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NRW News: William T. Mulvany Commemorative Event July 1st 2016

Dear IBN Member. As part of Irelands centenary celebrations, the NRW chapter is organising a series of events on Friday, July 1st 2016 celebrating the Irishman, William T. Mulvany, his influence and achievements in Germany. William T. Mulvany influenced Northrhine Westphalia like no other Irishman, and his achievements include establishing the Dusseldorf Stock Exchange and designing the major canals in NRW. Mulvany was also instrumental in establishing the first industrial coal mining in the Ruhr valley. He built and ran mines around Herne called Hibernia, Shamrock and Erin. A bus tour will start in Düsseldorf and take in the important locations relating to the Mulvany legacy. The schedule is as follows (Mulvany Event Programme):
  • The meeting point is the Christ Church (Rotterdamer Str. 135, 40474 Düsseldorf) at 11:30, where Joyce Fuhrmann will tell us about the church and its Mulvany connection
  • The bus departure is 12.00 sharp, and we are delighted to have the Mulvany expert, Dr. Olaf Schmidt-Rutsch, LWL Industriemuseum join us and share his in-depth knowledge of the "Irish King of the Ruhr"
  • The bus will return to the Düsseldorf Altstadt (via Christ Church) around 17:30
  • evening reception to start 19:00 sharp in the Wirtschaftsclub (Blumenstr. 14, 40212 Düsseldorf)(doors open 18:30)
  • our guest of honour will be the Irish Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Michael Collins, and we hope to have a video address from the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
  • dress code for the evening event is strictly business attire
(NB: it is of course possible to skip the tour, and simply join us for the evening reception) Some last chance tickets are still available, register here: We would appreciate your small contribution of €15 (€10 for those attending evening reception only) for this fantastic event. We look forward to seeing you on July 1st in Düsseldorf. And finally, we would like to draw your attention to two other events on Saturday, July 2nd in Düsseldorf:
  • annual conference of the German-Irish Lawyers & Business Association (GILBA). The theme of the conference is Data Protection, and there is also a guided tour of the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia and a reception hosted by the President of the Parliament, Carina Gödecke, MdL and the Irish Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Michael Collins (see schedule & registration details: GILBA_Dusseldorf_2016)
  • annual Mulvany Cricket match between Christ Kirche and the BBCD (British Business Club) at 13:00 on the Engländerwiese, Nordpark Düsseldorf. The BBCD will be providing typically British cricket snacks.
  Best Regards IBN Düsseldorf Committee Paul S.Cahill B.Sc. Stephen Hurley Jayne Mulcahy – Roth Alexandra Mulcahy Laura Schmitz-Byrne

Great Success – Feierabend Talk – Navigating German Business Culture from an Irish Perspective

Our evening with over 120 guests from Germany and Ireland proved to be very informative and entertaining. It was deemed to be a great success by all present.   klein-8064     klein-7908               A special thanks to all our speakers Ambassador Michael Collins, Jack Golden, Paul Lynam and a big thanks to Enterprise Ireland for all their support. Our speakers provided us with very interesting insights into the differences between the German and Irish business approaches and mentalities; with a sprinkling of some funny anecdotes and personal experiences. klein-7925 Our next event will be a ‘business paper chase’ throughout Düsseldorf on Friday the 27th of November, culminating in a social and networking get together at a fine local restaurant. Further information to follow separately.  

Join the IBN Marathon Team

Marathon_Duesseldorf Once again we are fast approaching the starting gun for the Düsseldorf Marathon. This year the IBN is working even more closely with Dublin City Council and a variety of Irish sport/running associations. The Dublin team won our perpetual trophy at the Dublin marathon last Autumn, so having tasted success, they are sending over hit squads of single runners and relay teams in an effort to make the trophies their own. We are up to the challenge and will take them on kilometer for kilometer, be it full or relay distances. To this end we need to swell our ranks, so we appeal to the running diaspora throughout Germany. Sign up now as a full distance or relay runner to help us defend the Metro Marathon and keep the trophies here in Germany. What you receive: -        Reduced entrance fee -        Full marathon runners €55 -        Relay runners €43 ( 4 per team ) -        Exclusive infrastructure tour in Düsseldorf -        Pre marathon pasta party at Mc Loughlans Irish Pub Duesseldorf -        Our very own IBN + next winner of our perpetual trophy -        Meet our ambassador to Germany and the mayor of Düsseldorf -        Post-marathon runners surprise package -        Participation in our post-marathon meet and greet party with the very best of Irish food dance and drink Our stand has continuously been judged the best on the day, so get your running shoes on, join the team and enjoy the day with family and friends! Contact and register now: Join the buzz and be a part of our winning team. You're welcome to join our team even if you have already signed up directly with the marathon folks. Fun sweat and tears Düsseldorf April 26th 2015! Your IBN NRW team

Irish Business Network NRW – Düsseldorf Marathon 2014

The IBN NRW chapter are in their third year of the Düsseldorf Dublin Marathon Cooperation. The last two years we have had teams from Dublin running together with IBN members. This year we hope for record number of applicants. So get your running shoes out and join us on Sunday, 27th April, for the Düsseldorf marathon either as a: - full runner - relay team runner - member of the support team - corporate sponsor What you get: - Reduced entrance fee (full marathon runner € 63, relay runner € 45) - Exclusive infrastructure tour in Düsseldorf - Pre marathon pasta party at McLaughlins Irish Pub Düsseldorf - free IBN + Sponsors running t-shirt - A chance to be the 3rd winner of our perpetual trophy - Meet our ambassador to Germany and the mayor of Düsseldorf - Post marathon runners surprise package - Participation in our post marathon meet and greet party with the very best of Irish food, dance and drink at the exclusive corporate reserved entertainment area. Register your interest in joining the IBN Düsseldorf Marathon team (either by joining one of our relay teams or running the full marathon) by sending the following information to : - Name - Date of Birth - Marathon or Relay (Relay distances are 9-13km) - T-Shirt size (S/M/L) - Best running time Once you have provided this information, you will be sent payment details. Final participation is subject to the receipt of the relevant fee. Best greetings from the IBN committee NRW Paul S.Cahill B.Sc. President IBN NRW

Up & Running with the IBN and the Düsseldorf / Dublin Marathon Exchange Project


Now in its 10th year, the Düsseldorf Marathon along the Rhein is taking place on April 29th and is one of the most exciting races in Germany - and we're looking for you to take part!

With the New Year comes a new attitude – the IBN is no different and we want our members to get active with us! So feel like a sporting challenge or want to be the first winner of the IBN Perpetual Trophy?!

Well, this year we have joined up with the Düsseldorf Marathon organisers to enter an IBN Team and we’re looking for 20 members to take part, either as a relay team or as a solo runner.

We’re also delighted to announce our partnership with the Dublin Marathon, and have invited 20 runners from Ireland to take part. So if you want to be part of the 40 strong Irish team on the starting blocks, get in touch now as places are limited!

Reduced entry fees, IBN Team shirts and a post Marathon reception are all part of the package.

Of course, being an IBN event, there will also be an opportunity to meet with other members with events lined up throughout the weekend. We’re also looking for Host Families for the Runners invited from Dublin, so if you have some room and would like to help out, please let us know!

For further information contact