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EU-Ireland Intercultural Biz Nite (E-EU02)


Discuss and learn about irish culture, communication and working style online - whilst enjoying the local food and drink.

  • Understand key differences and closeness with Japan - and discuss how to do diverse teamwork between the two countries - mixing the best of both.

  • Enjoy the history, culture, arts, sports and innovation of Ireland and its relations with Japan.


EU- Ireland Jan 30, Tue 21:00 - 22:30

Participants :

  • Irish and Japanese business people who work with or love each other's countries. Other nationalities interested in learning more about Ireland.

  • We welcome Trevor Allen, an Irish entrepreneur and sustainability advocate, the CEO of Kelteq K.K., as our guest speaker. He will explain about the cultural adventures of doing business between Ireland/Europe and Japan.

Workshop Flow (90 mins) :

This event will repeat regularly so we'll just cover two or three items per part in each workshop, to make sure you have time to talk together in breakouts.

  • Part 1: Quick Tour

    1. Introductions

    2. Food and drink, restaurants etc: kampai! (Ireland: You can preorder local items A)Irish Whiskey: Jameson, Bushmills, Tullamore Dew, B)Irish cream liqueur, C) Irish breakfast tea, D) Tayto Crisps

    3. Country overview - past and future

    4. Relationship with Japan

    5. Useful phrases

BREAKOUT 1: Our mutual connections.

  • Part 2: Business Culture Focus

    1. Intro: Intercultural communication:, working styles (Differences and similarities with Japan)

    2. Expat and locals here - interviews

    3. Economy/Companies/brands

    4. Innovation/Inventions

    5. Business trends/global projects (Eg sustainability/Clean energy)

BREAKOUT 2: Our business culture experiences (Approx 10 mins)

  • Part 3: Lifestyle Culture Focus

    1. Lifestyle Focus (Region/City)

    2. Daily customs and lifestyle

    3. Fashion/Art/Music/Movies /Sport /Comedy

    4. History/famous people

    5. Flag and story

    6. Geography/Travel Spots

Team quiz: (option)

BREAKOUT 3: Our enjoyable experiences

Guest Speaker Profile:  Trevor Allen:

Trevor Allen, an Irish entrepreneur and sustainability advocate, is the dynamic Founder and CEO of Kelteq K.K., a cutting-edge startup revolutionizing energy efficiency. With a mission to significantly reduce clients' energy consumption and carbon footprint, Trevor leverages the latest in IoT, edge computing, and LoRa technology. His approach is not just about conserving resources; it's a proactive strategy to manage utilities and cut costs amidst rising expenses.

Kelteq stands out for delivering immediate CO2 reductions at minimal cost, aligning perfectly with Net ZERO, ESG, and SDG targets. The startup's innovative cloud platform offers tailored reporting, from simple overviews to detailed analyses, ensuring stakeholders can effortlessly meet their KPIs.

Having spent 30 years in Japan, Trevor's diverse background includes a decade in automotive design and business development, 15 years at the helm of a successful FMCG trading company, and roles as a catalyst and angel investor across various industries. His broad experience spans energy, health, finance, supply chain, consumer goods, food service, and hospitality sectors.

Trevor's goal is to partner with companies that share his values, applying his skills and experience to accelerate sustainability and build a better world. With a flair for challenges and strategic partnerships, he is dedicated to visualizing opportunities and resolving our existential environmental challenges.


  • Collaborative efforts between Ireland and Japan can lead to expanded trade and investment opportunities, particularly in sectors like technology, innovation, and agriculture. This partnership would foster economic growth, innovation, and industry advancements.

  • Much of the fun of traveling is meeting local people, learning about the culture and enjoying food and drink. Biz Nites help you travel the world from the comfort of your sofa.

  • Explore a welcoming and friendly community in Ireland for enhancing intercultural communication and language skills while building your network. Our events spotlight Ireland and other nations, introducing fresh themes with each successive session. Immerse yourself in gatherings representing diverse countries, including Ireland, to enrich your cultural understanding and cultivate meaningful connections.

Upcoming Biz Nites: (Via Zoom, all times JST)

UK - England, Xmas Dec 19, Tue 21:00 - 21:30

ASEAN - Philippines Jan 15, Mon 21:00 - 22:30

ASEAN - Thailand Jan 22, Thu 21:00 - 22:30

EU- Ireland Jan 30, Wed 21:00 - 22:30

Australia Feb 5, Mon 21:00 - 22:30

ASEAN - Malaysia Feb 13, Tue 21:00 - 22:30

EU - Italy Feb 26, Mon 21:00 - 22:30

China Mar 11, Mon 21:00 - 22:30

EU - France Mar 14, Thu 21:00 - 22:30

US Mar 25, Mon 21:00 - 22:30

  • China Mar 11, Mon 21:00 - 22:30

  • EU - France Mar 14, Thu 21:00 - 22:30

  • US Mar 25, Mon 21:00 - 22:30



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