Minister Deenihan meets CEO of Asthma Society of Canada, Rob Oliphant and John McKeon CEO of Allergy Standards as Deepening business links with Canada was key focus of visit.
Thursday, March 14th – Minister Jimmy Deenihan TD, travelled to Toronto, Canada as part of the Government’s St Patrick’s Day programmes which involved a breakfast business meeting in downtown Toronto with key members of the Canadian business community.
This year 19 Government Ministers travelled to 21 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia for a series of trade and investment focused programmes.
Whilst in Toronto, Minister Deenihan will undertake a number of engagements including an Ireland/Canada Business Event with Enterprise Ireland and a promotional event with the Irish Dairy Board.
Exports from Ireland to Canada increased by 24% in 2012, and promoting growth in both trade, community and cultural links between Ireland and Canada (population 34 million) will be a focus of Minister Deenihan’s visit.
As part of the business breakfast event he met the CEO of the Asthma Society of Canada, Rob Oliphant and John McKeon CEO of Allergy Standards to announce the continued groeth of their strategic alliance.
Minister Deenihan will also review the Toronto St Patrick’s Day Parade and will view the greening of Niagara Falls accompanied by Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland.
Minister Deenihan commented “Representing Ireland abroad is a privilege and a responsibility. Having our National Day recognised and celebrated internationally is a huge opportunity to tell a story to the world about Ireland – about our skills, about our strengths, and about our recovery. Canada and Ireland are closely linked, both in our past and in the present.
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