Minister Brendan Howlin is travelling to Dalian, China to attend the World Economic Forum ‘Annual Meeting of the New Champions’.
The meeting will be attended by political and business leaders and is the foremost global business gathering in Asia.
The Minister will use his time in Dalian to build on the work he has previously undertaken in the ASEAN region during visits to Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines.
Speaking before his departure, the Minister said, “During this trip to Dalian, I will continue to take every opportunity to promote trade, investment and tourism in Ireland and tell the story of our recovery.”
Minister Howlin is participating in a number of events on the programme on prevailing global economic matters. These include sessions entitled “Creating the Next Frontiers of Growth” and “Innovation to Bridge the Knowledge Gap and Share Competitiveness”
A wide range of meetings and networking opportunities have been organized so as to fully utilize the visit.
Meeting with the Chairman of China Construction Bank Leasing
Meeting with the Board of Saongroup
Meeting with the Chairman of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) University Council YANG Xueyi and witnessing the signing of an MoU to launch Irish Studies Network
Minister Brendan Howlin Visit to China, 8-15 September 2013
Sunday, 8 September
Meeting with Beijing GAA and Irish community
Monday, 9 September
Meeting with Vice President of Academy for Macroeconomic Research under National Development and Reform Commission, Professor WANG Yiming.
Meeting with Chairman of China Construction Bank Leasing GU Jingpu, China Construction Bank HQ
Meet with Board of Saongroup, Saongroup China HQ
Interview with Economic Observer
Interviewer: Susan Wu (interview in Chinese with interpretation)
China World Hotel
Tuesday, 10 September
Meet Chairman of Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) University Council, YANG Xueyi
Witness signing of MoU to launch Irish Studies Network
Speech to students.
Depart for Dalian
Wednesday, 11 September
World Economic Forum
Participant: Industry Partners Session: Partnership for Cyber Resilience
Meeting with WEF Europe Director
WEF opening ceremony
Tianjin Night reception, Hilton Hotel
Huawei reception, Shangri La Hotel
Thursday, 12 September
World Economic Forum
Contributor: Private Session: Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders: Creating the Next Frontiers of Growth
China Business News media interview
21st Century Business Herald media interview
Participant: Workshop: Competitiveness Lab: Innovation to Bridge the Knowledge Gap and Share Competitiveness
Friday, 13 September
Closing ceremony of World Tourism Cities Federation event
Visit to Dublin stand at WTCF Expo
Dinner with Lord Mayor of Dublin, Dublin City Council and Dublin Airport Authority