The Irish Business Netork Dubai
The Irish Business Network (IBN) was established in March 2011, with the primary aim of providing a networking and educational platform for Irish professionals based in Dubai.
This was the first official Irish business council to be set up in Dubai and is registered with the Dubai Chamber. The Dubai Chamber currently has a total of 39 Business Councils and 24 Business Groups under its auspices, which represent a vast cross section of the business community.
Membership to the IBN is open to all Irish nationals living and working in the UAE as well as to business professionals with Irish connections.
The IBN is no profit organisation governed by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce (DCC). Our Articles of Association have been certified by the DCC.
The IBN Committee, which is voted in by the members at the Annual General Meeting, is made up of 7 representatives who are actively involved in developing programs that appeal to its members and that open up new business opportunities. The committee roles include Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and three Committee Members.
The IBN hold a number of events throughout the year including monthly networking breakfast meetings, sub sector industry specific meeting such as Finance, Food, Construction, Education, SME, Young Business Network, Leading Women Sector and Hospitality, Travel & Tourism. Each year the IBN hosts an annual Seminar; a half day event which brings together all facets of the Irish business community from across the UAE and overseas. Guests and delegate can enjoy several panel discussion, open forums, special guest speakers who are outstanding business professionals in their fields and engaging networking sessions.
The IBN supports Irish Trade Missions to the UAE and host Government officials on state visits. Members of the IBN are invited to meet and interact with overseas delegations who are actively building relationships within the UAE.
Join the IBN
The aim of the Irish Business Council, or the Irish Business Network as it is more commonly known, is to promote commercial and business interests in the UAE by providing a platform for members to network across various industries.
Benefits for members include:
- Develop your network in the UAE through various networking and social events
- Opportunities to promote your company, products and services through elevator pitches at IBN Breakfast Meetings
- Exchange of information and ideas through focused industry sector groups
To become a member please go to our registration page. Once you have added your details and your membership fee has been received, an email will be sent to you confirming your registration, which will include your login details. Your membership card will be available for collection at the next IBN event, which you will need to show at IBN events.