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Ireland: Open for business

Monday, March 5, 2018
Room 203B
Organizer: Geological Survey Ireland
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ireland: Open for business

Geological Survey Ireland (GSI - national geoscience organisation) and Enterprise Ireland (national export agency) will host “Ireland - Open for Business”, promoting Ireland as an investment destination, and as a source of internationally traded geoscientific services. Ireland and Canada’s mining industries have had strong links for over 50 years. Ireland is a significant producer of base metals, ranking third in Europe and fourteenth in the world for zinc.

GSI is a division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment which is also home to the Exploration & Mining Division which is responsible for promoting and regulating exploration and development in Ireland.

Enterprise Ireland and GSI support ‘Geoscience Ireland’ in assisting 34 companies winning international business.

Geological Survey Northern Ireland provides geoscientific data to inform decision making and is part of Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy.

2:00 pm Introduction by Ireland’s Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Jim Kelly, Ottawa, Canada

2:10 pm Geological Survey of Northern Ireland: 70 Years Young, Dr Marie Cowan

2:25 pm Geological Survey Ireland: Delivering TELLUS and R&D Koen Verbruggen

2:40 pm Invest Northern Ireland Introduction; Michael Barton, Trade & Investment INI

2:45 pm “Recent Developments – Gold”; Dalradian Resources, and Conroy Gold

3:10 pm “New Entrants – Base Metals”; Group 11, Hannan, ZMI, Unicorn, Adventus Zinc, and Glencore

4:10 pm Internationalising Irish Geoscience: Geoscience Ireland Member Company Presentations

Chair: Neil Cooney, Enterprise Ireland (Canada)
Lisheen Technical & Mining Services, ERM (Ireland), QME, SLR (Ireland), Priority Drilling, and Irish Drilling Ltd.

5:15 pm iCRAG speaker - introduced by Minister Kyne

5:30 pm Ministerial Address; Ireland: “Open for Geoscience Business”
Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State for Natural Resources

5:45 pm Networking Reception

Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information and to register, contact [email protected]

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