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The benefits of our membership packages are varied, with the main benefits being that they tailor to you as an individual or to your business as a whole. Our members benefit from opportunities in networking, professional development, leadership, career development and support from our network of contacts in local, national and international business communities. ICCCVan works closely with local and international trade agencies (e.g. Enterprise Ireland, Small Business BC, Innovate BC) government bodies (e.g. Consulate, Embassy) and our sister Chambers across Canada (Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto & Montreal)
In addition to being able to promote you and your business at our events, ICCCVan will also provide you with additional exposure via our social media channels and email newsletters. As well, our members have access to our online members directory and a listing for you or your business.
We currently have two membership options available to our community:
Health Care and Social Assistance
Alan moved to Vancouver in 2012 from Dublin after a few years travelling and working abroad in New Zealand, Australia and Uganda. Before leaving Dublin, Alan spent 4 years working with PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Management Consulting mainly helping banking clients to survive the financial crisis by raising billions in funding and rebuilding departments. Alan joined Ledcor in 2012 and worked on the Business Improvement team with their Resources and Transportation division. His work involved helping them to scale their fixed wing and rotary businesses, marine towing, trucking and forestry businesses. This included M&A, helping to establish and grow international revenue in Asia and the UK, continuous improvement and system implementations. He left to enter the cannabis industry pre-legalisation with Aurora Cannabis and helping them to expand internationally through M&A and led a number of Finance Transformation projects. He then was involved with a cannabis start up who looked to launch new products into the canadian market. In his role with the chamber he is looking forward to bringing more events to members and providing great networking opportunities for Irish people to thrive professionally.
Business Development, Career Development, Entrepreneurship, International Trade, Import / Export, Product Development, Research & Development, Social Networking, Technology
Finance and Insurance
A member of MNP’s Enterprise Risk team in Vancouver, Alan is a trusted advisor who works closely with his clients and delivers tailored solutions to meet each client’s unique needs. Alan began his career more than two decades ago in external audit, working for a Big Four firm in his native Ireland and in Bermuda. For the past decade, he has worked extensively with privately held companies, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies, leading outsourced internal audit functions and engagements across Canada. Alan’s areas of expertise include board governance, financial operations, regulatory compliance, credit risk management, operational and process efficiency reviews and value-for-money audits. Alan earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in corporate finance from Maynooth University, Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Ireland (FCPA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Services Auditor (IIA). He is a Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA), Certified Risk and Internal Control Professional (CRICP) and Certified Procurement and Supply Chain Professional (CPSCP). In 2020, Alan was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver's Top 40 Under 40.
Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Social Networking
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Amy hails from Cork and lived in NYC for 2 years before she came to Vancouver in 2017. As an award winning, digital marketer, Amy has worked with companies across industries, primarily in SaaS. Having graduated from UCC in 2013 with a Bachelor of Commerce, major in marketing and minor in information systems, Amy has worked at the intersection of marketing and technology ever since. Amy has experience working with an array of tools including Salesforce, WordPress, HubSpot, Photoshop, Google, MailChimp and Shopify. She has recently set up a digital agency to help businesses grow and optimize their digital presence. In her spare time, Amy is passionate about volunteering with community organisations, traveling and is a big foodie.
Entrepreneurship, Product Development, Social Networking, Technology
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Eoin is originally from Douglas, Cork and moved to Vancouver in 2014 after a short stint in Whistler to do a ski season. Eoin works as a Lawyer at Meridian Law Group in downtown Vancouver. At Meridian Law Group we work for businesses and individuals giving legal advice and empowering them to make the right decisions for their situations. We advise people and businesses in various situations, most commonly where somebody is injured in an accident, when they are involved in disputes like contract disputes, where there are family law issues or businesses chasing an unpaid bill. We are able to give legal advice on a wide range of issues and we can also notarize documents that are needed for immigration purposes. The best thing to do is contact our office if you think you have a legal issue and we should be able to get to the bottom of it for you. Eoin has a specialization in professional negligence claims against immigration consultants.
Advocacy & Lobbying, Business Development, Career Development, Entrepreneurship, Social Networking, Technology
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Julie has been producing spectacular live events for nearly two decades and more recently virtual ones as well. Her experience runs the spectrum of conferences to galas to massive events such as General Manager of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Irish House. She was the winner of Canada's Favourite Event Planner in 2015 as well as winning Top Event Venue for her banquet hall, Jewel Ballroom & Catering in 2015.
Business Development, Career Development, Entrepreneurship, Social Networking
Mike has been in the Professional Services/AEC industry for almost a decade. He has been in Vancouver since 2011 . Joining Integral Group in 2016, he led marketing, proposals, and communications for western Canada, and through his development of a proposal process and strategy he has seen the region win major pursuits, enhance their service offerings, and diversify across market sectors. He is now the Director of Market Intelligence for Integral Group. A big focus for Mike is leading a culture of business ownership and client accountability by empowering confident decision making, driving strategy and innovating on a global level for the firm. Mike thrives in providing strategy and driving market growth in our fast and competitive industry. In both his personal and professional life, he aims to live by two standards: accountability and integrity. He believes in being responsible and live by your word.
Business Development, Career Development, Entrepreneurship