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IBN Irish Business Network |We help you achieve your business goals

The Irish Business Network Austria

We help you achieve your business goals!


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Our Goals

a "must visit" site

to be a “must visit” address for Irish business professionals new to Austria


meet people

to provide the opportunity for members to meet the people in other business sectors and industries

share information

to facilitate the sharing of information and the provision of professional support of use to members

provide access

to provide access directly or through referrals to decision makers in different business sectors

opportunities to learn

to provide members with opportunities to learn about other business sectors and industries

link to networks

to link to other networks of relevance to members

What can you expect from the Irish Business Network?

the IBN as an event organiser

the IBN will invite guest speakers to talk on various business themes, relevant and of interest to members. It is envisaged these events will occur three to maximum four times a year. Scheduled events will be communicated to members well in advance.


The IBN as Network Facilitator

there will always be ample opportunity for networking at IBN events, but it is equally important that members have the capacity to communicate with each other whenever they choose using Social Media such as LinkedIn.


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AGM 2018

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Who's behind the Irish Business Network?

Enthusiastically supported by the Irish Embassy in Austria and Enterprise Ireland, the IBN is run by a voluntary steering committee of 4 people from diverse industries with many years of collective business experience in Austria and abroad.

Joanne Hunger

Joanne Hunger

Sales and Banking

SME and Corporate Banking specialist. Working at Western Union International Bank as Country Manager, Austria.
+43 (0)676 775 03 43

Dr. Brian A. Crowe

Dr. Brian A. Crowe

Biotechnology/Bioscience Research

Immunologist and Infectious Disease Expert. Research Director with over 30 years of experience in Bioscience and Vaccine Research and Development.
+43 (0)664 812 0408

Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison

FMCG and General Management

Various managerial roles in the Drinks, FMCG and Market Research Industries. Proprietor of Harrison WineSelect, a wine and spirit company based in Vienna.
+43 (0)699 1097 8601

Dr. Robert Finan

Dr. Robert Finan

IT Consultant

Over twenty years of experience in the IT industry, currently working as an agile coach.

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