Chairman Brendan Smith & The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade with Martin Murray and Samantha Hobbs from Asia Matters
Post Brexit, What Are The Asia Trade Opportunities For Ireland?
See our recent advisory briefing and key policy recommendations for the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs & Trade on 14 December 2017 here.
2017 was a pivotal year in the work of Asia Matters in which Membership doubled. Members and senior stakeholders actively participated in our monthly CEO briefings on The Asia Brexit Opportunity for Ireland. Asia Matters launched a specific yearbook for the European Financial Forum in Dublin Castle along with our flagship yearbook focused on key Asian Markets.

Asia Matters recently launched a Member Working Group on Higher Education, Research and Global Talent to develop stronger partnerships with Asian HEIs based on joint research and staff exchange. The first meeting included an excellent briefing on the opportunity to partner with Indonesia from Professor E. Aminudin Aziz, Education Attaché from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in London.
Tom Boland Chairman and the Member Working Group with speaker Professor Aziz from Indonesia
Asia Matters will launch further member working groups on FDI & Location Competitiveness and Financial Services in 2018. We would ask Members interested in joining to please email: samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.biz

For the 3rd year, we held the Asia Matters Summit Cork focusing on Chinese Tourism and FDI in partnership with Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Cork Institute of Technology and Cork Chamber of Commerce. See key findings here
Key Stakeholders in the China Cork partnership with H.E. Dr Yue Xiaoyong Ambassador of China to Ireland.
The Inaugural Global Asia Matters Business Summit, in partnership with The Department of Business Enterprise & Innovation, took place in Dublin on 8 November 2017 following seven Asia Matters EU Asia Economic & Financial Forums held in Tokyo, Beijing, Singapore and Ireland.

The Summit was kindly sponsored by IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, A&L Goodbody and PwC. Thanks also to our media partners Nikkei, Independent News and Media and The Chinese Weekly.

A key Address was by Mr. Michael D’Arcy TD, Minister for International Financial Services, pictured below with Xianbin Yao, Asian Development Bank and Alan Dukes, Asia Matters.
Expert Panel discussions took place on:

Moving Beyond Brexit and Trump to the New Asia Reality,
The Incredible Growth of Asian FDI capital into Europe,
Strategies for Winning with Asian Policymakers, Companies and Consumers
The Scale of the Opportunity to Partner in Asia’s Infrastructure Investment to 2025.

Asia Matters will further engage with members on the key findings in 2018.
Asia Matters with Key Speakers from Tata, Robert Walters, BlackRock, Department of Finance, Mitsui, PwC & Asian Development Bank.
Upcoming Events
25 January 2018
The Asia Matters Brexit Opportunity Series Private Briefing with
Dr Orlaigh Quinn

Secretary General The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

30 January 2018
Brexit & Asia: Implications for
Financial Services

Pre EFF Evening event by invitation only
31 January 2018
European Financial Forum Dublin Castle

Asia Matters is an EFF partner: includes launch of special Asia Matters report with PwC and The Department of Finance on The Asia Opportunity for the Financial Services Sector post Brexit

1 March 2018
The Asia Matters Brexit Opportunity Series: Hong Kong

In partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland in Hong Kong and KPMG

The KLM 787 Dreamliner 

This winter, with KLM, passengers can reach 8 destinations in Asia on the newest member of their fleet, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Depart from Dublin and connect to the long-haul destination via their award-winning hub Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

KLM also fly daily from Belfast to Amsterdam and offer connections from Cork via Amsterdam in conjunction with partner airlines. 

For more information or to book visit www.klm.ie or speak to your travel agent for more details.


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