26 September 2017

The Irish Fujian Business Association, an organisation providing a hub for people from the Fujian province in China operating businesses in Ireland, celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a magnificent gala dinner and cultural display in the Clontarf Castle Hotel.

Over 300 delegates attended the event, including Dr. Yue Xiaoyong, the current Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, Xiaojie Wen, Vice President, Fujian Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, Brenden Foster, President of Dublin Chamber of Commerce as well as speaker on the night, former Fianna Fail TD Conor Lenihan.

Highlighting the growing economy in Ireland, digital marketing was the central topic of the evening, noting that it is a key characteristic of companies surviving in the business sector.

Incoming President of the IFBA, Simon Lam, stated; "The IFBA is integral to both Irish and Chinese companies prospering, growing, and finding new and exciting business opportunities in respective countries. This event celebrates the strong links between Ireland and China, not only in business, but also in the strong cultural diversity and community we share."

The Gala Dinner, which also hosted the 4th council inauguration ceremony with the introduction of the new IFBA committee, featured performances from Chinese and Irish culture such as harpists, Irish dancing and a Chinese dragon dance.

The IFBA is fully recognised by the Chinese Embassy in Ireland and to date has hosted and coordinated more than 10 investment opportunity events between China and Ireland.

For more information, please visit https://en.fujian.ie/