Ireland Japan Association

Business Breakfast Briefing 2017

Ireland Japan Association`s  inaugural Business Breakfast Briefing 2017 hosted by AIB on 29th March was a big success featuring a panel of speakers from AIB, IDA Ireland and Deloitte.

Participants were welcomed by Colin Hunt, Managing Director of Wholesale, Institutional & Corporate Banking, AIB and Hazel Smyth, Assistant Manager, AIB.

Dara Turnbull (Economist, AIB) gave an overview of Irish/European economy at present and the impact of Brexit on Ireland.

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Photo: IJA

Bernadette Nulty (Business Development Manager, Growth Markets, IDA Ireland) presented IDA Ireland overview, working with/in Japan and impact of Brexit with the focus on Japanese companies.

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Photo: IJA

Pieter Burger (Tax Partner, Financial Services, Deloitte) spoke about Ireland`s place in the tax world of tomorrow, focusing on recent and future tax developments and impact on Ireland.

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Photo: IJA

On behalf of IJA, we would like to thank our Council Member Hazel Smyth (AIB) for support, cooperation and outstanding organization of the event.

We would also like to thank all the speakers and everyone who attended the event, and we look forward to seeing you at our events in the future!

More photos from the event are here!


IJA Annual Dinner 2018

IJA Annual Dinner 2018

On behalf of the IJA Council, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 2018 IJA ANNUAL DINNER at The Westbury Hotel, Dublin on Friday, 16th February 2018.

This evening is our largest and most enjoyable event of the year which we hope you and your colleagues can attend. The IJA Annual Dinner is open to all IJA Members (& Non-Members who are interested in meeting our members and/or becoming a member – Contact IJA to become a member)

Date: Friday, 16th February 2018
Time: From 7pm
Venue: The Westbury Hotel, Balfe Street, Dublin 2

* Individual Tickets: €100 (per person)
* Corporate Table: €1,100 (seats up to 10 guests)
* Any cancellation should be done so before February 2nd. Refunds will not be available after this date.

Guest of Honour: H.E. Mrs Mari Miyoshi, Ambassador of Japan in Ireland
IJA Patron Members: AIB and KPMG

Evening Programme:
* Sake Reception from 7pm sharp
* Guest Speakers
* 3 Course evening meal including 1/2 bottle of wine per person
* Grand Prize – 2 Economy Return flights to Japan (sponsored by Finnair)
* Special Prize Giving (sponsored by IJA Corporate Members)
* Post Dinner Drinks

Dress Code: Suits/Dress/Business (not black-tie)

Seating Arrangements: Round Tables seating 8-10 people. Corporate Tables catered for.
* If you would like to be seated at a particular table and/or have any dietary requirements, email special requests before Friday, 2nd February 2018.

If your company would like to sponsor a prize for Prize Giving after the meal, it would be greatly appreciated Please contact IJA with

Individual tickets available to book online: please see the form below
For table bookings, please send an email to:

Please RSVP by Friday, 2nd February 2018 by email: or call: 01-6787008. Early booking is recommended.