Minister Brendan Howlin attends BioPharma Asia Convention -Asia’s biggest pharmaceutical event
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, TD, today attendedAsia’s biggest biopharmaceutical event and opened the “Innovation Ireland” stand at the event. Minister Howlin also took the opportunity to network with a group of CEOs of leading pharmaceutical companies with a view to encourage investment inIreland.
At the opening Minister Howlin stated “Our strong participation at BioPharma Asia this year underlines the importanceIrelandplaces on Asia as a growing trading partner and as a source of multi- national companies who look atIrelandas a place to business. We place great importance on the pharma and bio- pharmaceutical industry withIrelandbeing the world’s second largest net exporter of pharmaceutical, valued at €55 billion and accounting for some 50% of our total exports.
I welcome that the PM Group, an Irish company inSingapore, has announced today at the conference that it has been awarded a series of new Project Management and Design contracts with a capital value of over US$200 million by their key clients inSouth East Asia. There are over 60 Irish companies with a significant presence in Singapore, more Irish companies are engaging with Asia than ever before and they are continually growing and succeeding in doing business.”
Notes to Editor
InnovationIrelandis a collaborative banner forIreland’s Enterprise Agencies; IDA Ireland Enterprise Ireland Science FoundationIreland
Headquartered in Ireland, PM Group is an international engineering, architecture and project management company, employing 1,600 people in 22 offices across Europe, Asia,USAand theMiddle East. Over the past 35 years, they have developed key expertise in the design and construction of complex projects for clients in the biopharma, food & beverage, nutritional, med tech, advanced manufacturing, data centre and consultancy sectors. Their teams are working for major multi-national clients in over 25 countries across the world.