Business Summit Limerick

Asia Matters Business Summit Limerick

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Day One Monday 26 February

Higher Education & Global Talent Roundtable Venue: The Pavillion, University of Limerick
09.15 Registration and Networking
09.45 Welcome by Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters with Key Opening Remarks by Professor Kerstin Mey, President of the University of Limerick on The Role of Universities in Working with International Companies
10:00 Outline of The Bachelor/Master of Science in Immersive Software Engineering (ISE) as global best in class programmes to keep Ireland at the forefront of technology with Professor Stephen Kinsella followed by Panel Discussion led by Jamie Heaslip, Ireland Strategic Growth Lead for Stripe on Redesigning How We Teach Technology to Future Proof Education using Immersive Technology as case study in conversation with ISE students Dara Newsome, Conor Callanan, Rosie Kennelly and Fred Sheppard
11.00 Coffee and Networking
11.30 Launch by H.E. He Xiangdong, Ambassador of China to Ireland of the establishment of the Limerick International Institute of Henan Polytechnic University (LIIHPU), a joint institute in Henan between the University of Limerick and Henan Polytechnic University as China and Ireland celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations with Dr. Sean McGrath and Dr. Yi Bao
11.45 Case Study Driving Global Innovation in Customer Solutions with Asia from Ireland with Dr. Jeff McCann, Director & Global Lead, Customer Solution Centers Innovation Labs, Dell Technologies followed by Panel Discussion on How Universities can work with International and Industry Partners to bring Asian and Irish businesses together chaired by Dr. Sean McGrath joined by Professor Nigel Healey, Vice President Global and Community Relations University of Limerick, Dr. Yi Bao, Director China Engagement, Professor Kenneth Stanton, Dean, Science & Engineering, University of Limerick and Dr. Pat Daly, Chief Executive, Limerick City and County Council
12.30 Closing Remarks by Alan Dukes, Chairman, Asia Matters followed by Networking Lunch
15.00 – 16:30 Industry Business Roundtable in Northern Trust Limerick Building a Global Business from a Regional Hub with Melíosa O’Caoimh, Country Head, Ireland and Catherine Duffy, General Manager Limerick where Northern Trust employ almost 1400 people. Followed by tour of innovation lab. By Invitation
19:30 Partner and Stakeholder Dinner at the City View Suite, Limerick Strand Hotel with Welcome remarks by Councillor Gerald Mitchell, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick and Keynote address by Patrick O’ Donovan TD, Minister for Office of Public Works and the Gaeltacht on Renewing Ireland’s Commitment to Delivering in the Asia Pacific Region to 2025 By Invitation

Day Two Tuesday 27 February

Scaling & Innovation Roundtable Venue: ENGINE, Limerick
10:00 Registration and Networking
10:30 Welcome by Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters with Key Opening Remarks by Dr. Pat Daly, Chief Executive, Limerick City and County Council on Enterpreneurship as a Driver of Cities, Regions and Countries
10:40 Keynote address by Kieran O’ Donnell TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Planning on The Pivotal Role of Local Government Building Bridges with International and Asian Partners
11:00 Expert Panel on Funding and VC Investment Priorities with Jean Carberry, Assistant Secretary, EU, Digital and Access to Finance, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment joined by Leo McAdams, Divisional Manager Investment Services, Enterprise Ireland; Colin Moran, Head of Lending, Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland; Gert O’Rourke, Centre Manager, Nexus Innovation Centre, University of Limerick; Conor O’Sullivan, Investment Director, Atlantic Bridge and Dennis Barry, CEO Innovate Limerick. Chaired by Cathal Lee, Chairman Asia Business Sentiment Committee, Asia Matters.
12:00 Expert Panel on Going Global and Succeeding in Asian Markets with H.E. Dr Desra Percaya, Ambassador of Indonesia to Ireland joined by Hideo Yura, Director General, JETRO London; Regina Moran, Senior Vice President, Global Delivery, Fujitsu; Paul Girr, GM & Chief Engineer JLR Shannon; Marc O’Connor, General Manager Mitsui Ireland; Meadhbh Hendrie, Senior Marketing Executive Vitalograph and George Maybury, Enterprise and Public Sector Director, Dell Technologies Ireland. Chaired by Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters
13.00 Closing Remarks by Alan Dukes, Chairman, Asia Matters followed by Networking Lunch

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