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UKTI Dublin promotes growth through export

UK Trade & Investment brings together 50 UK companies to discuss the benefits of exporting

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Delegates attending the successful Export Insight visit to Dublin
Over 60 delegates from more than 50 companies from across the UK took part in the largest Export Insight visit organised by UKTI Dublin

UK Trade & Investement (UKTI) have organised a visit to Dublin for over 50 UK companies to discuss approaches to business exports. The visit was part of an initiative by UKTI to stimulate economic growth by introducing more companies to exporting. Ireland was one of nine markets companies could visit and attracted over double the number of delegates than the next biggest market in the programme, Germany.

The two-day visit, organised by UKTI Ireland and UKTI North West, gave new and inexperienced exporters the opportunity to benefit from a programme of seminars, networking and training events, including a welcome from Dominick Chilcott British Ambassador to Ireland who also chaired on of the sessions.

Over 13 presentations were given from key stakeholders and partners of UKTI Ireland which included two UKTI North West case studies who came over especially for this event which included networking events, breakout sessions, store visits and presentations - all aimed at introducing novice and non-exporters to the principles of international trade.

Topics included: business opportunities in Ireland, banking, professional and legal service, logistics, marketing, payments, business culture and support services, payment and more. See below for a list of presentations which are available upon request from Vicki Caplin

  • Benefits of Exporting - Mike Eccleshall, Deputy Director, UKTI North West
  • Business Culture in Ireland - Neil O’Brien, O’Brien Consulting
  • UKTI Dublin Introduction & Services - Simon McKeever, Director, UKTI Ireland
  • Business Opportunities in Ireland - Sean Brodie, Partner, PwC Ireland
  • Banking, Payment & Currency - John McGrane, Head of Product and Service Sales, Ulster Bank
  • Freight, Distribution & Logistics - Aidan McCollum, Sales Director, TNT Express Ireland
  • Key Business Resources (top tips) - Aidan Scollard, Partner, RSM Farrell Grant Sparks
  • International Marketing Strategy - Lauren Fisher, Co-Founder, Simply Zesty
  • Professional Legal Services in Ireland - Liam Brazil, Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Case Study - Antonio Parente, European Business Development Manager, ACDC LED Ltd
  • Case Study - Mark Robinson, Director, HiDef Aerial Surveying Ltd
  • Maximising Chambers & Networks - Michael Keaveney, Director GB, British Irish Chamber of Commerce
  • Expanding your Geographical Reach through ecommerce - Polly Delany, Business Development, Realex Payments
  • Enterprise Europe Network - Link to Overseas Connections

For more information contact Vicki Caplin by email, or phone her on +353 1 205 3757.

Published 19 March 2013