4th Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum in Hongkong

Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum in Hongkong

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The Asian Country Board (ACB) is pleased to partner with the APIBF for the world’s only business event which grew from and is linked closely to a regional Gaelic games competition- the Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum on September 24, 2010, Friday, in Hongkong.

This year’s APIBF is being hosted by the Irish Chamber of Hongkong and will provide a great opportunity to build your business network in the region as well as to hear first-hand about new business opportunities.  The event is structured to ensure that everyone will come away with practical advice which will take the development of Irish-Asian trade forward.

With up to 300 delegates attending from Ireland and Asia, the Asia-Pacific Ireland Business Forum is a unique event that will bring together senior executives and decision makers from a broad canvas of industry sectors and is the largest gathering in Asia of Irish business professionals in Asia and of those with an interest in business in Ireland.

Speakers will include the Ambassador of Ireland to China, Declan Kelleher, Dick Spring, APIBF Patron and former Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) of Ireland, John Bruton, Chairman of the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin, former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland and most recently EU Ambassador in Washington, Mrs. Rita Lau, Hongkong’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development will attend the gala lunch during which the Business & Finance Asia-Pacific Ireland Business Awards 2010 will be presented.

The event programme will include:

* pre-forum networking event at a prestigious venue in Hongkong;

* facilitated networking during the forum;

* panel presentation on Irish business and diplomatic networks in Asia;

* keynote presentations from leading economists in respect of the business environment in Europe and Asia;

* sector specific workshops on financial services, information technology, food and life sciences and supply management

* briefing session on investment structures to access mainland China, and to access the EU through Ireland

* updates on the Global Irish Network, the Farmeligh Fellowship and other government initiatives.

Don’t miss the event.  Registration for this event is free but you must pre-register at www.abibf.com

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