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Ireland: Your Gateway to Europe

Join us to learn more about the growth opportunities and benefits of doing business in this lively country. Virtual activities and content The speech will be delivered in English only.

Registration deadline: April 26, 2023


  • Paul Dunne President
    Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce
    See biography
  • Saher Ghattas Country Sales Director
    See biography
  • Stephen Lopes Partner, National Gi3 Growth Leader
    See biography
  • Deirdre Moran SVP, Technology & Country Manager – Canada
    IDA Ireland
    See biography
  • Caroline O’Driscoll Partner, Deloitte Ireland, Co-Founder of the STEM initiative I Wish, TMT Tax Leader at Deloitte North & South Europe (NSE)
    See biography
  • Michael Prendergast VP, European Sales
    Bath fitter
    See biography
  • Mark Shorten VP, Financial Services and Life Sciences
    IDA Ireland
    See biography

Why attend this webinar on business opportunities in Ireland?

Ireland is a prime business destination for companies looking to establish a base in Europe. Nearly 2,000 international companies chose Ireland as their European base and employ over 300,000 people in key sectors such as technology, financial services, biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cleantech. In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits of doing business in Ireland and how companies can successfully expand into Europe.

On April 27, meet with industry experts who have extensive experience and knowledge in their respective fields. They will share their insights, best practices, and key considerations when expanding abroad, including tax and legal implications. We will also hear from companies that have successfully established themselves in Europe.

This webinar will allow you to:

  1. Learn about the benefits of establishing a base in Ireland if you want to expand your business into Europe.
  2. Understand the finer points of selling in Europe and North America, in order to get a firm grasp on how to sell your products and services in these two different markets.
  3. Receive step-by-step guidance on what to consider when expanding abroad, including tax and legal implications, to help you successfully expand abroad.
  4. Hear testimonials from companies that have successfully established themselves in Europe, to inspire you to take the plunge.


10:00 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks

Alexia Barbier
Project Manager, International Market Development, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

10:05 a.m.: Presentation of the Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce

Paul Dunne
Director, Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce

10:10 a.m.: Why Ireland?

Deirdre Moran
Senior Vice President, Technology and Country Manager – Canada, IDA Ireland

Mark Shorten
Vice President, Financial Services and Life Sciences, IDA Ireland

10:25 a.m.: Case study

Michael Prendergast 
Vice President European Sales, Bath Fitter

10:35 a.m.: Overview of legal and tax implications

Stephen Lopes
Partner, National Growth Oriented Leader Gi3, Deloitte

Caroline O’Driscoll
Partner, Deloitte Ireland

10:55 a.m.: What to consider when selling internationally

Saher Ghattas
Country Sales Director, HubSpot

11:15 a.m.: Question period

11:30 a.m.: End of the event


*One transaction per participant, by email. This transaction entitles one person to access the event.
**If you have any questions, please write to us at

Contact et informations

By phone:

514 871-4001

For more information:

Alexia Barbier
Project manager, International Market Development
514 669-6669

Please note that no exchange or refund will be accepted following your purchase.

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Acclr International Trade Services’ activities receive financial support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.

Affiliated with the World Trade
Centers Associations


Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)

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