Beyond Local Conference - open to all LEO clients

Northern and Western Region as the European Entrepreneurial Region for 2018 conference 12th & 13th April

Small businesses in any part of the country that are thinking of going ‘beyond local’ for their markets are being offered the chance to win €5,000 worth of consultancy services, through Local Enterprise Office Donegal.

The Border and Western Region has been designated as European Entrepreneurial Region for 2018 and Local Enterprise Office DonegBeyond Localal is organising a major international conference in April to encourage more small business owners to internationalise their businesses

The ‘Beyond Local’ conference takes place in Solis Lough Eske on April 12th and 13th and sets out to explain why taking business into the global marketplace makes perfect sense for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).  

To download the conference brochure, click here

A mixture of keynote talks, workshops, roundtable discussions and business to business meetings, the two-day international conference is free to attend and draws on national and international experience so those attending will get the best possible insight into the benefits of looking beyond local markets for their business.

Speakers from Denmark, Poland and Italy will join a host of speakers from Ireland and Northern Ireland to highlight how internationally active businesses are more innovative and perform better than those who have not embraced internationalisation.  

International contributors include:

-       Steve Murnaghan, Netherlands Ireland Trade Consultant

-       Allan Kondrup Jensen, Business Development Centre in Denmark

-       Gian Luca Baldoni, Regione Emilia Romagna in Italy

-       Dawid Klugowski, YouArtMe in PolandDonegal beyond local

Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise with LEO Donegal said: "Taking business into the global marketplace makes perfect sense for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – and it means they are much more likely to survive in the globally competitive business climate. The conference is a great opportunity for businesses to learn how they can do that and I really do hope they make the best of the opportunity and come along to listen and to learn," he added.

Conference tickets are free but pre-booking is essential through

€5,000 Consultancy Competition – ‘Beyond Local’ International Conference

For a chance to win €5,000 in consultancy services for your business, simply download and complete the short application form and return it to by midnight on Friday, April 6th 2018. This competition is open to small businesses from all over the country but applicants must be in attendance at the ‘Beyond Local’ conference.

Download the application form from:€5000BeyondLocalCompetition