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Held in partnership with the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment and supported by IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, PwC, Dublin City Council and Turkish Airlines, the Asia Matters Global Business Summit presents a unique opportunity to engage with 50+ leading global experts and join the discussion on how best to embrace emerging opportunities to partner with Asia.

Across the two days, you can expect:

  • High Energy Scene Setting Keynote Speakers from Asia, the US, the EU, UK & Ireland
  • Live Expert Panel Discussions
  • Fireside chats with VIP speakers
  • Extended Q&A sessions with expert panelists
  • Virtual Attendee Networking Sessions to meet each other, partners and speakers.

Click here to download the programme in PDF format.

Day One 1 December

09.30 – 10:15

Welcome Remarks

Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters

The View From Asia

A Key Interview with Dean Danny Quah, Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. With Response by Alan Dukes, Chairman Asia Matters

10.15 – 10:30

Key Address on Sustainable Innovation

H.E. Jiang Jiang, Vice President, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries

10.30 – 11:15

Leadership Panel: Asian Markets for SMEs

Chaired by Cathal Lee, Director with Instinctif Partners
Renzo Isler, Director EU SME Centre Beijing
Tomás Ó Síocháin, CEO, Western Development Commission
Patrick O’Riordan, Director, China Enterprise Ireland
Saumya Kailasapathy, ADB Ventures Lead on Impact Tech, Asian Development Bank
Shane Hamill, Regional Manager Asia, Middle East & Africa, Bord Bia

11.15 – 12:00Coffee Break & Networking.
12:00 – 12:30

Design Thinking as a Driver of Innovation

Chaired by Niall Dowling, Chief Growth Officer, Atomic;
Speaker: Ciara Byrne, Director of New Business Innovation, Condé Nast

12.30 – 13:00

Fireside Chat

Chaired by Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters
Harry D. Moseley, Global Chief Information Officer, Zoom

13:00 – 14:15Lunch & Networking.
14.15 – 15:00

The Future of Food

Chaired by Jason Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, Carbery Group
Speaker: Suzanne van Tilburg, Global Head of Food & Agri Network, Rabobank – UN Food Systems Summit
Response by Paul Maher, Head of International Relations and Corporate Strategy, Teagasc

15.00 – 15:30

Fireside Chat

Chaired by Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters
Sean O’ Sullivan, Managing Partner SOSV.
Investing at Scale in Life Sciences, Climate Tech and Hard Tech

15:30 – 16:30

CMO Panel: The Global Consumer

Chaired by Margaret Molloy, Global CMO, Siegel + Gale & Host “How CMOs Commit” Podcast
Ellie Norman, Director of Marketing & Communications, Formula 1, UK
Peter DeBenedictis, MEA Director – Business & Sales Operations, Microsoft
Catherine Keogh, Chief Corporate Affairs & Brand Officer, Kerry Group
Fernando Machado, CMO Activision Blizzard
Rajashree Ramakrishnan, Chief Marketing Officer, TCS

16:30 – 16:45

Closing Remarks

Alan Dukes, Chairman, Asia Matters

Day Two 2 December

09.00 – 09:30

Welcome Remarks

Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters

Opening Keynote:
Dr. Orlaigh Quinn, Secretary General, Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment

09.30 – 10:00

Fireside Chat

Chaired by Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters
Kazushige Nobutani, President JETRO

10.00 – 10:45

Leadership Panel:
Digital Currencies and Payments

Chaired by Donal Boylan, Co-Founder, BCAP Partners
Yuan Lyu, Director of the Innovation Division, Digital Currency Institute, The People’s Bank of China.
Jiaqiang Wang, Senior Fellow, Research Institute, Bank of China
Professor David Wen, International Business School, Zhejiang University

10:45 – 11:15

Fireside Chat

Chaired by Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters
Derek O’ Halloran, Head of Shaping the Future of Digital Economy and New Value Creation, World Economic Forum

11.15 – 11:45

Coffee Break & Networking.

11:45 – 12:30

Leadership Panel:
Post COP26 – Building Resilient, Sustainable Countries, Regions and Cities

Chaired by Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters
Gemma Corrigan, Director – Head of Policy and Advocacy, Federated Hermes
Dr. Aziza Akhmouch, Head of Division Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities OECD
Esteban Leon, Head, City Resilience Global Programme, UN-Habitat
Dr. Dorothy Maxwell, Senior Director Sustainability, Davy Horizons

12.30 – 13:00

Fireside Chat:
Building the Future of Tourism

Chaired by Martin Murray, Executive Director, Asia Matters
Ruth Andrews, Chair, Irish Tourism Industry Confederation

13.00 – 14:00

Lunch & Networking

14.00 – 14:45

Leadership Panel:
Driving Recovery and Sustainable Growth

Chaired by Feargal O’Rourke, Managing Partner, PwC Ireland
Eileen Sharpe, IDA Ireland, Global Head Growth Markets, Asia Pacific, Engineering Technologies & Green Economy
Dr. Steve Cutler, Chief Executive ICON plc
John Power, Founder & CEO Aerogen
Brendan McGrath, Ireland Site Head and VP Manufacturing WuXi Biologics

14:45 – 15:00

Closing Remarks

Alan Dukes, Chairman, Asia Matters

2020 Global Summit Keynote Speech

Michael D Higgins
Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland
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Address by President Higgins to the Asia Matters Conference November 2020

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