Renewable Energy Focus Group Networking Event

Irish Thai Chamber of Commerce’s Renewable Energy Focus Group organized a networking evening on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 at Hemingway’s. Members and friends joined the discussion with guest speaker: Donal Dixon, Founder of Asia Business Advisory on the topic “How to Prepare Business Plans for Potential Investors”

At some stage in their evolution most companies will be faced with the daunting task of raising money from external investors. The first stage of the process involves the preparation of a business plan but unfortunately many companies fall at this hurdle by failing to present potential investors with a plan that is both easy to understand and compelling. This is all the more common in industries such as renewable energy where there is a tendency to focus on the technology being deployed as opposed to the underlying business fundamentals.

During the presentation Donal provided an overview on how to prepare an effective business plan looking at it from the investors perspective outlining key areas that should be covered as well as identifying pitfalls that must be avoided.

Donal is the head of Asia Business Advisory ( an enterprise he established in 2013 to provide small and mid-cap companies the opportunity to avail of advisory services heretofore only available to large multinationals. Donal has over 25 years global finance experience. He was the CFO for PepsiCo Asia Pacific and also successfully spearheaded it’s M&A activity across the Asia Pacific and Middle East Regions.

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This is the latest in a series of Renewable Energy events organised by the Irish Thai Chamber of Commerce designed to inform participants of current trends and provide an opportunity for business networking.

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