CIT Hosts Asia Matters Forum in Cork
Published on: Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in partnership with Asia Matters, Cork City Council, Cork County Council and Cork Chamber hosted a forum as part of the Asia Matters Summit Cork last week at CIT.
The forum looked at how Ireland can build win-win strategic partnerships between Asia and particularly the Strategic Proposition of Regions and Cities in the Global Business Value Chain.
The impressive line of speakers for the first session which discussed: How FDI can be used to Develop Location Competitiveness WERE:
- Moderator: Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor, Independent News & Media
- Robert Pasley, Chief Technical Officer, Wavteq
- David Martin, Director China Britain Business Council
- Eileen Sharpe, Divisional Manager Growth Markets , IDA Ireland
The impressive line of speakers for the second session which discussed: Attracting and Retaining Global Talent WeRE:
- Moderator: Ann Riordan, Chairman Science Foundation Ireland and Asia Matters Advisory Board Member
- Dr. Brendan Murphy, President Cork Institute of Technology
- Giles Daubeney, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Robert Walters
- Jijay Shen, Country Head, Huawei Ireland
- Barrie O’ Connell, President, Cork Chamber of Commerce and Partner KPMG
The impressive line of speakers for the ThiRD session which discussed: What do Global Investors Need for Future Success
- Moderator: Lionel Alexander, Chairman Institute of Technology Tralee, Board Member IDA Ireland and Asia Matters Advisory Board Member
- Bob Savage, Vice President and Managing Director EMC Dell Centre of Excellence
- Ger O’Mahoney, Partner PwC
- Suzanne Feeney, Robert Walters, Professional Recruitment
Gerard O’Donovan, Head of Faculty of Business and Humanities, CIT, HE Ambassador Anizan Siti Hajjar Adnin, Ambassador of Malaysia to Ireland, Dr Brendan J Murphy, President, CIT, H.E. Mrs Vijay Thakur Singh, Ambassador of India to Ireland, Ms. Siti Noralia Mustaza, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Malaysia, Brian McGrath, Head of School of Business, CIT
Conor Healy, Cork Chamber; Ger O’Mahoney, PwC; Gerard O’Donovan, CIT; Lionel Alexander, IT Tralee & Asia Matters; President of CIT,Dr Brendan Murphy; Bob Savage, Dell EMC, David Martin, CBBC; Martin Murray, Asia Matters.
Gerard O’Donovan, Head of Faculty of Business and Humanities, CIT, Dr Marian O’Sullivan, Director General, Institute of Public Administration, Mitsuhiko Sugita Embassy of Japan in Ireland, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber, Martin Murray, Asia Matters.
Gerard O’ Donovan, Head of Faculty of Business and Humanities, CIT, commented: “The Asia Matters Summit Cork was a great success and showed the potential for building strategic partnerships with Asia, highlighting the importance of the strategic proposition that regions and cities must define in the business value chain. Cork as a region can certainly enhance its competiveness through FDI investment, attracting global talent and strengthening our business clusters to ensure global investment and economic growth for the region and Ireland.
During the Asia Matters event CIT were delighted to welcome for the first time to Cork,
- H.E. Mrs Vijay Thakur Singh, Ambassador of India to Ireland and
- HE Ambassador Anizan Siti Hajjar Adnin, Ambassador of Malaysia to Ireland
Both of the Ambassadors addressed the networking lunch indicating the potential for Ireland to collaborate with India and Malaysia and the benefits for all. They both also met students from India and Malaysia currently studying in CIT and signed CIT’s visitors’ book and met with Dr Brendan J Murphy, President of CIT.
Dr Brendan J Murphy, President of CIT Commented:
“We were delighted to welcome both Ambassadors to CIT. As part of our internationalisation strategy we have signed a number of MOU’s with partners in India and Malaysia which have resulted in an increase in the number of students from India and Malaysia studying in CIT. International students add a richness and diversity to the campus which not only benefit learning in CIT but also bring a global context to the wider region”.
H.E. Mrs Vijay Thakur Singh, Ambassador of India to Ireland, Dr Brendan Murphy, President of CIT, HE Ambassador Anizan Siti Hajjar Adnin, Ambassador of Malaysia to Ireland
H.E. Mrs Vijay Thakur Singh, Ambassador of India to Ireland meeting students