The Second Global Asia Matters Business Summit
Nov
19
8:00 AM08:00

The Second Global Asia Matters Business Summit

Asia: The Epicentre of Global Business

The changes happening in Asia represent some of the most important challenges and opportunities for global business today. Discover the key drivers and technologies that matter for decision makers adapting to the new Asian Future.

 

For more details please email: samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.eu

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The Asia Matters Business Awards
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

The Asia Matters Business Awards

The Asia Matters Business Awards recognise Irish Companies with a strategic focus on Asia and Asian companies making significant investment in Ireland.

Entering the awards is easy and there is no fee.

Full details can be found at: www.asiamatters.eu/asia-matters-business-awards

Alternatively contact: samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.eu

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The Asia Matters Business Summit: Cork Day 2
May
25
9:00 AM09:00

The Asia Matters Business Summit: Cork Day 2

The Asia Matters Agri & Pharma Summit CIT Cork 25 May

To register your interest in attending please email samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.biz

09.00
Registration & Networking

09.30
Welcome & Asia Context: Alan Dukes, Chairman Asia Matters
Welcome & Ireland Context: Dr. Barry O’ Connor, President CIT

09.40
Opening Address: Mr. Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture

10.00
Expert Panel 1: Chair Aidan Cotter Asia Matters
The Convergence of Technology, Agriculture and Nutrition 
Jason Hawkins Chief Executive Carbery
Padraig Brennan, Director of Markets Bord Bia
Jianglai Weng, Head of Business Development Beingmate Ireland
Dr Sally Cudmore, General Manager, APC Microbiome Ireland

11.00
Expert Panel 2
: Chair Martin Murray Asia Matters
How Ireland is Innovating for Future Healthcare and Economic Growth
Dave Shanahan, CEO Adagio Life Sciences Commercialisation Partners
Dr. Colman Casey, Director Health Innovation Hub Ireland
Paul Downing, General Manager Hovione Ireland
Anne O'Leary, Executive Chairman KineMatik
Brendan O'Regan, CEO Zenith Technologies

12.00
Coffee Break

12.15
Innovation Panel
: Chair Niall Dowling Asia Matters/ Atomic
How start–ups with the best technology can scale globally
Frank Walsh, Partner & Director Enterprise Equity Venture Capital
Ronan Murphy, CEO Smarttech
Dan Byrne, Co-Founder Lincor Solutions Ltd.
Damien Flanagan, Senior Director Tax and R&D KPMG
Andrew Wood, Co-Founder ApisProtect

13.15
Closing Address : Mayor of Cork County, Councillor Declan Hurley

13.30
Networking Lunch, summit closes 14.30

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The Asia Matters Business Summit: Cork Day 1
May
24
1:15 PM13:15

The Asia Matters Business Summit: Cork Day 1

The Asia Matters ICT Summit Cork 24 May: Clayton Hotel Cork  

13.15
Registration & Networking 

14.00
Welcome & Asia Context: Martin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters Welcome & Ireland Context: Bill O’Connell, President Cork Chamber 

14.10
Speaker introduction: Alan Dukes, Chairman Asia Matters  
Opening Address: Dr Orlaigh Quinn, Secretary General, Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation 

14.30
Expert Panel 1: The Smart Cities Market – Chair Martin Murray Asia Matters The Companies & Disruptive Technologies Creating the Cities of the Future
Mark Kellett, Chief Executive Magnet Networks
Kieran McCorry, National Technology Officer Microsoft Ireland
Venkatesh Priyadarshi, CEO Tata Consultancy Services Ireland
Prof. Dirk Pesch, Head of Nimbus Research Centre Cork Institute of Technology 

15.30
Expert Panel 2: The Evolution of Data -­‐ Chair Martin Murray Asia Matters
The Societal Transformations from Big Data, IoT & AI 
Eileen Sharpe, Divisional Manager Growth Markets, IDA Ireland
Garry Connolly, President Host in Ireland & Chairman GconnTec
Tim Horgan, Head Computer Science Cork Institute of Technology
Professor Cian O’Mathúna, Tyndall National Institute UCC 

16.30
Coffee Break & Networking

17.00
Innovation Panel: Chair Niall Dowling Atomic/Asia Matters How Start-­‐ups with Best Technology can Scale Globally  
Paul Murray, Investment Director Atlantic Bridge Capital Eugene Murphy, Founder & CEO, Indeemo.  
Mairead English Maher, Senior Development Advisor HPSU Enterprise Ireland
Nicola Quinn, Partner Tax, PwC 

18.00
Speaker introduction by Alan Dukes, Chairman Asia Matters
Closing Address Mr. Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs 

18.30
Networking Reception  

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Asia Matters Ireland Asia Strategy Briefing with Niall Burgess, Secretary General The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Apr
17
12:30 PM12:30

Asia Matters Ireland Asia Strategy Briefing with Niall Burgess, Secretary General The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Asia Opportunities for Ireland Post Brexit

Venue: Iveagh House , 80 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 12.30 – 14.30 on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 

 

This member and invitation only CEO and Senior Executive briefing is by invitation only. 

For more information please contact: samanatha.hobbs@asiamatters.eu

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Asia Matters Delegation to Hong Kong & Macau
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Asia Matters Delegation to Hong Kong & Macau

An Asia Matters Delegation led by Chairman Alan Dukes and Executive Director will visit Hong Kong & Macau 1 - 3 March 2018

Events include: CEO & Senior Executive Roundtable in association with the Consulate General of Ireland and KPMG: ‘Smart Economies Connecting, The Hong Kong Ireland Partnership’

For more details please contact samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.biz

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Asia Matters Delegation to Beijing
Feb
26
to Feb 27

Asia Matters Delegation to Beijing

An Asia Matters delegation led by Chairman Alan Dukes and Executive Director Martin Murray will visit Beijing 26 and 27 February 2018.

Events include Alan Dukes, Chairman Asia Matters Private Briefing in association with the Embassy of Ireland in China: ‘Ireland in Europe, a Strong Partner for China’ 

For more details please contact samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.biz.

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Asia Matters Brexit Opportunity Series: Private Briefing with Dr Orlaigh Quinn, Secretary General The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation
Jan
25
12:30 PM12:30

Asia Matters Brexit Opportunity Series: Private Briefing with Dr Orlaigh Quinn, Secretary General The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

Brexit Opportunity Series: Asia Trade Opportunities for Ireland Post Brexit
 

Speaker: Dr. Orlaigh Quinn, Secretary General, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation
 
Topics covered will include:

  • The Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation's Response to Brexit
  • The Positioning of Asia within this Response
  • Maximising Asia Trade Opportunities for Ireland through a New Strategic Focus

For more information please mail: samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.biz

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The Global Asia Matters Summit: The New Asia Reality
Nov
8
8:00 AM08:00

The Global Asia Matters Summit: The New Asia Reality

The New Asia Reality

Key themes include:

The New Global Trade Order in the Asian Century - Why Asia Matters

Business Partnership with Asia - What Asian Consumers Want

Business Partnership with Asia - What Asian Companies Want for Europe

Business Partnership with Asia in Building Future Societies - What Asian Policymakers Want

Speakers include:

 •Mauro Petriccione, Chief EU FTA Negotiator, Deputy-Director General DG TRADE European Commission, Belgium
    • Colin Ellis, Chief Economist, Moody’s, UK
    • Jim Barry, Managing Director, Global Head of BlackRock Infrastructure Investment Group, USA              
    • Robert Walters, Global Chief Executive, Robert Walters, UK
    • John Brandon, Senior Director, Asia Foundation, USA
     • Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor, Independent News & Media, Ireland

A full day event, The Global Asia Matters Summit will be held at The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

To register your interest please email: globalsummit@asiamatters.eu

 

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Asia Matters Brexit Series: Private Briefing with Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland
Oct
9
12:00 PM12:00

Asia Matters Brexit Series: Private Briefing with Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland

Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General of Science Foundation Ireland will brief Asia Matters Members and invited guests on the importance of Asia to Ireland's Research and Innovation Sector.

For more information please mail: samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.biz

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Asia Matters Brexit Series: Private Briefing with Graham Love, CEO the Higher Education Authority
May
29
12:30 PM12:30

Asia Matters Brexit Series: Private Briefing with Graham Love, CEO the Higher Education Authority

Irish Educated - Globally Connected

In the Government's International Educated Strategy to 2020 the clear strategic vision is "to support Ireland to become internationally recognised for the development of global citizens through our internationalised education system and a market leader in attracting international student talent".

Graham Love, CEO of the Higher Education Authority will brief Asia Matters Members and invited guests on the importance of Asia to Ireland's Education Sector.

For more information please mail: samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.biz

The Briefing will be held at:

DCU St Patrick's Campus 

Belvedere House

Drumcondra Rd Upper, 

Drumcondra, 

Dublin 9

D09 DW93

Dr Graham Love recently joined the Higher Education Authority as CEO. Previously he led the Health Research Board and had senior management positions in a variety of organisations including Science Foundation Ireland and Accenture.

 


 

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Asia Matters Summit Cork: Day 2
May
18
8:30 AM08:30

Asia Matters Summit Cork: Day 2

The Asia Matters Flagship Asia Summit Cork events are held in partnership with Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Cork Institute of Technology and Cork Chamber.  

Asia Matters Summit Cork - DAY 2: 18 May 2017 Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland 

Building Win –Win Strategic Partnerships between Asia and Ireland 

The Strategic Proposition of Regions and Cities in the Global Business Value Chain

09.30:                 Registration & Networking        

10.00:                 Welcome Remarks by Martin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters

10.15:                   A conversation with Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor, Independent News & Media with Expert Panel on How FDI can be used to Develop Location Competitiveness

  • Robert Pasley, Chief Technical Officer, Wavteq
  • David Martin, Director China Britain Business Council
  • Eileen Sharpe, ‎Divisional Manager Growth Markets , IDA Ireland

11.15:                   A Conversation with Ann Riordan, Chairman Science Foundation Ireland and Asia Matters Advisory Board Member with Expert Panel on Attracting and Retaining Global Talent.

For firms it is critical to look beyond geographic borders to attract and retain top talent to drive international growth. For cities and regions to compete internationally for FDI, it is vital that top talent is supported by world class research and innovation clusters.

  • Dr. Brendan Murphy, President Cork Institute of Technology
  • Giles Daubeney, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Robert Walters
  • Jijay Shen, Country Head, Huawei Ireland
  • Barrie O’ Connell, President, Cork Chamber of Commerce and Partner KPMG

12.15:                   Coffee Break & Networking 

12.30:                   A Conversation with Lionel Alexander, Chairman Institute of Technology Tralee, Board Member IDA Ireland and Asia Matters Advisory Board Member & Expert Global Investor Panel on ICT/Pharma.

ICT and Pharma are established business clusters in Cork and are globally acclaimed as key economic drivers - the expert panel will discuss critical factors for future success.

  • Bob Savage, Vice President EMC
  • Ger O’Mahoney, Partner PwC
  • Venkatesh Priyadarshi, Head Ireland Operations, Tata Consultancy Services

13.30:                   Q & A and Closing Remarks, Martin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters

13.35:                   Networking Lunch with key address by:

H.E. Mrs Vijay Thakur Singh, Ambassador of India to Ireland

Media Partners: Independent News and Media and Emerald Media

The Asia Summit is invite only, for more information please contact:

samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.biz

 

 

 

 

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Asia Matters Summit Cork: Day 1
May
17
1:30 PM13:30

Asia Matters Summit Cork: Day 1

The Asia Matters Flagship Asia Summit Cork events are held in partnership with Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Cork Institute of Technology and Cork Chamber.

Asia Matters Summit Cork - DAY 1: 17 May 2017 River Lee Hotel, Cork City, Ireland

Building Win –Win Strategic Partnerships between China and Ireland 

13.30:           Registration & Networking

13.50:           Welcome Remarks by Martin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters 

14.00:           Opening Address by H.E. Dr Yue Xiaoyong, Ambassador of China to Ireland                                       

14.20:            Key Industry Address by Niall Gibbons Chief Executive, Tourism Ireland  

14.40:            Q&A      

15.00:             Panel One:  A Conversation with Niall Dowling Strategic Director, Atomic Creative Communications Agency and Asia Matters Advisory Board Member & Expert Panel on Best Practice in Business Branding of Nations, Regions & Cities as a Competitive Advantage

·       Paul Ryan, Director International Financial Institutions, Department of Finance

·       David Martin, Director, China Britain Business Council

·       Jianglai Weng, Business Development Manager, Beingmate Ireland

·       David O’ Flynn, Head of Strategy & Business Development at Musgrave Group

16.15:                    Coffee Break & Networking 

16.30:                   Panel Two: A Conversation with Martin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters & Expert Panel on Cultural Tourism: Heritage Branding as USP tied to Place Promotion             

·       Tim Lucey, Chief Executive, Cork County Council

·       Erin Lingyu Zhang (玲玉) Chief Editor, Emerald Media

·       Ivy Kwan, General Manager, Asia Operations, Miki Travel London (UK Ireland Chinese Inbound operator)

·       Giant's Causeway/National Trust tbc

17.45                     Closing Remarks by followed by Networking Reception

Media Partners: Independent News and Media and Emerald Media

The Asia Summit is invite only, for more information please contact:

samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.biz

                                                    

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Asia Matters Brexit Series: Private Briefing with Eoghan Murphy T.D Minister of State for Financial Services
May
2
12:30 PM12:30

Asia Matters Brexit Series: Private Briefing with Eoghan Murphy T.D Minister of State for Financial Services

Post Brexit: The Importance of Asia in the Ambitious Growth Plan for Ireland’s Financial Services Sectors.

To put the briefing in context, given anxious times for Ireland post Brexit and difficult challenges emerging for the financial services , there is a heightened focus on the Asia opportunity, with 40% of global GDP in Asia along with 60% of global consumers who need  top quality financial products and services from Ireland.

The briefing will take place from 12.30 -14.30 Tuesday 2 May 2017 kindly hosted by Credit Suisse, Kilmore House, Spencer Dock, Dublin 1.

Please note this is an invitation only event for Members and invited guests. To find out more please contact: samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.biz

 

 

 

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Asia Matters Private Briefing with David Harmon, Vice President Public Affairs Huawei Technologies
Mar
10
12:30 PM12:30

Asia Matters Private Briefing with David Harmon, Vice President Public Affairs Huawei Technologies

This is a closed and invitation only event for senior stakeholders which allows time for networking and where, following the expert briefing, peers can talk frankly off the regard during the Q and A within a confidential circle approach (the Chatham House Rule applies).

David Harmon is the Vice – President for Global Public Affairs at Huawei Technologies. He has been based at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen in China since November 2014. David is responsible for putting in place strategies within the ICT and digital agenda policy areas that enhance relations between Huawei Technologies and governments around the world. He is a regular speaker at conferences around the world on issues related to the best global practices in the field of the governance of the ICT sector and on future ICT trends.

Between 2010 – 2014, he worked in Brussels as a member of the cabinet of the European Commissioner for research, innovation and science. In this capacity, he advised the European Commission on the best strategies that it should put in place within an international context concerning research, innovation and science matters. He was also the sherpa for the European Union at G8 summit meetings that dealt with these important policy issues.

Between 1998 – 2010, David worked in Brussels as a political advisor in the European Parliament. He covered a diverse range of policy issues including in the areas of trade, the digital agenda, foreign affairs and industry and European Union treaties.

David is a qualified lawyer, having graduated from the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland in 1998.   

 

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The Asia Matters Brexit Series: Private Briefing with Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive IDA Ireland
Feb
22
12:30 PM12:30

The Asia Matters Brexit Series: Private Briefing with Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive IDA Ireland

This is a closed and invitation only event for senior stakeholders which allows time for networking and where, following the expert briefing, peers can talk frankly off the regard during the Q and A within a confidential circle approach (the Chatham House Rule applies).   

The Theme is Post Brexit Need for Ireland’s FDI Industry to Embrace the Asia Opportunity.

The briefing will take place 22 February 12.30 - 14.30

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Speaker Bio: Martin Shanahan

Martin D. Shanahan is CEO of IDA Ireland. IDA (Industrial Development Agency) is Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland. Martin took up this position on the 1st September 2014.
Prior to this, Martin was Chief Executive since 2010 of Forfás – Ireland’s policy advisory board for enterprise, trade, science, technology and innovation. Martin worked in a number of senior executive roles in Forfás since joining the agency in 2005. Martin has been to the forefront of the development of enterprise and innovation policy in Ireland including leading, at official level, the development of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs between 2011 and 2014. Martin has represented Ireland at EU and International fora.


Before joining Forfás, Martin worked in Fáilte Ireland (the National Tourism Development Authority) responsible for the professional development of the tourism sector. Earlier in his career Martin held a number of senior management positions in the private sector in tourism and hospitality.


Martin holds an M.Res (Educational Research) from Lancaster University, a M.Sc. and H.Dip from Dublin Institute of Technology and a B.Sc (Mgmt) from Trinity College Dublin. He has undertaken executive education in economics at Oxford University and at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard.


Martin is a board member of IDA Ireland and previously has been a board member of Forfás and the Management Advisory Committee of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation. Martin is a member of Ireland’s National Competitiveness Council. He has previously been a member of the Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, and Ireland’s Expert Group on Future Skills Needs. Martin is a member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Irish Hospitality Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Asia Matters Partner event with Financial Services Ireland and Nikkei
Jan
23
5:00 PM17:00

Asia Matters Partner event with Financial Services Ireland and Nikkei

Brexit & Asia: Implications for Financial Services

This C-Level Round Table includes a key note address by Laura Noonan, Investment Banking Correspondent, Financial Times and Gerry Cross, Director, Policy & Risk, Central Bank of Ireland.

An Industry Leaders' Panel discussion including Alan Duffy, CEO HSBC Ireland and Susan Dargan, Chair Financial Services Ireland and Country Head, State Street.

 

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The Asia Matters Brexit Series: Private Briefing with Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive Enterprise Ireland
Nov
22
12:00 PM12:00

The Asia Matters Brexit Series: Private Briefing with Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive Enterprise Ireland

This is a closed and invitation only event for senior stakeholders which allows time for networking and where, following the expert briefing, peers can talk frankly off the regard during the Q and A within a confidential circle approach (the Chatham House Rule applies).   

The Theme is Post Brexit Need for Ireland’s Export Industry to Embrace the Opportunity in High Growth Asian Markets.

The briefing will take place 22 November 12.00 - 14.00

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Speaker Bio: Julie Sinnamon:

Julie Sinnamon is CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Prior to her appointment to CEO in November 2013, Julie held a number of senior public sector positions, spanning a 30 year career in Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.  

Julie is a member of the Board and Investment Committee of Enterprise Ireland and a member of the Investment Committee of the Irish Strategic Investment Fund, part of the National Treasury Management Agency. She has been recently appointment to the National Competitiveness Council. She is also a Board Member of the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Limited.

Julie is a business graduate of the University of Ulster, has a Masters in International Business (Fordham and IMI) and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Programme, USA.

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The Asia Matters Brexit Series: Private Briefing with Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive Bord Bia
Oct
20
2:30 PM14:30

The Asia Matters Brexit Series: Private Briefing with Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive Bord Bia

This is a closed and invitation only event for senior stakeholders which allows time for networking and where, following the expert briefing, peers can talk frankly off the regard during the Q and A within a confidential circle approach (the Chatham House Rule applies).


The theme is: Post Brexit Need for Ireland’s Agri Industry to Embrace the Asia Opportunity

The briefing will take place from 12.00 -14.00  on Thursday 20 October 2016 at KPMG, Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1

Focus of Briefing :

1.  An Overview of the Scale of Asian Markets including  Japan and Korea and Niche Sectors in which Ireland has Competitive USP.

2. A focus on the ASEAN Opportunity - Bord Bia has just opened a new ASEAN office in Singapore

3. New Insights into the Chinese Market Opportunities. Bord Bia has now launched the Origin Green brand in China with a Chinese language website. Irish food and drink exports to China have grown tenfold in ten years to reach €654 million and Bord Bia estimates China will be a €1 billion market in the next three years. 

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Speaker Bio : Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive, Bord Bia ( The Irish Food Board )

Aidan Cotter was appointed Chief Executive of Bord Bia in 2004, having previously served as Operations Director and prior to that in Bord Bia positions based in London and Dusseldorf. He is a graduate of University College, Dublin and Cranfield University in the UK from where he holds Masters Degrees in economics and business administration respectively. 

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Asia Summit - Dublin
Jul
6
to Jul 7

Asia Summit - Dublin

Dublin July 6-7 2016 

Asia Matters will host its flagship event, The Asia Summit(formerly Asia Business Week) 28, 29 June in Cork and 6,7 July in Dublin

Building on the success of past events, The Asia Summit will feature top-level keynote speakers from Asia, the EU and Ireland on the latest developments, opportunities and trends impacting bilateral trade in key sectors of opportunity for 2016.

The Asia Summit will feature exclusive on-stage interviews from the most influential business leaders, stimulating and interactive presentations from industry leading experts, lively panel debates and structured dynamic break out sessions. Content from the Asia Summit will be published on multiple platforms and key recommendations and insights will be shared with the Asia Matters network including government and key stakeholders in Ireland, the EU and Asia.

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Asia Summit - Cork
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Asia Summit - Cork

Cork June 29, 30 2016

Asia Matters will host its flagship event, The Asia Summit (formerly Asia Business Week) 29, 30 June in Cork and 6, 7 July in Dublin.

Building on the success of past events, The Asia Summit will feature top-level keynote speakers from Asia, the EU and Ireland on the latest developments, opportunities and trends impacting bilateral trade in key sectors of opportunity for 2016.

The Asia Summit will feature exclusive on-stage interviews from the most influential business leaders, stimulating and interactive presentations from industry leading experts, lively panel debates and structured dynamic break out sessions. Content from the Asia Summit will be published on multiple platforms and key recommendations and insights will be shared with the Asia Matters network including government and key stakeholders in Ireland, the EU and Asia.

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The Asia Matters Fintech Forum Singapore
Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

The Asia Matters Fintech Forum Singapore

Global Innovation in Financial Technology: Opportunities and Threats as Banks compete for the Future of Financial Services

The Asia Matters Fintech Forum will be opened by H.E. Geoffrey Keating, Ambassador of Ireland to Singapore and Alan Dukes, Chairman of Asia Matters and former minister of Finance

Key Note speakers include:

Bapak Sigit Pramono Chairman, ASEAN Bankers Association

Simon Goo Executive Director and Head of Group Risk Analytics Division, United Overseas Bank

Chris Alderson MBE Vice President, Financial Services APAC, IDA Ireland

Panelists include:

Matthew Blume Director of Client Technology for ASEAN, Thomson Reuters

Antony Eldridge Financial Services Leader, PwC Singapore

John Murphy Fintech Leader, PwC Ireland

For further information please email samantha.hobbs@asiamatters.biz

 

 

 

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Asia Matters Private Briefing with Lorraine Benson, Director Trade Policy, DJEI
Feb
24
12:30 PM12:30

Asia Matters Private Briefing with Lorraine Benson, Director Trade Policy, DJEI

Lorraine Benson briefed Asia Matters Corporate Members and Key Invited Stakeholders on Ireland’s Trade Policy with Asia, Market Access & the EU Context

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation is a Corporate Member of Asia Matters.

Focus of Briefing:

Role of Irish Government : Outline of how the Irish government works with the EU on Asia trade policy 

Ensuring Market Access : Overcoming regulatory and legal obstacles for Irish companies

EU Asia FTAs :  Update on EU - Asia Free Trade Agreements and the tangible benefits to Irish companies trading in Asia

The briefing was followed by a Q and A where topics of peer discussion included the practical implications of business structures in market, WFOE in China, JV and representative offices.

Following the briefing The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation requested that Asia Matters engage with our members and corporate network on the EU MES China public consultation. Details below:

The Commission is carrying out an Impact Assessment to examine the possible effects of changing the methodology for calculating dumping in cases concerning China on the EU industry and employment. 

In the framework of this Impact Assessment, the Commission launched, on 10 February 2016, an online public consultation, available until the 20 April. 
The objective of the consultation is to ensure that all relevant stakeholders have an opportunity to comment on the economic and social impacts of the options under consideration. 

Companies may wish to engage in this public consultation, link attached here:  http://trade.ec.europa.eu/consultations/index.cfm?consul_id=191

Lorraine Benson
Lorraine is a career civil servant and is Head of Trade Policy in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.  Her responsibilities include bilateral trade, export licensing, EU and multilateral trade.  She is Ireland’s representative on the Trade Policy Committee of the European Commission. From 2010-2014, Lorraine was Ireland’s Trade Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU in Brussels. Lorraine holds a Ph.D from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and an M Sc. from University College Dublin, Ireland.

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Asia Matters Private Briefing with Eamonn McKee, Director Trade Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs
Jan
28
12:30 PM12:30

Asia Matters Private Briefing with Eamonn McKee, Director Trade Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs

Eamonn McKee briefed Asia Matters Corporate Members and Key Invited Stakeholders on The Importance of Asia in Irish Trade Policy

The Briefing covered:

The Scale of Opportunity: The importance of Asian Markets for driving national economic growth in Ireland

Strategic Support:  The critical role of Irish government in opening up Asia Markets for Irish Companies

Business Models: An illustration of how Irish companies can succeed in Asia  and Asian companies present in Ireland

Eamonn McKee is a native of Dublin and was educated at University College Dublin, earning a Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland on modern Irish economic history. He joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1986, assigned to Anglo-Irish Division.  He served as political officer in the Embassy Washington between 1990 and 1996.  While in Washington he met and married his wife Mary McGillis-McKee.  Two of their three children were born there. On return to Anglo-Irish Division, he worked on a range of justice and security issues, including Bloody Sunday, confidence in the administration of justice, policing and parades.  He was a member of the talks team involved in the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement. Between 1999 and 2001 he served as Press Officer assigned to the Consulate General New York.  He returned to work in Anglo-Irish Division as director of the Justice and Security Division, working on the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.  In 2005 he joined Development Cooperation Division as Director of Emergency Assistance under the Irish Aid programme.  In 2006 he was appointed UN Director and was assigned to establish the Conflict Resolution Unit which he headed as Director from 2007 to 2009. He served as Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2009 to 2013 and Israel from 2013 to 2015 before returning to headquarters as Director General Trade Division.  

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