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Ireland Week Presents Connect353 - The Ireland Conference : Thurs 19th October 2017 : Los Angeles

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

Ireland Week Presents Connect353 - The Ireland...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Connect 353 Early Bird - Thurs 10/19 8:00am to 6:00pm Ended $99.00 $6.44
Connect 353 One Day Pass -Thurs 10/19 8:00am to 6:00pm 18h 58m $155.00 $9.52
Early Bird 1d 17h 28m Free $0.00

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Connect353 is a jam packed one day conference featuring panels covering a wide base of Ireland and Irish related subjects.

Join us for registration and a networking continental breakfast from 8am and enjoy a range of panels and topics from 9am.

Panelists and topics include:


9.20am: Ireland and the World Economy: International Trade, Finance and the Brexit Effect

HE Dan Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the USA joins Harry Hartford, President, Head of Fundamental Research Causeway Capital Management LLC; Michael D'Arcy TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance.


9.55am: Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Ireland

From the Skelligs to the Stars. Hear Rian Johnson, Director, in discussion with Ram Bergman, Producer of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Twitter: @RianJohnson / @BergmanRam / @StarWars


10.45am: Tourism in Ireland: forging a new path

Hear from Donal Skehan, chef and author; Gabe Saglie, Travelzoo Editor; Sarah Murphy of Airbnb Experiences, Jeff Wright, Aer Lingus and Johnny Jett, influential travel writer.
Twitter: @donalskehan / @gabesaglie / @sarahrmurphy / @johnnyjet

11.20am: Ireland's Innovation and Creativity

Pat Phelan, SVP Transunion talks with Dan Kiely, CEO and Co-founder of Voxpro and Kieran Hannon, CMO of Belkin to discuss Ireland's entrepreneurs and innovators.

Twitter: @PatPhelan / @DanKielyVoxPro / @KieranHannon


12pm - 1.15pm:  LUNCH at leisure in LA Live Restaurants


1.15pm: Gaming in Ireland: Serious game play

Eimear Noone, Conductor and Composer with Blizzard Games joins Robert Keenan, Seismic Games, Paul Hayes, CEO of Beachhut PR and Video Game Industry Veteran David Perry to discuss the gaming industry and passion in Ireland.


2.05pm: The Cultural Reach - Connecting the Dots

Paul Hayes, CEO of Beachhut PR is joined by Fionnuala Flanagan, Actor; Rory O'Neill, aka Panti Bliss and Angela Dorgan, CEO of First Music Contact / Music From Ireland.

Twitter: @paulhayesman / @pantibliss / @MusicFrmIreland


2.40pm: Ireland - where Animation happens

Paul Young, CEO of Cartoon Saloon and Pat Quinn, CEO of Quinn Media Management join Hannah Dobson of Enterprise Ireland and Russell Hicks, Former President of Content Production for Nickelodeon to talk about Ireland's booming Animation Industry.


3.10pm: The Making of The Breadwinner

Join Paul Young, CEO of Oscar Nominated Animation Studio Cartoon Saloon, with Gerry Shirren, MD and Nora Twomey, Director of The Breadwinner.

Twitter: @CartoonSaloon / @BreadwinnerThe


3.25pm:  Tea / Coffee Networking Break


3.45pm: TV - Ireland's growing international success stories

With panellists including James Hickey, CEO of the Irish Film Board; Michael Elias, Senior VP Head of Production, Showtime; Brian O'Leary, SVP, Tax Counsel NBC and John Corser, VP Production, NBCUniversal Cable Productions, NBC.


4.25pm: Ten Rising Irish Stars featuring Chris O'Dowd

Find out about Hollywood Reporter's Ten Rising Irish Stars, featuring a conversation with BAFTA award winning Actor Chris O'Dowd.

Twitter: @bigboyler


4.45pm: Final Remarks: Robert O'Driscoll

Robert O'Driscoll, Consul General of Ireland to Western United States of America closes the event.

Twitter: @odriscor


Enjoy a networking reception after the event.

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Join us on Twitter at @irelandweek / #irelandweek.

Please note: lunch is not included in ticket price. There are a wide selection of lunch options available at LA Live.

Have questions about Ireland Week Presents Connect353 - The Ireland Conference : Thurs 19th October 2017 : Los Angeles? Contact Ireland Week

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Regal Theater at L.A. LIVE
1000 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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Ireland Week

Ireland week aims to bring Ireland to the world, and the world back to Ireland. 


Taking place in Los Angeles October 16th to 21st  2017 its core aim is to bring a live showcase of Irish creativity and innovation.


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