SIBA Events 2017:
Plans are in place to host the 29th SIBA AGM hosted by Ambassador Marie-Claude Meylan, Swiss Ambassador to Ireland on November 21st 2017 at 1830 at the Swiss Embassy at 6 Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4.
June 9th 2017 – SIBA Golf event – Switzerland V Ireland The K-Club.
The JB Fitzpatrick Trophy was presented in person by Mr John Fitzpatrick to the Irish captain Dr Pat Daly. The Swiss Team were captained by Maria Gormley, Helsinn Birex. Frank Murray, Chair of SIBA thanked John Fitzpatrick, honoured guest for his contribution to SIBA over many years. Frank presented John with a gift of appreciation from SIBA members.
The 2017 event was won by Ireland with Team ROCHE winning the team event closely followed by Limerick City & County.
Best individual Golfer was Mark O’Sullivan from Team ROCHE
The Nearest the Pin competition was won by Michael Foy of Helsinn Birex
The Longest Drive competition was won by Peter Carey Limerick City & County
Twenty-four golfers and guests enjoyed the prize giving dinner and prizes were provided by Swiss Embassy, Piercom, Helsinn Birex, JB Fitzpatrick and SIBA with Lindt Chocolates for all participants.
May 3rd 2017 – SIBA luncheon – Guest Speaker – Julie Sinnamon CEO Enterprise Ireland – Venue Trinity College Dublin- Fifty-five members and guests attended the event with honoured guest Ambassador Meylan and Provost of Trinity College Dr Patrick Prendergast. The theme was Swiss-Irish Relations, Brexit and EI strategy.
March 1st/2nd 2017 – Enterprise-Ireland & Swiss Hub Trade Mission to Lausanne/Geneva
The visit to Lausanne and Geneva by some sixteen Irish SMEs focused on pharma and biomedical manufacturing partnerships. Details contact Frank Murray 086 2342787 or email ; firstname.lastname@example.org
January 2017 SIBA Trade Stand at largest manufacturing conference in Ireland in City West Dublin
The Trade show was attended by Frank Murray, John Whelan and Peter Sheridan to promote the SIBA brand.
The AGM of SIBA was held on January 10th at 1830hrs at the Swiss Embassy as the Organisation heads into it’s thirty first year since it’s foundation. Mr Frank Murray Managing Partner of The Linkage-Partnership and Chairman of Piercom Limited was elected SIBA Chairman.
Ms Catherine Grennell-Whyte was honoured with a life-long membership of SIBA for her services to SIBA. A new committee was elected for 2017 and planning is beginning for 2017 with Golf and speaking events scheduled.
Looking back on 2016/2015 events
Innovate Limerick in association with HED-SO Fribourg presented the 3rd International Cluster Conferen held outside of Switzerland for the first time in Limerick, Ireland. Key International speakers, from a range of disciplines such as Dr. Christian Ketels of Harvard Business School, explored this year’s conference theme of “Clusters as Driver of Competitiveness: Development Issues”. Click here to link to the Innovate Limerick homepage.
In September 2015 the Basel Symphony Orchestra under its distinguished American Music Director Dennis Russell Davies and with pianist Alice Sarah Ott performed at the National Concert Hall Dublin. Click here for further information or here to link to the National Concert Hall homepage.
A major highlight in the month of July was undoubtedly the visit of the Swiss Air Force display team Patrouille Suisse to the “Bray Air Show”. Click here for further information. For full media coverage of the event, do check out Twitter.
On the evening of 29 July the Swiss National Day Celebration was held in the beautiful garden of the Ambassador’s residence. Click here for further information.