Export Summit 2017 – Taking you from Local to Global

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Export Summit 2017 – Taking you from Local to Global 

Ireland's leading new one day event for businesses seeking to expand internationally, export products or set up overseas operations, will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  This event will give you valuable insight into current trends and best practices. As a delegate you will gain valuable, practical insights which will assist in driving your business to a global market. There will be an emphasis on innovation, competiveness and talent development plus vital financial and logistic solutions. 

Is it your ambition to grow sales and develop new markets? 

Save the Date in your diary now and join us on Thursday November 9 for what promises to be an unmissable event on your annual business calendar. Inspirational Keynote Speakers will include Damien Costello, Head of Innovation, Synecco; James Murphy, CEO and Founder of Lifes2good and Colm Feeney, CEO and Founder of SSL Logistics. Also in attendance and sharing their expertise will be overseas and International trading experts from Enterprise Ireland. 

Breda Fox, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Galway outlines the importance of this event for any West of Ireland business considering immediate or eventual growth into overseas markets. "This event is a wonderful opportunity for small and established businesses to meet experts and businesses who are successful in overseas markets. It will help those attending on the day to gather the knowledge and information about the supports available to help them expand into ever-expanding and increasingly competitive overseas markets. We offer many different types of client supports including mentoring, training, networking, special seminars and events, such as this Export Summit. Growing business overseas brings a unique set of challenges for our clients. We want to give them the best possible chance of success by introducing our clients to business leaders who have invaluable expertise in this area."  

Enterprise Ireland Regional Director – West Region Barry Egan said: “Enterprise Ireland’s strategy aims to support more Irish companies with global ambition to achieve greater scale and expand their global footprint. Our strategy aims to increase client company exports to €26 billion per annum by the end of 2020 with an ambitious target to grow the level of exports to over two thirds outside the UK over the period. The ‘Export Summit’ will provide companies from across the West of Ireland with a valuable opportunity to examine the potential of a range of new markets and new strategies for growing their business. This is an important event in the Region’s business calendar for 2017.’’


Identify the ideal market for you. 

Current leading sectors in the export market include Medtech, AgriTech, Pharma, Engineering, Manufacturing and International Services. These sectors are chiefly targeting developing markets in UK, Germany and France for expansion. Enterprise Ireland and experts will deliver an overview of specific markets including, size, profile, culture, localisation and accessing local European markets.


Benefits of Export Summit 2017 

150 delegate businesses from the Medtech, AgriTech, Pharma and Engineering sectors will develop insight into current trends and best practices from experts and keynote speakers;, benefit from workshops aimed at driving their business from local to global, covering  innovation, competitiveness, localisation and logistic solutions; gain access to support from agencies including: Lean, HR and Financial experts who are focussed on increasing export sales growth and network with Irish companies in each key targeted sector.

Attendees will have an opportunity to gain access to a showcase of the many agency supports available to Irish companies.


Keynote topics

Export business challenges and solutions will be addressed in keynote topics including ‘Global Sales through Innovation, Design & Supply’ (Synecco), ‘Growth through process & people, challenges of scaling & growing an export business’ (Lifes2good) and ‘Global Market access through Smart Supply Chain Practises’ (SSL Logistics).


Explore developing markets in the UK, Germany and France 

Speakers include Marina Donohoe, UK & Northern Europe Director, Enterprise Ireland; Eddie Goodwin, Enterprise Ireland, Germany. Switzerland and Austria and Susanne Dirks, Founder & CEO e-Vorsprung Consulting, who will address the issues associated with localising communications for export markets.


This one day event takes place at the Clayton Hotel on Thursday, November 9. Places are limited so register now. For additional details, registration and booking, visit ExportSummit.ie or contact Local Enterprise Office Galway on (091) 509090

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