Press Release 20 Jan 2017 Friday, 20th January, 2017 - IDA Ireland has had a series of investor meetings and a networking dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, where over 3000 participants, from more than 100 countries have participated in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017. Speaking from the Forum, Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland said “Davos is one of the most important events for IDA Ireland every year. Leaders from across the business and political worlds are all in the one place, at the one time, giving us a great opportunity to meet with key clients and prospective investors. “As part of our efforts to promote the Irish proposition with potential investors, IDA Ireland hosted an event for over 40 C - level executives of some of the largest companies across the globe with both An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in attendance. “IDA Ireland has had 20 plus meetings over the course of the week with existing and potential client companies. Participation at Davos increases Ireland’s profile internationally. IDA has also participated in several international media interviews to promote Ireland as a place for business and attended a number of WEF events. "We've never had more people employed in FDI companies in Ireland - it was fantastic to have so many senior decision makers from different industries at our event to hear, first-hand, why Ireland is such a great place to invest", concluded Mr Shanahan.