ITOA Chief Executive Ruth Andrews met with the Japanese Prime Minister



Pictured L to R: An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, ITOA’s Ruth Andrews and Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland

ITOA Chief Executive Ruth Andrews met with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, guest of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, on his brief visit to Dublin yesterday following his attendance at the G8 Summit in Fermanagh.

During his visit to Government buildings Ruth joined Niall Gibbons,  Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland in greeting the Prime Minister along with other representatives from industry and state agencies in the export trade sectors.

This was the first ever visit of a serving Japanese Prime Minister to Ireland and Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomed the Prime Minister and highlighted the trade opportunities between Ireland & Japan.


Ireland a G8 Great Place to Do Business


An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has given Ireland’s business tourism sector an extra push this week with the meeting of the G8 in Ireland by appearing in a promotional video outlining Ireland’s strengths as a meeting, conference and Incentive (MICE) destination.

With the worlds leaders gathered for their G8 meeting in Fermanagh, our own leader has taken the opportunity to remind the business community of the exceptional destination that Ireland is for business tourism.

It’s a shout out to the international business tourism community of the unrivalled communications, infrastructure and conference staging credentials that we have to offer.  And who better to lead the way in being an Ambassador for business than our own Leader.

You can watch the video below or on the Meet in Ireland website here.