The 11th FCPAE Europe Forum

Hosted by the Association of Chinese Professionals in Ireland (ACPI)

The Royal Marine Hotel,  Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin

October 17th to October 19th, 2019.



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Thursday, 17th October 2019 / Welcome Reception / The National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire

Time Program
18:00-18:30 Drinks & Networking
18:30-18:40 Introduction | Ms. Qian Zhang, Vice Chairperson & Secretary-General of the
Association of Chinese Professionals in Ireland (ACPI)
18:40-18:50 Welcome Remarks | Ms. Cindy Liu, Chairperson, ACPI and FCPAE
18:50-19:00 Welcome Remarks | Cllr. Shay Brennan, Cathaoirleach, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown
County Council
19:00-20:15 Dinner
20:15-20:30 Closing Remarks | Dr. Bin Xing, Secretary-General,  FCPAE



Friday, 18th October 2019 / Opening Ceremony & Keynotes / The Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire 

Room: Carlisle

Time Program
09:00-09:20 Arrival
09:20-09:30 Forum Chair Welcome Remarks | Elaine Coughlan, Managing Partner, Summit Bridge
China Ireland Growth Technology Fund
09:30-09:40 Opening Remarks | Ms. Cindy Liu, Chairperson, ACPI & FCPAE
09:40-09:50 Welcome Remarks | Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education
09:50-10:00 Ambassador Remarks | H.E. Xiangdong He, The Chinese Ambassador to Ireland
10:00-10:05 Ambassador Remarks | H.E. Eoin O’Leary, Irish Ambassador to China
10:05-10:15 VIP Speaker | Mr. Zhuobin Li, Vice-Chairperson, All-China Federation of Returned Overseas
10:15-10:25 VIP Speaker | Yan Xiaopei, Vice-Chairperson of the Central Committee of China Zhi Gong Dang
10:25-10:40 Keynote | Ms. Caroline Devlin, Partner, Co-Chair Aviation Group, Arthur Cox
| Opportunities and Challenges for Chinese Enterprises in Global Markets
10:40-10:45 Ceremony| Newbridge Silverware and Jin Yong Art Presentation
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:15 Keynote | Alan Dukes, former Minister for Agriculture, Finance, Justice, Transport in three
Governments, former Leader of Fine Gael and Leader of the Opposition | The impact of
Brexit on the co-operation between Ireland, EU and China
11:15-11:30 Keynote | Prof. David FitzPatrick, President of Technological University Dublin | Diversity is the
key in education and technology innovation
11:30-11:45 Keynote | Prof. Liang Song, Professor of Engineering and Applied Technology,
Fudan University
| Topic: 5G Intelligent Connectivity (AI +IoT)
11:45-12:00 Keynote | Ms. Sarah Connelly, Growth Markets, IDA Ireland
| Ireland, a European Hub for Foreign Direct Investment
12:00-13:00 Lunch


Friday, 18th October 2019 / Industry Tracks / The Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire

Track Time Program
Track 1: Education / Room: Martello 1 13:15-13:30 Introduction| Prof. Bing Wu, Head of International Partnering and Engagement,
Technological University Dublin
13:30-14:30 Programs Showcase
| Ms. Rita Bateson, Founding Member, Nord Anglia International School
| Diversity and Inclusion in Global Education
| Ms.Sonja Bienert, Senior Community Manager, CoderDojo
| CoderDojo – A global movement of coding clubs for young people
| Ms. Dong Li, Vice President of thePreschool Federation of the China Next
Generation Edcuation Foundation (Delegation Group Leader)
| Chinese Early Education: Development, Opportunties& Chanlleges
14:30 -15:30 Workshop
Track 2: Science & Technology Innovation / Room: Kingstown 13:15-13:30 Introduction | Mrs. Jing Reilly, Vice Chairperson of ACPI, Cyberpsychology Specialist
& Marketing Consultant
13:30-14:30 Programs Showcase
| Mr. John McMahon, Chairman, BNP Paribas Ireland
| Mr. Paul Murray, Investment Director, Summit Bridge – China Ireland
Growth Technology Fund
| Dr. Adam Bennett, Cranfeld Plasma Solution, UK
| Plasma: Innovative Technology Being Applied, In Situ, for Biomedical,
Agricultural, Manufacturing, and Energy Applications
14:30 -15:30 Roundtable Discussion
Track 3: International Conference on Artifcial Intelligence and Advanced Manufacturing (AIAM2019) / Room: Martello 2 13:15-13:25 Opening remarks & Introduction
13:25-14:40 Special Guests presentations
14:40-16:10 Research presentations
16:10-16:30 Best Paper Award Ceremony
16:30-16:45 Closing remarks
Track 4 / Room: Dunleary 15:00-16:30 FCPAE Annual Meeting


Friday, 18th October 2019 / Moutai Gala Evening / The Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire 

Room: Carlisle

Time Program
17:30-18:30 Moutai Networking and Cocktail Reception
18:30-18:45 Welcome and Introduction | Ms. Qian Zhang, Vice Chairperson & Secretary-General,
18:45-19:00 Minister Welcome | Andrew Doyle, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture
19:00-20:30 Gala Dinner & Moutai Toasting
20:30-21:00 Performance
21:00-21:10 Closing Remarks | Ms. Cindy Liu, Chairperson, ACPI & FCPAE



Saturday, 19th October 2019 / Keynotes & Closing Ceremony / The Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire
Room: Carlisle

Time Program
08:30-09:00 Arrival
09:00-09:10 Recaps and Agenda | Mrs. Jing Reilly, Vice Chairperson, ACPI; Cyberpsychology
Specialist & Marketing Consultant
09:10-09:30 Keynote | Mr. RuiGuang Ma, Chairman, Shenzhen Fly Horses + Signing Ceremony
09:30 – 09:35 Keynote | Ms. Jing Wang, Chairperson, Beijing Famous Brand Evaluation | Sino-Europe
Co-operation on Brand Empowerment
09:35 – 09:45 ACPI Project Spotlight
| Mr. Philip Sheppards, Director, Sheppard’s Irish Auction House
| Mr. Wei Zhang, Programmer, Sheppard’s Irish Auction House
| Co-operation and New Branding
09:45 -10:00 Keynote | Mr. Dong Yang, Vice President, Dr.Tech Group
| Your Best Pipeline for Softlanding in China
10:00-10:30 European Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Projects Roadshow
| Host: Prof. Zhiwei Song, President of Association of Chinese
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe
| Mr. Roland Vancauwenberghe, Managing Director, ROLAND VC
| Mr. Jacques Vergaet (Brussels), CEO, Big Tyre Recycling Company
| Mr. Guojun Qin, Director & CTO, Xunison
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:05 2019 Top 10 Leading Chinese Talents for Science and Technology in Europe
| Moderator: Junhua Xu (Finland)
11:05-11:30 Forum Closing Speech | Prof. Shengzong Zhou, FCPAE Executive Chairman
12:00-13:30 Chinese Ambassador Reception (Inviation Only)


Saturday, 19th October 2019 / Tours (Booking Required) 

Time Program
14:00-17:00 Group A| Powerscourt House & Gardens, Co Wicklow
14:00-17:00 Group B| Kildare Outlet

Additional Tour (optional):
ACPI event committees can help attendees to arrange tour packages before and after the forum. Please find more information on the ACPI website
All attendees are responsible for booking and paying for their own tours. Please contact and book directly with the travel agency and reference FCPAE Forum.

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