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Golden Bridges 2014 itinerary

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_message color=”alert-info”]Download a PDF copy of this itinerary[/vc_message][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_text_separator title_align=”separator_align_center” title=”Wednesday October 8″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

5:30-6:15PM OPENING RECEPTION

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Welcome by Sean Moynihan, President IN Boston and Principal of The Moynihan Group LLC[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

6:15PM CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]State Senate President Therese Murray Response:Garvan O’Doherty, CEO Garvan O’Doherty Group and Owner of Da Vinci and Waterfoot Hotels, Derry Reading by Poet Fred Marchant[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

6:45PM A REGION ON THE RISE

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Following the success of the Derry-Londonderry City of Culture extravaganza and building on the bedrock of music and song in Donegal, the USP of NorthWest Ireland is increasingly focused on history, heritage, arts and culture. But what are the next steps needed to make this area a must-see for the eight million tourists who come to Ireland each year? Chaired by Sara Stanton, Cara Group Travel Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland Ricky O’Rawe, ChairVisit Derry Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, founder Oideas Gael Fáilte Ireland JeffWright, Aer Lingus[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

7:20PM JEWELS IN THE CROWN

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Chair:Mike Quinlin, Irish Massachusetts Gearóid Ó hEara, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin Representative of Apprentice Boys Museum and Exhibition Norman Houston, Director NI Bureau, Mary McTigue, Irish Cultural Centre of New England[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_text_separator title=”8PM BOARDROOM DIALOGUE SESSIONS” title_align=”separator_align_center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

A PARTNERSHIP FOR PROGRESS What are the key steps we must take to strenghten the Irish American networks and partner them with Irish insitutions and organisations?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Sean Gaffey, Irish International Business Association Ryan McDermott, Boston Irish Business Association Sean Moynihan, Irish Network Boston Éire Society Mary McAleer, Irish American Partnership Donegal County Council Diaspora Project Nuala Friel,Donegal County Council Liaison in Massachusetts[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

JOINED AT THE HIP? Donegal,Derry, Belfast form an arc of progress and potential but how best do we nurture sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships between educational, community and cultural groups in this region and their counterparts in Boston and Massachusetts[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Michael Patrick MacDonald,Author Joyce Linehan,Director of Policy, Boston City Council Prof Frank Talty, Center for Irish Partnerships, UMass Lowell Micheál Ó hEanaigh,Director of Development, Donegal County Council Bob Mauro, Boston College Art McCabe,Director of Community Development, City of Lawrence Michael Alexander, President, Lasell College[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

THIS SPORTING LIFE The epic visit of the Boston Bruins to Belfast in 2010 remains the most high-profile initiative to emerge from the Golden Bridges engagement. In what other ways can sport unite our peoples, build our communities and forge lasting bonds across the Atlantic?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Robbie Fitzpatrick,MD Odyssey Arena,Director Belfast Giants Peter Roby, Director Athletics and Recreation, Northeastern University Representative of Boston Bruins Paddy McDevitt, Boston GAA Brendan Tuohey, Peaceplayers International Gareth Maguire, Sport Changes Life Cathal Conlon, New England Revolution Pat McDevitt, IrishWorld Bridge Champion, Boston[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

8:40PM THE MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Dolores O’Reilly, Ciste[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

8:50 I’M SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Presentation of Heart of Irish America Award to Dropkick Murphys by Senator Linda Dorcena Forry.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_text_separator title=”CONFERENCE CLUB: Mr Dooley’s, 77 Broad St, Boston” title_align=”separator_align_center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”THURSDAY OCTOBER 9” title_align=”separator_align_center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_text_separator title=”BUSINESS BREAKFAST. 7:30-7:45AM REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST” title_align=”separator_align_center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

BREAKFAST SESSIONS 7:45-8:20AM Partnering with Boston,Massachusetts,The University, Life Sciences and Healthcare Capital of America[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Chair: Maureen Bennett, Squire Patton Boggs Kathleen Hagan, Hagan & Company John Curran, Philips Medical Systems Norman Apsley,Northwest Science Park SusanWhoriskey, bio-technology entrepreneur Drew O’Brien, Special Representative for Global Partnerhships at US Dept of State[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

8:20-8:55AM ECONOMIC GROWTH AREAS 2014-2020 Where should the economic focus be in the run-in to 2020 and how best can regions combine across the Atlantic to compete in a global economy[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Chair: Representative from LYIT Michael Orr,Accenture Tim Murray, CEO & PresidentWorcester Chamber of Commerce Tim Fisher,VP Rasky Baerlin Strategic Communications Gerard McCleave, ILEX[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

9AM A TRIPLE WELCOME

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Mayor of Boston MartyWalsh Mayor of Derry Cllr Brenda Stevenson Mayor of Donegal Cllr John Campbell[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

OPENING PLENARY 9:15-9:50AM TRANSATLANTIC TRAILBLAZERS Been there, done that, got the tee-shirt! The companies running successful operations on both sides of the Atlantic[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Chair: John J Reilly, Squire Patton Boggs Paul Vienneau, Merchant Warehouse John Cusilito, Liberty Mutual John Fox, VP Global Business and Technology Solutions, Pramerica Representative of Seagate[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

9:50-10:25AM DRIVING THE NEWECONOMY

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Michael McElroy, Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies, Harvard Commissioners/Dong Engineering/Siemens Conor Devine, Evermore, Derry[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

10:25-11AM CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, CREATIVE FUTURES Can media, design, animation,TV and film production recreate a vibrant corridor of collaboration across the Atlantic?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Chair: Anne Burke, Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council Conor Doherty, CultureTech, Derry Senator Tom Kennedy, Massachusetts Tommy O’Neill III, CEO O’Neill and Associates Colin Williams, Sixteen South and Timothy Egan, CMO, MoodyStreet TV, Boston Belfast[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

11-11:10AM NORTHERN IRELAND-THE FASTEST-GROWING KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY IN EUROPE

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Gary Hanley, SeniorVP Americas, Invest Northern Ireland[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

START-UP SHOOTING STARS 11:10-11:50AM

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Four Northwest Ireland start-ups pitch to a Dragons’ Den/Shark Tank of BostonVC investors. Chair: Frank Reynolds, CFO PixarBio[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/1″][vc_text_separator title=”11:50-12:30PM BOARDROOM DIALOGUE SESSIONS” title_align=”separator_align_center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

IMPRESSING THE VISITOR WITH OUR HOSPITALITY

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Chair: David O’Shaughnessy, President and Managing Director at Seaport Companies Garvan O’Doherty, CEO Garvan O’Doherty Group and Owner of Da Vinci and Waterfoot Hotels, Derry[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

AN POBAL DOMHANDA/THE GLOBAL IRISH DIASPORA: HOW TO PARTNER AND LEVERAGE

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Chair: AJ Gerritson, CEO 451 Marketing Ronnie Millar, Executive Director Irish International Immigrant Center John Foley, Attorney, Foley Law Offices Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, publisher Irish Echo Ed Forry, Pubisher Boston Irish Reporter[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

SMALL BUSINESS THE ENGINE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Chair: Jean Hortsman, CEO Interise Larry O’Toole, President, Gentle Giant Moving Company[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

BUSINESS LUNCHEON 12:30-2:30PM sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs Awardees[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Danny Hutton, Three Dog Night Billy Higgins Michael Alexander, President, Lasell College Sean Moynihan, Irish Network, Boston John J. Fox, Pramerica Paul Vienneau, David McSweeney, Henry Helgeson, Merchant Warehouse
Dave Burke Memorial Award: Billy Sullivan, President of Division 8, AOH
Speakers
Congressman Richard Neal,Democratic Leader Friends of Ireland Caucus Dinny McGinley,T.D Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

3:30PM ROUNDTABLE

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5:30PM RECEPTION

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]in Consulate of Ireland hosted by Consul General of Ireland Breandán Ó Caollaí[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_text_separator title=”CONFERENCE CLUB: Bostonia Public House, 131 State Street, Boston” title_align=”separator_align_center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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