Annual Black Tie Irish Charity Ball 2015 – Munich

Date: Saturday 14th November 2015
Time: 19:00 – 03:00
Location: Echardinger Einkehr – Augustiner Bräu, Bad-Kreuther-Straße 8, 81671 München, Germany (map).

Come along and be entertained by top class dancers, musicians and singers. Irish Folk, Modern Dance, ESME Big Band and DJ Margaux (resident in Bayerischer Hof). Our mouthwatering 3 course meal is prepared by Aleksander Stanovic, and includes Pumpkin soup, Irish Beef or Vegan and Warm apple Pie.

Tickets cost €100 per person, including top food, water, beer and wine for the evening.

Here’s a little of what we can expect this year, from Ann and David Dempsey, speaking at the IBN Munich Ball in 2014.

19.00 Welcome drink around fires and fiddle
19.25 Marguerite Donlon, liquid velvet dance
22.30 – 24.00 ESME Big Band classics ranging from Count Basie to James Brown
24.00 – 24.15 Raffle for Finns fund for walking. Prizes kindly donated from the IBN community, including Bayern football tickets, Kaltenberg Ritter Festival, Müller 1 hour private fitness trainer and BMW museum tickets.
24.15 – 03.00 DJ Margaux Fitzgerald resident DJ in the Bayerischer Hof or Snug with complimentary Teeling Whiskey

Entertainment & sound is being provided free of charge by the artists and production team, with the aim of sharing Irish culture with friends of Ireland. The money raised in raffles over the past 3 years amounted to €1,100, €1,500 & €1,800 respectively, and was donated to two different local Munich children’s charities: Die Elterninitiative für Krebskranke Kinder München eV. and Children for a better World.

To purchase tickets please transfer €100 to the following bank account:

IBAN:                  DE87700202700015102154
BIC:                     HYVEDEMMXXX
Bank:                   HypoVereinsbank München
Kontoinhaber:   Irish Business Network e.V.

For further information or clarification please contact Ann Dempsey:


Event: Data is the new gold – Munich, Oct 28

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Society, business and each of us are being impacted by the availability and analysis of data. Has 1984’s Big Brother finally arrived or will this data revolution empower individuals and businesses to improve our lives. A top class panel of experts in this field will have a discussion on these topics. You are invited to engage with our panelists and to participate with comments, questions and ideas. We anticipate a lively, interesting and enjoyable conversation.

How is data driving excellence in our businesses?

The panelists will discuss cross industry topics such as:
1. Trust drives relationships. Do companies respect their customers ? Can our legal system continue to support and regulate these trusted relationships and maintain our data privacy ?
2. How does data drive employee happiness ? Does data optimize or dominate our working lives ?
3. When will the pricing impact , positive or negative, for insurance and related industries be realized by the consumer ?
4. Does the long tail impact of data enable craft and niche businesses to directly understand and service consumer needs ?

Date & Time: 28 October 2015, 19:00-22:00

Address: Globe Business College Munich, Art Deco Palais, Arnulfstrasse 58, 80335 Munich, Germany

 19.00 – 20.00 Registration, Welcome
 20.00 – 20.15 Dr Alexander Linden, Research Director, Gartner
· 20.15 – 21.15 Data debate
· 21.15 – 22.00 wine & water

Dr Alexander Linden Research Director, Gartner
Jonquil (Brookes) Hackenberg Associate partner Infosys
Des Field Corbett, Strategist Digital incubator
Pasquale Grippo, Information management specialist,
Suresh Nampuri, Researcher in String Theory and Mathematics,
Jens Kallmeyer, Ab initio, account manager,
Niko Radouniklis Data Reply Founder

Attendance is free but registration is necessary. Please register here:

With thanks to:
Ab Initio for the wine and water
Dr. Susan Walsh Globe college for the locationUseful links:

Engineering, Industrial & Clean Technologies: Foreign Investment Event in Munich

IDA Ireland in Germany organised an event in Munich on September 15th, together with the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce and the Irish Embassy in Berlin. The event was held in the Bayerisher Hof Hotel in Munich with an aim of attracting investment from German Engineering companies into Ireland. Speakers included the CEO of Pilz GmbH, the International Sales Manager for Kaeser Kompressoren and H.E Micheal Collins. See pictures below.


‘’Feierabend Talk – Navigating German Business Culture from an Irish Perspective’’, Düsseldorf 18th September

Irish Business Network NRW Chapter would like to invite you to a networking event and talk on German-Irish business culture ‘’Feierabend Talk – Navigating German Business Culture from an Irish Perspective’’

With keynote industry speakers:

Paul Lynam, CEO Siemens Ireland & President of theGerman-Irish Chamber of Industry & Commerce


Jack Golden, Organisation Development Director for CHR plc

With an official welcome from H.E. Michael Collins, Irish Ambassador to Germany David Dempsey, President of the IBN Germany & Enterprise Ireland


When: Friday, 18th September 2015, 5pm—7.30pm

Where: Industrie-Club e.V. Düsseldorf, Elberfelder Straße 6, 40213 Düsseldorf

What: Networking event and talk with guests from the Visiting Council of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry & Commerce


Drinks and Canapés will be served. Business attire is required

Organised by the IBN NRW Chapter & Enterprise Ireland

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Great Turn Out for BBQ Düsseldorf 8th August !!

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Burgers, a variety of delicious salads and drinks meant that nobody was wanting on the day.




The Düsseldorf GAA Gaelic Football Teams both men and women showed us all, that they really know their stuff !! Speaking of which, they are always looking for new members – check them out on Facebook (Düsseldorf GFC).