6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

2017 Údarás na Gaeltachta Symposium

Cross-Atlantic Connections: Trade Mission of Irish Companies Visiting Philadelphia

Highlighting business opportunities in Philadelphia and the Gaeltacht regions of Ireland

April 24th & 25th – Click HERE to view our program from the event.

Click below to view presentations from each our participants.
– Údarás na Gaeltachta
– Office of International Investment at Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
– Select Greater Philadelphia
– IDA Ireland
– The National University of Ireland, Galway
– CLS Complete Lab Solutions/CLS Medpharma
– Westire Technology Limited
ÉireComposites Teo
– Randox; Click HERE to view Randox’s press release.

Search #CrossAtlanticConnections ​and #GaeltachtaInPhiladelphia to view social media posts from the events.

Údarás na Gaeltachta Symposium 2017

Videos viewed at our Symposium

We look forward to welcoming colleagues from Údarás na Gaeltachta for their third visit to the Irish Chamber. Our program of events provides a unique forum for members to expand their networks, meet new potential business partners, and find new investment opportunities. Established in 1980, Údarás na Gaeltachta is the regional authority responsible for the economicsocial and cultural development of the Gaeltacht. The overall objective of Údarás na Gaeltachta is to ensure that Irish remains the main communal language of the Gaeltacht and is passed on to future generations. Údarás encourages investment in the Gaeltacht through a range of generous financial and non-financial incentives for new and existing enterprises in the Gaeltacht. Over 7,000 people are currently employed full time in Údarás na Gaeltachta client companies and these companies have a significant a economic impact and make a substantial contribution to the Irish economy. Join us for a special two-day series of events, starting with a welcoming reception and ending with a full slate of presentations and networking opportunities, continental breakfast and luncheon featuring a key-note speaker.

Many thanks to our event sponsors:


The leadership team of Údarás na Gaeltachta will be joined the president of The National University of Ireland, Galway, Dr. Jim Browne, and four of their client companies:

Saotharlann Chonamara Teo, trades as CLS Complete Lab Solutions/CLS Medpharma Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS) is the leading provider of sampling and analysis to the food, environmental, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Click HERE to watch a brief video about CLS. Click HERE to read more about CLS.

Westire Technology Teo Westire Technology Limited (WESTIRE) was initially established as a research and development company and during March of 2016 WESTIRE took-over the core products and assets of SELC Ireland Limited (SELC). Click HERE to read more about Westire.

ÉireComposites Teo ÉireComposites offers its customers an integrated service including accredited design, innovative tooling, advanced manufacturing, and testing in a single organisation. Click HERE to read more about ÉireComposites.

Randox Randox is a global leader in healthcare diagnostics; today more than 5% of the world’s population – in excess of 370 million people across 145 countries – receives medical diagnosis using Randox products each year. Click HERE to read more about Randox. Click HERE for Biosciences overview.

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) The National University of Ireland, Galway ranks among the top 2% of Universities in the world. Their prestigious history spans almost two centuries. Their spectacular location boasts the unique landscape and culture of the west of Ireland. Their global network connects them to partners around the world. Their researchers are shaping the future, while their students are shaping their own.


Monday, April 24th: Cocktail & Welcoming Reception at The Pyramid Club  6.00 – 8.30 pm

The Pyramid Club of Philadelphia
The William Penn Room, 52nd floor 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Directions & Parking
Please click HERE for more details.


Tuesday, April 25th: Symposium & Luncheon at The Union League 
8.00 am – 2.00 pm
Location The Union League of Philadelphia
The Library Lounge, 2nd floor 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Directions & Parking
Please click HERE for more details.

Registered Companies

Acumen Analytics Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Aramark Novartis Oncology
Bank of Ireland NSM Insurance Group
Bernardon PA Department of Community & Economic Development
Breakfree Strategies Philadelphia International Airport
Brennan Technology Ventures Philadelphia University
Bridge View Media PhillyNews.com
Burns White PMB Marketing LLC
Center for International Programs, Saint Joseph’s University PNC Wealth Management
Center for Irish Studies, Villanova University Post & Schell, P.C.
CEO, DDC Works PPT Consulting
Citizen Diplomacy International Prudential
Citizens Bank Randox Laboratories Ltd.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova University SAP
Columbus Business Partners Sea Box, Inc.
Complete Laboratory Solutions Select Greater Philadelphia
Conrad O’Brien SMART
Duane Morris LLP SmartInvest Ventures, LLC
ÉireComposites Teo Sterling Investment Advisors
First Secretary, Northern Ireland Bureau Structure Tone LLC
Head of Enterprise and Economic Development, Donegal LEO Suburban Wholesale Lighting
IDA Ireland Teleflex
Irish Immigration Center Teleflex
KBC Financial Services, Inc. The Flynn Company
KG Associates The Mayo Association of Philadelphia
Laffey Bucci & Kent TransferMate Global Payments
Littler Mendelson, P.C. U.S. Trust – Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Manager, Energy Efficient Programs, PECO Údarás na Gaeltachta
Mazars USA LLP Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
McDay LLC WBEB 101.1 More FM
McKenna’s Irish Kitchen Wells Fargo
McLaughlin & Morgan Westire Technology
Merrill Lynch Wiley Group
National University of Ireland, Galway Windsor Financial Group


8.00 AM | Registration, Networking & Breakfast

8.30 AM | Welcome Address – Kevin D. Kent, Chairman, IABCN

8.40 AM | Opening Remarks & Company Introductions Michael Heaney, Director of Enterprise & Employment, Údarás na Gaeltachta

9.10 AM | Westire Technology, Sean Ganley, CEO

9.35 AM | Complete Laboratory Solutions CLS (Saotharlann Chonamara) Evelyn O’Toole, CEO

10.00 AM | Resources Available in PA: Office of International Investment at Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development Jason Hunt, Marketing Executive

10.25 AM | Coffee Break

10.45 AM | ÉireComposites Teo, Tomas Flanagan, Owner

11.20 AM | National University of Ireland, Galway, Dr. Jim Browne, President

11.45 AM | Randox, Mark Campbell, Senior Manager

12.10 PM | Ireland: The US Gateway to Europe: IDA Ireland Patrick McGee, Vice President, Engineering & Industrial Technologies

12.30 PM | Resources available in Philadelphia: Select Greater Philadelphia Meghan Kelly, Director, Business Expansion Services

12.50 PM | Meet the Speakers; Networking Reception

1.20 PM | Luncheon

2.00 PM | Closing Remarks – Bill McLaughlin, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, IABCN

Please contact Alanna Barry McCloskey at abarry@iabcn.org or call/text 215.772.3101.