.


  1. NI Chamber of Commerce-Connecting for Growth Cross Border Networking


The Connecting for Growth programme is designed to facilitate increased business between companies from Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland through a cross border networking event and two Meet the Buyer events. Places can be booked here.


The annual Connecting for Growth cross border networking event at Titanic Belfast on 15 March 2017 provides attendees with the opportunity to:


  • Hear from our Keynote Speaker, John Hurley Head of B2B, Partner and Channel Marketing, DAA
  • Network with 180+ delegates across a range of sectors
  • Engage in structured networking sessions increasing cross border business opportunities
  • Find out who the buyers are and how to apply for a meeting at the upcoming Connecting for Growth Meet the Buyer Event


  1. CATEX 2017- Embassy of Brazil

The Embassy of Brazil in Ireland is honoured to invite you to visit our stand at the forthcoming CATEX trade expo, Ireland’s largest foodservice & hospitality event, which is taking place at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin, from 21st to 23rd February.


We will be at stand C21 showcasing, with our partner companies, a number of  Brazilian products such as Brahma beer, Fubá Cachaça, Bauducco, Açaí Sorbet, Coco do Vale Coconut Water, Cozzine Mini Toast, Village, Guaraná Antarctica, Mendoá Chocolates, Amazônia Premium Lager and São João Filters exclusively at the show!  As the leading trade event for the foodservice industry, CATEX will be a buzz of activity across the three days, as it plays host to the Irish Barista Championships, Irish Cocktail Championships and over 1,000 chefs will be competing in the Panel of Chefs’ Chef Ireland Competitions.


To register to visit and be part of this exciting event, for FREE, please visit: