The IRBA in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland will be holding the Russian Business Forum event where leading Russian and Irish companies will share practical knowledge of doing business in Russia and the panel of experts will be open for answering your questions.
DATE: Friday, 7th June 2013
TIME: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
VENUE: The Plaza, Enterprise Ireland, East Point Business Park, Dublin 3, map.
- Registration & Networking.
- Keynote addresses by Minister for Small Business John Perry TD.
- Policy Document Draft Presentation, Discussion & Feedback Session: “Enhancing Bilateral Trade and Investments with Russia: Policy and Environment”.
- Sector Speaker Presentations and Q&A: “Russia – Opportunities & Challenges”.
- ICT & High Technology.
- Panel Discussion and Q&A.
- Logistics and Shipping – Customs and Duties.
- Business Facilitation & Marketing.
- Translations & Cross-cultural Negotiations.
- Closing Comments.
RSVP: The event is free. Click on following link to register before COB on Tuesday, 4th June 2013: www.eventsforce.net/enterpriseireland/791/register
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Economist Constantin Gurdgiev criticises current Government thinking; event hears of 19% increase in Irish exports to Russia
A business event co-hosted by Dublin City Council and the Ireland Russia Business Association (IRBA) on Monday, 11th March 2013 heard Enterprise Ireland announce a 19% increase in Irish exports in goods to Russia from 2011 to 2012. The event heard that the months through November 2012, the export figure from Ireland to Russia was €603million, excluding services. Peter Finnegan, Director of Economy and International Relations with Dublin City Council commented that a key element of Ireland’s recovery rested with business development into the emerging Russian Market. Business expansion into and inward investment from Russia had the potential to create significant jobs. Dublin’s Russian Festival focused on the potential for increasing business with, and attracting investment from, Russia.
Chairman of the IRBA, respected economist and commentator Constantin Gurdgiev provided participants with an insight into the trade dynamics between Ireland and Russia. He challenged current Irish policy and thinking. He emphasised the urgent need to establish Ireland’s reputation as a platform for entry by companies from BRIC economies and other emerging and middle income markets into North American and European Markets. He observed that in his view, too many Russians still think of Ireland as part of England and hold other stereotypes. He also encouraged Irish business to see Russia as a platform for entry into the Central Asia Marketplace and also into the countries of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).
DIT hosted a Business Breakfast Seminar in association with the IRBA “Perspectives on International Banking and Finance” in the College of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin on Thursday, 7th February 2013.
The event was the held in recognition of the importance of high calibre graduates with advanced financial and economic expertise in the public and private financial services sector with a focus on the Russian Federation. This Seminar explored perspectives of knowledge requirements in the public policy domain. The development of international public service linkages and strategic networks in the area of International Banking and Finance in the current economic environment were also discussed.
The event was attended by over 30 people including academics and banking practitioners. The new MSc in International Banking and Finance as launched by DIT was highlighted. This was of particular interest to the audience because it enables students to study for at least one semester in the Financial University, Moscow.
Speakers included: Read more…
Roundtable: Consultations on policies needed to enhance trade facilitation between Ireland and Russia
Date: Wednesday, 20th February 2013
Time: 2pm-3.30pm (Council meeting to be held afterwards from 3.30pm-5pm)
Venue: Boardroom, Irish Exporters Association, 28 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 Read more…
The Annual General Meeting for the Ireland Russia Business Association will take place on Friday, 1st March 2013 at 2pm in the boardroom of the Irish Exporters Association at 28 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Members who would like to attend this meeting, please notify IRBA secretary by COB on Monday, 25th February 2013.
The IRBA is run by a voluntary council representative of the sponsor, corporate and individual membership. Our council is elected once a year and this will be done at the AGM. The council meets about 8 times a year in the offices of the Irish Exporters Association. Those who would like to nominate a member for the Council, kindly contact IRBA secretary for nomination from and return that by COB on Monday, 25th February 2013. We would also ask that to provide a brief background description of each nominee. Read more…
DIT Business Breakfast Seminar in association with the Ireland Russia Business Association.
Venue: Management House, College of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Date: 8.30 – 10.30, Thursday, 7th February 2013
Overview: The importance of high calibre graduates with advances financial and economic expertise in the public and private financial services sector has been well flagged. This seminar is designed to explore perspectives of knowledge requirements in the public policy domain. The development of international public services linkages and strategic networks in the area of international banking and finance will be discussed in the context of the current economic environment. Read more…
The Old New Year is an informal traditional holiday celebrated as the start of a new year by the Georgian calendar failing on January 14. In Russia it softly concludes the Christmas holiday season.
We are delighted to announce that the IRBA will be hosting a lunch to celebrate the Old New Year at 12.30pm on Friday, 11th January 2013 in award-winning Irish celebrity chef Dylan McGrath’s new restaurant Fade Street Social in Dublin 2.
In association with
VENUE: Mason Hayes & Curran, South Bank House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4
DATE: Tuesday, 20th November 2012, 8am to 11am (registration from 7.30am)
SPEAKERS: Representatives from the Irish Exporters Association, Ireland Russia Business Association, Mason Hayes & Curran, Lakeland Dairies and The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association will present on the day with additional speakers to be confirmed
Ireland-Russia Agri Overview by IRBA Chairman Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev:
The Russian economy’s continued growth since the 2008-2009 crisis has been underpinned by rapid expansion in consumer spending and a fragile, but growing long-term capital investment programme aimed at modernising and diversifying economic acidity. Coupled with a prolonged recession and stagnation in the Euro area, these developments have made the Russian market an increasingly important and attractive trade and investment partner for Ireland. Russian goods imports from Ireland have increased from €245 million in 2009 to €620 million in 2011 and are set to rise by 6-8% in 2012. With Russia’s GDP growth expected to average roughly 3.8-4.0% up to 2017, primarily fuelled by a strong recovery in consumer consumption and declining inflation, Russian markets offer tremendous potential for Irish exports. We expect 2013-2017 goods exports to Russia from Ireland to rise to well over €1 billion annually with overall, longer-term potential for trade volumes close to €3-€4 billion annually. Read more…
The IRBA will shortly be hosting an informal drinks and networking session.
VENUE: The Alexander Hotel, Merrion Square, www.alexanderhotel.ie.
DATE: Wednesday, 7th November 2012 at 6pm.
FEES: Members – free; Guests – €20 payable at the doors.
REGISTRATION: If interested in attending, please RSVP to email@example.com before COB on Tuesday, 6th November 2012.
Improved visa system and direct flights to Moscow would open up more business opportunities, stated Mr Maxim Peshkov – the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Ireland, at the IEA’s Ireland Russia Business Association (IRBA) lunch on 29th August 2012.
At the Ireland Russia Business Association lunch the Ambassador from the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ireland stated:
- There were many opportunities for the expansion of bi-lateral trade between Ireland and Russia and that the establishment of the Joint Economic Commission in November last year was a very positive step along the way.
- The Irish government was in a strong position to promote further trade with Russia through the World Customs Organisation, where Josephine Feehily – The Revenue Commissioners Chairman – was also the Chairman of the WCO.
- Equally there was a strong opportunity for the Irish Government to build further trade expansion with Russia during the Irish Presidency of the EU next year.