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IRBA / Investec Breakfast Briefing “Agrifood Exports to Russia”

August 31, 2011

Date: Wednesday, 21st September 2011

Venue: Investec, The Harcourt Building, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

Time: 7.30am to 10.30am

Cost: €50 for non IEA members or non IRBA members

Overview: With GDP totalling approximately $2.23 trillion in 2010 and with a current population of roughly 140 million, Russia is expected to surpass France as the largest food and grocery market in Europe by 2020, ultimately creating major opportunities for Irish agrifood exporters looking to enter the large, and increasingly lucrative Russian marketplace.

Early booking is essential. To reserve your place (no later than Monday, 19th September 2011) please email: jennifer@irishexporters.ie or jc@irba.ie or phone: 01 6424178.

Kindly hosted by:


7.30am Registration opens / Continental breakfast served
8.00am Introduction by Seminar Chair John Whelan, CEO Irish Exporters Association
8.10am Welcome by Philip Ahearne, Head of Corporate Foreign Exchange Sales, Investec Bank
8.20am Overview of Ireland Russia Business Association by Vladimir Popov, Vice-Chairman IRBA
8.30am Key Note Address: “Agri-food Opportunities in Russia”, Speaker: James O’Donnell, International Markets Manager, Bord Bia
8.50am “Joint Economic Commission Ireland Russia – Progress on Latest Round”, Speaker: Colm Ó’Floinn, Director General, Promoting Ireland Abroad Division, Department of Foreign Affairs
9.10am “Potential currency risks & foreign exchange: exchange rate issues on trading with Russia”, Speaker: Alan Harrison, Corporate Treasury, Investec Bank
9.30am “Irish Dairy Board – Russia Review”, Speaker: Representative from Irish Dairy Board
9.50am “Russia Agri-food Exports – Insights from a Potato Exporting Company”, Speaker: Joe Keeling, Chairman, Keelings
10.10am Panel Q&A (Sinead Wolfe & Stuart Ramsden, Atradius – Credit Insurance; Mark Rodgers, Cipherion Translations – Language Barriers)
10.30am Wrap-up

Available PPT Presentations:

VP, IRBA_IRBA Investec Presentation

JOD, Bord Bia_IRBA Investec Presentation

AH, Investec_IRBA Investec Presentation

PW, IDB_IRBA Investec Presentation

Atradius Handout:

Atradius_Trade successfully with Russia – 10 Top Tips

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