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Good morning ,

 

Welcome to this week's issue of Dublin Chamber Weekly. We're delighted to say we've an exciting few weeks ahead in the events calendar. This issue includes details of all the great live and virtual events we have coming up. 

 

Don't forget, if you have any company news or offers that you'd like to see featured in Dublin Chamber Weekly, please send it on to us

 

We hope you enjoy this week's issue.

 


Momentum Series 2022 - Build, Scale, Grow

 

 

Join us in Clare Street next Tuesday 21st June, for a morning of networking with fellow members, breakfast and listening to great speakers at our next Momentum event. 

 

Our host Broadcaster Ruth Scott will chat with Devan Hughes, Sharon Keilthy and Stephen Crowley. Our expert panel will share the ups and downs of their journeys to grow and scale their businesses.

 

Date: Thurs 21st June 2022

Time: 8:30am - 10am. Light breakfast served from 8.30am, event to begin at 9am.

Venue: Dublin Chamber, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2

 

Speakers:

 

Devan Hughes - CEO & Co-Founder, buymie

Sharon Keilthy - Founder & CEO, Jiminy Eco Toys

Stephen Crowley - CFO, Flipdish

 

 

Momentum Series is sponsored by Avast Business, CFO Services and FREE NOW for Business


Business partners, media and sporting stars were in attendance through virtual reality technology in four locations across Europe including the BearingPoint offices in Dublin, London, and Paris as well as the Leinster Rugby Club facilities in University College Dublin. Showcasing the convergence between the physical and digital worlds through cutting-edge technology, guests at the event entered the metaverse and went on a journey from the BearingPoint offices in Paris and finished with a pitchside experience and presentation in a VR built Aviva Stadium developed by the BearingPoint team.

 

BearingPoint is planning to play a central role in leveraging its VR expertise to enable Leinster Rugby to further engage its fans through immersive experiences and to explore the wider commercial possibilities and potential this technology has in the sporting world.

 

Speaking at the launch, Gillian O’Sullivan, Country Leader for BearingPoint Ireland said: “Today we unveiled our plans to lead Leinster Rugby into the metaverse. It is a very exciting day for us as their innovation partner and we are committed to leading them on this journey. The power of virtual reality is enormous, and we wanted to show how this technology can expand businesses and experiences.  What better way to do it than by bringing Leinster Rugby into the metaverse.

 

BearingPoint’s vision and commitment to leading Leinster Rugby on this journey were set out by their immersive experience expert, Eric Chevallet at the event. Speaking at the launch, Eric Chevallet, Head of Immersive Labs at BearingPoint said, “At BearingPoint, we are an innovative company that is ahead of the curve with regard to metaverse technology and more broadly with virtual reality technology. The potential for businesses in the metaverse is endless, and we are delighted to be working with Ireland’s leading sports franchise making this first move today.”

 

Kevin Quinn, Head of Commercial and Marketing at Leinster Rugby who attended the event said, At Leinster Rugby, we’re always striving to improve, to nurture and drive the pursuit of excellence in everything we do both on and off the pitch. This exciting initiative is a significant and strategic business and brand building opportunity for us at Leinster Rugby.”

 

He added: “By entering the metaverse with BearingPoint’s support, we are broadening our horizons to identify new digital commercial opportunities and working to develop immersive rugby experiences that provide our community with new ways to experience rugby, follow their teams and interact with our brand.”

“We have a passionate, engaged and growing supporter base and we’re excited to work with our innovation partner, BearingPoint, to explore new ways to improve how we communicate and engage with them.”

 

The event provided valuable learning opportunities for attendees to experience first-hand the benefits and potential of the metaverse. Interest in the metaverse has grown exponentially in the past year which is causing businesses to rethink and change how they can engage more effectively with users online.

 

We are delighted to announce the latest schedule of The Sustainability Academy sponsored by AIB. It's essential that a companies learn the new green public procurement rules in order to bid and win new contracts with the public sector.

 

Course: Online Training: Green Public Procurement Training

Date: Thurs 23rd June

Time: 9:30am - 12.30pm

 

Discount available for multiple course bookings, for more information contact: carol@dublinchamber.ie.

 

The Sustainability Academy, sponsored by AIB, is an internationally recognised programme, short-listed for the World Chambers Competition Award for Climate Action 2021.


Employment Law Webinar – Reorganisation & Redundancy

 

Join us online next Wednesday 22nd June, for an Employment Webinar with DWF Group - Tips and Traps in Relation to Employee Dismissal. It is important to keep informed in the ever-changing world of employment law. Our expert speakers will discuss the evolving challenges with 'new normal' work practices and will focus in particular on when the employment relationship is coming to an end.

 

Date: Wed 22nd June 2022

Time: 12pm - 1pm 

Venue: Online Webinar

 

If you have any issues registering please contact carol@dublinchamber.ie.

 

Speakers:

 

Dermot Casserly - Employment Partner, DWF Group

Billy Burke - Tax Parter, Deloitte 

Carol Ann Casey - Contentious HR and Compliance Specialist, CA Compliance

 

This event is brought to you in partnership with DWF Group


Dublin Chamber Digital Academy
 

Has your company got a Digital Marketing skills gap? It has never been a more critical time for the Irish business community to evolve and adapt in a rapidly changing world. Not only has the past year seen unanticipated and difficult challenges, it has also compelled us to look at the bigger picture.

 

Together, Dublin Chamber and the DMI are proud to introduce the brand-new Dublin Chamber Digital Academy to guide and support businesses on their journey to enhanced digital performance.

 

To learn more or book one of the programs view here.


Women Empower Series September 2022
 

Dublin Chamber’s Women Empowerment Series runs two exclusive events for senior decision-makers from the medium scaling and large multinational organisations in our membership. Each event focuses on leadership issues and explores the challenges faced by women in making it to the top in business. High profile guest speakers offer an overview of their career, leadership style and their industry. The series gives guests access to high level thought leadership focused sessions and the opportunity to network.

 

Join us on Tuesday 6th September at 8.30am for the next event in our Women Empower Series. For this event we will be joined by Laura Burke, Director General, Environmental Protection Agency. Further speakers to be announced. 

 

This series is kindly sponsored by Linesight


Networking Masterclass with Kingsley Aikins
 

Join us for an exciting networking masterclass event on Thursday 8th September with respected networking expert Kingsley Aikins.

Kingsley who is the CEO of The Networking Institute will speak about the power of networking and will share his methodology to help members improve their skill level. 

From our latest survey results we know that many of our members are missing networking at Dublin Chamber events so we took your feedback on board.

 

Date: Thurs 8th September

Time: 12.15pm - 2pm

Venue: Dublin Chamber, Clare St, Dublin 7


Nigeria Ireland Trade & Investment Summit
Prospering Together Through Trade & Investment
 

Dublin Chamber are proud to support the upcoming 2022 Nigeria-Ireland Trade and Investment Summit.

 

The event takes place from June 30th - July 2nd in the Student Centre, UCD Belfield, Dublin 4, with a key note speech from Robert Troy T.D., Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Company and Digital Regulation.

 

There is excitement from both Nigerian and Irish companies to expand cross-border trade and investment opportunities. The enthusiasm from both business communities is matched by high-level political will from the respective governments to support enterprises and provide and enable conditions for growth.


Dublin Chamber's Annual Dinner

 

We're excited to announce Dublin Chamber’s Annual Dinner on  in The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock. 

 

Ireland's premier business dinner and a must attend event in the business calendar, this event connects and celebrates the people and businesses in our capital city.

 

With thanks to our sponsors AIB. You can find all the event details here


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Retail Ireland Skillnet and the Apprenticeship Programme
 

Upcoming Retailers Information Workshop - Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision. Learn all about the programme and €4000 grant available. 

 

When: Thurs 9th June, 1pm - 1.30pm

Where: Online Zoom - Free to attend 


Topics include: 

  • Understanding the latest trends in climate action and reporting
  • Practical advice on how companies can act to future-proof their business, drive revenue and profitability through social and environmental goals
  • The role of the board in addressing ESG risk
  • How ESG regulation is driving business transformation
  • How to find “best-fit” ESG investors and learn about the criteria investors are now using to make investment decisions
  • ESG and sustainable finance: What obstacles need to be overcome to channel capital flows toward sustainable business practices and impactful investments?
  • SFDR – CSRD – NFRD: What’s it all about? The future of ESG reporting: What are the new EU regulations, who do they impact and how to prepare for them
  • Learn what the legally binding EU Taxonomy and CSRD disclosure obligations means for corporates
  • Data and disclosure: Exploring the pathways to rigorous ESG measurement and disclosure
  • Walking the talk: How to tell your ESG story
  • Perspectives from CFOs, investors and case studies
Feature Your Business on Radio
 

If you're a new member or have some exciting business news you want to promote, as a Dublin Chamber member you can avail of our radio interview slot with Dublin City FM

 

Contact claire@dublinchamber.ie to enquire about availability.


Room Hire
 

The Dublin Chamber building is located right in the heart of Dublin City Centre. We have a number of meetings rooms that we are able to offer to member companies for hire at a discounted rate. 

 

For more details see here.