Posts Tagged ‘enterprise ireland’


December 8, 2014 Comments off

by Gerard MacCarthy, director, Enterprise Ireland Russia/CIS and head of the commercial department at the Embassy of Ireland

“Ireland – #1 Best Countries for Business “
Forbes 2014

As part of the intergovernmental Ireland-Russia Joint Economic Commission, on November 24 2014 the first ever multi-agency Team Ireland Showcase was held in Moscow at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s headquarters, a stone’s throw away from the Kremlin.

The showcase highlighted Ireland as an investment and joint-project destination, allowing Russian investment, VC, and R&D partners to explore the potential for establishing joint intellectual property or production bases using Ireland’s long experience in the commercialisation of innovative and high-tech projects.

Speakers at the event included: Ambassador Eoin O’Leary; Georgi Petrov, Vice-President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Dmitry Sazhin, Head of the Europe and American Department of the Ministry of Economic Development; Professor Shamil Gantsev, Member of the Federation Council; and Shane Nolan, Head of Growth Markets Division, Industrial Development Authority of Ireland (IDA); Dr. Darrin Morrissey, Director of Programs, Science Foundation Ireland; Peter Lennox, International Entrepreneur Programme Senior Development Advisor, Enterprise Ireland; Pat Flynn, Flynn O’Driscoll Lawyers, Member of the Board of Directors, Enterprise Ireland; Brien Henderson, Head of the Visa Department, the Embassy of Ireland, Moscow; and Dmitry Simonenko, a Russian serial entrepreneur who has two businesses in Ireland. The event was introduced by Gerard MacCarthy, Director of Enterprise Ireland’s Russia and CIS office. Read more…

Trade Missions to Moscow, Report by Gerry Ennis

December 2, 2013 Comments off

Two trade missions to Moscow took place at the same time (Aviation and Agriculture) and in excess of 40 people travelled from Ireland. Each mission was fully supported by the Irish Embassy in Moscow.

Mr. Gerry Ennis, Head of Trade Finance at Ulster Bank, attended these trade missions to Moscow, organised by Enterprise Ireland and led by the Minister of State Alan Kelly, and provided the report on the trip.

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Major Opportunities for Irish Companies in the Aviation Sector

December 2, 2013 Comments off

by Press Office, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

The Minister of State for Commuter and Public Transport, Mr. Alan Kelly T.D., is today (Monday 7 October 2013) leading an Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Russia, focussed on the aviation sector and the growing opportunities for Irish companies in this major market.

The trade mission, which is based in Moscow and has been organised with the support of the Irish embassy in Russia, includes 20 best-in-class Irish companies from the aviation sector. Russia has become a key export market over the past two years for many of these companies and the mission is aimed at reinforcing the broad range of products and services they offer to Russian airlines and aviation buyers.

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Aviation/Transportation Trade Mission to Russia, 7 – 10 October 2013

July 22, 2013 Comments off

Enterprise Ireland Russia & CIS would like to invite you to participate in the Aviation/Transportation Trade Mission to Russia, which will be based in Moscow and will offer attendees an opportunity to learn first-hand about extensive market potential, to meet the most influential industry players, to network with existing/potential customers/partners, and to generate PR and media opportunities both in Russia and back home.

The trade mission will take place 7-10 October, 2013, to coincide with the ‘Wings of Russia’ International Aviation Forum allowing companies to engage with a large number of influential Russian customers. Read more…

EVENT: Ireland Russia Business Breakfast Hears Of Challenge To Irish Government

March 14, 2013 Comments off

By Limelight Communications

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).

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Career: Enterprise Ireland International Graduate Programme 2012 – Russia

July 30, 2012 Comments off

Enterprise Ireland is looking for candidates for their International Graduate Programme 2012 – 2014 with placement in Moscow: download details (PDF, 100K).

Enterprise Ireland: The Market: Welcome to the new Russia

December 12, 2011 Comments off

A psychological ‘iron curtain’ left over from Soviet times, and the fact that this part of the world was almost entirely off-limits until the mid-1990s, may be unintentionally limiting mindsets among Irish business leaders. In this issue, Enterprise Ireland’s new man in Moscow Gerard MacCarthy and the Russia office staff highlight the opportunities.

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