A major US conference hosted by IrishCentral on March 15 sought to explain the complex issue and point a way forward for Brexit. Here's a look back:

 "Understanding Brexit," hosted by IrishCentral, was established with an aim to point a way forward for Brexit, gathering together guests from the business community, journalists covering the departure negotiations, and representatives from both the Irish and British governments to discuss the role of the US and the Irish diaspora in this crisis.

Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

You can read a full recap of the event here with pictures and videos below form the event. 

Danny McCoy, CEO of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC), and a speaker on the first panel of the day. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Danny McCoy, CEO of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC), and a speaker on the first panel of the day. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Shaun Kelly, Global Chief Operations Officer at KPMG, and a speaker on the second panel of the day. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Shaun Kelly, Global Chief Operations Officer at KPMG, and a speaker on the second panel of the day. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Senator George Mitchell meets with attendees. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Senator George Mitchell meets with attendees. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Kieran McLoughlin making introductions. Image: Nuala Purcell.

Kieran McLoughlin making introductions. Image: Nuala Purcell.

Panelist Shaun Kelly, KPMG; CEO of Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons. Image: Nuala Purcell.

Panelist Shaun Kelly, KPMG; CEO of Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons. Image: Nuala Purcell.

Read more: Is Ireland the most pro-US voice at the EU table? Brexit conference discusses US-Irish relations

Watch the highlights from the event here:

"Understanding Brexit" - Major US conference pointing a way forward for Brexit

On March 15, IrishCentral hosted "Understanding Brexit," a New York event established with an aim to point a way forward for Brexit. Among the speakers were Irish Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan; House Ways and Means Chairman, Congressman Richie Neal; and Senator and former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland during the peace process, George Mitchell.

Publiée par IrishCentral.com sur Lundi 25 mars 2019

"Understanding Brexit" - Keynote speakers

Senator George Mitchell. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Senator George Mitchell. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Congressman Richie Neal and Senator George Mitchell. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Congressman Richie Neal and Senator George Mitchell. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Congressman Richie Neal. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Congressman Richie Neal. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Senator George Mitchell, Irish Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan, and Consul General Ciaran Madden. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Senator George Mitchell, Irish Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan, and Consul General Ciaran Madden. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Irish Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Irish Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Senator George Mitchell, Irish Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan and Consul General Ciaran Madden. Image: Nuala Purcell.

Senator George Mitchell, Irish Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan and Consul General Ciaran Madden. Image: Nuala Purcell.

Panel 1: Brexit - The Impact on the US, Ireland, and the UK

Moderated by former diplomat Ted Smyth, the line-up for "Impact on the US, Ireland and the UK" included Amy Chozick, a political reporter with The New York Times; Ed Luce, National Editor of The Financial Times; Suzanne Lynch, Washington Correspondent with The Irish Times; Danny McCoy, CEO of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation; and Maureen Mitchell, Director of Sterling National Bank. 

The first panel: Moderator Ted Smyth and panelists Ed Luce, Suzanne Lynch, Maureen Mitchell, Amy Chozick, and Danny McCoy. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

The first panel: Moderator Ted Smyth and panelists Ed Luce, Suzanne Lynch, Maureen Mitchell, Amy Chozick, and Danny McCoy. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Maureen Mitchell, Danny McCoy and Amy Chozick. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Maureen Mitchell, Danny McCoy and Amy Chozick. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Maureen Mitchell. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Maureen Mitchell. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Panel 2 - Brexit and Business

The second panel, moderated by IrishCentral founder Niall O'Dowd, focused on "Brexit and Business," with Anthony Phillipson, Her Majesty’s Consul General & Trade Commissioner for North America, speaking alongside Patricia Etzold, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers; Shaun Kelly, Global Chief Operations Officer at KPMG; Mark Redmond, Chief Executive of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland; and Martin Shanahan, CEO at IDA Ireland. 

Panel Two: Consul General Anthony Phillipson, Shaun Kelly, Patricia Etzold, Martin Shanahan and Mark Redmond. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Panel Two: Consul General Anthony Phillipson, Shaun Kelly, Patricia Etzold, Martin Shanahan and Mark Redmond. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Consul General Anthony Phillipson. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Consul General Anthony Phillipson. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Kieran McLoughlin introduces the second panel of the day. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Kieran McLoughlin introduces the second panel of the day. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Moderator Niall O'Dowd, Martin Shanahan and Consul General Anthony Phillipson. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Moderator Niall O'Dowd, Martin Shanahan and Consul General Anthony Phillipson. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Mark Redmond. Image: Nuala Purcell.

Mark Redmond. Image: Nuala Purcell.

Congressman Richie Neal listens alongside Irish Studio Chair Liam Lynch. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Congressman Richie Neal listens alongside Irish Studio Chair Liam Lynch. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Looking for more Brexit coverage? Visit IrishCentral's Brexit section for updates.   

Conference attendees. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Conference attendees. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

"Understanding Brexit" conference room at the Harvard Club. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

"Understanding Brexit" conference room at the Harvard Club. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Conference attendees. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Conference attendees. Image credit: Nuala Purcell.

Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons; Executive Vice President, North America & Australia/New Zealand, Tourism Ireland, Alison Metcalfe, and Tony Dunne, US Country Manager and COO, Bank of Ireland. Image: Nuala Purcell.

Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons; Executive Vice President, North America & Australia/New Zealand, Tourism Ireland, Alison Metcalfe, and Tony Dunne, US Country Manager and COO, Bank of Ireland. Image: Nuala Purcell.

You can view more on the "Understanding Brexit" conference hosted by IrishCentral through our live updates here. Below, is the address delivered later in the program by Senator George Mitchell and Congressman Richard Neal.

We are live with George Mitchell, former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, who was instrumental to the creation of the Good Friday Agreement. He will speak on Brexit and Northern Ireland.

Publiée par IrishCentral.com sur Vendredi 15 mars 2019

We're live with Congressman Richie Neal, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which will oversee U.S.-U.K. trade deals after Brexit.

Publiée par IrishCentral.com sur Vendredi 15 mars 2019

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section, below. 

Looking for more Brexit coverage? Visit IrishCentral's Brexit section for updates.

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Senator George Mitchell. Nuala Purcell.