As summit was launched this week in Galway which aims to support companies which are looking to export.
‘Export Summit 2017- Local to Global’ was launched in County Buildings as an initiative that aims to help businesses that wish to either kick-start or expand their export efforts.
The event is a collaborative undertaking by the Local Enterprise Offices of the West of Ireland, alongside Enterprise Ireland, Údarás na Gaeltachta and the IDA.
Speaking at the event’s launch, Barry Egan of Enterprise Ireland said that Enterprise Ireland’s strategy is to support more Irish companies with global ambition to 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,” he said.
“The Export Summit – Local to Global ‘ 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.”
Export Summit 2017 will incorporate a series of interactive workshops and presentations by expert keynote speakers to equip delegates with comprehensive information and advice to grow and develop a successful export business.
Throughout the event keynote speakers with a proven track-record in high level international trading (such as Damien Costello of Synecco, James Murphy of Lifes2Good and Colm Feeney of SSL Logistics) will deliver instructive advice on how to access new markets in Europe and beyond.
Following the round of morning talks attendees will be able to participate in a series of workshops that will transform the advice from the keynote speakers into practical action.
Export Summit also affords attendees the opportunity to network with other exporting companies, and to access Government agencies such as Enterprise Ireland, the IDA and Local Enteprise Offices – all under one roof.
The event is open to all companies, either currently exporting or intend to export.
For registration and further information on Export Summit visit www.exportsummit.ie.