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Zürich Event 14th June 2018

  • Thursday, 14th June 2018 at 6:30pm - 10pm
    Location: Carlton Bahnhofstrasse 41,8001 Zürich

    Dear IBN Member,

    We are delighted to inform you about our Zürich Summer event, which…

    • 55 people attended

IBN Basel Chapter Event 7th June 2018

  • Thursday, 7th June 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: Markthalle Basel

    IBN Basel invites you to Save the Date for the 2018 event. The event will be held in…

    • 50 people attended

Irish Business Network Switzerland -Invitation to Zürich Event 29th June 2017

  • Thursday, 29th June 2017 at 6:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Carlton Bar , Bahnhofstrasse 41, 8001 Zürich

    Dear IBN member,

    We are delighted to invite you to an exciting Summer event in Zürich,…

    • 30 people attended

IBN Suisse Romande Event 14th June 2017 starting @17:30

  • Wednesday, 14th June 2017 at 5:30pm - 10pm
    Location: Alpha Palmiers Hotel, Rue du Petit-Chêne 34, Lausanne 1003

    Dear IBN Member,



    We would like to take this opportunity tell you…

    • 25 people attended

Basel Event 11th May 2017

  • Thursday, 11th May 2017 at 6:30pm - 10pm
    Location: SafranZunft, Gerbergasse 11, 4001 Basel


    • 32 people attended

Zürich Event Thursday 24th November

  • Thursday, 24th November 2016 at 6:30pm - 10pm
    Location: Treuco AG Office: Claridenstrasse 25, 8002 Zürich

    The Irish Business network Switzerland and Mr Stefan Studer, The Honorary Consul of Ireland in…

    • 42 people attended

Irish Business Network Switzerland Event 2nd September 2016

  • Friday, 2nd September 2016 at 6:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Café du Cerf Rue Ancien Hotel de Ville 4 2000 Neuchâtel

    Friday 2nd September 2016 starting at 18h30 - 20h30
    Speaker 1 Stephen McGonigle

Basel Irish Business Network Event Dec 10th 2015

  • Thursday, 10th December 2015 at 6pm - 11pm
    Location: Zum Goldenen Sternen,St. Alban-Rheinweg 70, 4052 Basel

    IBN Basel Weinachts Event - 10 December 2015 at 6pm

    Please reserve in your calendar the…

    • 45 people attended

Suisse Romande Nestle Event

  • Thursday, 23rd April 2015 at 4pm - 6:30pm
    Location: Nestlé Headquarters, Avenue Nestlé 55, Vevey, Switzerland

    We would like to invite you to the next Suisse Romande 

    Chapter Event:


    • 34 people attended

IBN Suisse Romande Chapter Event: A Discussion with Colman Cuff, MD Starbucks Coffee Trading Company Lausanne

  • Thursday, 6th November 2014 at 6:30pm - 9pm
    Location: Starbucks Coffee Trading Company, Rue du Grand-Chêne 1, 1003 Lausanne

    Dear IBN Member,

    We would like to invite you to the next Suisse Romande Chapter…

    • 19 people attended

IBN - Zurich Chapter Event: Highlighting Entrepreneurial Spirit

  • Thursday, 23rd October 2014 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: The Honorary Consulate of Ireland, Claridenstrasse 25, Zurich 8027.

    Dear IBN Member,

    We would like to invite you to the next Zurich Chapter Event:

    • 48 people attended

Free Treasury Workshop Geneva 5th June 2014

  • Thursday, 5th June 2014 at 4:30pm - 6pm
    Location: Warwick Hotel Geneva

    Dear Sir/ Madam,

    You are cordially invited to a free Treasury Workshop in…

Geneva Event June 11th 2014

  • Wednesday, 11th June 2014 at 7pm - 10pm
    Location: Infine Wine Cellar ,Place du Bourg-de-Four 8, 1204 Genève

    In January 2014 Irish goods exports had increased by 6% on the same period in the previous year…

    • 26 people attended

St. Patricks Day Event. Basel 15th March 2014

  • Saturday, 15th March 2014 at 5pm - 11:30pm
    Location: Lindenberg 8, 4058 Basel

    In Association with the Basel Irish Club there is a St. Patricks Day Celebration on the 15th…

IBN Event Basel 10th December 2013

  • Tuesday, 10th December 2013 at 6:15pm - 10pm
    Location: Der Teuelhof Basel,Leonhardsgraben 49, 4051 Basel

    As the Festive Season approaches we would like to invite you to the next IBN networking…

    • 26 people attended

Irish Business Network event in St. Gallen

  • Thursday, 21st November 2013 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm

    Hello Everyone,

    You are cordially invited to attend the first Irish Business Network…

    • 20 people attended

Invitation: IBN, Zurich, Wednesday March 20th, 2013

  • Wednesday, 20th March 2013 at 6:30pm - 9pm
    Location: RM IT Professional Resources AG, Förrlibuckstrasse 10, CH-8031 Zürich

    It’s that time again!! We would like to invite you to the next IBN networking event…

IBN Event Basel - December 4th 2012

Posted by Patrick Ramseyer, Monday, 21st January 2013 @ 10:09am

  • Dear SIBN Members,

    As the Festive Season approaches we would like to invite you to the next IBN networking event in Basel on Dec 4th.
    We have a very interesting line-up for the evening, Declan Hayes, Committee Member of the Swiss Irish Business Association ( will speak about their activities and how we can build a bridge between our two organisations.
    Declan has been with Arthur Cox for almost 30 years and deals with a wide range of commercial work including reorganisations, insurance mergers and acquisitions, MBOs, venture capital finance and joint ventures. He also acts for a number of international and domestic clients in respect of regulatory and intellectual property issues including clients in the pharmaceutical and medical devices as well as other industries.
    Also joining us is Claudio Del Principe, a Swiss born Italian living in Binningen. Claudio will discuss the Chef’s Irish Beef Club, an exclusive club which sees award winning chefs (Michelin Star level) market the advantages of Irish beef by serving it in their restaurants. Initially launched in the Netherlands in 2004, the CIBC now consists of over 50 members throughout Holland, France, Belgium, Germany and most recently Switzerland. The CIBC not only benefits the chefs by giving them and their restaurants publicity, it also enhances the reputation of Irish beef across Ireland’s main Beef export markets.
    The event will surely make for a very interesting evening for all IBN members! Hope you can make it and join us in toasting to 2013!
    Key Details:
    Date: Tuesday December 4th 2012
    Time: 19:00
    Venue: Der Teufelhof, Leonhardsgraben 49, 4051  Basel,

Thank You for Attending - IBN Basel December 4th

Posted by Patrick Ramseyer, Monday, 21st January 2013 @ 10:08am

  • Dear Members,
    On December 4th we hosted the last 2012 SIBN networking event, at the Teufelhof in Basel.  We had a great turnout with over 50 people filling the room, some regulars and some new faces.  I enjoyed it and I hope you all did too!  We had a packed agenda followed by an Apero in the Keller.
    Declan Hayes, opened the evening to speak about the Swiss Irish Business Association. He is a long standing Committee Member and we discussed how we can build a bridge between our two organisations and share speakers, experiences etc. (SIBA Presentation)
    Our following speaker was Claudio Del Principe, a Swiss born Italian living in Binningen. Claudio represents Bord Bia in Switzerland from a PR perspective and recently organized for Switzerland a Chef’s Irish Beef Club event.  This is an exclusive club which sees award winning chefs market the advantages of Irish beef by serving it in their restaurants enhancing the reputation of Irish beef and other Irish products. (CIBC Presentation)
    Patrick Ramseyer one or our past speakers has volunteered and put a huge effort into updating our website.  He gave us a quick preview of what the new site will look like.
    Our final speaker of the evening was Christian Mueller who gave an introduction to Steripack offering packaging solutions for the pharma industry with operations in Ireland, Poland and Malaysia.
    As always, we appreciate your feedback and ideas to ensure we deliver what you are looking for.  Please feel free to send the IBN link to anyone you think may be interested in joining. All they need to do is register here. Remember they do not have to only be Irish; they can be friends of the Irish!
    The IBN team, Margaret, Monica, Elaine, Patrick and Valerie (and all at Enterprise Ireland Düsseldorf) would like to thank all the speakers and all who attended on the evening.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you at our next event next year.

SIBN President’s End of Year Message

Posted by Patrick Ramseyer, Monday, 21st January 2013 @ 10:07am

  • Dear IBN Switzerland Members,
    As another busy year comes to a close we can look back with pride on our achievements – 4 events – 1 each in Basel, Zurich and Geneva and a joint event in Basel for the Basel/Zurich chapter.  We had a wide variety of excellent speakers starting in May in Basel with Prof. Ian Marison, National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training who provided a fascinating account of their short and very successful history. He was followed by Patrick Ramseyer owner of on “Running a business in Switzerland from an Irish perspective”. Patrick has since joined the IBN core team in Switzerland and is revamping our website probono which will go live early January 2013.
    The June Zurich event kicked off with a unique tour of ABB’s state of the art Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) factory in Oerlikon, and was followed by a glimpse from Niamh Kelly into Google Dublin and the new and latest technology currently available in the market. October in Geneva had Sonru CEO Fergal O’Byrne fielding lots of questions related to his online technology as well as Ivan Kearns, founder of Nations discussing trends and challenges in English-language training today. The final joint event held in Basel had a diversity of speakers including Declan Hayes of SIBA, Claudio Del Principe, representing Bord Bia in Switzerland and organizer of the Swiss branch of ‘Chef’s Irish Beef Club’, and Christian Mueller who gave an introduction to Steripack - offering medical packaging solutions for the healthcare sector.  Each event was supported by either the Ambassador Martin Burke or his deputy Justin Dolan sharing news and of course the EI team with an update on the Irish economy and Enterprise Ireland. 
    The really good news is that exports from Ireland to Switzerland continue to grow. According to the CSO, ‘export grew from €2.7B to €3.7B over the first three quarters of 2012 and we expect a similar strong performance in the last quarter.’  So we as Irish professionals living in Switzerland and members of the Irish Business Network Switzerland can continue to provide assistance to Irish companies that are looking at the Swiss market at this crucial time. Throughout 2012 the network has facilitated many introductions to key decision makers here in Switzerland, which has become a key market for so many Irish companies, amounting to tens of millions of euros in exports from Ireland this year.  This is making a vital contribution to the nation’s recovery.
    Ultimately though, this network is about the members - over the last 12 months, the Network has continued to grow and has now reached over 300 members.  We look forward to welcoming new members so pass on the website or our LinkedIn Group.
    Looking forward to 2013 – we plan a series of interesting events at each chapter - so let us know which topics are of interest to you.  These themed events give you the opportunity to meet likeminded professionals based in Switzerland, hear from interesting speakers and also build your own professional network.  In addition we will link up with the Swiss Irish Business Association based in Dublin thereby expanding both networks nationally and internationally. The revamped website will also go live opening up another channel to share information and news.
    I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Irish Business Network Switzerland, to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. I would also like to thank you for your support for the Network in 2012 and we look forward to your ongoing support in 2013.
    Valerie Guertler-Doyle
    President of the Swiss Irish Business Network

Irish Business Network Switzerland

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