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Upcoming Events

The 2016 Deloitte Financial Reporting Conference is taking place on Tuesday, 18 October in the Convention Centre Dublin, 

Our conference theme is "Embracing change" and there continues to be significant change this year for anyone involved in accounting to embrace. The ongoing impact of Brexit on the business world and the preparation of the annual report, learnings from the first year applying new Irish GAAP and the impact of the Companies Act 2014 will be discussed. 

The conference will begin at 8am and finish at 12.45pm, followed by a light lunch. 

If you are interested in attending, please email dfrc@deloitte.ie 

Previous Events

July 2016 

Deloitte held a breakfast briefing titled, Brexit: The aftermath on Tuesday 19 July.

During the event, our speakers and panellists focused on the impact of Brexit and the related implications for businesses. Our speakers also looked at how companies can identify new opportunities and mitigate any downside risks.

For further information, please click here.  

June 2016 

Deloitte sponsored a PRMIA event, Stress-Testing an ECB Decision Makers Viewpoint discussion on Thursday 16 June.

John Fell, Deputy Director General for Macro-Prudential Policy & Financial Stability in the ECB lead an open discussion around the ECB’s latest wave of stress tests and what they mean for Ireland and the rest of Europe.  

The Deloitte Life Capital Management Forum took place on Thursday 16 June.

The forum comprised of an overview of capital management trends of Europe based on the results of Deloitte’s recent capital management in insurance survey and reviewed capital management techniques in a Solvency II world with practical examples from Irish and UK Deloitte practitioners.

Peter Nowell, ‘Global Head of Structuring – Finance Solutions’ at SCOR spoke about reinsurance based capital optimisation techniques followed by a roundtable discussion.

 

The Deloitte Annual Healthcare Session took place on Wednesday 8 June.

A wide range of topics were covered, discussing the key challenges and issues facing Hospitals and Hospital Group Executives and their Board members.

Steven Picken, a Senior Manager in Deloitte UK and Melissa Scully, a Senior Manager in Deloitte Ireland shared some insights into effective Clinical and Corporate Governance. Kieran Devery, Director in Deloitte Ireland discussed some common difficulties in workplace planning in a Hospital environment and shared some practical solutions. While Donal Murray, a Senior Manager in Deloitte Ireland discussed the upcoming changes in legislation and the impact for Hospitals. 

May 2016 

Deloitte held a Mergers & Acquisitions Seminar on Thursday 26 May.

The seminar covered areas such as achieving a successful growth strategy through M&A i.e. acquisitions and strategic disposals and the vendors approach to a successful sales process. 

April 2016

Deloitte held an International Tax breakfast briefing on 26 April.

Areas focused on:

  • The changing role of tax departments and managing evolving expectations in a post-BEPS world
  • Tax rulings and their future role in light of State Aid investigations and increased transparency
  • An update on EU and US international tax reform and present-day planning considerations
  • Irish international tax developments, including transfer pricing

The event featured insights from a range of speakers including Deloitte international tax practitioners and government officials.

The Trinity Foresight Business Group breakfast briefing in association with Deloitte was held on Tuesday, 5 April 2016 in Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street. The keynote speaker was Mike McGearty, CEO of CarTrawler. 

This breakfast provided an opportunity for students of Trinity College to meet with business people from diverse industries while also providing a networking opportunity for all involved. The Foresight business breakfast is organised in conjunction with Deloitte and the School of Business Studies at Trinity College. 

March 2016 

International Women's Day Event: Celebration, Connection, Inspiration, Thursday 8th March 2016

Deloitte celebrated International Women’s Day by sponsoring Dublin Chamber of Commerce Annual International Women’s Day Event which took place on Tuesday 8th March in the Davenport Hotel.

Almost 400 of Ireland’s successful business women and female entrepreneurs gathered to celebrate.

The theme of the event was ‘Celebration, Connection and Inspiration for Women in Business in Dublin’. Keynote speaker was Julie O’Neill, Strategic Management Consultant at Join the Dots, former Secretary General of the Department of Transport and board member at Ryanair.

Ms. O’Neill was joined on the speaker panel at the Deloitte – sponsored event by Karen Frawley, Partner Deloitte, Ciara Troy, founder of sushi producer Oishii Sushi, Edel Creely, Group Managing Director at IT support solutions Trilogy Technologies and Lisa Smith, founder of mentoring company EngageSmith.

The event was concluded with an interactive Q&A session.

Deloitte Best Managed Companies 2016 

On Friday, 4 March, 2016, we hosted the eighth annual Deloitte Best Managed Companies Symposium and Gala Awards.

Our symposium was attending by over 450 delegates and brought the leaders and management teams of the 115 winning companies together for an afternoon of networking and an inspirational line up of guest speakers. Later that evening over 800 guests joined us to celebrate at the Gala Awards, where our guest speaker, Frank Ryan, BMC Judging Panel Chair, congratulated the award winners in a keynote speech.

Companies from all four provinces of Ireland received the award for the first time. 18 companies achieved special gold standard accolade, receiving the award for fourth consecutive year and 11 companies reached the Platinum Club, for seven consecutive years on the programme.

If you would like to learn more about the programme or have any questions, please contact Clara Magee at cmagee@deloitte.ie

December 2015 

Tax Breakfast Briefing 

A special tax breakfast briefing took place about the implications of Finance Bill 2015 at the InterContinental Hotel. The briefing covered Committee and Report Stage amendments and the implications of the Finance Bill for both individuals and businesses in Ireland, with a specific focus on highlighting critical areas for action pre-year end.  

Solvency II Breakfast Briefing Series

We held a series of breakfast briefings to highlight priorities and key issues insurance companies faced while working through the final stage of their solvency II plans.

We will hold a further briefing in early March in advance of submitting the first reporting requirements.

For more information on this event, please click here.

September 

Deloitte Financial Reporting Conference 2015

Date: 23rd September

Venue: National Convention Centre

November 2015 

Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards

On Friday, 13 November we hosted the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards which are in their sixteenth year in Ireland. The awards rank the very best of the indigenous technology sector and will recognise those companies that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover over the last four years. Cumulatively, the 2015 Fast 50 winners generated approximately €480 million in total annual revenues in 2014. The average revenue of companies featuring on the ranking was €9.5 million, while the average growth rate of the companies over the last four years was 540%. In addition to the Fast 50 ranking, the Rising Star category will honours two up-and-coming companies who are in business less than 4 years.

This year we saw 26 new entrants rank, nine of which featured in the top ten. All four provinces are featured on this year’s ranking. 30 of the winners are Leinster-based, 11 are based in Ulster, followed by Munster with seven companies, and Connaught with two companies.  

If you would like to learn more about the programme or have any questions, please contact Danika Kelly at dkelly@deloitte.ie

 

May 2015 

Tax Accounting Workshop

The Deloitte Tax department held a Tax Accounting Workshop outlining some key accounting developments for tax professionals with a particular focus new Irish GAAP, on Wednesday, 13 May 2015, in the Radisson Golden Lane, Dublin 8. 

The briefing illustrated some of the challenges likely to be faced by tax professionals over the coming years and outlined our views on the practical implications of these changes. 

Speakers included: 

Tom Maguire

Oliver Holt

Michael Raine

Shane Murphy 

April 2015

BEPS Breakfast Briefing

On 22 April, the Tax department held an event for clients at which we presented an update on the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) initiative and what it means companies, particularly multinationals. We were fortunate to have an outstanding line-up of speakers in Bill Dodwell, Tax Policy Partner at Deloitte UK, Gerard Feeney, Transfer Pricing Director here at Deloitte Ireland and Alan Carey from Irish Revenue. For more information 

For more information on that, please visit www.deloitte.com/ie/taxathand. Download Deloitte tax@hand for free for iOS (App Store), Android (Google play) or BlackBerry (BlackBerry World) or visit the tax@hand desktop website: www.taxathand.com.

Higher Education Seminar

Deloitte hosted a seminar Internationalisation in Higher Education on Tuesday, 21 April in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin 2.

Internationalisation has developed enormously over the last 10 years and is a key area of focus in most Higher Education Institutions in 2015. 

Over 50 delegates from higher education institutions in Ireland attended the conference. Deloitte also officially launched their survey on Higher Education Finance.

R&D Tax Credit Seminar

Our unique R&D tax credit seminar recently took place in the Radisson Golden Lane. It aimed at providing value to attendees by exploring some of the complexities surrounding R&D tax credit in detail.  For more information on the event, please click hereOur unique R&D tax credit seminar recently took place in the Radisson Golden Lane. It aimed at providing value to attendees by exploring some of the complexities surrounding R&D tax credit in detail.  For more information on the event, please click here

American Member Chambers Event

Approximately 100 American Chamber members attended a Deloitte hosted Healthcare Insurance breakfast briefing on the Future of Benefits Packages. The competition for talent is very present and companies are continually refining their compensation and benefits packages to stay attractive. The speakers on the day looked at the recent changes to health insurance legislation and highlighted those changes which will soon impact businesses. Our Tax team focused on the impact that those changes will have on compensation and benefits strategies and also discussed potential alternatives whilst Rob Wood from our Consulting team looked at the regulatory impact and provided some relevant industry insights.

View the slides from the briefing

March 2015

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies, Symposium and Gala Awards took place on Friday, 6 March in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Companies from all four provinces receive the award for the first time.

18 companies achieve special gold standard accolade, receiving the award for fourth consecutive year and 11 companies reach the Platinum Club, for seven consecutive years on the programme.

Over on hundred (110) leading Irish indigenous companies have been recognised for outstanding levels of business performance at the seventh annual Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, held in Dublin. The winners comprised companies receiving the award for the first time, in addition to companies that have maintained the standard of a Best Managed Company for a number of years, thereby retaining the accolade. Minster Richard Bruton T.D., congratulated the award winners in a keynote speech at the event.

December 2014

At our Tax breakfast briefing on 2 December we discussed all aspects of the Finance Bill, including Committee Stage amendments, and its impact on businesses and individuals in Ireland with a specific focus on pre-year end planning opportunities.

The Annual Summer Alumni

Date: 26th May

Venue: Residents Members Club

Please RSVP to alumniireland@deloitte.ie to secure your place.