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Eurozone Summit

February 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join Irish business leaders and professionals at the Eurozone Summit. Hear from Senior European leaders and participate in discussion on how Ireland can take advantage of the trade opportunities that the Eurozone markets have to offer.


Eurozone Summit registration


MC & Moderator – Bryan Dobson, Journalist and Broadcaster
08:30 Coffee and registration
09:00 Welcome from Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland
09:15 Keynote address: Count Herman Van Rompuy, First President of the European Council (exact time tbc)
09:45 Panel discussion and Q&A: Does the shoe fit? Exploring Eurozone Markets and why they should be a destination for Irish exports.

  • Willem Noë, Dutch Economist & European Semester Officer, EC in Ireland
  • Juan Millán, Expert in Internationalisation & the Spanish market, Gedeth Network
  • Michele Pignatelli, Foreign Desk Editor of leading Italian financial newspaper, Il Sole 24 Ore
  • Angela Cullen, Daybreak Europe Editor, Bloomberg News in Frankfurt
  • Ruben Hamilius, Belgian-born Managing Director of Businessgames Ireland
10:45 Coffee & networking
11:15 Panel discussion and Q&A: Building Scale: Ireland’s successes across the Eurozone.

  • Desiree Koldehoff, Market Development Manager Central Europe, Dairy Systems Deutschland (Distributor of Dairymaster products)
  • Luc Marien-Bouwens, CEO, Mabo Belgium (Distributor of Combilift products in Belgium)
  • Cedric Gonin, Snr Marketing Director Mobile Services at Orange France
12:30 Sit-down lunch with guest address: Insights from a successful Irish business in Europe
13:45 Closing remarks



February 21
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Enterprise Ireland


Convention Centre Dublin