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Programme Announced
8 November, Dublin

The Summit comes at an important time given the critical importance of Asia for Ireland’s future economic integrity.With a key address by the Tánaiste, the great line up of speakers includes thought leaders from Blackrock, Moody’s, FT, Asia Foundation USA, EU, Tata, Mitsui, ADB and World Bank.
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Secure your early bird ticket by 25 October. 

The Global Asia Matters Business Summit: Going Global Faster - The New Asia Reality — 8 November 2017, Dublin in association with The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and kindly supported by Gold Sponsors: IDA Ireland, A&L Goodbody, PwC 

This Asia 360° one-day leadership summit presents an unparalleled opportunity for business leaders and policymakers to access the latest market intelligence and business opportunities arising from Asia’s increasing importance in global trade. The Summit will feature key learning from expert insights and the opportunity to network with senior stakeholders.

Secure your early bird ticket by 25 October


08.00 Registration and Networking

09.00 Welcome by Martin Murray Executive Director, Asia Matters

Key opening remarks by senior Irish government representative

09.30 Panel 1: The World Has Changed: Moving Beyond Brexit and Trump to the New Asia Reality

Chair: Alan Dukes, Chairman, Asia Matters • Colin Ellis, Chief Economist, Moody’s • James Kynge, Emerging Market Editor, The Financial Times • John Brandon, Senior Director, Asia Foundation Washington

11.00: Coffee Break

11.30 Panel 2: How the Incredible Growth of Asian FDI capital into Europe will Double in the Next Two Years

Chair: Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor, Independent News & Media • David Martin, Director, China Britain Business Council • Marie O’ Brien, Partner Financial Services & Head of A&L Goodbody's Chinese Lawyer's Programme • Venkatesh Priyadarshi, Head of Ireland & Business Development Tata Consultancy Services

13.00 Networking lunch with key address by Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation - Ireland’s New Strategy to Significantly Develop Trade with Asia

14.00 Panel 3: Strategies for Winning in Asia - What Asian Policymakers, Companies and Consumers Want

Chair: Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor, Independent News & Media • Robert Walters, Global Chief Executive, Robert Walters • Mauro Petriccione, Chief FTA Negotiator, Deputy-Director General DG TRADE European Commission • Noriyuki Sato, Executive Vice President, Mitsui & Co. Europe Plc

15.30: Coffee Break

16.00 Panel 4: The Scale of the Opportunity to Partner in Asia’s Infrastructure Investment to 2025

Chair: Alan Dukes, Chairman, Asia Matters • Jim Barry, Managing Director, Global Head of BlackRock Infrastructure Investment Group • Xianbin Yao, Special Senior Advisor to President Nakao, Asian Development Bank • Axel van Trostsenburg, Vice President ,Development Finance, The World Bank. • Aida S. Budiman, Executive Director, Bank Indonesia (tbc)

17.30: Key Closing Remarks 

18.00: Networking reception

(Draft programme, subject to change)

Learn the scale of business opportunity now in Asia and grow your network with senior corporate leaders and policymakers

The Global Asia Matters Business Summit is a full day event covering the scale of business opportunity now in Asia, opening at 08.00 for registration and networking, includes a buffet lunch and concludes with a cocktail reception at 18.00

The geopolitical risk of the dramatic changes in EU and transatlantic relations presents opportunities and challenges for open economies like Ireland. It is now critical to embrace the reality of the new global trade order and the opportunity of strategic partnership in the Asian Century as Asia now represents 40% of global GDP and 60% of global consumers.

Why should you attend? 

Countries and companies need to build new global alliances with Asia and the Global Asia Matters Business Summit will specifically examine:

  • Business opportunities within EU Asia FTAs including the recently concluded EU Japan EPA 
  • How the enormous scale of infrastructure growth in Asia is driving business opportunities 
  • The China opportunity including building successful M&A;'s and cultural synergies 
  • Clarity on the key business opportunities in emerging markets in Asia
  • The credit implications and business impact of growth forecasts for the Chinese economy
  • How a changed America is driving new business opportunities with Asia
  • How the incredible growth of Asian FDI capital into Europe tech will double in the next two years
  • What global Asian companies want from European partners

We look forward to seeing you at this significant event for Asia Ireland Business Relations.

Asia Matters

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