Enterprise Ireland have today published their international events programme for 2017 to support Irish exporters which lists 145 events scheduled in Ireland and overseas to include 46 international trade visits.
In conjunction with the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Enterprise Ireland programme of events serves to develop in-market expertise and networks, influence decision makers, re-enforce Ireland’s reputation and stimulate demand for Irish products and services.
The full programme includes ministerial-led trade missions, inward buyer visits, market study visits, international trade fairs, Embassy events and knowledge seminars and gives Irish companies the opportunity to network with potential buyers in markets in Europe, North America, Africa, India, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
Highlights of the 2017 Enterprise Ireland trade event schedule include 20 trade events to North America, 22 trade events to Northern Europe, 14 trade events to the UK and 20 trade events to the Asia Pacific region.
These will be in sectors including construction, lifesciences, digital technologies and finance.
Commenting on the mission, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Julie Sinnamon said, "In line with the ‘Ireland Connected’ whole of government trade strategy launched recently, a key element of Enterprise Ireland’s 2017-2020 strategy is to help Irish exporters build scale and expand reach globally. As the UK takes a step closer to triggering article 50 in the coming weeks, it is imperative that Irish companies build new and stronger trade links in international markets."
She added, "The 2017 trade mission schedule targets key sectors in high potential growth markets and aims to open doors for Irish companies to create opportunities to start negotiations and win significant business contracts in overseas markets.”