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

Asia Matters

The Global Asia Matters Business Summit & Awards

21 & 22 November 2019 Dublin

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The New Dynamics of Global Business

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7.30 Registration and Leaders breakfast
8.30 Opening Address   Irish Government Minister tbc
9.00 The Impact Of Geopolitics – The New Economic Reality
Chair Alan Dukes, Chairman Asia Matters
Robert Koopman, Chief Economist, World Trade Organisation
Jinny Yan, Managing Director, Chief China Economist, ICBC Standard Bank Plc
Dr. Saori Sugeno, Executive Director, Economic Research Department, Daiwa Capital Markets
9.45 New Technologies Driving Global Growth
Chair Niall Dowling, Asia Matters Advisory Board
James O’Connor, Managing Director Microsoft Global MBS Operations tbc
Kuangyi Wei, Director of Strategy and External Affairs, Parker Fitzgerald
Elaine Coughlan, Managing Partner Atlantic Bridge tbc
10.30 Coffee Break and Networking
11.15 The Future of Finance – Prioritising responsible Investment
Chair Mark Fitzgerald, Chairman BNY Mellon
Pooma Kimis, Director AB Bernstein & UN Digital Finance Taskforce
Reza Valdo Maspaitella, Managing Shareholder, PT Valdo Solusi Integra, Indonesia
12.00 Key Address Speaker tbc
12.45 Networking Lunch with Speakers and Participants
14.00 Innovation Creating Smarter and Sustainable Cities
Chair Martin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters
Alice Charles, Cities & Urban Development Lead at World Economic Forum
Poonam Balan, Founder, Tacthub, Germany
Shen Xin, Director General Europe, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
14.45 Asian Tourism Transforming Cities and Regions
Chair Martin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters
Paul Kelly, Chief Executive, Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority
Noreen Hegarty, Global VP Digital Content, Lonely Planet
15.30 Concluding Remarks from Alan Dukes, Chairman Asia Matters
16.00 Networking Reception
Friday 22 November
7.30 Registration and leaders breakfast
8.30 Opening Address Michael D’Arcy TD, Minister of State for Financial Services
9.00 The Power of Partnership – Reshaping Global Trade Policy
Chair Alan Dukes, Chairman Asia Matters
Richard Grenfell-Hill, Chief Economist, Diageo
Danny McCoy, Chief Executive IBEC
Takeshi Hajiro, Executive Vice President, Mitsui & Co. Europe Plc
9.45 Agrifood Megatrends From Tech to Trust
Chair Aidan Cotter, Asia Matters Advisory Board
Brendan Gleeson, Secretary General, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Jason Hawkins, Chief Executive Carbery Group
Tara McCarthy, Chief Executive, Bord Bia Irish Ford Board tbc
10.30 Coffee Break and Networking
11.15 Achieving Success in Asian Markets to Grow a Global Business
Chair Martin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters
Cathal Gaffney, Managing Director, Brown Bag Films
Howard Zhang, Editor-in-Chief BBC Chinese
Jinny Yan, Managing Director, Chief China Economist, ICBC Standard Bank Plc
12.00 Key Address Speaker tbc
12.45 Networking Lunch with Speakers and Participants
14.00 FDI Driven by Talent for Internationally Mobile Investment
Chair Martin Murray, Executive Director Asia Matters
Key address by Dr Chris Chen, Chief Executive WuXi Biologics, China
followed by panel discussion with
Shinichi Hayashida, Chairman SMBC Aviation Capital
Wei Xu, Managing Director ICBC Aviation Leasing
Reza Valdo Maspaitella, Managing Shareholder, PT Valdo Solusi Integra, Indonesia
15.00 Concluding Remarks from Alan Dukes, Chairman Asia Matters
The Asia Matters Business Awards
19.00 Cocktail Reception
20.00 Black Tie Gala Awards Dinner
23.00 Carriages