The Irish-Mexican Chamber trade mission was welcomed to Limerick by the Savoy Group this week. Ronan Branigan, Honorary Consul Embassy of Mexico in Ireland with Blaine Doyle, President of the Irish-Mexican Chamber
A delegation of 44 companies from the Irish-Mexican Chamber of Commerce were welcomed to Limerick by The Savoy Group this week as part of a trade mission to increase economic ties
A trade mission of more than 40 companies from Mexico was welcomed to Limerick this week sourcing economic and business opportunities across the region and country to build on the €2.5 billion per year of trade between the two countries.
44 companies were welcomed in Ireland this week, specifically visiting Dublin and Limerick, and were hosted by the Irish Mexican Chamber of Commerce, which is in its fifth year now.
President Blaine Doyle of the chamber in Mexico put together the trade mission and organised for the 44 companies to visit who met with former Taoiseach Mícheál Martin on Wednesday, February 22 and with Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney TD on Thursday, February 23 who were well-received by the trade mission.
These meetings were followed by a visit to Limerick where the trade mission was welcomed by the Savoy Group and met with many companies from the region, including Analog Devices and WP Engine in Limerick as well as Jaguar Land Rover in Shannon among other companies.
The group also had an audience with University of Limerick President, Kirsten May and Professor Eugene Wall of Mary Immaculate College.
Ronan Branigan, Honorary Consul Embassy of Mexico in Ireland said, “It was wonderful that Limerick and the Mid West got the trade mission, it could have gone to Cork, Belfast, Galway.
“But we lobbied hard to get the trade mission down here. Limerick and the region have a wonderful pedigree for hosting multinationals and we’ve had many companies here for many years.
“What really got them over the line was Shannon Airport and the direct access, right out the road, to the US and onward to Mexico, and further out to Latin America from there, so they were very impressed with that connectivity.”
Mr Branigan says trade missions like this could lead to further investment in the region, saying “Ireland and this region is viewed as a springboard to markets in Europe, and that’s what they want. They want to step up their companies here as a springboard to explore opportunities across the bigger markets of Europe, and that’s why they are interested in the region here.”
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