Harnessing the Dragon’s Energy: A Sino-Irish Business Seminar

8:30 am - 2:00 pm


Dublin City Council

Wood Quay

Dublin 8

Dublin City Council in partnership with Treasury China Trust and Ethiad Airways present a seminar on Sino-Irish business.

Speakers from: Treasury Holdings, Etihad Airways, Irish Exporters Association, Tipperary Crystal, Asia Market and the Chinese Embassy in Ireland.

The seminar will focus on the positive achievements by individual entrepreneurs and the opportunities in business in the present challenging economic climate.

If you would like to attend please email rsvp@cny.ie stating clearly the event you wish to attend to RSVP a place.


9.00am: Registration, Tea and Coffee

9.30am: Opening address: Declan Hayden, DCNYF Director, Office for Integration, DCC

9.35am: Opening and Introduction: DCNYF Chair – Mary Ruane – UCD. 

9.40am: Session 1: Chair: Norah Casey – Harmonia Publications and Dragons Den

9.45am  Speaker 1: John F. Whelan BSc. MBA, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association and Chairman of the Institute of International Trade of Ireland. “Ireland’s rising exports and China’s emerging markets”

10.05am: Speaker 2: Prof. Dong Huiqing, Section of Education and Culture, Embassy of the P. R. China in Ireland. “Education in Sino-Irish Business Cooperation”

10.20am: Questions and Feedback on Session One

10.30am: Tea/Coffee Break 

10.50am: Session 2: Mr. Michael Stubbs – Economic and Planning Dept, DCC.

10.55am: Speaker 1: Etihad Airways:  Area General Manager, Northern Europe. “Etihad Airways- The World’s Leading Airline” 

11.05am: Speaker 2: Rory Williams – Treasury China Trust. “Treasury Holdings in China”

11.25am: Speaker 3:  Declan Fearon – Tipperary Crystal. “Bringing Crystal to China” 


12.30pm: Conclusion: 


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