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Markets Network Seminar – Cork

October 22, 2018


2018 IEA Markets Network Seminar – “Market Diversification & Business Opportunities – A Focus on Canada”

Keynote: Ambassador of Canada to Ireland, Kevin Vickers 

Why attend?

Stay current and learn from experts in your field
Network and connect with your target audience
Bring ideas back to your business

Date:  Monday 22nd of October 2018

Venue: McAfee EMEA Offices, Building 2000, City Gate, Mahon, Cork, Ireland

Time: 09:30-12.00

About Our Keynote: Kevin Vickers – Ambassador of Canada to Ireland

Kevin Vickers was appointed as the Ambassador of Canada to Ireland in January 2015. He previously served as the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons.  Mr. Vickers had a successful 29-year-long career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), attaining the rank of Chief Superintendent.

His speaking points will be: CETA after one year; Trade Diversification; People to people ties, connectivity.

Dr. Ronnie O’Toole, Honorary Economist, IEA

Canada and Ireland Economies in 2019: Problems in the neighbourhood

Canada and Ireland face a similar challenge in 2019: how to deal with troublesome neighbours. Canada are trying to reduce the dependence on the US for trade. Ireland must adapt to the reality of Brexit. Dr. Ronnie O’Toole, IEA’s Economist, will set out the economic challenges for Canada and Ireland in 2019 and beyond.

Ronnie has a long-standing interest in applied economic policy, particularly with respect to Ireland’s export performance, foreign direct investment, productivity and payments. He is currently Divisional Director in Indecon Economic Consultants, an independent economic research organisation based in Dublin and London.

Speakers to include:

  • Bernard McCarthy, Managing Director, DHL Express Ireland
  • David Cahill, Account Manager, Transfermate Global Payments
  • Paul Wickham, General Manager, Midleton Distelleries, Irish Distillers
  • Darren Stack, Financial Controller, Hovione

Yes I would like to attend

Further information will be circulated to members nearer the time. To find out more about this seminar, please contact 01 661 2182 or blandineporet@irishexporters.ie


October 22, 2018