Gold Sponsor


Headquartered in Dublin with offices in London, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco, more than 650 people work across Matheson's five offices, including 80 partners and tax principals and over 350 legal and tax professionals. Matheson concentrates on serving the Irish legal needs of internationally focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. Matheson's clients include the majority of the Fortune 100 companies and over half of the world's 50 largest banks. Matheson has worked closely with some of the world's largest tech multinationals and high-profile start-ups advising 7 of the top 10 global technology brands.

CDB Aviation Lease Finance
CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co, which in turn is part of the world's largest development finance institution. As a full-service lessor, CDB Aviation offers a wide array of valuable services to airlines, from traditional operating leases, to fleet renewals, to structured financings. With a portfolio of the most sought after aircraft types, CDB Aviation offers innovative and cost-effective leasing solutions that support its airline partners to realize their goals.

Silver Sponsor

Northern Trust
A proven partner to some of the world's most successful and innovative investment managers in the funds business, Northern Trust has over 30 years' experience administering the full spectrum of investment strategies across; traditional and alternative asset classes including hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, private equity funds, and real estate funds. In addition we offer wide ranging support for tax-transparent funds.

IDA Ireland

Invest NI
Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) is Northern Ireland's regional economic development agency. It is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) of the Department for the Economy (DfE). As the regional business development agency, Invest NI's role is to grow the local economy. It does this by helping new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland.

Bronze Sponsor

Objectway Group
Objectway is a leading provider of financial software and digital solutions to the worldwide financial services industry, with clients in 15 countries. Its award-winning software platforms are the trusted choice of leading wealth and investment management firms across the globe - from EMEA to Canada to Central America. From its offices in Italy, the UK, Belgium, Ireland and South Africa, Objectway has more than 500 employees supporting approximately 100,000 investment professionals to manage more than one trillion euros in wealth.

Walkers is a pre-eminent financial services law firm. We provide market leading Irish legal, tax, listing and professional services solutions to domestic and international financial institutions, investment managers, private equity groups and corporations. The firm has a considerable global presence with ten offices, 95 partners and more than 700 staff providing a 24/7 service to our clients

IBA is a leading independent aviation consultancy advising a broad mix of lessors, operators, financiers and investors. Operating globally, we inform decision making and support operations across the aviation spectrum. Supporting strategic investments, managing aircraft, advising on expansion, or driving efficiency improvements, our mix of intelligence gathering, analysis, proprietary data, technical expertise and decades of aviation experience delivers value across aviation opportunities and challenges.

The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO)

The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) is Ireland's national dedicated development, promotional and marketing agency for the shipping and shipping services sector.

The IMDO is the Irish government agency which provides support to national and international maritime businesses in Ireland. It is the aim of the IMDO to be the focal point for maritime business in Ireland. The IMDO provides government and industry with a range of information and reporting across the sector and works with international businesses to help them set-up or expand in Ireland. The IMDO is also Ireland's designated Shortsea Shipping Agency and provides independent advice and guidance on EU funding initiatives.

The IMDO was established by the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1999, as part of the Marine Institute, under an amendment to the Marine Institute Act 1991 in December 1999. The IMDO commenced operations in July 2000. After subsequent amendment in the Harbours (Amendment) Act 2009 its legislative mandate includes the following functions:

To promote and assist the development of Irish shipping and Irish shipping services and seafarer training. To liaise with, support and market the shipping and shipping services sector. To advise the Minister for Transport on the development and co-ordination of policy in the shipping and shipping services sector so as to protect and create employment. To carry out policy as may be specified by the Minister for Transport relating to the shipping and shipping services sector and seafarer training. To advise the Minister for Transport on the development and co-ordination of policy and to carry out policy, as may be specified by that Minister, relating to ports and the ports services sector, and; any additional functions relating to the shipping and shipping services sector conferred on the Institute under section 4(4) of this Act.

Shipping services are defined as: sea routes, ship management, technical management, commercial management, crew management, ship finance and mortgages, marine insurance, maritime legal services, shipbroking and ship chartering.


IFSC Dublin Inner City Trust Co.
"Helping Dublin's Inner City Communities by supporting Local Education and Social Activities that make a difference " Established by a group of IFSC companies in 1992, the purpose of the Trust is to provide financial support to worthy projects and community organisations within Dublin's inner city. The emphasis is on supporting groups focused on educational, social, health and well-being, sporting and cultural activities. Typical projects tend to be small scale and focused on alleviating economic and social disadvantage. For further information please visit: