Sino-Irish Business Seminar – To book last minute tickets please contact

To book last minute tickets please contact

Opportunities and Challenges in Aviation & Maritime Leasing

Presented in association with Ireland China Business Association & kindly sponsored by Arthur Cox Solicitors.

The festival is delighted to team up with the Ireland China Business Association (ICBA) to present this year’s business seminar, the focus of which is the success, opportunities and challenges in aviation and maritime leasing industry between Ireland and China. His Excellency, Ambassador Mr. Jianguo will open the seminar. H.E Mr. Paul Kavanagh will give a video link Chinese New Year address. Speakers also include Industry experts from the Marine Institute, KPMG, Arthur Cox Solicitors, IDA, DAA, Bank of Ireland and the Department of Justice.

MC Chairman: Mr. Eugene McCague, Former Chairman, Arthur Cox Solicitors

8:30        Registration

9:10        Introductions: Ms Susan Barrett, Chairman Ireland China Business Association

9:15        H.E. Paul Kavanagh, Irish Ambassador to China (video link address )

 9:30        H.E. Mr. Jianguo Xu, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland

9:40        Mr. Neil Ryan, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Finance

9:55        Ms. Caroline Devlin, Partner, Arthur Cox

10:15     Mr. Liam Lacey, Director, Irish Marine Development Office

10:35   Mr. Brian Daly, Partner, KPMG

10:50     Coffee Break

11:15     Mr. John Higgins, President & Chief Commercial Officer, Avolon

11:30     Mr. Eoin McDonnell, Growth Markets, IDA ­Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

11:40     Mr. Vincent Crimmins, Head of FX Strategy and Trading, Bank of Ireland

11.55     Mr. Gerry McDonagh, Department of Justice and Equality

12:05     Enterprise Ireland

12:20     Question Time

12:40     Chairman’s Closing Remarks


  • Venue Westbury Hotel
    Date Wed 10 Feb 2016
    Time 9.15am - 12.45pm
    Fee Free, booking required.
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