Events

Upcoming Events

February 27, 2024 – In person event Lausanne – Learnings from Sporting Success

We are delighted to announce our exceptional line-up of speakers at the next in-person event of our Lausanne Chapter on Tuesday, 27th February 2024 at 18.30 CEST. If you wish…
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Virtual event: Celebrating our younger & future members

We are delighted to announce our virtual event on Thursday 29 June 2023 at 18.30 – 20.00 CEST. If you are living in or have lived in Switzerland, and are: ·       Irish,…
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In-person event in Lausanne: Thriving in the Swiss Workplace

If you work in Switzerland or have employees here, join us to hear from a panel of experts in legal, business and mediation who will share their perspective on thriving in the…
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In-person event in Lausanne: Inspirational Irish women in Switzerland

We are delighted to announce an exceptional line-up of speakers at the next in-person event of our Lausanne Chapter on Tuesday 30th May 2023 at 18.30 CEST. If you are interested in…
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In-person event in Zurich: Impact Investing

We are delighted to announce a panel discussion on Impact Investing, hosted by our Zurich Chapter in the wonderful setting of Zunfthaus zur Waag.  This event is for you if…
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In-person event in Geneva: Irish perspectives on global health

We are delighted to announce an exceptional line-up of speakers at the next in-person event of our Geneva Chapter on Thursday 27 April 2023 at 18.30 CEST. If you are interested…
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The human element in cybersecurity

This event is for you if you:• Would like to learn more about cyber security and its impact in both a private and professional context  • Are curious to understand…
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Neuroscience and purpose-driven leadership with special guest speaker Dr Martina Muttke

We are pleased to announce our first in-person event of 2023, which will take place in Basel on Tuesday 7th March at 18.30 CET. The past few years have seen a…
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Diversity and Inclusion at work

We are pleased to announce this in-person event in Lausanne on Thursday 17th November at 18.00 CET. Workplace cultures strong in diversity, inclusion and belonging have been linked to increased…
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Ireland’s Remarkable Success: A World Leader at 100

We are delighted to start the new season of IBN Switzerland events with a talk by Mark Henry, author of In Fact: An Optimist's guide to Ireland at 100, on Thursday…
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LGBTQ and the workplace: in-person event (Lausanne)

Ahead of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the WEF issued a statement that "Diversity, equity and inclusion should be at the heart of economic recovery", and a call to action for the…
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Walking tour: The Gnomes of Zurich

Switzerland is internationally renowned for its beautiful landscapes, exquisite watches, and delicious chocolates as well as for its banking industry.  But a lesser-known fact is that Swiss Bankers are sometimes…
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Raising an emotionally healthy child in turbulent times

We are delighted to announce an in-person workshop in Basel on 23rd June, "Raising an emotionally healthy child in turbulent times". During the last few years, parents have had to…
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A Systems Approach to Resilience: in-person event in Zurich

In association with SE-Training we are delighted to announce our next in-person event in Zurich, an interactive LEGO® Serious Play® Keynote networking event focussed on 'A Systems Approach to Resilience and Bouncing Back Better’.   This…
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Rebuilding through Philanthrophy – hosted by the Irish Mission to the UN

We are delighted to announce that Ambassador Michael Gaffey, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva, has kindly offered to host our first in-person event of 2022 on…
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Planetary & Nature Resilience with Florian Reber

More than 100 days have passed since COP26, where the urgency of climate change was laid bare as was the lack of consensus on how to tackle it.  On Thursday…
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A Mindfulness Practice for the end of your day

Mindfulness is a powerful tool for modern professional life. Regular practice can increase focus and concentration, reduce stress and anxiety, and help prevent burnout. We are delighted to invite you…
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Navigating ESG

PWC has heralded 2022 as "The year of ESG acceleration", saying "ESG has gone from a trend to the biggest revolution in the European fund industry".  Please join us for our…
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Scripting the Future by Dr. James McCabe

"The future is a conversation waiting to happen."   Whatever we do for a living and wherever we work, we compete in the Attention Economy. Human attention - not data -…
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Geneva Guided Walk and Networking

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the first in-person event of the IBN Geneva Chapter.   Are you:  Then join us for a fun and interesting event…
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An Introduction to James Joyce

We are delighted to be able to bring you an in-person event in Zürich once again and have teamed up with the eminent Zürich James Joyce Foundation for a fresh take on…
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The Role of Food in a Sustainable Future

We are honoured that Eamon Hickey, Ambassador of Ireland to Switzerland will join us to give the opening address to the first event in our season on ‘A Systems and…
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Save the Dates!

2021 Annual General Assembly Meeting:   Wednesday 6th October 2021, on-line Our registered members already received your personal invitation and we look forward to meeting you then. Save the Dates:…
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Swiss Wine – An Introduction

We are delighted to invite you to a fun and educational virtual Summer event on wine tasting! This event is for you if you would like to: Learn more about Swiss wine regions and grapes…
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Thriving Together – Way Forward in Life & Work

Dear IBN Switzerland members and friends,   We are pleased to invite you to an online roundtable event - “Thriving Together - Way Forward in Life & Work”.    This…
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Intergenerational Financial Literacy & Retirement Planning in a Non-Linear World

We are delighted to invite you to our next online evening event “Intergenerational Financial Literacy & Retirement Planning in a Non-Linear World” which will take place on Thursday 29th April…
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An Introduction to Mindfulness

We are delighted to invite you to an online lunchtime event, “An Introduction to Mindfulness” which will take place on Thursday 15 April from12:00-13:00 CET. The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and…
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Filming ‘Your Best Business Video’ Using Your Smartphone

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what does that make a video? Many of us are camera shy and prefer to be behind the lens rather than in…
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Gender Equity in Switzerland – Progress for all areas of Society!

IBN Switzerland is pleased to invite you to an online roundtable event - “50th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in Switzerland”- History and today's reality!” This event is for…
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Business and Sport, Thurs Jan 28 2021, 18:30-20:00 CET

Include your teenage and young adult children too! Dear IBN Switzerland members and friends, We wish you a happy new year and all the best for 2021. Are you; -…
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IBN Invitation to ‘Tidy to Thrive’ Event

Dear IBN Switzerland members, We hope you are keeping well during this difficult time. Have you heard of the KonMari Method™? Marie Kondo (Japanese tidying expert, bestselling author, NETFLIX star…
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IBN invitation: virtual event to celebrate Ireland’s role at the UN in Geneva & the launch of the Geneva Chapter of the IBN

Invitation to the Irish Business Network (IBN) Switzerland's Virtual Event on Thursday 5th November 2020 19.00-20.30 Dear IBN Switzerland members, We hope you are keeping well. Are you interested in:…
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Guided Walk of James Joyce’s Zurich 2020

“Yssel that the limmat?”, “legging a jig or so on the sihl”. The IBN was delighted to once again team up with the Zurich James Joyce Foundation (ZJJF) to offer…
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IBN Switzerland ‘Tidy for A Cause’, Basel, Aug 29, 2020

The Irish Business Network Switzerland Basel chapter hosted a “Tidy for a Cause” jumble sale as part of the Basel Irish Club’s (BIC) summer BBQ on August 29th 2020 at…
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Irish Business Network AGM, on-line, July 7, 2020

Members convened on-line on July 7 2020 for the Irish Business Network Switzerland’s 3rd AGM. Co-Presidents Brigid O’Donovan and Geraldine O’Grady presented a report of the past year’s activities and…
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IBN Virtual Event Report: working together while staying apart

How can cooperation and inclusivity help you get out of a room that doesn’t really exist? One answer is when it is an internet based learning experience such as the…
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New Irish Business Network Switzerland Brochure Feb. 2020

The IBN has published our new brochure which summarises the purpose and value of the IBN with highlights from a variety of events we have hosted. It is available digitally, IBN…
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2030 SDGs Game in collaboration with the IEEE PES, Geneva, Jan. 30, 2020

We were delighted to start off the new year and new decade with a workshop hosted jointly with the IEEE Power & Energy Society to help our members better understand…
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Impact of 2020 Corporate Tax Reform Bill , Zurich, Nov. 27, 2019

The IBN was pleased to organise an evening on the topical 2020 Corporate Tax Reform Bill which is very relevant for many of our members following the acceptance of the…
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Committee Annual Face to Face meeting, Bern, Nov. 9, 2019

The committee annual f2f meeting was graciously hosted by Eamon Hickey, our new Ambassador of Ireland to Switzerland at his residence in Bern. At this meeting, the committee developed plans…
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Guided Walk of James Joyce’s Zurich, Nov. 2, 2019

We were delighted to team up with the Zurich James Joyce Foundation on the afternoon of Saturday November 2 to offer our members a guided tour of Joyce’s Zurich. The…
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Spotlight on Education in Switzerland, Steinhausen, Oct. 3, 2019

Our first event after the summer was Spotlight on Education in Switzerland held in Steinhausen Library, Zug on October 3.  A group of approx. 30 IBN members enjoyed a highly…
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2nd Irish Business Network Switzerland AGM, on-line, July 17, 2019

Members convened on-line on July 17 2019 for the Irish Business Network Switzerland’s 2nd AGM. Co-Presidents Brigid O’Donovan and Geraldine O’Grady presented a report of the past year’s activities and…
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Spotlight on Education in Switzerland, Zurich, June 20, 2019

An audience of about 40 people enjoyed fascinating presentations from expert speakers about the education system in Switzerland on June 20th in the Carlton on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. This event…
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Spotlight on Education in Switzerland, Lausanne, May 16, 2019

The Irish Business Network, with sponsorship from the Irish Government's Emigrant Support Programme, held a “Spotlight on Education in Switzerland” event on the evening of May 16th at Hotel de…
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St Patrick’s Day Celebrations, Basel, March 16, 2019

The Basel Irish Club, in association with the IBN, organised our annual St Patrick’s Day celebration with live traditional Irish music and dancing at Union Saal, Basel. More than 100…
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Irish Business Network 10 Year Anniversary, Zurich, Oct. 3, 2018

On October 3rd Ambassador Breifne O’Reilly hosted a reception at the Zunfthaus sur Saffran in Zurich together with Enterprise Ireland to coincide with Minister Pat Breen's (Trade, Employment, Business, EU…
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Inaugural Irish Business Network Switzerland AGM, on-line, June 28, 2018

The Irish Business Network Switzerland was founded by Valerie Gürthler-Doyle in 2008 and was incorporated as a Swiss not-for-profit association (Verein in German) in 2017.  Its inaugural AGM was held…
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Integrating into Switzerland while maintaining Irish Roots, Basel & Zurich, June 2018

Both the Basel and Zurich chapters hosted very lively, Emigrant Support Programme (ESP) funded events on the theme of "Integrating in Switzerland while maintaining your Irish Roots". The Basel event…
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St Patrick’s Day Celebrations, Basel, March 16, 2018

The Basel Irish Club in association with the Irish Business Network Switzerland held its annual St. Patrick’s Day lunch on March 16 at the Safran Zunft in Basel. Raffle proceeds…
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Your rights as an Irish citizen living in Switzerland

Over 100 people attended the Irish Business Network’s series of events in Zurich, Basel and Lausanne on “Living in Switzerland from a legal standpoint”. The three events took place with…
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Events 2008 – 2016

Activities from 2008-2016 are described in the NEWS ARCHIVE section of the sidebar on the News page.  

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