Irish businesses across the board need to intensify efforts to tap the China market otherwise they will be left behind.
“..In addition, akin to us foreign businesspeople here, many ‘Ningbo-born, bred, and raised businessmen and businesswomen’, or Ningbo’s Diaspora, are dispersed far and wide, living and working all over the globe. Ningbo Business Club provides an excellent platform for them to connect with their laojia 老家and keep abreast of what’s going on in Ningbo’s business scene…”
“This is a man whose primary interest in working with foreign companies is to bring into China products which Chinese companies are poor at making. If he likes a product, his nod is as good as a wink to Wahaha’s distribution network,” said O’Reilly, head of the Accurate Group…
“…The IEA’s director for China, Niall O’Reilly, is a long-time Hangzhou resident and he orchestrated the coup of arranging a meeting with Mr Zong..”
China isn’t a single market: 5 megacities with populations of over 10,000,000; 14 cities with populations of over 5,000,000 (including Suzhou and Hangzhou), and 41 cities with populations of over 2,000,000. The Yangtze River Delta economic powerhouse is a market place of 88,000,000 people
“…our mother, born under the sun sign of Leo, loved gardening (the garden was where she felt closest to God). She could reel off the Latin names of the flowers and shrubs which emblazoned her magical garden – and her Eden was always alive in a myriad of colours and chorus of chirping birds…”
“Will the new post-space shuttle era be dominated by China?”
For example, last week I contacted a company in Ningbo because its website stated it was one of China’s leading suppliers of Office Stationary. I talked to Frank, the sales manager, and asked him to send me an email about his company’s products. His email arrived as promised but with a Yahoo address. He also copied his “assistant” Kitty who had an Hotmail address.
We are confident your wide experience in assisting businesses in China will be of
substantial benefit to Irish companies who wish to enter the market for direct sales
or for joint ventures, working through agents or distributors and sourcing goods and
“… the O’Reillys were the only clan in Ireland known to have a money system, their own coinage, which encroached on the monetary system of the English Pale and of Britain before being banned in 1447..”