“Thank you for inviting me to speak at the Irish Echo Gateways to Tomorrow Conference on Thursday, 8th October and for your kind introduction. I enjoyed speaking before the group and hope my remarks were found to be both interesting and informative. My best wishes for your continued success.” – Timothy P. Cahill, Treasurer and Receiver General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
“Congrats to you and your team. You put on an excellent conference. The speakers were very informative and I believe the links established will grow in time. I attended the conference as both a BIBA member and also a member of the Board of the Irish Cultural Center in Canton. Our staff, Vanessa and Louise also attended and we made some good connections.” – Eamonn McGrath, BIBA
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“It is an honor to be recognized with a Golden Bridges Award.” – Bjarni Thorvardarson, CEO of Hibernia Atlantic.
“At the Gateways to Tomorrow conference, we made contacts that I anticipate will develop into mutually beneficial business relationships leading to a significant expansion of tourism between Ireland and New England.” – David Boggs, President/CEO ACRO Global
“The diverse and experienced speakers at the conference all indicate a bright future for Northwest Ireland an d its relationship with the Boston area. I’m sure most, like me, discovered the possibilities and made new acquaintances that will certainly produce new collaboration. Thank you for bringing us all together.”
– Professor Frank Talty, University of Massachusetts Lowell
“The conference was an unqualified success. There was a palpable buzz around every event. We are extremely impressed with the exciting projects underway in the North West and know that great things will come from this event. Already follow-up planning is underway. The Boston Irish Business Association is proud to be involved.”
– Paul Dwyer, President Boston Irish Business Association
“Thank you for ensuring that we all got such an excellent platform to present The derry /nw story. I know how much personal time and effort you have put into not just this event but your own personal mission to forge links between ireland N/S and the US. Please also pass on our thanks to all your Connla and all your team for the hard work behind the scenes.”
– Aideen McGinley, ILEX