Latest Ibec CEO Update

December 15, 2022

Dear member,

As part of the implementation of our strategy 2020-2025, Building Brighter Business, Ibec is currently undertaking a major digital transformation project.  Our ‘Cloud Transformation’ project has seen us migrate to a new CRM and Communications platform using Microsoft Dynamics and Click Dimensions. You may see some small differences in the look and feel of our communications, with the ultimate aim being more tailored and timely communications to you.

Please note the following changes in your user experience:

  • For meeting invitations, we are currently using iCal invitations. What this means is that you are asked to click on the iCal link in the email, and double-click on the downloaded file to accept the meeting so that it populates your calendar.  Please remember to do this as otherwise the meeting will not populate into your calendar.
  • For documents, our new email technology means that documentation is no longer shared via attachment but rather via links.  You can be assured that any links received from Ibec are secure.  Please access the links and download the documents as appropriate to your own system for future reference.

This is an exciting project for Ibec that will deliver more impactful, tailored communications for you and the broader Ibec community. If you have any queries on it, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Elsewhere, we are getting ready for another busy year ahead here in Ibec. We will be marking the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement with a new campaign, ‘For Peace and Prosperity’.

The campaign will highlight how the stability brought about by the Agreement has enhanced the economies of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the all-island. It will illustrate the pivotal role that business has played in perpetuating peace and prosperity on the island.

At the launch event, Ibec will be publishing a new report on the economic impact of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement examining the peace ‘dividend’ and what can be done to sustain the peace and prosperity.

The launch will take place in Ibec’s offices in Dublin on the morning of the 18th of January. You can register to attend here

Finally this week, I leave you with the latest episode of Ibec Voices, in which we explore a transformative approach to promoting gender equality and preventing sexual harassment in both the personal and professional spheres. We are joined on the podcast by Dr Kara McGann, Ibec Head of Social Policy, and Jackson Katz Ph.D., educator and thought leader, internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. I encourage you to listen in.

Many thanks once again for all of your ongoing support, and I wish you and your loved ones a very happy Christmas.

Kind regards,

Danny McCoy