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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.

 


Sustainable Dublin 2050 - REPowerEU
 

Affordable, secure and sustainable energy for Europe - REPowerEU is the European Commission’s plan to make Europe independent from Russian fossil fuels before 2030, in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

 

The REPowerEU plan sets out a series of measures to rapidly reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels and fast forward the green transition while increasing the resilience of the EU-wide energy system. It is based on:

  • Diversifying our energy suppliers
  • Saving energy
  • Accelerating the production of EU clean energy supplies

Date: Thursday 1st September

Time: 8.30am - 10am

Venue: Dublin Chamber, 7 Clare St, Dublin 2

 

Speakers

 

Padraig Fleming - Market Development Manager, Gas Networks Ireland

Laura Burke - Director General, Environmental Protection Agency

Barbara Nolan - Head of the European Commission Representation, Ireland

 

This event is kindly sponsored by AIB, Matheson, Pinergy and Tesco.


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. The series gives guests access to high level thought leadership focused sessions and the opportunity to network.

 

For the second event in the series, we are delighted to be joined by Mairéad McCaul, Managing Director, MSD, Deborah Threadgold, Country General Manager, IBM Ireland and Kim Hegarty, Director, Linesight. They’ll discuss the barriers that exist in attracting, retaining, and developing female talent and how to maintain and encourage female participation at management and leadership level. This series will also concentrate on how companies can build diverse teams and foster cultures of inclusivity in the workplace.

 

Date: Tues 6th September

Time: 8.30am - 10am

Venue: Dublin Chamber, Clare St, Dublin 7

 

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


Momentum Series 2022 - Scaling for Success

 

Join us in Clare Street on Tuesday 13th Sept, for a morning of networking with fellow members, breakfast and listening to great speakers at our next Momentum event. 

 

We'll chat with Andrew Lynch, Colm Lyon and Lisa Marconi. Our expert panel will share the ups and downs of their journeys to grow and scale their businesses.

 

Date: Tues 13th Sept 2022

Time: 12.30pm - 2.15pm

Venue: Dublin Chamber, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2

 

Speakers:

 

Andrew Lynch - COO & Co-Founder, Huckletree

Colm Lyon - CEO, Fire

Lisa Marconi - Founder, Design Led

 

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 dates for the Autumn term of our award-winning Sustainability Academy, sponsored by AIB.


The Sustainability Academy is a unique skills initiative with one goal - to offer practical help and support for businesses who want to be sustainable and as a result, become more competitive, resilient, and successful. The first three course up are:

 

Course: Sustainable 101: Developing a Sustainable Road Map for your Business

Date: Wed 7th & Fri 9th Sep 

Time: 9:30am - 12.30pm

 

Course: Towards Net Zero: Climate Strategy & Decarbonisation

Date: Wed 21st Sep 

Time: 9:30am - 12.30pm

 

Course: Environmental Impact – Your Resources & Your Carbon Footprint

Date: Wed 5th Oct 

Time: 9:30am - 12.30pm

 

You can view all the upcoming course events in the series here. 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.


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.


Dublin Chamber's Annual Dinner

 

We're excited for the upcoming Dublin Chamber’s Annual Dinner in The Convention Centre Dublin, Spencer Dock. 

 

It is an honour to announce that Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, Adaire Fox-Martin, President of Google Cloud International & Head of Google Ireland, and Dublin Chamber President and Managing Director of Dublin Airport, Vincent Harrison will speak on the night. The dinner is a celebration of Dublin business, a great opportunity to network with other members, hear from insightful speakers and entertain clients.

 

 

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


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We're Hiring
 

Dublin Chamber is looking to hire a Graduate Events Executive

 

You can see the full job spec here. Candidates can apply with a cover letter and CV to carol@dublinchamber.ie no later than 5pm 19th of August.


Irish Life August Wellbeing Calendar – Optimising Technology
 

Digital consumption plays a huge role in keeping us all connected however too much time online can be detrimental to our health and wellbeing. How do we strike that balance for ourselves, our teams and for our families? There’s lots of great advice in this month’s Irish Life Wellbeing calendar.  Check out our August Wellbeing Calendar for daily inspiration to help your employees feel and function at their best!