Disruptive Technologies and the Effects on Local Marketing


In 2017 the International Business Council Munich (IBCM) was launched, a business networking forum that brings together members of 16 international business organizations active in the Munich area. The IBCM’s mission: “To combine the strengths of the participating IBCM groups in joining for business events of mutual interest and in addressing topics of common interest.  An umbrella organization, the IBCM provides an organizational interface, supports the sharing of ideas, facilitates making new business contacts, and stimulates learning.”

We are holding our IBCM Kick-Off Event at the Marriott Hotel on Tuesday, 13th March. The event will feature Keynote Speaker Dr. Wolfgang Hübschle, Executive Director, Invest in Bavaria. After Wolfgang’s address, each IBCM organization will provide a 2-minute elevator speech on its group’s key features and upcoming events, followed by a brief Q&A session. Afterwards we will enjoy a buffet dinner with networking in the foyer. In parallel members of each organization will be available in Salon C/D for informal discussions on their respective groups.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wolfgang Hübschle, Executive Director, Invest in Bavaria – “Disruptive Technologies and the Effects on Local Marketing”

When:   Tuesday, 13th March 2018

Time:   Registration starts 1830; meeting at 1900, buffet dinner around 2030 with networking running until around 2230.

Where: Marriott Hotel, Berlinerstrasse 93, 80805 Munich – mezzanine floor above the lobby – Salon C/D.

Cost:     EUR 30.00 members and guests welcome (incl. Buffet Dinner and one drink). Please bring cash to pay at registration.



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Sign-Up:  By Friday 9th March at the events tab on the AGBC Munich Community Platform at  www.agbc-munich.com/events.  Alternatively one can also sign up at the events tab at www.agbc.de.

Registration: Please identify your Business Group affiliation in the booking comment field of the registration form.

Special note: Given this highly interesting forum and limited seating (130 places), please be sure to sign up ASAP.

The currently participating 16 IBCM organizations are:


Anglo Bavarian Club (ABC)

American-German Business Club Munich (AGBC)

Chinaforum Bayern e.V.

Deutsch-Französischer Wirtschaftsclub in Bayern / Le Club

Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft (DJG) in Bayern e.V.

Deutsch-Japanischer Wirtschaftskreis e.V. (DJW)

Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft e.V. (DKG)

Deutsch-Niederländisches Geschäftsforum e.V. (DNG)

German American Business Association (GABA-California) – Munich Chapter

German Australian Business Council e.V. (GABC)

German-Indian Roundtable (GIRT)

German Malaysian Round Table (GMRT)

Irish Business Network (IBN)

Münchner Kreis (MK)

Österreichisch-Bayerische Gesellschaft e.V./Austrian-Bavarian Club (ÖBG)

Professional Women’s Network (PWN)

With our broad based international forum, we provide a wealth of great business contacts and knowledge to nurture your business interests and expand your career prospects. Please do catch us if you can.

Mission International business council Munich:

To combine the strengths of the participating IBCM groups in joining for business events of mutual interest and in addressing topics of common interest. An umbrella organization, the IBCM provides an organizational interface, supports the sharing of ideas, facilitates making new business contacts, and stimulates learning.


AI, Machine Learning: Brave New World or End of Humanity



Topic of the evening: AI, Machine Learning: Brave New World or End of Humanity

Date and Time: Thursday, 26th of April 2018; 18:30-21:30

Format: Discussion

 We are happy to announce the upcoming event on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. A top-class panel of experts in this field will discuss the future of Artificial Intelligence, the benefits it might bring, and what ought to concern us. You are invited to engage with our panellists and to participate with comments, questions and ideas.

We anticipate a lively, interesting and enjoyable conversation accompanied by soft drinks, beer and wine.

Please confirm your attendance by the 31st March 2018,

Either by email info@datainsights.de or +4915157101013

Additional info:

Venue: Google, Erika-Mann-Straße 33, 80636 München

Room: Isar Valley @ Google Munich https://events.withgoogle.com/isar-valley-google-munich/

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Transport: Google Munich is a seven-minute walk away from either the S-Bahn Station Hackerbrücke or the S-Bahn Station Donnersberger Brücke.

The nearest Tram-Station is Marsstraße (Tram 16/17), with a five-minute walk to the office building.

Arrival by Car (not recommended): Please note, there is NO car parking near the office! There is a public car park at the ZOB, close to Hackerbrücke as well as another car park underneath the Donnersberger Brücke, both a seven minute walk away from the office building.


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Ambassador St Patricks Day Breakfast with Richard Bruton


Ambassador Michael & Minister Richard Bruton warmly welcome families and friends to the 2018 St Patricks family breakfast

The Minister of Education, Richard Bruton will join and give a short talk on Education and Skills in Ireland and open a short discussion round with the attendees.  Afterwards anyone who wants to ‘walk with us’ in the parade is very welcome. From the Osterwald garden it is a short walk to the parade starting point.

Time: Sunday 11th March 9.30am – 11.30am

The venue Osterwald garten is a lovely, old beergarden beside the English garten and a 10 minutes walk to the start of the parade at Muenchener Freiheit. It has a good breakfast menu with tasty food, coffee and refreshments served at reasonable prices.

The event is organized jointly by the IBN and the Munich Irish Network e.V  and open for the Irish community and friends of Ireland.

For full details of activities for 2018 Munich celebrations check out https://www.stpatricksday.de

You will also have the chance to meet and take a photo with the 2018 characters.

St Patrick Wolfgang Schramm

Princess of the parade Chiara Caravello


Mr Moderator and Irish Ambasasdors– John Patrick Dunne,

John PAtrick Dunne

Grand marshall – Ann Dempsey, ‘walk with us’ after the breakfast.

Our sponsors from the parade like Globe college, Guinness, Jameson, Kerrygold, Enterprise Ireland, Bord Failte

All welcome, for further info please contact me on ann.dempsey@hibernian.de, Facebook, or message on 0176 102 111 08



IBN Germany annual social evening hosted in the Embassy of Ireland

When : Saturday, November 18, 2017

What time : 7pm

Where : Embassy of Ireland Berlin, Jägerstraße 51, Berlin

The IBN annual convention & social evening takes place in the Embassy of
Ireland Berlin on Saturday 18th November.

Featuring a panel presentation & discussion on investments in the modern
digital age, followed by fine food & drinks and a variety of entertainment
from top local Irish talent.
This formal social evening offers an opportunity to wine & dine and meet &
greet old friends & new with the professional Irish community from all
over Germany.
Please register below for an Eventrbite Ticket (Free)
but please do so asap as numbers are strictly limited.
We look forward to welcoming you there!

Paul Cahill IBN president
Jody Gannon IBN Vice President

*Tickets are free though donations to the Irish Business Network fund can
be made on the night & at the account below. Gratefully appreciated.

Name: Irish Business Network e. V
Konto nr: 15102154
BLZ: 70020270
IBAN: DE877002027200015102154

Embassy of Ireland
Jägerstraße 51
Berlin, Berlin 10117
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IBN Goes to Oktoberfest, Sunday, 24th September


When:   Sunday, 24th September 2016

Time:   1100-1600

Where: Schottenhamel Festhalle, Oktoberfest Wies’n

Price:   Eur 43.60 for Members of Participating Groups

Get ready for some great networking and an afternoon of fun as we kick-off our 2H17 activities. With 160 seats reserved, the IBN is again are staging a joint event at Oktoberfest 2017 in the Festhalle Schottenhamel. Joining us will be the Munich alumni of Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management and alumni of Southern California University as well as members of the Lions Club Munich Multinational and American German Business Network.schottenhammel

As in recent years with our IBN Goes to Oktoberfest events, the cost per seat will include a portion of a Bavarian appetizer plate, ½ of a roasted chicken and two Maße of Oktoberfest Bier.

To reserve your seats please contact Ann Dempsey per sms on +49 176 102 111 08 to arrange direct transfer of 43,60 to

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

For further information or clarification please contact Ann Dempsey: munich@irishbusinessnetwork.de