• The Importance of the Dublin Region to the Irish Export Industry. Market Focus: UK “Brexit Risks & Challenges – Where Do We Stand?”

    Irish Exporters Association team up with Ulster Bank for Regional Business Roadshow

    Dublin, 7th December 2016 – The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), and Ulster Bank, this morning held the fifth in a series of six regional business seminars in Ulster Bank, George’s Quay, Dublin 2 titled: The Importance of the Dublin Region to the Irish Export Industry. Market Focus: UK “Brexit Risks & Challenges – Where Do We Stand?” Over 120 exporters and service providers attended this event from all over the Greater Dublin region to hear from our Export Industry Panel and Industry Speakers. A lively panel discussion led by Simon McKeever, Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association took place on industry opportunities and challenges relevant to the region.


    • Simon Barry, Chief Economist Republic of Ireland, Ulster Bank

    Exporter Symposium:

    Simon McKeever, Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association commented: “The Irish Exporters Association is delighted to team up with Ulster Bank on our regional seminar series. This series focuses on key international markets and provides a platform for driving the IEA’s regional growth and development strategy. It is imperative that we support export-oriented businesses in Ireland, a major source of economic development and job creation. Dublin is an extremely important export location for the country, given its thriving cluster of ICT, Life Sciences, Food & Drink, Manufacturers and International Business Services. It has the distinct advantage of being nationally connected with rail and road networks and internationally connected with Dublin Port and Dublin Airport.”

    Speaking after the event, which is part of the Ulster Bank Business Roadshow series, Olaf Fitzsimmons, Head of SME Banking East, Ulster Bank, said: “Our team in Dublin is delighted to have the opportunity to talk to local businesses about their banking needs and how we can help them fulfil their ambitions. The Ulster Bank Business Roadshow series, in conjunction with the Irish Exporters Association, is a chance to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing businesses in Dublin and to hear first hand about what we can do to provide meaningful help. Ulster Bank aims to be the number one bank for customer service, trust and advocacy and providing help for what matters to local businesses is one of the ways we will achieve that aim.”


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    About the Irish Exporters Association:
    The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) assists its members to grow their exports to world markets. We drive and support the growth and development of all exporting businesses based in Ireland by:

    Representation – leading the export agenda as the voice of Irish exporters

    Membership Development – enhancing the export knowledge and skillset of members through a range of training services and export development programmes

    Networking & Connectivity – connecting our members with government and business stakeholders domestically and in market

    Export Services – enabling our members with practical assistance and critical support services

    The IEA represent the whole spectrum of companies within the export industry including SME’s who are beginning to think about exporting for the first time right through to global multinational companies who are already extensively exporting from Ireland. It is the connecting force for Irish exporters, providing practical knowledge and support across the Island of Ireland and in foreign markets.