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Irish 2017 export drive

Enterprise Ireland has announced one of its most extensive calendars of trade support for Irish exporters.

The 2017 programme will involve 145 separate events in Ireland and abroad. 14 will be in the UK and 46 will be minister-led trade missions with a particular focus on Eurozone and North American markets. As well as those missions, the full programme will include inward buyer visits, market study visits, international trade fairs, Embassy events and knowledge seminars. It will all serve to give 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. 14 trade events to the UK to include ‘Digital Construction’ and ‘UK Financial Services’ trade events. 20 trade events to North America to include a multi-sector trade mission to the USA and Canada and digital technologies trade visit to the USA. 20 trade events to the Asia Pacific region to include a financial services and fintech trade mission. 22 trade events to Northern Europe to include the ‘Nor Shipping’ trade event to Norway; ‘Medica’ lifesciences trade event in Germany and the Paris Air Show aviation trade event.

Download the programme of international events.

Enterprise Ireland's CEO 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.” "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.”

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