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).
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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

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