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23rd Nov 2016

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Dr. Mary Hogan to present at seminar on “Business Opportunities: Ireland and Korea”

Dr. Mary Hogan, IMI’s Registrar, will be presenting at a Seminar on Business Opportunities: Ireland and Korea held in the Dublin Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday the 29th of November. Whilst one of Ireland’s foremost academic registrars today, Dr. Hogan is an East Asian Markets Specialist having earned both her Masters Degree and PhD in the “Asian Pacific Political Economy” from the University of Hong Kong.

The event is the first of its kind in Dublin and hopes to attract Irish exporters who are seeking to take advantage for the free trade agreement between Korea and the EU. Further to an informative seminar for exporters, the event also will feature an exhibition of products, brochures and catalogues from 30-40 exceptionally innovative Korean companies.


Next week’s seminar / exhibition is being organised as part of a roadshow from the Korean Trade & Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and aims to offer Irish exporters clear and in-depth knowledge of the processes required for imports, exports and using the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Dr. Mary Hogan of the Irish Management Institute will be joined on the expert speaker panel by trade advisors from KOTRA and also a number people from Irish companies who will describe successful case studies in importing from and investing in Korea.

A member of G20, South Korea’s economy is ranked 11th globally, yet in 2014 it was the world’s 5th largest exporters and 7th largest importer. This event promises to be a key networking opportunity for those looking to build networks in one of the world’s more innovative, advanced and open market economies.