May 22nd 2013 – CEIA Conference – The Changing Role of Manufacturing in Ireland

The Cork Electronics Industry Association is pleased to present a conference on an important national topic. The conference will offer engineers, industry leaders, policy makers and educators an opportunity to explore the topic of the role of manufacturing in Ireland.

Presentations by distinguished speakers, chaired by an illustrious entrepreneur, is followed by a panel discussion with ample time for questions and answers. A networking hour and lunch will provide additional opportunity to meet the speakers, renew acquaintances and join in stimulating discussions with other participants. Continue reading

March 2013 Business Briefing

Tyco/Sensormatic & ICT Ireland,  Wednesday March 20th at 6.30pm


Donal Sullivan, Managing Director, Cork

Tyco has gone through major changes over the pass years and Donal Sullivan the MD  in Cork will share with us just how Tyco has ‘re invented’  itself, he will focus on Corporate structures beyond manufacturing and provide an insight into FCPA – (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)

Graduate of UL, Donal started his career with Apple in Cork as an Engineer, he moved to Dovatron, which was subsequently acquired by Flextronics International. Donal spent the next 12 years managing large customers of Flextronics and in 2004 joined Tyco as Managing Director, he became Tyco Global Compliance Leader, for Anti-bribery/Corruption function, in 2010.


Paul Sweetman, Director, ICT Ireland



ICT Ireland is the leading representative body for the technology sector in Ireland and is affiliated to the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) The chairman of the CEIA sits on the ICT Ireland governing council. We are delighted to welcome Paul Sweetman, director of the group to talk with us on how ICT Ireland influences policy, improves markets & supply chains and helps its members grow their businesses.

Paul is Director of IBEC’s technology sectors: ICT Ireland and the Irish Software Association. These groups work on the key competitiveness issues for both the indigenous and multinational technology sectors, ensuring Ireland is a prime location for growth and development of technology companies. Paul’s previous briefs in IBEC have included managing IBEC’s Transport and Public Private Partnership Unit and Environment Policy Executive. Paul has also worked as an engineer in the US and Northern Ireland. Paul holds a bachelors and masters degree in engineering.

The CEIA would like to thank Donal and his team in Tyco for

hosting this event.


After the presentations, there will be a networking opportunity                                               with light refreshments served.

January 2013 Business Briefing

23rd January 2013 – EMC, Ovens,

Our opening Business Briefing of 2013 focused on Tax and provided discussion from two leading companies on the topic: Leyton Consulting and PriceWaterhouseCoopers –areas to be presented: R&D Tax Credits(Leyton) and Personal & Corporate Tax (PwC), our guest Speakers for the evening are: Continue reading

CEIA Holds 28th AGM

The Cork Electronic Industry Association (CEIA) held its 28th AGM on Wednesday 28th November last at Maryborough House Hotel Douglas Cork.

Sean Gayer (Chairman) welcomed the large gathering and a review of the year’s events was presented to the members in attendance.

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June Business Briefing 2012

CEIA Members are cordially invited to attend our June 2012 business briefing taking place at

Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Douglas in the Newenham Suite; 6:30pm June 21st with Guest Speaker

Denis Dempsey, Senior Manager, Intel Corporation Ireland            

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May Business Briefing of 2012

Irish Maritime & Energy Resource Cluster

National Maritime College of Ireland

Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Thursday, May 31st, 6.30pm

Ireland currently faces economic difficulties of a depth and scale unknown since the foundation of the State. Our economic crisis presents us with an opportunity to derive greater efficiencies from investment in national infrastructure and to innovate to achieve optimum benefits from Ireland’s vast marine resource. Continue reading