Partnering & Internationalization
in CEE + Russia
Business Update
Enterprise Ireland HQ
East Point Business Park
The Plaza
Dublin 3
Thursday, 2 June 2016 from 13:45 to 16:00 (CDT)


13:45     Registration

14.00     Welcome Address: David Pierce, President, i-Cham

14:05     Expanding your Business to Central & Eastern Europe: 

Glen Farrell, Executive Director, i-Cham

14:20     Setting Up Your Business in Poland and Hungary

Sylwia Toczyska (Vistra Poland)

Andrea Rimaszombati (Vistra Hungary)

14:40     Recruitment & Business Expansion in Romania

Mike Rowland, Global Convergence Inc. (former MD of FCS Global)

15:00     Doing Business in Russia – An Update

Gerard MacCarthy, Manager EI Moscow

15:20     Georgia: Your Business Partner in Eastern Europe

Speaker TBC

15:40     Q&A

16:00     Coffee & networking

Please feel free to forward this invitation to your business colleagues and associates.

Note: This event is free of charge but pre-registration is essential.



About Us:

The Czech Irish Business Association was founded in 1995 as a non-profit organisation. Its purpose is to provide a networking platform for Irish, Czech and international friends of the Irish community in the Czech Republic. The generous donation of our sponsors enable us to arrange business, social and cultural events throughout the year, which aim to be informative as well as entertaining. They also offer our members a great opportunity to meet, whether for business or pleasure, and provide a networking platform for new members.

In 2012, CIBA became CIBCA, the Czech Irish Business and Cultural Association. The change of name reflects that as well as being a platform for business for the Irish and international communities in the Czech Republic, CIBCA understands that culture has always been very important for the Irish Community and is dedicated to providing, and supporting, cultural events in the Czech Republic. CIBCA also supports and raises funds for various charities in the Czech Republic.

How to join:

Trziste 13, 118 00 Praha 1. +420 257 199 621

IČO: 62941488 DIČ: CZ62941488 1978573319 / 0800

Patrons: The Ambassador of Ireland to the Czech Republic, The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Ireland

You can join CIBCA in person at any event, or by filling in the contact form below.

Annual Membership Fee:

Individual: 700czk

Family: 1,400czk

Corporate: 7,500czk

Membership is valid for twelve months.

13 + 7 =

Benefits of Corporate Membership: Free attendance for up to 3 people at Corporate Business Mixers (quarterly) (either CIBCA or with other Chambers) Promotion via our Social Media pages and eNewsletter Interview / specific promotion on CIBCA Newsletter Discounted / free entrance for all CIBCA events Link on CIBCA Website

Charity Partners:

If there’s something troubling you, then you can contact the Samaritans. Their vision is fewer people dying by suicide in Ireland and work to achieve this making it their mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour in Ireland.

Acorus provides assistence to victims of domestic violence and aids the return to normal life without violence.

Established in 2009 and based in Prague, Pink Crocodile is non-profit organization that is focused on supporting hearing impaired and complex needs children living under disadvantaged circumstances.

CESTA DOMŮ (The Homecoming) provides expert care to terminally ill persons and to their caregivers.


Prague Hibernians is a Gaelic football club in Prague.

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Phillip Russell


Assumpta Griffin


Ladislav Muller

Honorary Secretary

Christine Logan

Communications Officer

Denis McCarthy


Corporate Members and Friends