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IMDO Director Focuses on 'Challenges and Opportunities' for Maritime Ireland and China

11th February 2016

#LeasingSeminar - Irish Maritime Development Office Director Liam Lacey, speaking at the 2016 Sino-Irish business seminar focused on the the 'challenges and opportunities in the aviation and maritime leasing sectors and the implications for Ireland and China’. 

The seminar hosted by Dublin City Council and the Ireland China Business Association was linked in with the Chinese New Year celebrations. His Excellency Paul Kavanagh, Ambassador of Ireland to the People’s Republic of China, and His Excellency Jianguo Xu, the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland were in attendance at the Arthur Cox Solicitors sponsored event.

Liam Lacey gave an overview of Ireland’s competitive advantages as a home for maritime commerce and leasing. He also mentioned the company’s forthcoming plans to visit China later in the year with the aim to boost the links between Ireland and China and the two-way trade flows in maritime leasing.

The IMDO produced a Ship Finance Report in 2015 (download PDF) outlining the opportunities in Ireland’s asset leasing international hub to shipping companies who are interested in seeking alternative sources of finance.

Also attending the half day seminar were speakers from industry experts, among them Avolon, KPMG, Arthur Cox, Bank of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the IDA.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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