In 2012 a number of forward-looking individuals with the support of a number of patrons established The Ireland/Texas Business and Education Association.
Since its establishment the association has successfully created a network of Irish & Texan business people, entrepreneurs, educationalists and academics who are dedicated in their support for mentoring and delivering projects for the Irish & Texans at home and abroad.
The asscoation is able to provide its members with valuable information and contacts for doing business in Ireland & Texas. Our members receive regular updates on potential opportunities within in the Irish & Texan business and educational communities, bilateral trade information, Irish related activities in Texas and details of Ireland/Texas Business & Education Associations and partner events. Members will be invited to meet with visiting trade groups from Texas and Ireland as well as to participate visits to Texas and Ireland.
Membership is open to public and private sector organisations ranging from large corporations, government agencies to small and medium enterprises as well as individual professionals and students. Our members include some of the most successful Irish businesses representing all sectors of the business & educational communities including accountancy firms, investment firms, consultants, distributors, exporters, high-tech companies, large private educational bodies, legal advisers, universities, manufacturers, marketing firms, trade specialists, venture capitalists and various other sectors.
Mr Robert Holland, the Chairman of The Ireland/Texas Business & Education Association and Managing Director of a number of Irish businesses is a Irish Peace Commissioner and a former Goverment Advisor to the Irish Government. He maintains a strong relationship with government agencies, the diplomatic corps and industry bodies both in Ireland and Texas.
Our sponsors who have been supportive of our efforts from the beginning include Dublin Institute of Technology, Enterprise Ireland, Emerald Star Investments, Arise International Investments, Colaiste Naomh Eoin and The American Ireland Fund.
As there was little or no trade between the two communities, The Ireland/Texas Business & Education Association committee wished to explore all the potential opportunities and aims to build a bridge between the two communities. Our aims and objectives are simple.