Minister Nash visits Sweden for St Patrick’s Day Trade Missions

Minister Nash visits Sweden for St Patrick’s Day Trade Missions

18/03/15. Dublin, Ireland. Virtual Access are proud to take part in Minister Nash’s Trade Mission visit to Sweden, which is a part of the Government’s wider promotional activity to mark St. Patrick’s Day and to strengthen Ireland’s business, political and cultural ties with Sweden.

Minister Nash met with Irish companies which are increasing their presence in Sweden such as Virtual Access, ECOCEM, FEXCO, and Mercury Engineering. These companies are among 430 Irish-owned companies which export over €250m to Sweden annually.

The Minister took part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Stockholm on 15th March and spoke at a reception hosted by the Irish Ambassador, Orla O’Hanrahan, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and Bord Bia, on 17th March at Stockholm’s Maritime Museum.

Minister Nash said: “I am very pleased to be visiting Sweden to mark St Patrick’s Day. The primary aim of my visit is to encourage deeper trade partnerships, to share the story of Ireland’s economic recovery and to further promote Ireland as a great destination to do business.”

“Sweden and Ireland have a very similar approach to trade and we share a number of key business sectors, including construction and engineering, ICT, food production and financial technologies. In addition, there are a wealth of exciting and innovative companies operating in both countries and plenty of opportunity to increase links and trade.”

Bjorn Klebe, Nordic Sales Director for Virtual Access, said “We were delighted to meet Minister Nash and to introduce him to representatives from TeliaSonera M2M group, our most important Nordic partner. We have recently become full partners in the TeliaSonera Global M2M Services programme and are working closely together to find markets suitable for our latest products.”

L-R: Hugh McCarthy, Business Development Nordics, Enterprise Ireland; Johan Oberg, Head of M2M Partner and Marketing, TeliaSonera; Bjorn Klebe, Sales Director, Nordics, Virtual Access; Hans Dahlberg, Head of TeliaSonera Global M2M Services; Ged Nash TD, Irish Minister for Business & Employment; Orla O´Hanrahan, Ambassador of Ireland; Henry Brankin, CEO, Virtual Access; Niall O´Donnellan, Head Client Management Development, Investment Services, Policy & HR Enterprise Ireland; John Roche, Manager, Nordic Region, Enterprise Ireland. Photo credit: Fotograf Therése