Conference Overview

AIBF Delegate Pass: $240; AIBF Delegate Pass - including Match Day experience with Ticket: $340

On August 28, 2014, the American – Irish Business Forum will be taking place in Dublin, Ireland. A curtain raiser to the highly anticipated “Croke Park Classic” Football game between Penn State & Central Florida taking place that weekend in Dublin, the business conference will focus specifically on trade and enterprise between FLORIDA, PENNSYLVANIA and IRELAND. It will add a global business component to the overall weekend experience, providing a unique opportunity to strengthen already existing relationships and to create new business.

The American – Irish Business Forum (AIBF) will be a single day event, bringing together high level stakeholders from both the public and private sectors of Florida, Pennsylvania and Ireland, providing opportunities in targeted industry sectors including:

  • Energy

  • Infrastructure

  • Technology (Information & Communications)

  • Life Sciences / Pharma / Bio Tech

  • Agribusiness

  • Manufacturing

  • Higher Education (incl R&D)

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Featured Speakers


Kingsley Aikins

CEO, Diaspora Matters

Kingsley Aikins was born and educated in Dublin attending The High School and Trinity College where he graduated with an honours degree in Economics and Politics. He also has a post graduate diploma in export marketing. He is a member of the Institutes of Exports, Marketing and Linguists (French and Spanish). For ...
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President Eric J. Barron

Penn State, Office of the President

Eric J. Barron, former dean at Penn State and former president of Florida State University, began his presidency at Penn State on May 12, 2014. Succeeding former President Rodney Erickson, who had served since 2011, Dr. Barron was named the 18th President of Penn State by the University’s Board of Trustees ...
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Brendan O’Regan

Founder and CEO, Zenith Technologies

As a successful entrepreneur and Senior Executive , Brendan has built and organically grown a number of technology companies, sourcing and building strong technical and management teams, expanding geographically and dealing with the cultural and management challenges of going global. As an Experienced ...
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Jim Smyth

CEO, Airsynergy

Jim Smyth is the CEO of renewable energy technology IP company, Airsynergy. Jim is the lead inventor and visionary behind Airsynergy’s technologies including its ground breaking wind turbine design. Interim power readings on the 5kW unit by GL confirm 100 per cent more power output than comparative 5kW ...
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