Ever thought of Ireland as an export market? You should!
Find out more at our half-day workshop.
If you’re thinking about taking your business into exporting, Ireland is an ideal first step market for Scottish companies looking to do business abroad - find out why at this FREE workshop in Inverness on 13th September.
Ireland is the UK's largest export market in food and drink, and second largest in clothing, fashion and footwear, with trade in other sectors continuing to grow. Exports from Scotland to Ireland support the Scottish economy to the tune of £920 million.
If you’re new to exporting or looking to move into new markets, this event showcases a range of professional support and advice to help businesses maximise their potential in the Irish market.
This market awareness event offers valuable advice on how to make a successful entry to this lucrative market. A series of talks by experts in all areas of exporting to Ireland and the Irish business landscape is complemented by opportunities to book one-to-one appointments with advisers on the day, and information about the upcoming market visit to Ireland at the end of November.
Exporting to Ireland is run by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, in partnership with Scottish Development International.
09.30 Registration, networking and refreshments
10.00 Introductions - Martin Johnson, Regional Head of International Trade and Investment
10.05 Market insights
John Webster, Head of the Scottish Government Office in Ireland
John McGrane, CEO British Irish Chambers of Commerce
Shirley McCay, Director UK Trade and Investment in Ireland
10.45 Q & A
11.00 Coffee break
11.15 Experience of the market - Angus MacFarlane, Director of Business Design for Pathfinder
11.30 Experience of the market and support available - Colm Moloney, Director of Rubicon Heritage and CEO of the Irish Business Network in Scotland
11.45 Business support available from HIE for international trade - Stewart Miller, Export adviser, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
12.00 Market research services – Paul Campbell, Scottish Enterprise
12.10 Market visit - Kristell Clunie, Scottish Development International
12.20 Q & A
12.30 Lunch and Networking
13.15 One to one meetings