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Get Export Ready, Laois

May 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm




Get Export Ready!
National Export Campaign is coming to Laois!

The Irish Exporters Association together with ABP, AIB, DHL, Euler Hermes and PwC in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ,Enterprise Ireland and Bord Bia are delighted to invite you to this interactive seminar.
This event is designed as a masterclass for potential new exporters on how to internationalise their business from an Irish base. You will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from an Irish company sharing their experience and business lessons learned as they successfully made the transition from selling domestically to exporting to world markets. This event also offers an opportunity to learn about the range of supports available from Enterprise Ireland for companies looking to Internationalise their business. The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) will outline supports available to drive the export agenda for local business.

This event offers an opportunity to learn about the range of supports available from Enterprise Ireland, Local Enterprise Office (LEO), the Irish Exporters Association and to interact with key sponsors and partners of this initiative: ABP, AIB, DHL, Euler Hermes, PWC, and in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Enterprise Ireland and Bord Bia who provide leading edge advice, and in many cases, specific products to support exporters.

09:00          Registration and Tea/Coffee

 09:30         Welcome and Introduction.

09:40          Session 1 –

Hosted by business mentor John Lennon, this session will take the form of a conversation with Simon Cross, Managing Director, Cross Agricultural Engineering Ltd about his company’s export journey. The conversation will explore the pros and cons of preparing for and finding new customers overseas. Followed by Q&A

10.30          Tea/Coffee

 10.45         Session 2 – Get Export Ready, Enterprise Ireland.

Enda McDonnell, Manager, Potential Exporters Division, Enterprise Ireland.
This session walks participants through the Enterprise Ireland programmes that support new and early stage exporters. It will cover the range of information, training, and financial products EI has available to new and early stage exporters.

11.00              Laois Local Enterprise Office (LEO).

Honor Deevy, Business Advisor, Laois LEO, will outline the suite of supports available from the Local Enterprise Offices, to drive the development of small business in the region who are considering an export agenda.

11.15              The Irish Exporter Association, will outline their practical supports available to companies considering an export agenda.
AIB, DHL, Euler Hermes, APB Food Group and PWC will also be in attendance at the event to advise participants on the wide range of supports available for new and early stage exporters.


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May 12, 2015
9:00 am - 11:30 pm


Sinead Branigan


Heritage Hotel
Laois, Ireland
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