On 06 October 2021, the representatives of the EU SME Centre and Asia Mattersmet virtually to formalise this newly established cooperation through the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signature of this agreement proofs the commitment of both parties to work together and create synergies to support Asia Matters and those members interested in entering the Chinese market.
The virtual ceremony was opened by Mr.Martin Murray, executive director of Asia Matters, who highlighted the importance of Asia as a trading partner for Ireland and explained how Asia Matters has worked for many years to create new and deepened business relations with Asian countries.
The EU SME Centre’s director, Mr. Renzo Isler, concurred with Martin on the importance of the trade relations between Europe and Asia, and China in particular, as China is now the EU’s second-biggest trading partner. Renzo also expressed his honour to “put at disposal of the Irish SMEs the experience and know-how of the EU SME Centre in China”.
We are delighted to sign this new partnership agreement and to welcome Asia Matters as our official partner.
If you are a business support organisation in the EU or the COSME-participating countries and have affiliated companies interested in the Chinese market, please contact our Partnership Coordinator to obtain further information about our partnership programme. The EU SME Centre offers a wide range of complimentary services to partners and affiliated SMEs to improve their level of readiness to the market.
About Asia Matters
Asia Matters launched in 2011 and based in Dublin, is Ireland’s only Asia think tank and is focused on building dynamic business links and informed understanding between Asia and Ireland to drive win-win partnerships and economic growth. The organisation builds powerful networks and connect Corporate Member companies, key stakeholders in Government, State Agencies and Higher Education Institutes with Asian Corporates, Investors and ambassadors. Asia Matters offers a programme of cutting-edge events, private closed circle briefings and high-level publications.
You can find the recorded MoU signing on Youtube: