Peter McCarthy, CEO Tekelek speaks at Shannon Chamber event

Tekelek CEO, Peter McCarthy, was pleased to participate at a recent Shannon Chamber briefing event to welcome UNIDO Director General, Mr. LI Yong.

In 1980, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) brought a delegation of Chinese officials to Shannon Free Zone (SFZ) on a three-week training course. Almost 40 years later the current UNIDO Director General, Mr. LI Yong, recently made an official visit to the SFZ to speak about these historic ties, UNIDO’s vision and its approach to creating shared prosperity through industrial development.

The event brought together a number of Shannon Free Zone companies who presented on how they have developed over time and what they do today and expect to be doing in the future.

Peter McCarthy, CEO of Tekelek, was delighted to speak at the briefing showcasing all that Tekelek technology offers and in particular, Tekelek’s water monitoring project activity with the UN at refugee camps.

Mr. LI Yong, as former Vice Minister of Finance of China, has first-hand experience of how the knowledge garnered at Shannon in 1980 influenced the development of the Chinese economy over the past four decades. As Director General of UNIDO he knows how important networks and knowledge sharing are to building shared prosperity and inclusive and sustainable development. This was a unique opportunity for Tekelek to harness this sentiment and present to an audience with the shared interest of striving for continued development.

Photograph by Eamon Ward

 

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