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Jim Kelly, Irish Ambassador to Canada.; EI Trade Mission June 2017

2017-06-04

The attitude towards Ireland in Canada is overwhelmingly positive. Relations between Ireland and Canada are close, based on family ties, cultural affinities, and shared democratic political traditions. Almost 3.9 million Canadians or 13% of the population claim some Irish ancestry. This helps a great deal in opening doors and establishing rapport. Ireland’s positive image in Canada will add to the level of attention that we can expect to receive in the country.

The Trade Mission visited Toronto (30th, 31st May & 1st June) and Ottawa (2nd of June). TThe Trade Mission had a multi-sector focus, with attention paid in particular to ICT/Internet of Things (IoT), Financial Services and Technology (FinTech), Retail and Retail Technologies.

Trade Mission events provided an opportunity for Irish companiesto network with potential business contacts/partners based in Canada.

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