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IRBA Event: Breakfast Breifing “Agri-food Exports to Russia” – 20 Nov

November 12, 2012 Comments off

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…

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IRBA / Investec Breakfast Briefing “Agrifood Exports to Russia”

August 31, 2011 Comments off

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.

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