On March 28 2018, Enterprise Ireland hosted a Travel Tech Forum on Driving Innovation & Ancillary Revenues in Dublin with industry leaders from the US and beyond. From small Irish startup founders with very ambitious beginnings, to high-performing startups, to internationally-recognized industry analysts, venture capitalists — and representatives from major US airlines, hotel chains, and OTA’s (online travel agents) — more than 75 travel industry change makers came together at the invitation-only conference.

EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum — the first major emigration museum in the world — announced a new digital experience at SXSW as part of Enterprise Ireland’s pavilion at the global tech conference. The museum partnered with Digisoft.tv to build a smartphone app for the provision of multi-language audio guides.

On St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, hosted a discussion that brought together top executives from Irish firms responsible for the creation of a combined 50,000 jobs in the United States. The roundtable explored business opportunities facing Irish businesses operating in the United States, how the Irish government can support investment and growth in the United States and ideas for advancing partnerships with United States business. 

Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar, visited SXSW this year with the message that Irish innovation and entrepreneurship are in the ascendancy and that Irish firms have tremendous partnership potential for United States businesses. Supporting this message was a diverse array of 10 Irish start-ups in the Enterprise Ireland booth, including AR/VR pioneer, WarDucks; vulnerability management firm Edgescan; female social network, GirlCrew and content marketplace, VideoElephant.

Enterprise Ireland was proud to host the Female Leadership and Entrepreneurship event in New York City, on November 20, 2017. In attendance was CEO of Enterprise Ireland Julie Sinnamon, and over 100 corporate leaders and entrepreneurs.

The recent IrelandWeek event, held the week of October 16, in Los Angeles, was produced in association with Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Irish Film Board, Culture Ireland, Creative Ireland, IDA Ireland, Tourism Ireland, and Enterprise Ireland — all with the focus of bringing Ireland to the world, and the world back to Ireland.

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