Ireland’s Centre of Excellence for Asia Business Knowledge & Partnership

Together with Cork City Council, Cork County Council and Cork Institute of Technology, Asia Matters will host the Virtual China Ireland Business Summit 24 & 25 September


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Keynote Speakers included:
Colin Ellis, Chief Credit Officer & Head of UK, Moody’s Investors Service – Imagining The Shape of Post Covid Economy Recovery
Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer & Editorial Director, World University Rankings, Times Higher Education – Rethinking Higher Education Partnerships Post Covid
Alice Charles, Project Lead, Cities, Infrastructure and Urban Services Platform, World Economic Forum – Cities & Regions as Launchpads for Digital Transformation
Ian Proudfoot, Global Head of Agribusiness, KPMG International – Imagining Adapting AgriFood for a Post Covid World
Leah Wang, Head of International Affairs, Ctrip – Building Back Better: Restoring Travel & Tourism in 2021
Elaine Coughlan, Managing Partner, Atlantic Bridge – What is The Future of Venture Capital Post Pandemic

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“ I wish to acknowledge the significant work Asia Matters has undertaken in developing relationships and building networks for Irish firms across Asia ”

— Michael D’Arcy TD, Minister for International Financial Services

Membership Benefits

Our members recognise that sustainable business growth is dependent on understanding and engaging with Asia in a meaningful way. Corporate Members of Asia Matters benefit from insight, access, networking and influence.

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Bespoke Member Services

Asia Matters works closely with key members and stakeholders to advance the Asia-Ireland relationship, enabling high-level interactions and senior peer networking opportunities.

Examples of our confidential work to date include:

•  Acting as a trusted conduit to communicate policy priorities between stakeholders
•  Advising large Irish corporates on best markets and  locations for offices in Asia
•  Providing strategic advice on Asia positioning to senior management teams
•  Advising Ireland based leadership teams on FDI in Asia
•  Advising Asian corporates on FDI in Europe
•  Introducing large Irish corporates to relevant senior government contacts in Asia
•  Facilitating meetings between key Asian and Irish corporate stakeholders
•  Providing strategic guidance to large corporates to resolve bureaucratic and regulatory challenges


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"Thank you for all your help in relation to the recent Asia Trade week. It was a very successful week and we were glad to be a part of it. You made it easy for us throughout"

Joe Tynan, Partner, PwC

"Asia Matters and the Asia Summit is most instrumental in the development of high level business connections between Ireland and Asia"

Shinji Kowase, Director, Mitsubishi Corp. International (Europe)

“Asia Matters are at the forefront of developing and strengthening business links between Ireland and Asia”

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charles Flanagan

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