I would like to begin by wishing all our members a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year. We can certainly look forward to 2019 with great hope after what has been an extremely productive year for the Ireland China Business Association. The profile of the Association is continually growing and the connections that have been made and the links forged are invaluable for future progression.
Susan Barrett stepped down as Chair of the Ireland China Business Association at last week’s Annual General Meeting, after her term came to a close. Over the last three years, Susan’s chairmanship of the ICBA has been characterised by innovative ideas, strategic thinking and, most valuable, her tireless efforts to increase the visibility and promote the aims of the ICBA. Her commitment and hard work have helped build and shape the Association to what it is today. On a personal note I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Susan for her excellent work for the ICBA.
I am very honoured to now have the opportunity to chair the ICBA along with my esteemed colleague, Alan Dixon, who will serve as Vice Chair. Alan and myself are looking forward along with the ICBA council to continue to promote Sino Irish business and to working hard for the ICBA.
Finally, a note of sincere thanks to our members whose contributions and support is vital to the Association and crucial to our ongoing success. Our extensive events programme would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors, your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Look forward to meeting many of you at our events in 2019.