S4 Conference

Golf Classic 2023

GDPR: Impact and Reach To Date

Experts from Holmes O’Malley Sexton and Data Protection Commission reviewed GDPR’s impact to date.

Thriving Through Change Series: Tackling the Gender Pay Gap

Tackling the gender pay gap seminar explored how businesses can prepare for the new gender pay gap reporting requirements.

Shannon Region as a Location for Current and Future Canadian Investment

The event highlighted Ireland’s relationship with Canada and the strengths and attractiveness of both the Shannon and Canadian economies.

President’s Lunch with Keynote Speaker Professor John FitzGerald

Shannon Chamber was delighted to welcome Professor John Fitzgerald, to address its 2019 President’s lunch.

Shannon Chamber Skillnet Graduation Ceremony 2019

The Conferring of Academic Awards for the CPD Diploma in High Performance Leadership took place on Friday 22 November at Dromoland Castle. This was run in conjunction with Career Decisions and DUT.

Mid-West Lean Conference 2019

Our 3rd annual Mid-West Lean Network Conference: Creating a Competitive Edge, sponsored by Three, was held in University of Limerick on 14th November.

Budget 2020 Breakfast Briefing with Grant Thornton

Breakfast Briefing on Wednesday 9th October was jointly hosted with Grant Thornton. Guest speaker Dr. Stephen Kiinsella, Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick.

Purchase Order Finance Seminar with InvoiceFair

This event & panel discussion was designed for companies that need to fund Purchase Orders, Contracts, Statement of Works or to be in a position to tender for larger business.

Scaling Up with Verne Harnish

Shannon Chamber hosted a ‘Scaling Up’ workshop in Dromoland Castle Hotel with guest presenter Verne Harnish, Gazelles

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Workplace

Shannon Chamber in conjunction with Employability Clare recently held a seminar on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Keynote speakers were: mental health specialist and author, Fr Harry Barry; Dr Deirdre Smithwick, consultant psychiatrist, Mental Health Services, HSE, Clare, Limerick and Mike O’Riordan, Reagecon Diagnostics.

Autumn Lunch with Keynote Address by Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland

Shannon Chamber was delighted to welcome Tourism Ireland’s Chief Executive Niall Gibbons to address members at our autumn lunch in Dromoland Castle Hotel.

Mid-West Regional Skills Education Providers' Roadshow

Shannon Chamber and the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum co-hosted an information event in Ei Electronics in Shannon where colleges and training providers operating in the Mid-West outlined the wide range of part-time, online and flexible learning course available in this region.

Shannon Chamber Golf Classic 2019

Shannon Chamber Golf Classic 2019, supported by anchor sponsor Morgan McKinley and associate sponsors DB Schenker, Atlantic Aviation Group, Zagg International, Ei Electronics, Park Inn by Radisson, Shannon Airport, Mentor Graphics, Shannon Commercial Properties, Idex Pumps Technology Ltd. and FroschCTM, attracted 44 teams. Winners, Career Decisions, received 4 return flights for 2 from Shannon Airport and crystal golf balls sponsored by Gift Innovations. Runners-up, Atlantic Aviation Group, received a 4-ball for Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg and crystal golf balls.

Seminar with Goodbody - Driving Value at Every Stage of the Journey

Business owners attending a recent breakfast briefing in Shannon on the topic of starting, scaling up and exiting a business were given frank advice by a team of corporate finance and wealth management experts from Goodbody.

An Unfolding Future Conference

This Conference and associated workshop demonstrated how companies need to prepare for this new world of work.

Morning Briefing with UNIDO

The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Mr LI Yong, paid an historic visit to Shannon today (Thursday, 18 April 2019) as part of an official visit to Ireland. The visit, which was co-ordinated by Shannon Chamber and hosted at Ei Electronics’ new Centre of Excellence, was specifically requested by UNIDO to witness the progress that has been made in Shannon since UNIDO organised a training programme on Free Industrial Zones for a Chinese delegation in Shannon almost 40 years ago. That group included Mr. Jiang Zemin, at the time a senior Vice Minister in charge of State import and export administration, who would later rise to the office of President. The lessons that this group brought back to China were invaluable and contributed greatly to the economic boom that followed.

Shannon Chamber Lunch with keynote speaker Caroline Currid

Performance psychologist Caroline Currid delved into her vast array of experiences and successes to enlighten a roomful of business executives how to get the best of their teams when she addressed a Shannon Chamber lunch sponsored by Atlantic Aviation Group and supported by Laya Healthcare and Shannon Chamber Skillnet.

SME and Multinational Company  Procurement  Process Seminar

This procurement event was an important initiative in helping micro enterprises understand the requirements of the key industrial leaders in the Region and highlighted some important learning’s to assist in the development of mutually beneficial business relationships.

Shannon Chamber Lunch with John Slattery

Shannon Chamber was delighted to welcome John Slattery – the Co Clare-born head of the commercial aviation arm of Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer – to address members at the Shannon Chamber’s Lunch in Dromoland Castle Hotel.

Bunratty Medieval Banquet

From Shannon Chamber and Shannon Chamber Skillnet, we Thank all of the companies that worked with us since 2015. Members joined us at a Bunratty Medieval Banquet to celebrate the companies involved in training.

President's Lunch with Paul McGinley

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2019 host Paul McGinley addressing the Shannon Chamber’s President’s lunch in Dromoland Castle Hotel said staging the event in Lahinch will be an amazing opportunity for the Mid-West and South-West of Ireland.

Mid-West Lean Network Conference: Creating a Mindset for Lean

This 2nd Mid-West Lean Conference looked at Lean from the ‘Mindset’ perspective. Expert panellists shared their experiential knowledge of preparing and embedding a Lean culture and changes into an organisaton.

CSR - The Joy of Giving and Receiving

People today want to work for socially responsible companies. That was the message that came across loud and clear at the first-ever Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) evening organised by Shannon Chamber.

Budget 2019 Breakfast Briefing

Shannon Chamber in conjunction with Grant Thornton hosted Budget 2019 Breakfast Briefing with Theresa O’Gorman, Tax Director, Grant Thornton and guest speaker Dr. Eoin Reeves, Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Limerick.

HR Barometer Briefing

Key senior consultants from Adare Human Resource Management shared the findings of the recent HR Barometer National Survey and their insight into what this means for HR Practitioners in 2019.

Autumn Lunch with Martin Shanahan, IDA Ireland

Shannon Chamber was delighted to welcome Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland to address members in Dromoland Castle Hotel on the 21 September. Event sponsored by First Names Group

Summer Lunch with Eoghan Murphy TD Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government

Shannon Chamber was delighted to welcome Minister Eoghan Murphy TD to address members in Dromoland Castle Hotel on the 15th June. Event sponsored by L&M Keating Ltd.

Up-Skilling the Mid-West

Businesses from across the Mid-West region came together today to share strategies for recruiting and retaining talent within their organisations at an event hosted by Mid-West Skillnet Networks in Dromoland Castle, Co Clare. Themed ‘Upskilling the Mid-West – Innovative Ways to Attract and Retain Talent’, high profile businesses such as Lufthansa Technik Shannon, Jaguar Land Rover, Zimmer Biomet, Element Six, and Northern Trust spoke about the challenges of retaining talent within the Mid-West Region.

Briefing with ESB Networks

ESB Networks visited Shannon on Wednesday, 18 April, to brief companies in the region on the latest developments in infrastructure, the electrification of heat and transport and smart technology for business.

EcoMerit: Enabling SMEs to attain environmental savings

Companies Should Monitor Energy, Water and Waste Costs for Operational Efficiency
 Shannon Chamber seminar hears

Planning for Brexit Briefing with BDO

Experts from BDO: Stephen O’Flaherty, Carol Lynch and Maurice Carr highlighted key milestones for planning for changes required in light of Brexit.

Shannon Chamber Lunch with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Shannon Chamber was delighted to welcome An Taoiseach to address members in Dromoland Castle Hotel

President's Lunch 2017

Annual Shannon Chamber President's Lunch with keynote speaker Willie Walsh, CEO, IAG

Mid-West Lean Network Conference: Continuous Improvement Through People

This inaugural Conference looked at Lean from the ‘People’ perspective. Expert panellists shared their experiential knowledge of preparing and embedding a Lean culture into an organisaton.

Budget Briefing 2018

Shannon Chamber in conjunction with Grant Thornton and Shannon Chamber Skillnet held a Budget 2018 briefing where Billy McMahon, Tax Director addressed the effects the budget will have on you and your business, and guest speaker Professor Sheila Killian, presented an overview of the impact on the wider economy.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Workshop

Shannon Chamber Skillnet and ulearning Skillnet in conjunction with Grant Thornton held a free workshop on The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Creating a Healthy Working Environment

The importance of maintaining a healthy workforce and the benefits accruing to showing that your company cares can reap dividends in terms of improved productivity and talent attraction. Psychology experts Dr O’Neill and Operation Transformation’s Dr Eddie were speaking at the breakfast briefing in September.

The Changing Financial Landscape in Ireland

Key Capital’s Jonathan Dalton and Tero Tiilikainen outlined the various forms of capital on offer to Irish SMEs today.

Summer Lunch 'Keith Wood
In Conversation'

A highly acclaimed achiever in the worlds of sport and business, including co-owner of Shannon-based Emerald VIP Services and Airport Gateway, Keith Wood will took to the stage in Dromoland Castle Hotel.

Shannon Chamber Golf Classic 2017

Shannon Chamber’s annual Golf Classic is now a well-established social and business networking event. The 2017 Classic, which is sponsored by Eirtech Aviation Services & International Aerospace Coating (IAC).

Modernising the Employee Value Proposition Breakfast Briefing

Jenny Smyth, Talent & Rewards Lead with Willis Towers Watson presented the results of the 2016 Global Talent Management and Rewards Study.

Managing and Facilitating Dyslexia

This seminar demonstrated how Dyslexia can and should be managed in both the classroom and the workplace

Management Development Breakfast Briefing

Shannon Chamber Skillnet in conjunction with the University of Limerick will be running a Management Development programme in September 2017. This Breakfast Briefing was designed to showcase the course content and gives the attendee the opportunity to ask any questions of tutors and the course director.

British Ambassador to Ireland Pays Reconnaissance Visit to Shannon

In office since August 2016, the British Ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett, paid his first visit to Shannon today (Friday, 28 April) to familiarise himself with the area.

Liability Claims Environment – The Impact on Insurance Costs

Niall O'Neill outlined the latest trends in insurance claims, including detailing the main ‘drivers’ of higher claims and various judicial and legislative factors which have influenced the rise in premiums.

Workplace Relations Commission Mock Adjudication Hearing

This event provided with a unique opportunity of first-hand experience from the comfort of your seat to learn directly from an Adjudication Officer and Senior ER/IR Practitioners.

Regional Networking Event

This networking evening, presented by Ennis, Limerick and Shannon Chambers, outlined why networking is now more important than ever.

General Fraud Trends, Patterns & Warning Signs Breakfast Briefing

Patrick D’Arcy, Director, Forensic & Investigation Services, Grant Thornton, outlined the key risk areas associated with fraud and discuss some of the preventative techniques that can be used to protect your company.

Shannon Chamber Skillnet Graduation ceremony; Diploma in High Performance Leadership

The Conferring of Academic Awards for the CPD Diploma in High Performance Leadership took place on Friday 24th March at Dromoland Castle. This was run in conjunction with Career Decisions and Dublin Institute of Technology.

Visual Management, Focusing on Project with Atlantic Aviation Group

The Mid-West Lean Network: the second largest regional lean network in Ireland, after Waterford Institute of Technology’s Lean Enterprise Excellence Group, launched in November, was set up to strengthen and increase the existing culture of lean within the Shannon and the wider Mid-West region. Its aim is to enable each industry to broaden and strengthen their competitiveness through knowledge sharing and bench-marking against each other and different industries.

Up-Skilling the Mid West

Skillnets training networks based in the mid-west ran a free information session for SMEs entitled “Up-Skilling the Mid-West” in Limerick on Monday 6th March 2017 from 8.45am – 1pm at the Radisson Blu Hotel. SMEs were encouraged to attend to find out what subsidised training options are available for their staff, and how they could save time and money by engaging with one of their local Skillnets networks.

Breakfast Seminar: Wills and Trusts

Succession planning is a much-avoided but necessary undertaking which everyone faces at some stage in their lives yet it is something that many people steer clear of until it is too late. That’s why Shannon Chamber has chosen to link up with solicitors Holmes O’Malley Sexton (HOM) to host a series of three seminars, each of which will deal with a different aspect of succession planning.

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing in conjunction with LIT

Technological transformation in manufacturing was the topic of the day at a recent workshop entitled ‘Industry 4.0 – Digital Transformation in Manufacturing’, held in Element Six in Shannon and organised by Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and IS4PROD, a European Hub for Digital Innovation in Manufacturing based in LIT.

The implications of Brexit on aviation in Ireland and Shannon

Such is aviation’s importance to the Shannon region that almost 100 key executives, many involved in the aviation sector, turned up at the Inn at Dromoland to hear the Irish Aviation Authority’s chief executive Eamonn Brennan, present his views on how he feels Brexit could affect the aviation and aerospace sector in Ireland and in Shannon.

Change Management Lunch and Learn Seminar

Managing change successfully requires effectively balancing soft and hard skills, often in emotionally trying and technically challenging circumstances. Shannon Chamber Skillnet organised this seminar in conjunction with Career Decisions. Miriam Magner Flynn, Managing Director of Career Decisions and Yvonne Clancy, Executive Director, HR with Alexion Pharmaceuticals each gave presentations at this informative presentation.

Shannon Chamber Skillnet Seminar with Toastmasters

Shannon Chamber Skillnet hosted an event at the Park Inn in Shannon titled 'Speaking as a Leader-How to inspire, build Influence and Presence' with Aletta Rochat Region Advisor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Toastmasters

Shannon Chamber Skillnet Steering Group Meeting Januaury 2017

The Shannon Chamber Skillnet Steering group came together for their first meeting of 2017 on the 17th January.

Visual Management Workshop with Zimmer Biomet

The Mid-West Lean Network: the second largest regional lean network in Ireland, after Waterford Institute of Technology’s Lean Enterprise Excellence Group, launched in November, was set up to strengthen and increase the existing culture of lean within the Shannon and the wider Mid-West region. Its aim is to enable each industry to broaden and strengthen their competitiveness through knowledge sharing and bench-marking against each other and different industries.

Shannon Chamber President's Lunch

Three dynamic leaders from the worlds of business and sport took to the stage at Shannon Chamber’s President’s Lunch in Dromoland Castle Hotel to be quizzed by broadcaster Seamus Hennessy on all things leadership.

Project Management Lunch and Learn Seminar December 2016

This seminar was delivered by APT PM Practices Ltd., a training and development company in Project Management, shows entrepreneurs, small business owners and Individuals struggling to get the results they want for their business and themselves with things like communication, time and energy management, to mention but a few, how to become effective by taking charge of their lives, both in their career and at home, and have all the success they desire.

Creating a Lean Culture in Your Business

An increasing number of companies are looking towards LEAN to maximise speed, profits and quality. Whether your business is seeking to gain efficiencies in its product development process understand the guiding principles of Lean or assess the types and levels of funding most suited to initiating Lean in your business

Mid-West ‘Funding For Business’ Seminar & Showcase

The Mid-West Region Action Plan for Jobs 2015 – 2017 called for the establishment of an Enterprise Engagement Platform: “An online platform whereby ‘all organisations/providers of business supports would upload their respective grants, incentive programmes and competitions onto a centralised system.” This ‘Funding for Business’ Seminar and associated Showcase has been organised by Shannon, Limerick and Ennis Chambers to initiate, in the first instance, this process in an ‘offline’ setting.

Looking after your team- Laya Healthcare

Laya Health & Wellness, the largest provider of Occupational Health & Wellness Services in Ireland, has adopted an innovative Connected Health model whereby it connects the right people, data, services and systems to build tailor-made health & wellness programmes that support its clients in addressing the current health issues they may be experiencing, to educate on prevention of further health issues and as a result build a happier, healthier and more productive workforce. This seminar took place at Axa Partners in Shannon on the 29th September 2016.

Germany – a Land of Opportunity for Irish Companies
Shannon Chamber Seminar Hears

Any decision by Irish companies to expand internationally should factor in the German market as a potential for distribution or expansion. That was the clear message emanating from a highly informative seminar organised last week by Shannon Chamber in association with the German-Irish Chamber of Industry of Commerce.

HR Seminar Early Observations Breakfast Briefing

Against the backdrop of the newly established Workplace Relations Commission, employers in Ireland are faced with a new set of considerations. This new structure has permanently changed the way employees and employers deal with employment claims. The Commission promises to be a much more streamlined and effective system than that of the previous structures. In line with this, Derek McKay, Managing Director, Adare Human Resource Management discussed his observations and evaluation of the Workplace Relations Commission, the policies and procedures your organisation can put in place to negate future claims as well as the Irish Employment Law Landscape of 2016.

Shannon Chamber luncheon with Matthew Thomas

Shannon Chamber hosted a luncheon with new CEO of Shannon Group Matthew Thomas, his first official public function since taking up the post recently. The luncheon, one of a series of business networking forums organised by Shannon Chamber, was sponsored by Avara Pharmaceutical Services, Shannon, Atlantic Aviation Group, Shannon and Local Enterprise Office, Clare.

Shannon Chamber Skillnet Breakfast Seminar 2016

This seminar, which involved speakers from Pepper Asset Servicing and Reagecon, which also included a panel discussion involving Atlantic Aviation Group, Gentian Services Limited, and the Irish Aviation Authority/Entry Point North Ireland, heard why they should invest in training, what training to invest in, and how to invest in training so that it sticks.

Shannon Chamber Golf Classic 2016

The Shannon Chamber Golf Classic took place at Shannon Golf Club on 16th June 2016

Shannon Chamber Spring Lunch with IDA Ireland

The Shannon region is a wonderful place to live and work. This was the sentiment expressed by South African native Julie Dickerson, managing director of Shannon Engine Support and president of Shannon Chamber, in her opening remarks at a Chamber lunch today at which IDA’s new regional business and relationship Niall O’Callaghan was the keynote speaker. The lunch, which was held in Dromoland Castle Hotel, was attended by chamber members and the region’s business community, who were also briefed on projects planned and underway at Shannon Free Zone by Shannon Commercial Properties’ managing director Ray O’Driscoll. Note: Photos can only be used with a caption that references it as taken at the particular Shannon Chamber. Photos cannot be used by members/companies for any other promotional purpose.

R&D Seminar hosted by Intel

Shannon Chamber hosted an R&D seminar at Intel Shannon in association with Enterprise Ireland.

Employment Law Seminar October 2015

Updates on amendments to existing employment legislation and planned changes, time expended on driving to work, and annual leave accrued whilst on sick leave, were the main topics of discussion at a recent human resources breakfast briefing, organised by Shannon Chamber in association with Adare HRM.

Shannon Chamber Skillnet Launch

The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D., today (Friday, 9 October 2015) launched Shannon Chamber Skillnet, a new training network for the Shannon area, which is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets, funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education.

Shannon Chamber Bunratty Banquet

On Tuesday 8th September members of Shannon Chamber gathered at Bunratty Castle for a medieval banquet courtesy of Shannon Heritage.

Shannon Chamber Golf Classic 2015

It was a fitting tribute to Shannon Chamber that on its twentieth anniversary year, its annual golf classic was a sell-out. 168 golfers, representing 42 teams took to the fairways at Shannon Golf Club last Thursday, 18 June, to compete for four specially commissioned trophies, in honour of the occasion, and flights to Birmingham for the entire team, compliments of Aer Lingus Regional, to coincide with the fact that the six-times weekly service commenced on the same day.

How Ireland Works...For Tourism

Shannon Chamber hosted a luncheon seminar on Thursday, 28 May 2015 where two key players in the tourism and travel sectors. Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland and Suzanne Boda, senior vice president Asia, Canada, Europe and Cargo, American Airlines were guest speakers.

Breakfast Seminar on Companies Act 2014 Overview

Grant Thornton, in conjunction with the Shannon Chamber of Commerce, held a briefing seminar where Jillian O’Sullivan, Partner in Charge of Company Secretarial Compliance within Grant Thornton and her specialist team of Amanda Comyn and Donnacha Howard provided an overview of the Act.

Google's John Herlihy in conversation with Prof John Fahy

John Fahy, Professor of Marketing, UL, conducts on-stage interview with John Herlihy, VP and Head of Google Ireland at a Shannon Chamber lunch in Dromoland Castle Hotel.

GT Presentation on Revenue’s Revised Code of Practice

Over 100 members and guests attended the recent presentation by Grant Thornton’s tax director, Theresa O’ Gorman on Revenue’s new Code of Practice, which reflected the appetite by the business community to better understand the impact of the revision on revenue audits.

Voice is a Muscle that has to be Exercised

Voice is a Muscle that has to be Exercised – Leading Voice Coach Tells Shannon Chamber Internationally renowned voice coach, Poll Moussoulides, entertained an audience of Shannon Chamber members when addressing an event in the Inn at Dromoland

Presidents Lunch 2014

With the highest concentration of US investment in a single location outside Dublin, Shannon can play a key role in counteracting the growing economic imbalance that is now clearly evident between the greater Dublin area and the west of Ireland. That was the view of Shannon Chamber president Kevin Thompstone, when he addressed 300 business people at the Chamber’s annual President’s lunch in Dromoland, Co Clare today (Monday, 24 November 2014), where An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. gave the keynote address.

LEAN Event at Zimmer 2014

Now in its fifth year, Shannon Chamber’s annual LEAN event in Zimmer attracted an audience from within and outside the region and from a mix of sectors. The key attraction at this annual event is the opportunity to hear and see first-hand the benefits of adopting a LEAN strategy and embedding it within an organisation.

Budget Briefing 2015

Shannon Chamber’s annual post budget briefing, hosted by Grant Thornton

Open Discussion on Ireland’s International Tax Regime

With Ireland’s international tax regime and multinational companies’ tax liabilities very much under scrutiny, and the coming years set to be a period of uncertainty and change across the world, Shannon Chamber invited its corporate sponsor Grant Thornton to put the entire debate in context at a breakfast seminar on Thursday, 20 November in Westpark Business Campus, Shannon.

Oakwood Seminar 2014

Shannon Chamber has teamed up with the Department of Social Protection to update employers and employees in the Shannon area on the wide range of supports and schemes available through the Department to both employer and employees.


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