2017 Maritime Commerce Forum is coming to Dublin this March

The 2017 Maritime Commerce Forum will take place at a lunch time-event on Thursday 9th March in the Marker Hotel at Grand Canal Square.

2017 Maritime Commerce Forum - ships coming into Dublin Port

The event follows on from a series of meetings held last year to discuss opportunities for Ireland in the area of ship leasing, maritime finance and maritime taxation. Given important developments, such as Brexit, which have occurred since the last meeting, the forum looks forward to bringing this group together to discuss key opportunities for Ireland in light of a changing global environment. Mr. Alan Dukes, Chairman, Asia Matters will  be present as a guest speaker and to launch the event.

Alan Dukes is the Chairman and co-founder of Asia Matters. He was a member of the Dáil (lower House of the Irish Parliament) for twenty-one years and during his political career served as the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Finance, Justice and Transport and Energy and Communications. Alan was Leader of the Fine Gael Party for three years and was Chairman of the Irish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. He is a former Governor of the International Monetary Fund and a former Governor of the World Bank. In his work at Asia Matters, he is strongly committed to the importance of two-way benefits in Asia Ireland bilateral trade relations.



The Maritime Commerce Forum will take place from 12.30pm – 2.30pm on Thursday 9th March at the Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2. To reserve a place RSVP to marketing@imdo.ie by 2nd March.

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