The Embassy of Ireland held a tourism promotion event in Moscow on 21 November to which Russian tour operators and travel media were invited. The presentations outlined the advantages of Ireland as a tourist destination and an in-depth explanation of our visa system. The event was very well attended with approximately sixty attendees. The Embassy is currently following up on specific questions raised by some of the guests present.
Follow on, the Embassy organised a familiarisation trip to Ireland for a small group of Russian journalists on 23-28 November. The programme included briefings at the ESRI, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Bord Bia and Trinity CollegeDublin. The journalists were accompanied by an Embassy staff member.
Source: Embassy of Ireland, Moscow
Formal plans to work together on joint projects were signed by Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos and National Space Centre Ltd (Ireland) at the Roscosmos headquarters in Moscow on 21 June, 2012, during the Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission led by Minister of State for Trade and Development, Mr Joe Costello, TD. Read more…
The Minister of State for Trade and Development, Mr Joe Costello T.D., led an Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Russia (June 18-22).
The Trade Mission included over 20 Enterprise Ireland client company participants, and was aimed at building on impressive 2011 Russia trade figures which saw 37% growth in goods export to the closest of the BRICS countries. This was reinforced by over 50% growth in exports by Enterprise Ireland client companies in 2011. Read more…
Irish Internet Association is holding its annual conference on May 10th with focus on BRICs, where will examine the convergence of Social, Mobile and Localisation technologies for business with a particular focus on those seeking to explore the exciting opportunities in BRIC and other international markets.
Speaker and panellist line-up include:
- An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD
- Sean O’Sullivan, Avego, and new dragon on Dragons Den
- Neil Leyden, IDSC
- Sharon Walsh, Heineken
- Deborah Lynch, Paypal
- Constantin Gurdgiev, Ireland Russia Business Association
- Fergal O’Byrne, SONRU
The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore, T.D. wrapped up his official visit to Russia yesterday with the signing of an agreement on a programme for trade and economic cooperation between Ireland and Russia. This will involve a new level of engagement between Irish Government Departments and State Agencies with their Russian counterparts.
This was preceded by a meeting at which the Tánaiste and the Russia Foreign Minister also signed a partnership agreement in the context of EU/Russia cooperation and Russia’s forthcoming accession to the WTO.
Speaking afterwards, the Tánaiste commented:
“The agreements signed with our Russian partners provide a comprehensive platform for increased trade between the two countries. It is clear that that there is potential to increase exports from Ireland to Russia in key sectors such as education, agriculture, transport, energy, and information technology. By taking advantage of the opportunities that exist and playing to our strengths we can deliver the export-led growth needed to bring about recovery in Ireland’s economy”.
Earlier yesterday the Tánaiste met members of the Global Irish Network to discuss business and investment opportunities for Irish companies. He also addressed a business breakfast attended by representatives of indigenous Irish companies and their Russian counterparts. In his address the Tánaiste said:
“I am convinced that there are many opportunities for Russian companies to do business in Ireland in sectors such as ICT, energy and energy efficiency, aviation, engineering, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, food and drink industry, education and training, and research and development. There is also great scope to increase Russian investment in Ireland”.
The full text of the Tánaiste’s remarks can be found on the DFA website at: http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=87274.
The Tánaiste’s talks with his counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, covered a range of issues of international interest including developments in the Middle East and, in particular, areas of shared interest which arise in the context of Ireland’s upcoming chairmanship-in office of the OSCE in 2012. The Tánaiste said:
“This has been a very constructive and productive visit to Russia. It is also a timely visit as Ireland prepares to take over the helm of the OSCE in January. The contacts we have made with our Russian hosts, Ministers Lavrov and Okulov, will help to strengthen the relationship between our two countries to our mutual benefit”.
At an event organised at the Irish Embassy in Moscow yesterday evening, attended by members of the Irish community, Russian government officials and business and cultural contacts, the Tánaiste launched ‘Education in Ireland’, the new umbrella brand for marketing the Irish higher education and English language sectors to international students.
7 November 2011
Information from Euroconvention Conferences on summit in Moscow on Dec 8-9. Read more…
Information on the Ukraine Investment summit that is taking place in Kiev on Dec 14th and 15th. Read more…