Saxony and Ireland get closer: Business excursion of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce to Dresden

The annual trip of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce to Germany this year went to the federal state of Saxony and focused on the state capital Dresden. More than 35 business representatives from Ireland, consisting of members of the chamber and business partners from business and politics, took part.

The aim of the excursion was to initiate a future closer cooperation between the Republic of Ireland and the Federal State of Saxony on an economic level. Some highlights of the programme were:

  • A meeting with the Saxon Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer
  • visits to German companies
  • A meeting attended by the President of the Landtag, Dr. Matthias Rößler, and representatives from the fields of education (Lothar Bienst), business (Frank Heidan), energy (Lars Rohwer), the President of Parliament of the CDU (Dr. Stephan Meyer), and the Chairman of your parliamentary group, Christian Hartmann.

The group was led by Chamber President Sheamus Causer, Chamber Managing Director Ralf Lissek and Irish Ambassador Michael Collins.

"As the 23rd President of the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce, my aim is to promote trade relations between Ireland and Germany during my term of office. I look forward to seeing how the partnership between Ireland and Saxony, which was very inspired by this excursion, will develop further," said Shemaus Causer, President of the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce.