How important will China and knowledge of China be in Ireland’s future?

Irish businesses across the board need to intensify efforts to tap the China market otherwise they will be left behind.

Blind monks and business networking in China

“..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…”

Exports showcase offers ‘rare’ opportunity for Irish products in growing China market

“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…

Irish Exporters Association trade mission to ‘paradise’ meets China’s richest man

“…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..”

Irish Exporters Association / Asia Trade Forum Flagship Business Visit to China (Suzhou / Hangzhou Shanghai) June 23rd to June 28th

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

A Celebration Of The Life Of My Mother – Kathryn O’Reilly (August 3rd 1927 – August 1st 2012)

“…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…”

Accurate China Insight: Why do Chinese companies let staff use personal email addresses for business-related communications?

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.

My new ‘green hat’: The Director For China, Irish Exporters Association

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
services.

What’s in a name: O’Reilly – The sociable race

“… 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..”