Allergy Standards Limited

Allergy Standards team at the International Markets Week in Dublin

John McKeon Patrick Yau Angela Zhang Mark Kennedy

John McKeon(ASL) Patrick Yau(EI China) Angela Zhang(EI China) Mark Kennedy (ASL)

On September 7th 2017, AllergyAllergies are caused by the body being hyper-sensitive to a particular molecule or particle. The particles which cause an allergic reaction are called allergens. Common... Standards’ CEO, Dr. John McKeon, CSO, Dr. John Ryan,  and Mark Kennedy, Vice President of International Sales attended the International Markets Week 2017.

What is International Markets Week?

International Markets Week is a showcase event to support Irish business in their internationalisation. The International Markets Week took place from 6th-8th September 2017 at the RDS in Dublin, Ireland. 

The International Markets Week, at the RDS, hosted a record 600 client companies over three days, representing a 33% increase on 2016. More than 130 international Market Advisors from Enterprise Ireland’s 33 overseas offices have returned to Ireland to participate in 2,000 client company meetings, advising Irish companies on global export opportunities and how to diversify into new markets

Opening International Markets Week, An Tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation said: 

“The Government, through Enterprise Ireland, is working to deliver a stronger, more diversified indigenous export sector which has an expanded footprint in the Eurozone and other growth markets. This will make an even greater contribution to jobs and economic growth in Ireland.”

As part of the diversification drive, Enterprise Ireland is launching a new Irish Advantage campaign to promote the advantages of sourcing suppliers from Ireland directly to buyers in key export markets where trade opportunities and Free Trade agreements exist. 

Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland said: 

“The Eurozone is our second largest export market and it is encouraging that 44 per cent of our client companies see the Eurozone as having the most potential for their business in the future.  Enterprise Ireland launched a new Eurozone Strategy this year to assist Irish exporters to increase exports in Eurozone countries by 50 per cent by 2020.” 

International Markets Week 2017, Dr. John Ryan, Dr. John McKeon and Mark Kennedy, Allergy Standards with Entreprise Ireland Korea.

International Markets Week 2017, Dr. John Ryan, Dr. John McKeon and Mark Kennedy, Allergy Standards with Entreprise Ireland Korea.

Why was ASL invited to join this event?

Our attendance to the International Markets Week was a key part of the international development of our certification program.

After Allergy Standards’ success in the American and the Canadian markets, we are accelerating the expansion of our business on an international scale through our international certification program with the objective of creating new standards and new markets including the Middle East, Asia and Europe. 

Dr. John Ryan, CSO, commented:

“Allergy Standards Limited is in an exciting period of development across all its business lines; deepening our relationship with Enterprise Ireland in specific markets and territories will support our international scaling initiatives and the company’s ambitious growth strategy”

We were delighted to meet with all Enterprise Ireland’s international officers and the discussion was very promising for developing our business. 


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