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The Panel “Cook Off”

Here at The Panel we like to keep our team happy and so every now and then we throw in a team building exercise. On Thursday 28th April we challenged them to a “cook off” at the fabulous Cooks Academy on South William Street.

A big hats off to Vinny and his second in command Jack for guiding us through the evening and producing some culinary gems.

Working up a storm in the kitchen and then enjoying it together was a real treat. If you are looking to do something with your team then this is most definitely an option.

Well done everyone, especially the winners!

 

To find out more about Cooks Academy check out their website.  

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The Panel “Cook Off”

Here at The Panel we like to keep our team happy and so every now and then we throw in a team building exercise. On Thursday 28th April we challenged them to a “cook off” at the fabulous Cooks Academy on South William Street.

A big hats off to Vinny and his second in command Jack for guiding us through the evening and producing some culinary gems.

Working up a storm in the kitchen and then enjoying it together was a real treat. If you are looking to do something with your team then this is most definitely an option.

Well done everyone, especially the winners!

 

To find out more about Cooks Academy check out their website.  

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Punchestown 2016, Racing up a storm

On Tuesday 26th April, Fergal Keys (Partner) and The Panel was delighted to attend and host two tables at the 13th Annual Kilmacud Crokes Corporate Race Day at Punchestown Racecourse.

The Kilmacud Crokes Pavilion was a hub of activity and attendees were treated to great networking opportunities, food and entertainment.

MC Robbie Irwin hosted the event excellently and former Lions and Ireland rugby player, Paul Wallace helped with the auction. Well done to the younger members of Kilmacud Crokes who helped out throughout the day.

The Panel and their guests would like to thank the organisers for a great event, until next year.

Representing The Panel on the day was Fergal Keys (Partner, IT & Business Change), Paul McArdle (Managing Partner), Alan Bluett (Partner, Banking & Treasury) and Richie Goggin (Senior Recruitment Manager, Financial Services).

Note: Intro image courtesy of hri.ie

Image source: Kilmacud Crokes Hurling
MC Robbie Irwin and former Lions & Ireland Rugby player Paul Wallace
Robbie Irwin and Paul Wallace

To find out more about Kilmacud Crokes click HERE.

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Punchestown 2016, Racing up a storm

On Tuesday 26th April, Fergal Keys (Partner) and The Panel was delighted to attend and host two tables at the 13th Annual Kilmacud Crokes Corporate Race Day at Punchestown Racecourse.

The Kilmacud Crokes Pavilion was a hub of activity and attendees were treated to great networking opportunities, food and entertainment.

MC Robbie Irwin hosted the event excellently and former Lions and Ireland rugby player, Paul Wallace helped with the auction. Well done to the younger members of Kilmacud Crokes who helped out throughout the day.

The Panel and their guests would like to thank the organisers for a great event, until next year.

Representing The Panel on the day was Fergal Keys (Partner, IT & Business Change), Paul McArdle (Managing Partner), Alan Bluett (Partner, Banking & Treasury) and Richie Goggin (Senior Recruitment Manager, Financial Services).

Note: Intro image courtesy of hri.ie

Image source: Kilmacud Crokes Hurling
MC Robbie Irwin and former Lions & Ireland Rugby player Paul Wallace
Robbie Irwin and Paul Wallace

To find out more about Kilmacud Crokes click HERE.

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It’s a wrap! Gateway to Europe finishes up for yet another year

During the fourth and final day (Friday 22nd April) of the Boston trip, delegates attended the C-level Investment Summit at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, with speakers such as Congressman Richard Neal and the VP at World Trade Centre Maureen Pace. Key panel discussion of the day was on the topic of “Ireland, Gateway to Europe”, followed by a Keynote talk by the CEO of Hubspot, Brian Halligan.

This was followed by the International Traction Award and the evening event focusing on “100 years of Bridging the Atlantic”.

The day was finished off with a fantastic musical treat by one of the founding members of the Three Irish Tenors, Ciaran Nagle.

Gateway to Europe 2016 was a great success and The Panel would like to thank all that were involved in organising the event and are already looking forward to next year’s event.

Congressman Richard Neal opened up the days summit and spoke about the warm relationship between Boston and Ireland
Fionnuala Quinlan, Consul General in Boston
Maureen Pace of the World Trade Centre
Paul Swift, IDA Ireland who is based in Boston
Frank Keane, EisnerAmper (Moderator) welcomes the very large group of atendees to the Gateway to Europe Breakfast briefing in the Boston World Trade Centre
Panel discussion on “Ireland as a place to do business” with Dr. Ronnie Farquhar, Mick Murray (AIB), Mark Schwartz (Palladin Capital), Adie McGennis (CEO, Sigmar) and Frank Keane (EisnerAmper).
Panel discussion
Brian Halligan (CEO, Hubspot) speaks with Robert MacGiolla Phadraig from Sigmar
Brian Halligan, CEO of Hubspot on why and how he set up in Ireland
Paul McGennis opens the final event of the Gateway series of events at The Seaport Hotel.
The Panel discussion on Irish history hosted by Robert MacGiolla Phadraig from Sigmar included; Professor Kevin Whelan (Notre Dame), Professor Oliver Rafferty (Boston College), Kevin Cullen (The Boston Globe), Dr Robert Mauro (Boston College), Frank Keane (EisnerAmper) and Professor Jeffrey Bergstrand (Notre Dame).
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Matt Mohan, Executive Chairman (The FKM Group) closes the final discussion of Gateway to Europe 2016.

All photos by Alan Bluett

To find out more about Gateway to Europe click here

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It’s a wrap! Gateway to Europe finishes up for yet another year

During the fourth and final day (Friday 22nd April) of the Boston trip, delegates attended the C-level Investment Summit at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, with speakers such as Congressman Richard Neal and the VP at World Trade Centre Maureen Pace. Key panel discussion of the day was on the topic of “Ireland, Gateway to Europe”, followed by a Keynote talk by the CEO of Hubspot, Brian Halligan.

This was followed by the International Traction Award and the evening event focusing on “100 years of Bridging the Atlantic”.

The day was finished off with a fantastic musical treat by one of the founding members of the Three Irish Tenors, Ciaran Nagle.

Gateway to Europe 2016 was a great success and The Panel would like to thank all that were involved in organising the event and are already looking forward to next year’s event.

Congressman Richard Neal opened up the days summit and spoke about the warm relationship between Boston and Ireland
Fionnuala Quinlan, Consul General in Boston
Maureen Pace of the World Trade Centre
Paul Swift, IDA Ireland who is based in Boston
Frank Keane, EisnerAmper (Moderator) welcomes the very large group of atendees to the Gateway to Europe Breakfast briefing in the Boston World Trade Centre
Panel discussion on “Ireland as a place to do business” with Dr. Ronnie Farquhar, Mick Murray (AIB), Mark Schwartz (Palladin Capital), Adie McGennis (CEO, Sigmar) and Frank Keane (EisnerAmper).
Panel discussion
Brian Halligan (CEO, Hubspot) speaks with Robert MacGiolla Phadraig from Sigmar
Brian Halligan, CEO of Hubspot on why and how he set up in Ireland
Paul McGennis opens the final event of the Gateway series of events at The Seaport Hotel.
The Panel discussion on Irish history hosted by Robert MacGiolla Phadraig from Sigmar included; Professor Kevin Whelan (Notre Dame), Professor Oliver Rafferty (Boston College), Kevin Cullen (The Boston Globe), Dr Robert Mauro (Boston College), Frank Keane (EisnerAmper) and Professor Jeffrey Bergstrand (Notre Dame).
Panel discussion
Matt Mohan, Executive Chairman (The FKM Group) closes the final discussion of Gateway to Europe 2016.

All photos by Alan Bluett

To find out more about Gateway to Europe click here

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The Panel attends the The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland Annual Gala Dinner

On Friday 15th April, The Panel was delighted to attend and host a table at the ACOI (the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland) Annual Gala Dinner held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin 2.

The event which was superbly organised, gave attendees an opportunity to socialise and look at the achievements and developments within the market over the last twelve months.  Charities nominated as recipients of funds raised on the night were Friends of Sligo Hospital and the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.

The event was primarily sponsored by ACOI. Melanie Blake, ACOI Chairperson introduced the event.

The Panel was happy to support the event by donating a €200 One4All voucher as a spot prize at the event.

Around 240 guests attended the gala dinner and were treated to a lovely menu followed by entertainment by the Irish comedian Barry Murphy (known for his part in Après Match).

Representing The Panel at the event was Anne Keys (Joint Managing Partner), Sarah Kelly (Partner, Legal), Alan Bluett (Partner, Banking & Treasury) and Richie Goggin (Senior Recruitment Manager, Financial Services).

Comedian Barry Murphy
Anne Keys (The Panel) and Finbarr Murphy (ACOI Executive)
Anne Keys (The Panel) and Valerie Bowens (Dillon Eustace Solicitors)
Sarah Kelly (The Panel) and Deirdre O’Donoghue (HedgServ)
Sarah Kelly (Partner) and Richard Goggin (Snr Recruitment Manager) The Panel

Note: All images credited to ACOI (the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland). 

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The Panel attends the The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland Annual Gala Dinner

On Friday 15th April, The Panel was delighted to attend and host a table at the ACOI (the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland) Annual Gala Dinner held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin 2.

The event which was superbly organised, gave attendees an opportunity to socialise and look at the achievements and developments within the market over the last twelve months.  Charities nominated as recipients of funds raised on the night were Friends of Sligo Hospital and the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.

The event was primarily sponsored by ACOI. Melanie Blake, ACOI Chairperson introduced the event.

The Panel was happy to support the event by donating a €200 One4All voucher as a spot prize at the event.

Around 240 guests attended the gala dinner and were treated to a lovely menu followed by entertainment by the Irish comedian Barry Murphy (known for his part in Après Match).

Representing The Panel at the event was Anne Keys (Joint Managing Partner), Sarah Kelly (Partner, Legal), Alan Bluett (Partner, Banking & Treasury) and Richie Goggin (Senior Recruitment Manager, Financial Services).

Comedian Barry Murphy
Anne Keys (The Panel) and Finbarr Murphy (ACOI Executive)
Anne Keys (The Panel) and Valerie Bowens (Dillon Eustace Solicitors)
Sarah Kelly (The Panel) and Deirdre O’Donoghue (HedgServ)
Sarah Kelly (Partner) and Richard Goggin (Snr Recruitment Manager) The Panel

Note: All images credited to ACOI (the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland). 

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The Panel attends the The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland Annual Gala Dinner

On Friday 15th April, The Panel was delighted to attend and host a table at the ACOI (the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland) Annual Gala Dinner held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin 2.

The event which was superbly organised, gave attendees an opportunity to socialise and look at the achievements and developments within the market over the last twelve months.  Charities nominated as recipients of funds raised on the night were Friends of Sligo Hospital and the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.

The event was primarily sponsored by ACOI. Melanie Blake, ACOI Chairperson introduced the event.

The Panel was happy to support the event by donating a €200 One4All voucher as a spot prize at the event.

Around 240 guests attended the gala dinner and were treated to a lovely menu followed by entertainment by the Irish comedian Barry Murphy (known for his part in Après Match).

Representing The Panel at the event was Anne Keys (Joint Managing Partner), Sarah Kelly (Partner, Legal), Alan Bluett (Partner, Banking & Treasury) and Richie Goggin (Senior Recruitment Manager, Financial Services).

Comedian Barry Murphy
Anne Keys (The Panel) and Finbarr Murphy (ACOI Executive)
Anne Keys (The Panel) and Valerie Bowens (Dillon Eustace Solicitors)
Sarah Kelly (The Panel) and Deirdre O’Donoghue (HedgServ)
Sarah Kelly (Partner) and Richard Goggin (Snr Recruitment Manager) The Panel

Note: All images credited to ACOI (the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland). 

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Gateway to Europe – Day 3

On day three (Thursday 21st April), The Panel together with other fellow Gateway to Europe delegates had the pleasure of visiting Battery Ventures in downtown Boston and learning more about their “Venture + Growth” and “Private Equity” business practice.

Later in the day delegates attended an event at the Venture Café at the Cambridge Innovation Centre, the largest co-working centre in the Boston area for start-ups. Getting the opportunity to meet and speak to start-ups looking to find out more about the possibility and opportunities offered by setting up their business in Europe.

At the event attendees had the opportunity to learn “lessons from internationalising” by listening to speakers that has gone through the process before, and find out the yes, no, how, when and why during a panel discussion.

Battery Ventures
Q&A with Battery Ventures Senior Executives
Frank Keane hosting the EisnerAmper lunch on Internationalisation today
Jeffrey H. Bergstrand, Professor in International Trade from Notre Dame spoke about the effect of Economic Gravity on trade between countries
The Venture Cafe, Cambridge Innovation Centre
Sarabeth McGuire from EisnerAmpner opening the evening panel session at The Cambridge Innovation Centre
Jim Kelliher, CFO, Actifio – keynote speaker on Internationalisation
Broadcaster George Hook getting ready to broadcast from the Gateway Hotel.