Conference Overview

Early Bird, AIBF only - $240; Early Bird - AIBF, 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


Manuel A. Mencia

Sr. Vice President, International Trade and Business Development, Enterprise Florida Inc.

Manuel (Manny) A. Mencia is Sr. Vice President of the International Trade and Business Development unit of Enterprise Florida, Inc. Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a not-for-profit government business partnership established to guide the development of Florida’s economy. The mission of EFI is to support ...
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Dr. M.J. Soileau

Vice President for Research & Commercialization at the University of Central Florida

Dr. Soileau oversees contract and grant services for the university faculty and staff, technology transfer and commercialization, and management of interdisciplinary centers and institutes such as the Florida Solar Energy Center, the Institute for Simulation and Training, Florida Space Institute, AMPAC, NSTC, and ...
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Lee Constantine

Seminole County Commissioner

Former State Senator Lee Constantine, a graduate of the University of Central Florida, has represented Florida as a public servant for 34 years. In 1978, he was elected the youngest person in the City of Altamonte Springs history, serving as Commissioner and Mayor for 14 years. In 1992, he was elected to the ...
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Niall O’Dowd

Founder of IrishCentral, Irish America Magazine and the Irish Voice Newspaper

Niall is the founder of IrishCentral as well as of Irish America Magazine and the Irish Voice Newspaper, both successful publications. He is also responsible for publishing community news and The Irish Emigrant newspaper in Boston. He founded the Wall Street 50, Top 100 Irish Americans, Business ...
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