The Global Asia Matters Summit

The New Asia Reality in Global Trade

Partner: Independent News & Media Plc


Sponsorship Opportunites

Following key Asia Matters forums and seven Asia Matters EU Asia Top Economist Round Tables in Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Dublin, Asia Matters is proud to host the Inaugural Global Asia Matters Summit: The New Asia Reality in Global Trade, in Dublin on 8 November. Given dramatic geopolitical and economic change, the reality of the new global trade order now presents a unique opportunity of strategic partnership with Asia which represents 40 % of global GDP and 60% of global consumers.

The Global Asia Matters Summit is bringing together top business leaders and key policy makers for substantive

dialogue on the key drivers of global business change, market needs and corporate opportunities.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Simon Coveney TD, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Brexit, Ireland
  • Mauro Petriccione, Chief EU FTA Negotiator, Deputy Director General DG TRADE European

Commission, Brussels

  • Colin Ellis, Chief Economist, Moody’s, UK
  • Jim Barry, Managing Director, Global Head of BlackRock Infrastructure Investment Group, USA
  • Robert Walters, Global CEO, Robert Walters, UK
  • John Brandon, Senior Director, Asia Foundation, USA
  • Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor, Independent News & Media, Ireland

Why sponsor the Global Asia Matters Summit?

  • Maximise your brand’s visibility to policy makers, business leaders and decision makers in Ireland EU Asia relations
  • Position your organisation as a thought leader in Ireland EU Asia relations
  • Increase awareness of your products and services to key stakeholders
  • Interact meaningfully with key national and international opinion leaders
  • Develop partnerships and build effective business networks in a cost effective way

“Asia Matters is most instrumental in the development of high level business connections between Ireland and Asia.”

Shinji Kowase, Director, Mitsubishi Corp. International (Europe)

Gold Partner Sponsorship Package:

  • Opportunity for high level executive to present and participate in relevant panel discussion at the Global Asia Matters Summit
  • Personal invitation for high level executive to the Speaker Dinner 7 November in The Constitution Room
  • Public acknowledgement of support and prominent placement of company logo linking to your own
  • Prominent placement of company logo on all event communications (including but not limited to invitations, programme and post event communications)
  • Company logo to be projected onto the screen at the beginning and end of all presentations and during breaks
  • Written and video interview with company representative to appear on Asia Matters website, to be published through the Asia Matters social media networks and shared post event for content marketing purposes
  • 1 page insert into delegate packs
  • 2 complimentary registrations for the event
  • Branding collateral as agreed with Asia Matters may be displayed at the venue
  • Access to delegate lists post event (opt-in only)

€10,000 + VAT

Sponsorship Opportunities


Branded sponsorship opportunities at the Global Asia Matters Summit include:

  • Coffee Break sponsorship
  • Lunch Break sponsorship
  • Cocktail Reception sponsorship
  • Insert in delegate pack

About Asia Matters

Launched five years ago by Dr. T.P Hardiman, Alan Dukes and Martin Murray, Asia Matters is Ireland’s only Asia think tank and is 100% focussed on building dynamic business links and informed understanding between Asia and Ireland to drive win win partnerships and economic growth.

Asia Matters milestones in the last five years:
  • Over 11,500 people from 47 countries have participated in Asia Matters events in China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Ireland
  • More than 400 senior speakers have presented at 83 events
  • Over 125,000 people have viewed Asia Matters publications and the organisation is the “go to” place for business, public policy makers and the media in Ireland, on all matters relating to Asia
  • The Asia Matters team have spent over 19 months in Asia engaging with and connecting to key policy makers and business leaders in the region
  • Membership was launched in January 2016 and in 2017 has increased by 70%