The New Dynamics of Global Business
The Global Asia Matters Business Summit & Awards 21 & 22 November 2019 Aviva Stadium Dublin
ASIA NOW will bring together leading figures from government, business and academia from Asia, Ireland and the EU for keynote speeches, expert panel discussions, fireside chats and high value networking opportunities.

Asia is transforming the dynamics of global business. By 2040, it will account for more than 50% of global GDP and drive 40% of the world’s consumption. Asia is already leading the world in business transformation from consumer super apps to speed to market and major project implementations - transforming both real and digital worlds. Asia’s largest corporates have become global market leaders and Asia is home to over a third of the world’s ‘unicorns’. These unprecedented shifts in the dynamics of global business create a need for constructive dialogue on future opportunity.


Speakers in 2018 included:

  • Alan Dukes, Chairman Asia Matters and former Minister for Finance

  • Ms Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation

  • Tim Yeend, Chef de Cabinet and Principal Advisor to the Director-General, WTO, Geneva

  • Dr. Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics, Oxford University, formerly Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News

  • Andrew Kenningham, Chief Global Economist Capital Economics

  • Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive, Enterprise Ireland

  • David Daly, EEAS Head of Division for South East Asia,formerly EU Ambassador to Australia

  • Colm Kelly, Global Tax and Legal Services Leader, PwC

  • Tara McCarthy, Chief Executive, Bord Bia

  • Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer, Alltech USA

  • Donal Boylan, Partner, BCAP, Hong Kong

  • Mark Kellett, Group CEO, Magnet Networks

  • Robert Schoellhammer, Chief Representative Europe, Asian Development Bank

  • Mary Ledman, Global Strategist Dairy, Rabobank, Amsterdam

  • Eileen Sharpe, Head of Growth Markets, IDA Ireland

  • Miguel Chanco, Senior Asia Economist, Pantheon Macroeconomics UK

  • Mike Gleaves, Co-founder & CTO Arralis

  • Reza Valdo Maspaitella, Managing Shareholder, PT Valdo Solusi Integra, Indonesia

  • Owen Brennan, Chairman, Devenish Nutrition

Click here to view the 2018 Global Asia Matters Business Summit programme

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This year’s Global Asia Matters Business Summit will conclude with the Asia Matters Business Awards. The Awards will recognise Irish companies who have achieved strategic success in Asia and Asian companies making a unique contribution to Ireland.

The Summit follows the highly successful 2018 Global Asia Matters Business Summit

The Global Asia Matters Business Summits follow seven Asia Matters EU Asia Top Economist Round Tables and Financial Forums in Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Dublin. You can find out more about membership to Asia Matters, or find information on events and insights through our website and by signing up to our newsletter. 

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