Ireland seeks to strengthen business links with Jordan through webinar


Published: 2021-01-28 19:28

Last Updated: 2022-10-02 23:39

Ireland seeks to strengthen business links with Jordan through webinar
Ireland seeks to strengthen business links with Jordan through webinar

The Embassy of Ireland in Amman Thursday announced details of a business webinar, aimed at strengthening business links between Jordan and Ireland in the area of Information, Communications and Technology.

The business event, which has attracted the interest of over 200 Jordanian and Irish companies, took place Thursday. It was co-organized by the Embassy of Ireland, the Jordan Ireland Business Association, [email protected] and Enterprise Ireland.

The event focused on building business-to-business links and identifying areas for cooperation between Ireland and Jordan in the ICT sector. Specifically it explored the potential for cooperation between both markets in areas of Fintech, Travel-tech and Enterprise solutions.

The event was opened by Irish Foreign Minister, Simon Coveney T.D. Other guest speakers included HE Mr. Omar Al Nahar Jordanian Ambassador to the UK and Ireland and Dr Vincent O’Neill, Ambassador of Ireland to Jordan.

In his opening message during the event this morning, His Excellency Mr. Simon Coveney T.D , Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ireland, stated:

"I’m really excited about this event. I was part of our Cabinet when we agreed to open a new Embassy in Jordan. At this challenging time, it makes so much sense to develop new partnerships in ICT and explore how this can lead to the innovation and new ways of doing business that we need in a world changed by Covid-19."

In his remarks during the event this morning, Ambassador of Jordan to the UK & Ireland, HE Mr. Omar Al Nahar stated:

"Ireland and Jordan are two likeminded countries blessed with a lot of talent and world reach. This important business meeting will demonstrate how we can approach these unnerving times together and set a shining example towards a speedy post pandemic recovery, which achieves growth to the benefit of our populations. With the leadership of the private sector and the political will in each country, so much can be achieved."

In welcoming participants to the virtual event, Dr Vincent O’Neill, Ireland’s Ambassador to Jordan said:

"Today is not just about organizing an interesting webinar. It about creating the space and time for Jordanian and Irish businesses to explore opportunities for doing business together. Both of our economies need new partnerships. It is my belief that this event – co-organized by our Embassy, Enterprise Ireland, the Jordan Ireland Business Association and [email protected] – will go a long way not just to introduce businesses to each other, but to plan further actions that can be of great benefit to our two great countries."

This event is one of several business networking events planned over coming weeks. A follow up webinar will take place in February, which will focus on marketing Jordan’s vast information, communication and technology skillset, positioning Jordan as an information technology outsourcing labour provider for interested Irish companies.