SIBA Events 2018:

November 21st,  2018 at 1830 – 30th SIBA AGM is scheduled for  at the RDS D4.

September Week 3/4 2018 - SIBA annual seminar and luncheon hosted by Trinity College Dublin

bookings for this event limited to 55 persons and those that register by August 31st can avail of a year membership of SIBA @€75.

June 29th 201 8- SIBA Golf event – Switzerland V Ireland  The K-Club.

The BJ Fitzpatrick Trophy will be presented in person by Mr John Fitzpatrick to the winning captain at the K-Club   on June 29th as Ireland chase a three in a row hat trick.  Can Switzerland rally and catch Ireland who have lifted the trophy seven times with Switzerland a five times winner.

Prizes are already in place for

The BJ Fitzpatrick Trophy – perpetual Trophy donated by BJ Fitzpatrick

Winning Team & Runner Up – donated by Her Excellency Ambassador Meylan, Swiss Ambassador to Ireland

Best individual Golfer – donated by BJ Fitzpatrick

The Nearest the Pin competition – donated by Piercom Limited

The Longest Drive competition – donated by ATTS Ltd

Twenty eight golfers and guests will enjoy the prize giving dinner at the Deacon Room K-Club.

May 2018- Trade Missions to Zurich/Basel and Geneva:

Enterprise Ireland ran another successful Trade Visit in IOT and Pharma to Zurich and Basel.  The group also arranged a visit to Geneva in advanced Learning.  Visits to Novartis, ETH Zurich, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, and presentation by Genedata, ABB, Schindler proved to be most informative over a three day period.  SIBA were represented by Frank Murray, Chair and Frank was thanked by Mr Eddie Goodwin Directir EI Dussseldorf and His Excellency Ambassador Breifne O ‘Reilly for SIBA’s interest in collaboration between Ireland and Switzerland at a dinner hosted by the Basel authorities.

Looking back to 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 ;

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. 

January 2017

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.

July 2015

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.

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