Event Schedule

07:45Registration, Coffee & Networking
08:30Opening Remarks and Welcome
Gina London, Former CNN Correspondent and Anchor (Moderator)
08:40Building Scale and Expanding Reach in Asia Pacific
Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland
08:55The Role of People & Technology in Expanding Trading Positions in Asia Pacific
Dr Fiona Kerr, Industry Professor, The University of Adelaide
09:35Expert Panel: Growth Opportunities in Asia Pacific for Irish Companies
10:15Trade channels or Trade Wars
John Ferguson, Director Global Forecasting, Economist Intelligence Unit
10:45Ministers Address
11.00Coffee Break/Networking

Sector Breakouts

Buyers, Market Experts, CEO’s and Asia Pacific Mentors focus on winning business in your sector.
Participants attend one of the following sessions:

Financial Services Session

  • FinTech disruption in Asia-Pacific – opportunities and challenges from Irish and Asian Perspectives
  • How AI and FinTech will transform the Asia-Pacific Financial Services Industry

Aviation Session

  • Connected Airline, Connected Crew
  • The Sky’s the Limit – how far will airlines go to personalise passenger experience?

Digital Technology Session

  • Telco and Mobile APAC landscape: Who, what, where and how?
  • How the dual revolutions of 5G and IoT will reshape the world as we know it

Healthcare/Life Sciences Session

  • Digital Health: the move towards patient centered care - a discussion on the trends and opportunities in APAC
  • Opportunities and trends for Medical Technology in Asia-Pacific

AgriTech Session

  • Route to market in APAC - challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from key stakeholders

Construction Session

  • Building bridges to Asia-Pacific: overcoming challenges in diversifying your market
12:45Lunch & Networking

Meet Buyers, Peers, Enterprise Ireland Market Teams, Mentors and Partners to assist your entry and growth in the Asia-Pacific region
Afternoon Session
14:00The Billion Dollar Mindset
Jim Thompson, Chairman & Founder, Crown Worldwide Group Hong Kong
14:30Fuelling your Company’s Growth in Asia
  • MJ Guan, Partner China Ireland Growth Technology Fund & West Summit Capital
  • Elaine Coughlan, Founding Managing Partner, Atlantic Bridge
  • Paul Costigan, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Decawave
15:10Stories from the road - Irish CEO’s experience in Asia Pacific
16:00Routes to Growth - Asia Pacific
James Ginns, Regional General Manager Europe, Cathay Pacific
16:15Networking Reception
Meet Buyers, Peers, Enterprise Ireland Market Teams, Mentors and Partners to assist your entry and growth in the region.
17.00Conference Close

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