McKeogh Gallagher Ryan Accountants, hosted the second meeting of the Limerick-Shannon China Business Foundation. The Foundation is a not for profit entity established to further and foster trade relations between the Limerick-Shannon region and the Nanjing and Xi’an region of China. The Foundation will give legal standing to the aims of fostering education, tourism, culture, and business links between the two regions.
Chaired by former mayor Cllr Jim Long, he commented, “We made great progress in this meeting and have elected members to the board so we will be well prepared for the delegation when they arrive in early March. Doing business in China is all about personal interaction and building relationships particularly between municipal officials. When the delegation arrives we will be taking them to City Hall, Shannon Airport, Foynes and the universities. It will be a great opportunity to showcase the region and demonstrate how serious we are about working with Nanjing province.”
McKeogh Gallagher Ryan were once again delighted to host the Foundation. Mary McKeogh stated: “This is a great opportunity to create new links with a vast province in China and potentially open up new markets. There is real momentum here in the Foundation to make this a success and the election of the Board really strengthens that commitment as it is so representative of the entire region. There are members from the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce, Shannon Airport, Mary I, UL and LIT, Shannon Foynes Port Company, the Hotel Federation/Tourism Mid-West and the Limerick City Business Association; so all sectors have a voice and can contribute to its success.” McKeogh Gallagher Ryan were appointed appointed as accountants to the Foundation by the Board and Dermot G O’Donovan Solicitors were appointed legal advisors.
Speaking about the forthcoming Chinese delegation’s visit Cllr Jim Long said: “We are really poised to set up a very productive joint initiative between our two regions. The commitment by the organisations here in the Limerick-Shannon region is definitely matched by the interest of the Nanjing delegates and I think we will have a really successful meeting when we host their visit in March and can demonstrate all that this region has to offer.”