Event Schedule

TimeConference Agenda
07:45Registration, Coffee & Networking
08:30Opening Remarks and Presentation on key Asia Pacific economic trends & opportunities
John Ferguson Conference Moderator & Director of Country Forecasting @ The Economist Intelligence Unit
08:55Building Scale and Expanding Reach in Asia Pacific
Kevin Sherry, Executive Director Global Business Development, Enterprise Ireland

Kerry's Growth story and importance of a rising Asia Pacific to the Group Plc
Brian Mehigan, Chief Strategy Officer, Kerry Plc

09:50Ministerial Address - Pat Breen TD, Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection

Digital Disruption in the world's most dynamic region
Felimy Greene - former Chief Digital Officer and Client Experience Officer, Asia and EMEA at Citi

10:30Coffee Break
11:00 Building and realising Ambition in high performing teams
A moderated discussion with Brian O'Driscoll former Leinster, Ireland and British & Irish Lions Rugby captain.

Stories from the road - a moderated leadership panel discussion with
Elaine Coughlan – Managing Partner and Founder of Atlantic Bridge
Andrew Day – CEO Keywords Studios Plc
Denis Hickie – GM ATA Group
Juliette Hussey – Vice President Global Relations, Trinity College Dublin
Neil Naughton - Deputy Chairman, Glen Dimplex
Niall Norton – CEO Openet


Plenary conference session closing remarks
Tom Cusack, Director Asia Pacific, Enterprise Ireland


Lunch & Networking
Network with Buyers, Peers, Enterprise Ireland Market Teams, Mentors and Partners to assist your entry and growth in the region


Sector Breakouts
Five sector panels will run concurrently in the afternoon with Buyers, Market Experts, CEO’s and Asia Pacific Mentors sharing their insights on winning business in key sectors.

Conference delegates are invited to attend one of the following sessions:

Session 1: Financial Services

  • The Future of FinTech and Financial Services in APAC; Inclusion, Wealth Management, Open APIs and Virtual Banks
  • FinTech Innovation Trends & Opportunities in APAC - RegTech, InsurTech & Emerging Tech.

    Session 2: Aviation

    • Reimagining the World of Travel
    • Futureproofing Ancillary Revenues for APAC Low Cost Carriers (LCC's)

    Session 3: Digital Technology

    • Why Irish Tech companies must embrace platforms, partners & data to compete in Asia-Pac
    • Asia-Pac Telco Challenges & Opportunities in the Era of 5G, IoT and Smart Cities

    Session 4: International Education

    • Transnational Education, policy and best practice in China/Indonesia/Vietnam
    • Direct student recruitment in ASEAN and HK Market Development: market profiles and best practices in engagement and promotion
    • Digital marketing (Social media) in education promotion/online training platforms in China and Indonesia

    Session 5: China Opportunities and Experience

    • Keynote Speech - Technology and Innovation Shaping China's Future
    • Panel Discussion - Irish Success stories in China, Chinese market Opportunity.
      (There will be a large business delegation from Shenzhen (China Hi tech Fair) in attendance at this breakout interested in meeting Irish companies with ambition for China)

    Pre-Scheduled B2B meetings with APAC buyers and market experts

    17:00Conference Close                                                                                                

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