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Ireland - Luxembourg Business Forum with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel

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To build on the 30th anniversary of the European Single Market, the forum will be focusing on the following sectors: Maritime & Logistics and Digital Economy. These sectors are directly related to the areas of expertise of the Luxembourg business delegation.

Irish companies will have a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into Luxembourg's market and meet with the business delegation, led by
Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, and Minister of Finance Yuriko Backes, as part of the Official Trade Mission of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Ireland. 

We will be joining Prime Minister Bettel for the official opening of the forum. Attendees will subsequently receive an overview of the Luxembourg and Irish economies, followed by sector-specific panel discussions led by experts in their respective fields.

You can find the detailed program below and discover this e-brochure which includes additional details about the participating Luxembourg companies. 


Tue 13 Jun 2023
02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Herbert Park Hotel , Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4 D04 R2T2


14:00        Registration

14:30        Plenary Session

Official Opening Addresses 

Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
Dara Calleary TD, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital & Company Regulation

Keynote Speeches

Mary Rose Burke, CEO of the Dublin Chamber

Cindy Tereba, Director of International Affairs of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

15:10        Coffee Break

15:40        Sectorial Breakout Sessions

Navigating new trade realities: the Future of shipping and logistics

  A seminar on the Windsor Agreement and the Green Transition presented by:

  • Opening speech - Fabrice Maire, Chairman of the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster (CML) and the European Network of Maritime Clusters (ENMC)

  • Windsor Agreement: Opportunities and Challenges for trade - Derek Dunne, Managing Director of Manifests Ireland Ltd., Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and a council member of the Irish International Freight Association

  • Brexit, the Windsor Framework and other more interesting things - Alistair Eagles, Managing Director of Seatruck Ferries

  • The energy transition and alternative fuels - Bureau Veritas

  • An overview of Ireland's Road Haulage Strategy 2022-2032 - Annemarie Smith, Prinicple Officer, Road Transport & Freight Policy Division, Department of Transport

  • Refitting vessels: The vision of d'Amico Shipping Group for the green transition - Cesare d'Api, Group Technical Director at d’Amico Shipping Group

  • Acting on sustinabiliy today - re-fitting trucks for zero emissions - Kevin Nash, COO, Wallenborn

  • Q&A and closing by Steven Koener

Roundtable on Digital Economy: AI, Cyber, digital adoption, education 

  • Welcome and overview of Luxembourg's digital strategy - David Foy, Head of International Business Development - Digital Economy, Luxinnovation

  • Digital collaboration: Luxembourg meets Ireland.

  • Irish startup ecosystem and key developments in the cybersecurity industry - Stefan Uygur, CEO, 4SEcuritas

  • Testimonial of a global start-up - accelerators, pitfalls and why we love the EU AI Act - Casius Morea, CEO, EmailTree & Alan Byrne, CTO, EmailTree

  • Panel discussion with industry leaders from Ireland and Luxembourg -  Dermot Doyle, CEO, Dynaccurate, Peter Sodermans, Director Global Government Relations, Gcore, Danilo D'Aversa, General Manager, Gulliver, & John O'Neill, Co-Founder, Hub360

17:00        Networking Coffee

17:30        End of the Business Forum

18:00 – 20:00     Luxembourg National Day Reception*

Royal Hibernian Academy

15 Ely Place, Dublin, D02 A213 Ireland

Event date: 
Tue 13 Jun 2023
Event time: 
02:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Herbert Park Hotel , Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4 D04 R2T2

Terms and Conditions

This event is open to both Dublin Chamber members and non-members. If you are not a member and would like to register please email: maria@dublinchamber.ie 


*Registered participant's emails will be shared with the Luxembourg Embassy in Ireland in order to be invited separately to attend the Luxembourg National Day reception, which will take place at the Royal Hibernian Academy following the event.

**A photographer will be present at this event and images may be used for future marketing purposes.


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