Business Alumni Awards Dinner

For over 100 years, UCD College of Business, with an alumni community of over 75,000 graduates, has educated leaders that have shaped the practice of business and society around the world. Since 1991, the school has celebrated and recognised the achievements and successes of our graduates through the 'Alumni of the Year' awards. The annual Business Alumni Awards Dinner is one of the highlights of our annual events programme, at which we endeavour to honour driven, committed and successful alumni who have contributed to the business community of Ireland and globally. Each year over 450 guests join us in the prestigious InterContinental Hotel, Dublin for a special black tie fundraising dinner to publicly recognise our 'Alumni of the Year' and ‘Student of the Year’ award winners.

About the Awards

We celebrate several awards at this event as we acknowledge the people who have helped us become Ireland’s leading business school. We rely on the generous support of our boards, donors and alumni to help us cement our position at the forefront of business education in Ireland and internationally. Primarily this will involve recruiting more world-class faculty but also providing the facilities required by our top-class students.

The ‘Alumni of the Year’ award is the highest honour that the UCD School of Business can bestow on a graduate. The awards commenced in 1991 and are presented to individuals demonstrating the ultimate in professional achievement in their chosen business arena.

The Outstanding Alumni Awards honour graduates of the under- and postgraduate programmes offered by UCD School of Business. Recipients must have demonstrated proven leadership skills, notable achievement in business and a significant contribution to the community, whether in Ireland or abroad. In celebration of our centenary year in 2009, we announced our inaugural UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business Alumnus of the Year.

Our goal is to support and encourage excellence amongst the business and alumni community.

This event provides a unique opportunity for your company to be directly affiliated with Ireland’s leading business school and our global alumni community of over 75,000 business graduates. Sponsorship of the ‘Alumni Awards Dinner’ provides a platform to promote your brand and services to some of the most successful business people in Ireland and around the world. To book your Corporate Table at this event contact businessalumni@ucd.ie or phone +353 (0)86 8075383.

All profits raised at this event are in aid of the UCD Business Dean's Scholarship Fund, supporting the next generation of business leaders.

Find out more about the awards itself and previous winners, how you or your organisation can get involved, or view our media gallery.

2017 Business Alumni of the Year

Rory

Byrne

2017 UCD Quinn School 'Alumnus of the Year'
BComm ‘80
CEO, Total Produce

Stephen

Kavanagh

2017 UCD Smurfit School 'Alumnus of the Year'
BComm '90, MBS '91
CEO, Aer Lingus

2017 Students of the Year

Kate

Lenehan

UCD Smurfit School 'Student of the Year'
MSc Management '16

Kieran

Byrne

UCD Quinn School 'Student of the Year'
BSc Economics & Finance '16

Previous Winners

Take a look here at the Quinn and Smurfit winners over the years.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship of the ‘Alumni Awards Dinner’ will give your company a platform to promote your brand and services to some of the most successful business people in Ireland and around the world.

To book your sponsorship package or receive further information on any of the sponsorship packages, please contact businessalumni@ucd.ie or +353 (0)86 8075383.

All profits raised at this event are in aid of the UCD Business Dean’s Scholarship Fund, supporting the next generation of business leaders.

Sponsorship Packages

Pricing for the 2018 Alumni Awards Sponsorship Packages will be available once the date for the event has been announced. (Please note: All packages are quoted ex VAT)

The Platinum Sponsor is the headline partner for this event.

  • Prominent branding on all event communications
  • Premium branding at the event
  • Verbal recognition from podium
  • VIP Table for 10 guests
  • Two-page advert in the Awards Programme
  • Full page advert in Business Connections Magazine
  • Branding on below the line communications and at the event
  • VIP Table for 10 guests
  • Full page advert in the Awards Programme
  • Full page advert in Business Connections Magazine
  • Sponsor of Event Ezine in April
  • Table for 10 guests
  • Full page advert in the Awards Programme
  • Sponsor of Event Ezine in March
  • Branding on dedicated event website
  • Table for 10 guests
  • Branding on dedicated event website
  • Full page advert in Awards Programme

Ticket Bookings

Tickets are exclusively for UCD alumni.

All profits raised at this event are in aid of the UCD Business Dean’s Scholarship Fund, supporting the next generation of business leaders.

Tickets are priced as follows:

UCD Business Graduates Only

Single Ticket

€200

 

Table of 10

€2,000

 

Corporate Tables

Sponsorship

If you have any questions or if there are issues with your bookings please contact Orla O'Malley at businessalumni@ucd.ie or by telephone at +353 (0) 86 8075383.

Media Gallery

View our Alumni Award Dinner gallery here for a taste of our most anticipated event of the year.

 

Each year our awards gain publication from local magazine outlets which reaches an audience of thousands annually.

  • RSVP coverage for 2017 here
  • IMAGE Magazine coverage for 2017 – here

Platinum Sponsor 2017

Gold Sponsors 2017

Silver Sponsors 2017

Bronze Sponsors 2017