Pic 1. Chamber CEO Tony Lambert, Ambassador Simon Tu, Chamber President, Guy Thompson and Brian Murphy, BJM Business Advice
Guest Speaker: His Excellency, Ambassador Simon S.K. Tu,
Taipei Representative Office in Ireland
Fingal Dublin Chamber was delighted to have Ambassador Simon S.K.Tu as the special guest at our June Chamber Business Breakfast.
Taiwan is situated in the West Pacific between Japan and the Philippines and is about the size of the Netherlands with a population of over 23 million. The country has the 25th highest GDP in the world at US$530 billion and is ranked 11th for Ease of Doing Business and 15th on the Global Competitiveness Index.
Mayor of Fingal, David O’Connor welcomed Ambassador to the Fingal and looked forward to increased business between our two countries.
Ambassador Tu spoke passionately of the many opportunities for increased trade between Ireland and Taiwan. He believed there were many products produced in Ireland that could be successfully marketed in Taiwan as well as a wide range of Taiwanese products available for coming to Ireland including agricultural produce.
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council has recently re-launched www.TaiwanTrade.com which is the biggest business-to-business e-marketplace in Taiwan and now includes a range of new content with over 70,000 businesses registered and half a million products on offer to global buyers. This is an ideal starting point for Irish companies in search of product components, contracts, trade leads and information on trade fairs in Taiwan.
Chamber President, Guy Thompson thanked the Ambassador for addressing the Chamber Business Breakfast. “I would encourage all businesses to consider the many trading opportunities in Taiwan outlined here to-day. Taiwan is an amazing country with great potential for increased economic activity with Ireland” said Guy.
The Business Breakfast was hosted by BJM Business Advice who are specialists in identifying, assessing and developing New Markets and Funding for customers domestically and internationally.
“We have recently returned a very successful trip to Taiwan and have indentified excellent business opportunities for companies wishing to do business in the region” said BJM Business Advice’s Brian Murphy.
Pic 8 Anrea Molloy, Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport, DCllr. David O’Connor, Mayor of Fingal, Lisa Halligan, Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport & Paul Reid, Fingal County Council
Pic 2 Ambassador Simon TU & Chamber President Guy Thompson
Pic 3 Ambassador Simon TU & Cllr. David O’Connor, Mayor of Fingal
Pic 4 John Brady & Brian Murphy, BJM Business Advice
Pic 5 David Parsons, Aramex, Siobhan O’Donnell & Craig Broome, HSF Health Plan
Pic 6 Brian Murphy, BJM Business Advice, Tony Doyle, Country Crest & Paul Price, Big Red Button
Pic 7 Frank Chin-Ming LIN, Taipei Representative Office in Ireland, Ann Marie Murray, Radisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport, John Brady, BJM Business Advice & Tony Lambert, Chamber CEO
Pic 9 Chamber President Guy Thompson
Pic 10 Jennifer Kelly, Mazars & Maura Moloney, daa
Pic 11 Ambassador Simon TU speaking at the Chamber Business Breakfast
Pic 12 Brian Murphy, BJM Business Advice
Pic 13 Ambassador Simon TU & Cllr David O’Connor, Mayor of Fingal.