Interested in doing business with Ireland? The Consul General of Ireland for the Southeastern U.S., the Honorable Shane Stephens, will discuss how the Irish consular office facilitates doing business with Ireland as well as the forecast effects of Brexit.
Additionally, Alison Stone Thompson, TradeBridge representative from Ireland, and the WTCSav team will provide an update on the partnership launched in 2018 including the upcoming business delegation traveling to Savannah from Ireland for the Savannah Gateway Regional Showcase in April. TradeBridge is a joint international business development program designed to drive international trade and investment between the Coastal Georgia region and Wexford County, Ireland.
Consul General Shane Stephens assumed his post in Atlanta in July 2015 as the second Irish Consul General for the US Southeastern region, responsible for Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Since joining Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2001, Mr. Stephens has served at Ireland’s Embassies to Tanzania, the Holy See, the European Union, Nigeria and Malaysia. Immediately prior to his current post, while working as Assistant Chief of Protocol for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin, he was responsible for arranging many of President Michael D. Higgins’ visits abroad and incoming Presidential visits to Ireland.
This program will include networking, lunch, a short presentation and facilitated discussion.
TradeBridge Partners: Free to Attend
Program Sponsor: TradeBridge