Asia Summit Programme 2018



 Asia: The Epicentre of Global Business

The Global Asia Matters Business Summit 19 November 2018 Dublin

in partnership with the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation

Gold Sponsors: IDA Ireland,Enterprise Ireland, PwC,Hainan Airlines andIbecMedia Partners: Nikkei, The Sunday Timesand The Ireland ChineseJournal.

Venue: Intercontinental Hotel Dublin

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08.00 Registration and networking light breakfast

09.00 The Strategic Implications of Trade Tensions &Protectionism on Global Business with Asia

            Setting the scene: Martin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters

            Chair Alan Dukes,Chairman Asia Matters, former Irish Minister for Finance

            A Global Perspective Conversation with:

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

                          Andrew Kenningham, Chief Global Economist, Capital Economics UK

09.50 Engaging Effectively with Asian Policies , Investment and Business Opportunities

         Chair Mark Fitzgerald, Asia Matters Advisory Board

         A Conversation with:

                         Colm Kelly, Global Tax and Legal Services Leader, PwC

                         Miguel Chanco, Senior Asia Economist, Pantheon Macroeconomics Eileen Sharpe, Head of Emerging Markets, IDA Ireland

                         Donal Boylan, Partner, BCAP, Hong Kong

10.50 Coffee Break

11.15 Key Address by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation

11.35 Eastern and Western Technology Models of Global Business DeliveryChairMartin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters

          A Conversation with:

                        Mark Kellet, Group CEO Magnet Networks, Ireland

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

                        Mike Gleaves, Co-Founder & CTO, Arralis

                        Maurice O’Connell, Global Business Strategy Director at HP

12.25 The Future of Food and Agriculture: Innovation Trends in Asian Markets

           Chair Alan Dukes, Chairman Asia Matters, former Irish Minister for Agriculture

            A Conversation with:

                      Tara McCarthy, Chief Executive, Irish Food Board

                      Mary Ledman, Global Strategist Dairy, Rabobank, Amsterdam

                      Owen Brennan, Chairman Devenish Nutrition Robert Walker CEO Keenan -an Alltech Company

13.15 Networking Lunch with Speakers and Participants

14.00 Can China Grow Rich?The New Global Middle Class in Asia

Key address followed by Q & A with Dr. Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics, Oxford University where she directs the China Growth Centre and formerly Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News. Linda will outline the key Asia insights from her new book The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today which outlines the new ways for economies and companies to grow in a globalised world

14.30 Overcoming Challenges to Maximise Business Partnership Opportunities in Asian Markets

Chair Martin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters

A Conversation with:

                     Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive, Enterprise Ireland

                     David Daly, EEAS Head of Division for SE Asia,former EU Ambassador to Australia

                     Robert Schoellhammer, Chief Europe Representative, Asian Development Bank

15.15 The Importance of Asia in a Post Brexit World Key Closing Address by Helen McEntee TD, Minister of State for European Affairs

15.30 Concluding remarks from Alan Dukes,Chairman Asia Matters

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