Asia Matters is Ireland’s

 Centre of Expertise on Asia 


We are committed to building dynamic business links and informed
understanding between Asia and Ireland to drive economic growth. 

Our membership comprises leading business, government and
economic figures on two continents.


Featured Event

The Asia Summit

Cork June 29–30 2016  •  Dublin July 6–7 2016

Asia Matters held key sector Asia Summit events in Cork and Dublin in 2016. Speakers included five Irish government ministers, HE Dr Yue Xiaoyong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China and influential thought leaders and business people from Ireland, the UK and Asia.  Click below to see key findings and exclusive presentations from the Summit

“Asia Matters and the Asia Summit is most instrumental in the development of high level business connections between Ireland and Asia.”

— Shinji Kowase, Director, Mitsubishi Corp. International (Europe)

Membership Benefits

Our members recognise that sustainable business growth is dependent on understanding and engaging with Asia in a meaningful way. Corporate Members of Asia Matters benefit from insight, access, networking and influence.

Our Partners


Bespoke Member Services

Asia Matters works closely with key members and stakeholders to advance the Asia-Ireland relationship, enabling high-level interactions and senior peer networking opportunities.

Examples of our confidential work to date include:

•  Acting as a trusted conduit to communicate policy priorities between stakeholders
•  Advising large Irish corporates on best markets and best locations for offices in Asia
•  Providing strategic advice on Asia positioning to senior management teams
•  Advising Ireland based global leadership teams on FDI in Asia
•  Advising Asian corporates on FDI in Europe
•  Introducing large Irish corporates to senior government contacts in Asia
•  Facilitating meetings between key Asian and Irish corporate stakeholders
•  Providing strategic guidance to large corporates to resolve bureaucratic and regulatory challenges

Asia Matters Insights

Asia Matters is Ireland’s leading centre of thought leadership and publishing in areas of EU-Asia trade, investment, economics and international relations. Much of our content is contributed by leading business, political and academic figures on two continents. Click the button below to see further insights from our library.


Featured Insight

The Ireland Asia Business Yearbook

The Ireland Asia Business Yearbook presents unique insight and analysis of the Asia Ireland market opportunity and is recognised as the book of reference for organisations looking to trade successfully with Asia. 

The Ireland Asia Business Yearbook 2016 will be published in June. Click here for media pack.

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