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Irish entrepreneurs from around the world to meet in London

The second annual global conference of the Irish International Business Network (IIBN) will be held in London on 9th November.

Wed, Oct 24, 2012, 01:00

   

The second annual global conference of the Irish International Business Network (IIBN) will be held in London on 9th November.

The IIBN aims to create and maintain strong links between business people in Ireland and the growing overseas diaspora. It is a not-for-profit body which also helps Irish-based entrepreneurs gain footholds primarily in the UK and USA.

The upcoming conference offers an opportunity for Irish business people to grow their networks as well as to learn from some leading Irish entrepreneurs.

Speakers include Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group; Niall Quinn, former Irish international soccer player and honorary MBE; Joe Hogan, founder of Openet; Terry Clune, founder of Connect Ireland and Taxback.com; Ricky Simms, agent for Usain Bolt and founder of Pace Sports Management and many more. For a full list, see here.

Attendees will have plenty of opportunities to network and showcase their businesses, with free exhibition space in the conference entrepreneur zone, and 60-second pitches to the public.

For more information see iibn.com. To register your business or to purchase tickets, see iibn2012conference.eventbrite.com. Prices start from €186 and special hotel and flight deals have been secured for attendees coming from Ireland.