Exporting Awareness Event

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk - Wednesday 4th September 2013


08:30    Registration and Coffee/Tea

09:00    Introduction and Context – Paschal McGuire, Regional Director, Border Region. Enterprise Ireland

09.10    Session 1 - The business story of ATA Group

Hosted by business mentor John Lennon, the first session will take the form of an interactive conversation with Peter Cosgrove, MD of ATA Group, about the company’s journey from domestic to global player. With the participation of the audience the conversation will explore the pros and cons – the do’s and don’ts of preparing for and finding new customers overseas and the risk reward implications associated with the decision to grow a business that services overseas customers. Followed by Q&A

10.30    Tea/Coffee

10.45    Session 2 – Get Export Ready

David Byrne, Manager, Potential Exporters Division, Enterprise Ireland
This session walks participants through the Enterprise Ireland programmes available to support new and early stage exporters. It will cover the range of information, training and financial products that are designed to test the commercial or technical feasibility of a new business idea. And will look at the on line export “Health Check” tool, designed to enable a company to assess its business readiness for exporting.  Followed by Q&A

11.15    Ronan Dennedy,CEO, of Louth County Enterprise Board (CEB)

Ronan will outline the suite of supports available from the Louth County Enterprise Board, to drive the development of local business. Followed by Q&A


PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE www.enterprise-ireland.com/dundalk
by Friday 30 August  - NO CHARGE