What Does Council Do?

Being a member of Dublin Chamber’s elected Council would provide you with an opportunity to make a real impact in our city’s future.   Dublin Chamber relies on the active support of Council members and their businesses. Members act as a sounding board for their business and sector. They bring their expertise and that of their company in promoting the Chamber vision for Dublin in 2050, contributing to research, influencing Government, supporting membership development and promoting the services of the Chamber.

Being a member of Council also provides a great opportunity to network with your peers in business covering the full spectrum of business in Dublin and across all sectors of the economy.  Through active participation on Council, members can share their business acumen to inform decision–making as we help businesses succeed in a successful Dublin.

Council members are asked to sign up to a Code of Governance, which details their roles and key responsibilities, such as working on taskforces and attending events. At its heart, Council represents the collective interests of the Membership and acts in the best interests of the Chamber and its Membership. Council also elects the President of Dublin Chamber, who must be a serving Council member, and the President is formally ratified at the AGM. The President and Nominations Committee then appoint a Board, which is responsible for the governance and management of Chamber business.

A list of our 2022 Council members can be found here.

What’s the time commitment?

At a minimum, the Council meets 7 times a year and each member contributes to at least one taskforce, which will meet 4-6 times per year. Council members are generally much more engaged in supporting Chamber events, promoting the Chamber, its mission and vision, as well as the Chamber’s influencing agenda.

What do I need to do to run for election?

To run for Council, you must be nominated by two fellow members of Dublin Chamber (they can be your colleagues) and provide us with a photo, 60 word biography and 120 word election statement by 27th January 2023.  Voting opens on 13th February 2023 and runs until 17th February 2023. The results are announced at the Chamber’s AGM on 23rd February 2023 .  The Elections page (and voting page) are located here.


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Our Mission:

Helping your business succeed in a successful Dublin


Our Vision:

That Dublin will be globally renowned for its quality of life, sustainability and economic vibrancy.


Our Values 

  • Knowledge is power
  • Ambition for the future
  • Strength in networks
  • Building resilience

Connecting:

Dublin Chamber represents more than 1,300 companies, from start-ups to multi-nationals, connecting over 50 industry sectors through a membership programme designed to engage every level and discipline.  Networking is a pillar of Dublin Chamber, offering members 130 events per annum at which to learn best practice and connect with the wider Dublin business community.

To be the voice of Dublin business  To be Dublin’s best business network, local and international  To deliver inspiring business learning and leadership       Dublin Chamber's Annual Dinner attracts over 1500 business professionals every year     
 


Influencing: 

Dublin is the engine of growth in the national economy and the Chamber is a key contributor to the development of enterprise and economic policy throughout Ireland. The Chamber provides a range of business services, including international business assistance, export services and business promotion opportunities.  Founded in 1783, the Chamber has represented the interests of business across the Greater Dublin Area for more than 200 years. 

Dublin is our business


Policy Priorities A Vision for Dublin

The Chamber's policy campaign activity is determined by direct feedback from members and through our quarterly Business Trends Survey. Our current focus is on eight key areas, read more in detail here 


                               

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