Speed networking event: Tickets now on sale

squareJoin the Irish Business Network of New Zealand on Tuesday, November 29 for a night of networking with a difference!

Broaden your links to the Irish business community in NZ and meet Irish professionals working in NZ and Kiwis with links to Ireland.

Join us at Ernst & Young in Auckland’s CBD from 5.30pm for drinks, nibbles and this unique opportunity for networking. Don’t forget your business cards!

Tickets are strictly limited. $30 per person. Click HERE to buy tickets now.  RSVP by Thursday, November 24.

Special thanks to Ernst & Young for supporting this event.



Irish Legacy Dinner: Tickets now on sale

Join us, in this special centenary year of the 1916 rising, for dinner and drinks to celebrate at least 100 years of Irish legacy in New Zealand.

This year’s dinner will take place at The Heritage Hotel Team Rooms in Auckland on Thursday, September 15 at 6.30pm.

Tickets for last year’s event sold very quickly so do not miss out on your chance to attend in 2016.

The set-up at the Heritage Hotel for the Celebration of the Irish Legacy in New Zealand dinner.

Our guest speaker on the night will be Professor Peter Kuch, Chair of Irish Studies at Otago university. Professor Kuch has published some 50 refereed articles, book chapters and books on Yeats, Joyce, Eliot, Irish theatre, Irish literature, Irish and Australian film, literary theory, Australian literature, and Australian history. He is currently engaged in writing a cultural history of the performance of Irish theatre in New Zealand and Australia and is the representative for those countries on the international organising committee of the Irish Theatrical Diaspora Project.

Tickets are $115 each. Click here to reserve your seat, or email info@ibnnz.com

Photos: Short & Sweet event

Short & Sweet: Get your tickets for the next IBNNZ event

Tickets are now available for the next Irish Business Network NZ event on Wednesday, February 17.

Come along to our Short & Sweet event and hear quick fire presentations from Irish businesses doing business in NZ or vice versa.

This is a great opportunity to network with others and hear from Invivo wines (of Graham Norton fame), Tru-test (agri-tech) Dortek (specialist door supplier), Valentia (healthcare tech player) and Enterprise Ireland.

It’s an evening event at PwC (Quay Street) 5.45pm with drinks, nibbles and networking.

Click here to buy tickets. Numbers are limited. RSVP needed by Friday, February 12.


Save the dates: IBNNZ events in 2016

Wednesday, February 17 from 5.30pm: ‘Fast and furious’ event
Six companies who are doing business between New Zealand and Ireland will give a six-minute presentation. Please contact us if you’d like to be considered for this event. Email info@ibnnz.com

March 2016 TBC
Irish Minister event to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Thursday, September 15
Annual dinner

Please feel free to invite others who may be interested, or if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see at our events please let us know.

Join our LinkedIn group. You can also follow us on Twitter @IrishBusinessNZ.

Business breakfast with Tony Alexander

BNZ Chief Economist Tony Alexander spoke to a large gathering from the Irish Business Network of New Zealand about the state of the NZ economy.

The business breakfast was hosted at BNZ’s business partner centre in Auckland on Wednesday, November 11.

Tony Alexander touched on the key NZ exports outside of dairy, with strong growth in wine, international education and tourism. He warned that demand from China for dairy was something other countries – in particular Ireland – were gearing up for and that New Zealand won’t have exclusivity to that market.

The economist said that the days of double figure peak interest rates were gone, and those looking to property to secure retirement income were now looking outside Auckland. “Although if it gets to Invercargill, you know we’ve gone too far,” he joked.

Construction would be a key growth factor for at least another generation with huge requirements for housing and office space, particularly with the continued increase in migration.

Tony Alexander’s talk was preceded by a presentation from Westbourne IT’s Darren Leahy on the assistance the IBNNZ provided when the company set up its first global office in Auckland last year.