Hotel Information

The Forum will be held in the Istana Hotel

A booking form for the APIBF rate may be downloaded here


Thursday 9th October


Pre-Forum Networking Cocktails

18.30 – 22.00

Informal welcome cocktails


Friday 10th October



08:45 - 08:50

Opening remarks, Ron Anderson

Chairman MIBN

Opening Remarks

8:50 - 9:00

Liam O'Neill

President, GAA

Keynote Speakers

9:00 - 9:30

Y Bhg Tan Sri Mohd Razali Abdul Rahman

Chairman - Kentz Corp. Ltd 


Mr Denis Cleary, M.D - FEXCO DCC

Entrepreneurs Update

9:30 - 9:45

Ms Diane Roberts, Leader, Change maker, Angel Investor, Founder and Coach

Managing Partner Xcell Partners

Entrepreneurs' Panel

9:45 - 10:30

Moderator – Ms Diane Roberts, Managing Partner - Xcell Partners

Liam Casey, CEO PCH International & APIBF Patron

Fred Combe, CEO China Intl’ Duty Free

Mr Denis Cleary, M.D. FEXCO DCC

Oliver Coughlan, CEO Myanmar Tower Co

Y Bhg Tan Sri Mohd Razali Abdul Rahman, Chairman - Kentz

 18.00 – 22.00


Pre-forum Dinner

7.30 pm – 10.00pm

Seated dinner (50 euros attendance cost)


 08.30 am – 18.00pm


Coffee and Networking

10:30 - 10:50

Free flow coffee served 

Networking Space

Regulatory Updates in Asia

10:50 - 11:20

Sandra Callaghan- Head of Section -Trade & Economic Relations – EU Delegation

Industry Focus and Opportunities

11:20 - 12:30

Moderator – Ms Laura O’Connell – Symrise Singapore

Food & Agribusiness

James O’Donnell, Director Asia Bord Bia
Alan Barrett, COO Kerry APAC


Martin Haines, Director Asia First Derivatives
Matthew Connolly, CEO Eire Systems
Niall King, Director AP Centrify Corp.
Kieran Quigley, Director Openet

Real Estate Opportunities

Paul Scales Founder, Managing Director, Pacific Investments Asia Ltd
Colin McDonald, CEO Finegrain

Renewable Energy

Des Godson, CEO EEAM

Networking Lunch

12.30 pm – 1.45 pm

Guest Speaker: Mr. Jim Deenihan, Minister for Diaspora, Ireland



Guest Dinner Speaker

8 pm

Micheal O Muircheartaigh

President of the Asian GAA.

All Day


Invest NI

13:45 - 14:15

Opportunities in Asia from Northern Irish Companies

Event Sponsor InvestNI

DFAT Regional Overview

2:15 - 15:00

Regional Irish Ambassador’s Overview

Chair H.E. Ambassador Declan Kelly

Connect Ireland

15:00 - 15:15

Joanna Murphy

COO - ConnectIreland

Entrepreneurs and start-ups

15:15 - 15:40

Supporting Entrepreneurs ~ the EI way

Supporter Enterprise Ireland

Opportunities in Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos

15:40 - 16:10

Moderator Mr. Paraic McGrath, ESB International

Mr. Trevor O’Regan - Asia Director, PM Group 
Mr. Gareth McGeown - CFO, Coca Cola Myanmar

MSC Malaysia

16:10 - 16:30

Mr Zalizan Mohamed Noh

Head of Foreign Direct Investment – Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) Malaysia

Guest Speaker

16:30 - 16:50

Mike Grogan

"Developing Your People: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"

Post-Forum Networking Cocktails

16.30 pm – 18.00pm

Informal farewell cocktails

Opening Ceremony

19.00 pm – 22.00pm

FEXCO Asian Gaelic Games