26th January 2017

To celebrate Australia Day The Irish Australian Chamber IACC will be holding their Inaugural Australia Day Corporate Lunch in Croke Park tomorrow. Cpl are sponsoring the landmark event which will be addressed by H.E Richard Andrews, Australia’s Ambassador to Ireland along with IDA CEO Martin Shanahan.

To celebrate Australia Day The Irish Australian Chamber IACC will be holding their Inaugural Australia Day Corporate Lunch in Croke Park tomorrow. Cpl are sponsoring the landmark event which will be addressed by H.E Richard Andrews, Australia’s Ambassador to Ireland along with IDA CEO Martin Shanahan.

The Irish Australian Chamber (IACC) established its Dublin chapter with the intention of facilitating similar success stories and shared prosperity. Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating once remarked that “Australia without the Irish would be unthinkable . . . unimaginable . . . unspeakable”. This has been shown through the Irish diaspora’s increasing presence and influence in Australia. At the height of the recession 18,200 moved in search of new opportunities. Since 2008 over 100,000 Irish people were granted visas to work there.

However, now we’re seeing a reversal. In the last 12 months alone the numbers moving back home have doubled. The movement of talent between these two nations has had an enormously positive impact for both economies. For one, it has strengthened the ties within the Irish-Australian business community. This partnership is an excellent platform for many businesses to thrive.

A great example of this is Currency Fair who have built an international success story by disrupting the financial services industry. CEO Brett Meyer is an Australian expat and started the business in Ireland with the backing of friends, family and Enterprise Ireland. Since then Currency Fair has rapidly grown from 6 people in 2010 to 96 last year. In 2012 it opened an office in Australia.

Since its establishment in June 2016 the IACC Dublin chapter has worked hard to further cement the successful partnership between the two countries and help businesses like Currency Fair succeed. Cpl launched One Tribe in 2015 with a similar mission to assist the Irish economy in the movement of talent. One Tribe serves as an online resource and concierge service aimed at helping people to come home. One Tribe’s focus is assisting the global movement of talent and improving Irish relations across the globe.

In the age of innovation building relationships is still important. The Irish Australian business has made a considerable contribution to the economy of both countries and continues to power innovation and success. It’s important that both nations work together to support innovative startups like Currency Fair.

Learn more about how One Tribe is helping the Irish Diaspora

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