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. A selection of our insights and publications appears below.
Chief EU FTA negotiator and BlackRock Global Head of Infrastructure confirmed to speak at the Global Asia Matters Summit 8 November at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.
The Mayor of Shanghai, Mr. Ying Yong recently visited Cork City Hall where he signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) deepening already close ties in the fields of local government, education, business, innovation, health, culture and tourism between Cork and its twin city, Shanghai.
As Asian agribusinesses harness information technology and innovation this article looks into the fields and some cutting edge facilities and gives a glimpse the future of Asian farming.
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The real growth in FDI from Asia is in the knowledge based industries - up 67% over the past 5 years - an area where Ireland can compete strongly.
Outward investment from Asia: Unique Insight from our panelists into the Critical Success Factors for decision making.
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The partnership opportunity with China and Ireland: Over the course of the current five year plan to 2020 there is a target of $750 billion of Chinese outbound FDI.
By 2020 the Chinese outbound tourist market will stand at 200 million - ease of access through a direct flight and an easing of visa regulations are necessary steps to drive growth.
Asia Matters hosted the 3rd Annual Asia Summit in Cork 17 & 18 May 2017 in partnership with Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Cork Institute of Technology and Cork Chamber. Media partners were Independent News & Media and Emerald Media. The Summit was opened with a key address by HE Dr Yue Xiaoyong, Ambassador of China to Ireland.
Asia Matters hosted the 3rd Asia Matters Summit Cork was held 17 and 18 May 2017 in partnership with Cork City Council, Cork County Council Cork Institute of Technology and Cork Chamber. Media Partners were Independent News and Media and Emerald Media. The second day included a presentation from Jijay Shen, Huawei and a closing address from HE Mrs Vijay Thakur Singh, Ambassador of India to Ireland.
The Exporting special report published within the Asia Ireland Business Yearbook includes an interview with Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland on EI's Asia strategy - accelerating global export growth and exclusive content on key sectors of opportunity for Irish exports, Financial Services, Food & Agritech, Education and Tourism.
Jianglai Weng from Beingmate (Ireland) provides insight into Chinese consumer habits and an in-depth article from Nikkei on the future of Asian farming provide unique insight into global best practice.
This Foreign Direct Investment special report was first published in the Asia Ireland Business Yearbook. It includes an interview with Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland on why Asian firms looking to invest in Europe should look to Ireland and in-depth features on Cork and Dublin as FDI hubs.
John Conlon gives insight from Asia into key priority markets for attracting investment from Asia: ASEAN, China, India and Japan.
This updated edition of The Asia Ireland Business Yearbook includes high value insight from corporate leaders and policy makers and is recognised as the book of reference for Irish businesses looking to trade successfully with Asia and demonstrates Ireland's benefits as a strategic base for Asian Corporates seeking to invest in Europe.
Key content is contributed by leading business, political and academic figures on two continents.
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Business growth is all about intelligence and the right network of contacts. As the Asia knowledge and connectivity hub for Irish business, Asia Matters hosts market critical events for members and invited guests
Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland addressed Asia Matters Members and invited guests at an Asia Matters Brexit Briefing held 22/11/2016 at PwC on the Importance of Asia to Irish Exports.
In 2013 Japan and Ireland issued a joint declaration entitled a 'Partnership for Innovation and Growth'. With the EU Japan Economic Partnership Agreement due to be concluded there is greater opportunity for both Japanese and EU companies to access global trade networks through greater business partnership.
In partnership with Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Cork Chamber of Commerce and Cork Institute of Technology the Cork China Business Summit took place during Asia Business Week 2015.
Established in 1987 in Dublin, the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) set out to create employment and offer financial services firms the advantage of Ireland's growing technology infrastructure. Today, the IFSC is home to over 500 firms contributing €2.1bn to the exchequer and accounting for 7.4% of the Irish GDP.
Facilitating the flow of people and ideas - Cork has been involved with Co-operation projects with China since 2003. Shanghai has been a sister city to Cork since 2005 and County Cork has strong links with Jiangsu Province in China, with an initiative formalised recently with the aim to benefit both regions.
Asia is a series of vastly different markets, each at different stages of economic growth. The Asia Matters Country Insights series presents exclusive insight and analysis of the opportunity from the region’s ambassadors to Ireland.
Publications & Research
The Second edition of The Ireland Asia Business Yearbook delivered further market insights for organisations looking to trade successfully with Asia and included a presentation of the latest developments in EU-Asia free trade agreements.
The First edition of The Ireland Asia Business Yearbook presented unique insight and analysis of the Asia Ireland market opportunity. With an introduction from An Taoiseach and exclusive insights from global business leaders it quickly gained a reputation as the book of reference for organisations looking to trade successfully with Asia.
Unlocking Asia’s trade potential for Ireland presents an analysis by Marc Coleman of the current economic climate in Asia and the opportunities that exist to drive growth in key sectors of opportunity for Ireland: food and agri tech, education, ICT, Financial services and tourism.