Invest Japan Seminar in Dublin - Rising Opportunities - 1 June 2017

May 08, 2017

Date: Thursday 1st June 2017

Time: 14.30-17.00 (followed by networking reception)

Venue: The Marker Hotel Dublin, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2, D02 CK38, Ireland

Language: English

Rising Opportunities - 60 years on

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Ireland-Japan diplomatic relationship, so this is an important year to enhance further economic ties between the two countries. This seminar will be held as one of the events to commemorate this momentous occasion.

The seminar provides a unique opportunity to network with like-minded businesses and Japanese companies with whom you can share experiences and kick start your plans or expand your business in/to/from Japan.

There will also be presentations from successful Irish companies in Japan that will enable you to gain more insight into today's Japanese business environment.

Register here (free of charge).

Programme* <MC: Mr Toshihiko Sakaguchi (Director General, JETRO London)>

14.00-14.30  Registration

14.30-14.35  Opening Remarks

                      (Her Excellency Mari Miyoshi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan

                      in Ireland)

14.35-14.40  Opening Presentation

                      (Dr Michael Kennedy, Executive Editor, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, Royal Irish Academy)

14.40-15.10  Keynote Speech - Economic Outlook and Business Opportunities in Japan

                      (Mr Koji Yonetani, Executive Vice President, JETRO)

15.10-15.25  Company Presentation (Mr Joe Redmond, Group Executive, FEXCO)

15.25-15.40  Company Presentation (Mr Brendan Corr, CCO, OpenHydro)

<15.40-15.50 Coffee Break>

15.50-16.05  Company Presentation (Mr Clive Bourke, President of EMEA & APAC, Daon)

16.05-16.20  Presentation - Trends in the Irish Food Industry

                      (Mr Eddie Hughes, Manager, Dairy, Functional Foods/Ingredients, Beverages & Food BREXIT

                      Team, Enterprise Ireland; Mr Nick Marmion, Senior Vice President, International FDI Food

                      Projects, Enterprise Ireland)

16.20-16.50  Panel Discussion and Q&A

                      <Moderator: Mr Raymond Hegarty, IP Strategist, IJA Council Member>

                      Panellists: Mr Joe Redmond, Group Executive, FEXCO

                                      Mr Brendan Corr, CCO, OpenHydro

                                      Mr Clive Bourke, President of EMEA & APAC, Daon


                                      Enterprise Ireland

16.50             Closing

17.00-19.00  Networking Reception - with complimentary Japanese sake and canape

*The programme may be subject to change.

This event is organised by JETRO in co-operation with other supporting bodies:

- Embassy of Japan in Ireland

- Enterprise Ireland

- Ireland Japan Association (IJA)

For more information, please contact Mr Thomas Taylor, Investment Team, JETRO London at: or 020 7421 8315.