14.30 - 17.30 h

Herbert Park Hotel , Ballsbridge Terrace
Dublin 4



An economic mission to Ireland will take place from 12 – 14 June.  The official mission will be headed by Prime Minister Xavier Bettel as well as Yuriko Backes, Minister of Finance, alongside a commercial delegation led by Carlo Thelen, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. Check out the Merkur Market Watch on Ireland here.

The mission will provide a unique opportunity for companies to explore potential business partnerships with Irish counterparts in the areas of Data Economy & Cybersecurity and Maritime & Logistics.

Ireland and Luxembourg have a strong and friendly relationship, characterised by close political and economic ties. Both countries are members of the European Union and share a commitment to the ideals of the EU, including free trade, open economies, and the rule of law. Business opportunities for Luxembourg companies on the Emerald Isle are plentiful.

The mission will coincide with the one year anniversary of the opening of the Luxembourg embassy in Ireland.

Economic Landscape

Bordering France, Germany and Belgium, Luxembourg is the perfect gateway to Europe for innovative start-ups as well as for established companies wishing to expand their activities. Businesses can benefit from the country’s outstanding digital and top performing logistics infrastructure.

The Grand-Duchy offers an internationally pro-business environment, with easy contact with government officials and decision makers with grants and subsidies available to stimulate economic development. Luxembourg is recognised as a leading data economy with strengths in connectivity, data-processing capacity and cybersecurity and also with a strong orientation towards sustainability, smart logistics and digital supply chain. Read more.


The programme will include:

•    A series of industry-focused meetings;
•    Parallel visits of the Port of Dublin and a data economy flagship project;
•    A Business Forum in Dublin;
•   An official networking reception on the occasion of the first National Day Reception of Luxembourg in Dublin.

Business Forum

The Business Forum will take place on Tuesday 13 June from 14.30 – 17.00 h followed by a networking coffee.
Venue: Herbert Park Hotel , Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4

Register now.


14:00        Registration

14:30        Plenary Session

Official Opening Addresses

  • Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Keynote Speeches

  • Mary Rose Burke, CEO of the Dublin Chamber
  • Carlo Thelen, CEO of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

15:10        Coffee Break

15:40        Sectorial Breakout Sessions

Navigating new trade realities: the Future of shipping and logistics

  A seminar on the Windsor Agreement and the Green Transition presented by:

  • Fabrice Maire, Chairman of the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster (CML) and the European Network of Maritime Clusters (ENMC)
  • Derek Dunne, Managing Director of Manifests Ireland Ltd., Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and a council member of the Irish International Freight Association
  • Alistair Eagles, Managing Director of Seatruck Ferries
  • Cesare d’Api, Group Technical Direcctor at d’Amico Shipping Group
  • Kevin Nash, COO, Wallenborn

Roundtable on Digital Economy 

  • Welcome and overview of Luxembourg’s digital strategy.
  • Digital collaboration: Luxembourg meets Ireland.
  • Testimonial of a global start-up – accelerators, pitfalls and why we love the EU AI Act.
  • Panel discussion with industry leaders from Ireland and Luxembourg.

17:00        Networking Coffee

17:30        End of the Business Forum

Details of participating Luxembourg companies can be found here.

More Information

For questions, further information about the mission, to register or to explore business opportunities, please contact

International Affairs Division, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

Mr Steven Koener
Senior Advisor International Affairs
Tel. +352 4239 39 379

Mr Christophe Brighi
Advisor International Affairs
Tel. +352 621 516 300


For details about investing in Luxembourg, please contact

Mr. David Foy
Head of International Business Development Digital Economy – Luxinnovation

For information about Luxembourg’s startup ecosystem and startup opportunities, please contact

Mr Jonas Mercier
Startup Coordinator – Luxinnovation


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