Partnership is the very root of this expanded commercial relationship. As businesses have become more global, connected and solutions-oriented, business relationships acquire considerable importance. It’s no longer a question of simply working with the procurement department to transact a shipment or two, but instead forging comprehensive business relationships that cross the procurement, supply chain, HR, marketing, finance and IT functions of partnering firms. Doing so enables longer-lasting, higher-value, mutually beneficial relationships.
With shared experiences, shared success and mutual trust, these relationships become even more valuable to both parties and herein is the sweet spot where the Irish and U.S. business leaders excel. It’s where the value is created and extracted — on both sides of the Atlantic but especially here in Georgia!
Paul Kehoe was appointed Minister of State at Ireland’s Departments of the Taoiseach and Defence, with special responsibility for Defence in 2016. He was previously Government Chief Whip from March 2011 to May 2016.