Enterprise Ireland targets significant growth in exports to the AsiaPac region with Ambition AsiaPac Conference

6th June, 2019

Ambition Asia Pacific conference
Enterprise Ireland

With a focus on targeting significant export growth to the Asia Pacific region, Enterprise Ireland will bring together 150 business leaders from the Asia Pacific region and 200 Irish companies for the Enterprise Ireland Ambition Asia Pacific Conference at the Aviva Stadium next Thursday 13th June. The event will be officially opened by Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD.

Announcing details of the Ambition Asia Pacific Conference, Tom Cusack, Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Director for the Asia Pacific region said “As the world’s fastest growing region, Asia Pacific is increasingly on the radar of CEOs of globally ambitious Irish companies who recognise the vast untapped potential of this dynamic and influential region. The region’s size, economic growth rates and increasing accessibility presents a huge opportunity for Irish exporters. Over 600 Enterprise Ireland companies are currently exporting to the regions with exports of over €2bn, but a third of all our clients are focused on expanding into this market, with Asian economies forecast to be larger than the rest of the world combined by 2020.”

“With over 150 CEOs, market experts and buyers from the AsiaPacific region attending the conference, Irish companies will have an opportunity to engage with senior decision makers from across the region and learn from key market experts on the growth potential in the Asia Pacific region, particularly across key sectors including Aviation, Financial Services, Electronics, Digital Technology and International Education. If you’ve got the global ambition to enter and scale in the Asia Pacific region, the Ambition Asia Pacific Conference is the best place to start.” added Tom Cusack.

Keynote speakers at the event will include Brian Mehigan, Chief Strategy Officer, Kerry Group Plc who will share insights on Kerry’s growth and the importance of the Asia Pacific market, while Felimy Green, former Chief Digital & Client Experience Officer, Asia & EMEA at Citi will speak on the topic of digital disruption in the world’s more dynamic market. Niall Norton, CEO Openet, Elaine Coughlan, Partner Atlantic Bridge, Andrew Day, CEO Keywords, Denis Hickie General Manager, ATA Group and Juliette Hussey, VP at Trinity College are among the panelists who will share their experiences on building a successful business in the region. While legendary Brian O’Driscoll will also join the event to share his perspective on building ambition in high performing teams. John Ferguson of the Economist Intelligence Unit will set out the Asia Pacific economic trends and opportunities, as we enter the ‘Asian Century’. The conference will include structured workshops and meetings with the Asia Pac buyers and Enterprise Ireland’s market experts. Representatives from each of Enterprise Irelands 8 offices across the AsiaPac region will be available at the Aviva to advise on your next steps in the region.

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For reference, please contact:

Marika MacCarvill

International PR

Enterprise Ireland

Marika McCarvill

+353 1 727 2857