United States outreach programme – round-up of first week

Mar 19, 2019

The Chartered Accountants Ireland overseas engagement programme began last week as President Feargal McCormack and Director of Tax and Public Policy Brian Keegan met with members and partners in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Washington and New York.

BDO and the ACAUS both hosted receptions for members in Silicon Valley while in San Francisco, the Consul General of Ireland to Western USA, Robert O’Driscoll, met with members.  In Washington, Feargal and Brian attended The US Chamber of Commerce, Ireland Gateway of the Atlantic and the Ireland Fund Gala Dinner where Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was guest of honour. 

Feargal and Brian also attended the Northern Ireland Bureau Breakfast in Washington where they discussed business prospects for Northern Ireland with Invest Norther Ireland CEO Alastair Hamilton, NI Bureau Chief Norman Houston and Ulster University Vice Chancellor Paddy Nixon. The Irish Ambassador to the United States H.E. Daniel Mulhall hosted a reception in Washington and Feargal and Brian were in attendance.

In New York, a Joint North South Business briefing event was hosted by CEO Jim Clerkin at Moet Hennessy HQ yesterday and this morning a meet and greet breakfast event took place in the Bank of Ireland Start-Up Lab.

The programme continues with events in Boston and Toronto this week which are outlined below. If members wish to attend any of the events please email president@charteredaccountants.ie.





Thursday 21 March 8:00 AM

Reception at the Irish Consulate in Boston


Friday 22 March 8:00AM

Business briefing in association with Deloitte, in Deloitte offices


Inviting members to get involved, Feargal McCormack said, “The purpose of the outreach is to help establish networks of our members in their chosen territories and foster opportunities for investment inward and outward for the island of Ireland. The events offer briefings and insights from local experts and from Chartered Accountants Ireland. In arranging the programme, we have significantly benefited from the support of government agencies north and south of the border. We’ve also seen great interest from some of our members and member firms, who are kindly sponsoring events.