Asia Trip January 2017Posted January 20th, 2017
In January I undertook a four-day trip to Beijing and Hong Kong to promote Ireland’s financial services (IFS) sector, during which I met officials in the Chinese Ministry of Finance, the People’s Bank of China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, amongst others.
I spoke at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong on the subject of cyber-security and payment technologies and outlined the role and strength of indigenous Irish FinTech companies, which are playing a vital role as our IFS2020 Strategy continues its progress towards the creation of 10,000 new financial services jobs in the five years to the end of 2019. Take a look at some photos here, here and here.
The China visit was the latest in a series of overseas engagements at which I and my team have been promoting ‘IFS Ireland’, a task that has assumed even greater importance for our country in view of Britain’s forthcoming departure from the EU.
Read more on my trip to Beijing and Hong Kong here.