Arab Irish Business Forum

The first Arab-Irish Business Forum, focussing on the Gulf markets, takes place on Wednesday, 11th March 2015 at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.  

This full-day event is jointly organised by the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia and Emirates Airlines with a view to highlighting the business opportunities in these growing markets.

 The Forum will feature a range of top business executives from the Gulf whose knowledge, experience and advice will be shared through presentations, panel discussions and Q&A sessions. They will be joined by senior executives from Irish companies which have achieved success in the region and who will contribute their own unique perspectives.

 Among the 20 participants over the 4 panel sessions will be:

      Mr Abdullah Al Hotayb - Chairman, ABB Saudi Arabia

      Mr Janni Holtzhausen – Managing Director, Spinneys

      Mr Sean O’Driscoll - CEO, Glen Dimplex

      Mr Declan Hegarty – Managing Director, JP Morgan Middle East

     Mr William Fagan - Former Telecom Regulator, Qatar

     Mr Rasheed Al Ansari – General Manager, Al Ansari Exchange

     Mr Gregor Miller – Chief Adviser to CEO, Vodafone Qatar

 The Forum will be formally opened by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, and Ministers Simon Coveney TD and Ged Nash TD will also attend during the day.

 A Keynote Speech will be delivered by Colm McLoughlin - Executive Vice Chairman, Dubai Duty Free, and long-time Gulf resident, who was recently presented with the Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award by President Higgins.

This will be a highly informative, stimulating and helpful event providing knowledge about the enormous potential in this important market region.

 For the programme and speaker list click here.

The participation fee is €125 per delegate and early booking is strongly advised. Please click on the link below to register.  Please free feel to circulate among your organisation.


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