Opening Doors: Exploring Trade Opportunities between Ireland and Germany

  • Event: Opening Doors: Exploring Trade Opportunities between Ireland and Germany
  • Date: 12/06/2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Venue: Centre of Excellence, Ei Electronics, Shannon Industrial Estate, Shannon,
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Germany and Ireland share a thriving business relationship and exhibit many parallels.

As of 2022, Germany was the world’s fourth-largest economy, with its GDP estimated at over €4 trillion, while Ireland’s GDP stood at approximately €503 billion in the same year.

Known for its strong manufacturing and export-driven economy, Germany is one of the world’s most globalised economies. Ireland, similarly, is heavily globalized with robust trading connections worldwide.

Germany’s population is around 83 million people, significantly larger than Ireland’s 5.1 million.

In the 2023 Global Competitiveness Index published by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Ireland was ranked as the second most competitive economy among 64 nations surveyed, a significant leap from 11th in 2022. Germany, known for its high levels of innovation and productivity, held a strong position in the same survey, reflecting the strength of its economy.

Germany and Ireland boast diverse and advanced economies today, presenting numerous trade opportunities.

This seminar has been organised by Shannon Chamber and the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce to delve deeper into the opportunities for members of both organisations.

Key discussion points will include:

  • Ireland & Germany’s commitment to sustainable business practices
  • The Shannon region as a location for German investment
  • Importing from and exporting to Germany for Irish and German business
  • The advancement of renewable energy in both Ireland and Germany

Speakers at the event will include:

  • Christian Resch, Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy
  • David Parkmann, Head of Marketing of the German Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • High-ranking executives from European branches of German companies
  • Mick Guinee, Chairman and Chief Executive, Ei Electronics
  • Representatives from Irish companies with strong ties to Germany


This event is kindly hosted by member company Ei Electronics and is Free of Charge. 

Please book online to secure your space!