Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (184)

Colm Keaveney


184. Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Finance the details of all bilateral meetings held between himself and any other individual or group at the recent annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, including the identity of all such groups or individuals; the purpose of each meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9622/13]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I travelled to Davos, Switzerland, to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, from 23 to 25 January. The World Economic Forum annual meeting is attended by political and business leaders and heads of international organisations. The theme of this year's meeting was 'Resilient Dynamism'.

While in Davos I held bilaterals with a number of my counterparts and with leaders of several major multinational firms. I used this opportunity to set out Ireland's EU Presidency priorities and to promote Ireland as a location for international business and investment.