The Fourth Annual Clemson University/Bank of America Global Forum Dinner and Presentation

Clemson University Center for International Trade announces

The Fourth Annual Clemson University/Bank of America Global Forum Dinner and Presentation

Topic: The Celtic Tiger and the New Carolina -- Learning from past experiences and collaborating on future opportunities

Speaker: Dan Flinter, Managing Director Emeritus of Enterprise Ireland

Global Forum IV explores opportunities for the Celtic Tiger and the New Carolina to learn and to work together.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 9, 2006. Dinner at 6:30 PM. Presentation immediately following dinner.

Venue: Palmetto Expo Center, Greenville, South Carolina

Cost: There is a $45 per person charge.



The Celtic Tiger: Ireland's per capita GNP went from 70% of the EU average in 1990 to above 100% of the EU average by 2000. While unemployment approached 20% of the Irish workforce in 1985 and remained as high as 16% in 1993, it had been driven down to 4% by December of 2005. Growth at this rate led Ireland to be compared with the four original Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea) and to be dubbed the Celtic Tiger.

Dan Flinter: Dan Flinter was CEO of Enterprise Ireland from 1994 to 2003 and was previously an Executive Director of Industrial Development Authority of Ireland. For more than two decades, Dan Flinter played a central role in developing and implementing the economic development strategies and tactics that led to the Celtic Tiger successes. He currently is Chairman of the Governing Authority of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, as well as Chairman of Duolog Holdings and non-executive director of Project Management Holdings, National Irish Bank and the Digital Hub Development Agency.

CIT Working Papers on the Celtic Tiger Experience:

The Transformation of the Irish Economy: The Role of Public Policy by Dan Flinter

A Private Sector Perspective on the Celtic Tiger Experience by Pat McArdle, Chief Economist of Ulster Bank

William A. Ward
Professor and Director
Center for International Trade
325 Sirrine Hall, Box 341394
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-1394
Phone: 1-864-656-6745
FAX: 1-864-656-6768
E-mail: [email protected]

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