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Access Asia Business Opportunities at Biggest Asia Business Event of the Year in Ireland

Asia Business Week Ireland 8- 14 July 2015 Access Asia Business Opportunities at biggest Asia Business event of the year Great SME friendly delegate rates + discount for Asia Matters/SBC network members Early bird expires 22 June.

Unique Networking Sessions Great Business Partnership Opportunities Expert Market Insights Top Asian, EU, Irish Speakers Ireland and Asia are to forge new business alliances in Cork and Dublin next month during Asia Business Week Ireland 8-14 July 2015.

Over 1000 delegates are expected to attend the second Asia Business Week, which includes eight business and cultural events aimed at developing trade and investment opportunities between Ireland and Asia. Each event offers significant networking opportunities. Events will take place in Dublin and Cork from 8-14 July, including: Dublin 8 July Ireland China Business Summit 9 July Asia Ireland Higher Education and Global Talent Forum, 9 July Asia Ireland Financial Services Skills Forum and !0 July Seventh EU Asia Top Economist Round Table 10 July Asia Fashion Experience Cork 13 July Cork China Business Summit 14 July Asia Ireland Food & Agritech Forum Speaking at the launch, Alan Kelly, Minister for The Environment , highlighted the importance of Asia for Ireland and the need to strengthen business connections across Asia.

Incoming Asian delegations seeking to partner with Irish companies will provide client, distribution and investor opportunities, and Irish companies already succeeding will share their coalface experiences and recommended best practice in Asian markets A collective event for the national good, Asia Business Week Ireland is coordinated by Asia Matters, a not for profit economic institute based in Dublin dedicated to developing dynamic business links and mutually informed understanding between Asia and Ireland. Working closely with Irish government departments and state agencies and Asian peers, co- hosts of Asia Business Week Ireland 2015 include Dublin City Council, Dublin Institute of Technology, IBEC, Dublin Chamber of Commerce along with Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Cork Institute of Technology and Cork Chamber of Commerce.

Top government speakers include: Richard Bruton Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Phil Hogan EU Commissioner for Agriculture Simon Coveney Minister for Agriculture Jan O’ Sullivan Minister for Education and Skills Simon Harris Minister for International Banking H.E. Xu Jianguo, Ambassador of China to Ireland Peter Ryan, Consul General of Ireland, Hong Kong Tom Boland, Chief Executive, Higher Education Authority Eileen Sharpe, Head of Growth Markets, IDA Ireland Top business speakers include: Markus Beyrer, Director General, Business Europe, Brussels Haruki Hayashi, Chief Executive, Mitsubishi Corporation International (Europe) Sang Woo Kim, President Corporate Affairs Europe, Samsung Danny McCoy, Chief Executive, Ibec Dave Murphy, Chief Executive, PM Group Kevin Toland, Chief Executive, Dublin Airport Authority Pat Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Morgan McKinley Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner, PwC Ireland David Meagher, Head of Food and Agribusiness, KPMG Ryan Shanks, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy Point of Contact: Stephanie FitzGerald-Smith +353-87-7714316

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10% Discount Code for Asia Matters / SBC members: ASIAMATTERS10
Early bird expires 22 June.

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