FLI Carlow welcomes HE Sultan Al Ali, Ambassador at UAE Embassy
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Brian O’Farrell, CEO of County Carlow Chamber; Ambassador Sultan Al Ali of the UAE Embassy; Tom Dunne, Managing Director FLI Carlow; Eileen Brophy, President of County Carlow Chamber
We were recently honoured to receive a visit from H.E. Sultan Al Ali, Ambassador at UAE Embassy who arrived to explore current and future links for trade and collaboration between companies in Carlow and Kilkenny. The visit formed part of Chamber Trade Connections, a series launched by the County Carlow Chamber aimed at meeting with representatives from existing and new markets to assist in growing the trade links for Chamber Members and companies in the region. The focus of this visit was different from some of the previously organised ones in that it was organised by both the County Carlow Chamber and Kilkenny Chamber, working to highlight companies and opportunities across both counties.
The first stop on the day was to FLI Carlow, where the Ambassador met with Tom Dunne, Managing Director. The visit opened with an overview of the company, highlighting the value proposition and the work that we carry out, before the Ambassador went for a tour of the facility to experience first-hand the manufacturing processes.
The Ambassador was accompanied on the visit by Brian O’Farrell, CEO of County Carlow Chamber and Eileen Brophy, President of County Carlow Chamber. He later spoke about his delight at being invited to visit Carlow and Kilkenny and what he had learned and experienced during the day visiting companies in a variety of sectors. He highlighted the importance of building relationships and reminded everyone present that the doors of the UAE Embassy are open and ready to assist them.
Tom Dunne, Managing Director at FLI Carlow, commented after the visit, “We were delighted to have hosted the Ambassador and to demonstrate the technology and capabilities at our plant. He was particularly impressed that we have recently extended our factory due to our expansion and increase in orders.”