Brain Gain — Thursday 24th July 2014
Established in 2009, Brain Gain Ireland is a network of international entrepreneurs, professionals and business people who have migrated to Ireland. The number of Irish residents who were born outside Ireland has continued to increase in recent years, now accounting for over 12% of the Irish population. Throughout the Celtic Tiger, private organisations alongside the Irish government travelled the world seeking to attract global professionals to relocate to Ireland in order to keep up with the booming labour demands across all sectors. In recent years, the sluggish performance of the Irish economy has meant difficulty and hardship for all, natives and international professionals included. THe goals of this event were to share, explore and highlight the ‘Gains’, contributions and experiences of migrant professionals and entrepreneurs in Ireland. Through proactive networking, open discussion and a friendly atmosphere we aim to create a strong network of opportunities for all migrant professionals and entrepreneurs in Ireland.