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Chairpersons Message

A chara, 

Welcome to the Irish Business Network (IBN) website.

Formed in 2011 to bring together the Irish business community in the emirate, the IBN is an ideal point of contact for newcomers to Dubai as well as long-term residents.

The IBN committee are focused on organizing business themed events throughout the year, which provide a platform for the business community to make new contacts and to network.

Chief among our events are the popular IBN Business Breakfast meetings, which are free to members and which feature keynote speakers from a variety of industries and government officials.

The annual September half-day seminar, which in 2020 attracted over 200 attendees and is also free to members, is one of the highlights of the year with respected speakers from Ireland and the Middle East attending.

The IBN also organise a series of sector meetings throughout the year, which focus on specific themes including the YBN (for members under 35), Construction, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Leadership, SME,  Food,  Digital and Masterclasses. 

I look forward to seeing you at our next IBN event.

Le gach dea-mhéin

Terry Kane 

The IBN Committee

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Terry Kane


Terry Kane is a senior executive charged with leading the marketing strategy for Europe, Middle
East, Africa and Turkey regions for all META (formerly known as Facebook Inc.) platforms and
services. He has 20+ years of experience in commerce, technology, strategy, and marketing in
large national and international organizations working across multiple verticals and
industries. Terry is an avid sports fan and particularly a GAA fan and is ever hopeful of a return of Sam to his native An Dún

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