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International Event Programme 2014

Our programme of trade missions, trade fairs and knowledge events give clients the opportunity to connect with existing and new customers, access key decision makers, increase sales in international markets and exchange ideas. Download our International Trade Events Programme 2014 [pdf].

01
OCT
Benelux Dairy & Food Processing Platform provides Irish companies from a range of sectors including construction and engineering with a platform to develop new relationships with senior executives from leading European food processing and beverage companies. Enterprise Ireland is organising a 2 day mission to the Benelux region which will include a site visit to a food processing facility in Belgium followed by an industry dinner in Ghent on October 1st, and a conference in The Netherlands on October 2nd, with key contacts attending from the Irish and European food processing industry, followed by a site visit to a Dutch dairy processing facility.
Location: Ghent & Amsterdam

06
OCT
Enterprise Ireland is to support four of Ireland’s leading sawmills on a single shared platform at the UK’s leading conference and exhibition for the timber industry. Visitors to the Timber Expo, at the NEC, Birmingham will be able to see the full range of timber technologies on the market.
Location: Birmingham

06
OCT
SEMICON Europa 2014 will be held in Grenoble, France, from 6th - 9th October 2014. A joint stand will showcase the Irish microelectronics industry with the participation of MIDAS (Microelectronics Industry Design Association) and the Tyndall National Institute.
Location: Grenoble

07
OCT
CPhI Worldwide is the leading event in Europe for the Pharmaceutical Industry. Run in conjunction with ICSE (International Contract Services Expo), P-MEC (Pharmaceutical Machinery & Equipment Convention) and InnoPack (Pharma Packaging Innovations), CPhI provides companies with an opportunity to showcase products and services relevant to the pharmaceutical sector with a view to developing new business contacts and new growth opportunities.
Location: Paris

07
OCT
The Public Procurement department in Enterprise Ireland in partnership with the National Development Finance Agency & BAM PPP will host a free “Meet the Buyer” event for the construction sector on Tues 7th Oct in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, Co.Louth from 4pm to 7.30pm. This event will highlight supply chain opportunities for SMEs & microbusinesses with BAM PPP as they advance their work on 4 post primary schools in Louth, Clare, Tipperary and Cork. This building initiative is part of a Public Private Partnership programme Attendees will find out how to become a sub supplier to the projects and have speed meetings with a team of specialists from BAM PPP.
Location: Dundalk

07
OCT
International Trade Fair MRO Europe 2014 - Madrid. Client companies to exhibit at trade show on Enterprise Ireland stand. Itineraries of meetings to be prepared with potential customers either before and/ or after the event in Madrid.
Location: Madrid

07
OCT
For many Irish companies, growing sales in the international marketplace hinges on the ability to identify, manage, and get the best possible sales performance from the right channel partners. However, many companies find it difficult to identify and recruit suitable channel partners. The Channel Partner Development workshop is designed to help companies to develop a strong route-to-market strategy that will deliver: • Increased levels of engagement with suitable partners in international markets; • Increased levels of profitable business secured through partner channels; • Increased sales turnover, increased exports, and improved profitability. For further information and to register your interest please click on the link below.
Location: East Point Business Park, Dublin 3

09
OCT
An Irish Travel Software Seminar and networking event in Madrid, building relationships between existing Irish suppliers of products and services and building new ones in the Spanish market.
Location: Madrid

09
OCT
This Event is designed as a Master Class for potential new exporters on how to internationalise their business from an Irish base. Participants will hear the story of the Galway based company EasyFix Rubber Products, told by MD Michael Earls as the business grew to become a successful exporter. This company designs, manufactures and sells rubber flooring mats for use in livestock housing. The event also offers an opportunity to learn about the range of of supports Enterprise Ireland and Galway Local Enterprise Office has that support businesses wishing to explore exporting as a new business stream.
Location: The Clayton Hotel,Galway

09
OCT
Enterprise Ireland is hosting the first in a series of UK focused Water & Wastewater seminars outlining the industrial water market opportunities for companies beginning with an indepth look at the UK Dairy Industry. The findings are based on a recent Enterprise Ireland commissioned report prepared by Frost & Sullivan. In addition, there will be an opportunity to network and ask questions of industry influencers, market experts and key buyers operating within the UK Dairy market.
Location: East Point, Dublin

13
OCT
MIPCOM is the year’s most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Each autumn, the industry’s leaders converge in Cannes to turn every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings, screenings and conferences into deals, from blockbuster programming to groundbreaking partnerships.
Location: Cannes

14
OCT
EI Warsaw is organising a Market Study Visit to Poland to facilitate sales of Equipment, Products and Services to Poland's City and Regional Municipalities. The event follows canvassing of Polish Municipalities and a number of organised visits for Municipalities to Ireland. The visit will have a special focus on sales of municipal equipment, street furniture, energy saving technologies and municipal lighting solutions and will visit a number of larger muncipalities in Poland.
Location: Warsaw

15
OCT
Life is a Pitch, especially as you strive to grow your business. Seeking the form of words, the compelling message, and the confident delivery to drive your sales offer is sometimes a challenge. The Pitching to Win New Business Workshop will give you hands-on experience on how to successfully pitch your company’s product or service to achieve increased sales. You will learn to fine-tune your sales pitch and presentation with the support of expert trainers, in the company of similar businesses. For further information on this workshop and to register your attendance please click on the link below.
Location: East Point Business Park, Dublin 3

16
OCT
The Public Procurement department in Enterprise Ireland in partnership with the National Development Finance Agency & BAM PPP will host a free “Meet the Buyer” event for the construction sector on Thurs 16th Oct in the Charleville Park Hotel, Co. Cork from 4pm to 7.30pm. This event will highlight supply chain opportunities for SMEs & microbusinesses with BAM PPP as they advance their work on 4 post primary schools in Clare, Tipperary, Cork and Louth. This building initiative is part of Public Private Partnership programme Attendees will find out how to become a sub supplier to the projects and have speed meetings with a team of specialists from BAM PPP.
Location: Cork

20
OCT
Enterprise Ireland in Singapore is organising a Trade Mission to Indonesia focusing on areas of opportunity for Ireland. This Trade Mission provides an ideal opportunity for Irish companies with existing partners in Indonesia to bolster these relationships and also facilitates companies who are considering the Indonesian market to gain access to accelerated and high level business networks and to get a real grasp on how to do business in Indonesia.
Location: Jakarta

20
OCT
To mark the opening of the new office in Istanbul, Enterprise Ireland has organised a Trade Mission to take place between the cities of Ankara and Istanbul in October, 2014. The main goal of the mission is to capitalise on the opportunities in the Turkish market, the 17th largest economy in the world and the 6th in Europe. The mission will comprise of companies from a broad range of sectors and will provide these companies with the opportunity to communicate and collaborate with one another with a view to developing future business.
Location: Ankara and Istanbul

20
OCT
Enterprise Ireland is organising a visit to Lille for client companies who are developing business in the ‘Region Nord’ of France which will include participation in and networking at the VAD Conext Show http://www.vadconext.com/home for technology companies offering solutions to the on-line Retail Industry (strong concentration of e-commerce and retail industry in this region). It is an opportunity for companies from all sectors to build on relations with customers and partners in this region, which is at the heart of Europe and very strong in logistics and e-health.
Location: Lille

21
OCT
This topic will examine how you can partner with your bank to internationalise your business, exploring how and when to engage with financial institutions to avail of the various methods / financial instruments an exporting SME can use to mitigate risks associated with international trade.
Location: Cork

22
OCT
This topic will examine how you can partner with your bank to internationalise your business, exploring how and when to engage with financial institutions to avail of the various methods / financial instruments an exporting SME can use to mitigate risks associated with international trade.
Location: Dublin

22
OCT
China Horse Fair 2014 (CHF), China’s largest trade exhibition for the professional horse sports and leisure industries, will be held in Beijing from 22-24 October 2014. Enterprise Ireland will organize an Irish National Stand at the CHF, which will brand and promote the Irish Equine Industry; six Irish companies and three state agencies (including Enterprise Ireland) plan to participate.
Location: Beijing

22
OCT
This workshop is designed to equip Irish companies with the knowledge to truly master the fundamentals for developing a sustainable export strategy. The aim is to improve your understanding of: - The challenges of exporting; - The fundamentals and principles of exporting; - Taking a systematic approach in preparing to export; - Assessing export opportunities; - How to articulate a clear company message and a well-defined business proposition. Each workshop will focus on the process and skills required to identify, develop and build an effective export strategy.
Location: Pillo Hotel, Galway

22
OCT
This seminar will highlight how client companies can use the Internet to market their products and services more successfully in international markets. This event is specifically targeted at those who work in international marketing and sales or those responsible for their company’s online marketing strategy.
Location: Dublin

23
OCT
The Cremona International Dairy Cattle Show is held every year in October. It is the most important trade show in Italy for breeding equipment, technologies and cattle show. Every year more than 78,000 qualified professionals attend and some 830 international brands are represented. A VIP visit to Parmalat will be organised to coincide with this event.
Location: Cremona

25
OCT
Education in Ireland will have a national stand at the China Education Expo 2014, the premier Chinese expo for international education, to promote the high quality offer that Ireland has in higher education. China Education Expo will be held in Beijing on 25 & 26 October, Guangzhou on 28 October, Chengdu on 30 October, and Shanghai on 1 & 2 November. Education in Ireland will also be presenting at seminars in each city and taking part in the B2B networking programme in Beijing.
Location: Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai

28
OCT
This highly practical one-day workshop and follow-up coaching programme will enable businesses to plan and implement more effective lead generation programmes in their business to drive revenue growth. It is aimed at companies operating in business-to-business (B2B) markets that are developing their businesses internationally and need to generate leads in markets which they have recently entered, or reinvigorate lead generation in export markets where they are already established. For further information and to register your interest please click on the link below.
Location: East Point Business Park, Dublin 3

29
OCT
This interactive and highly practical one-day workshop and follow-up coaching programme will enable Enterprise Ireland client companies to win more business by following a well-proven approach to understanding buyer behaviour and developing a convincing business case. It is aimed at companies selling high value products and services into business-to-business (B2B) markets. This workshop will help companies to be more effective at managing key business opportunities, develop an understanding of buyers’ needs at each stage of the buying cycle and using this insight to implement the right influencing strategy. For further information and to register your interest please click on the link below.
Location: East Point Business Park, Dublin 3

29
OCT
Enterprise Ireland in Singapore is organising an In-market Business Event in Singapore to coincide with MRO Asia Trade Show in Singapore in October 2014.
Location: Singapore

29
OCT
NAJAH Education & Training exhibition is the largest education exhibition for local and international universities and training institutions interested in driving their student recruitment activities in the region.
Location: Abu Dhabi

29
OCT
Enterprise START Workshop - Ashbourne 29th & 30th October If you have an idea for an innovative, export focused start-up business then Enterprise Ireland can assist you through our forthcoming Entrepreneurship workshops. Participants will be provided with comprehensive information to understand the business development process including the key success factors and potential pitfalls as well as an outline of financial supports available when starting a business.
Location: Ashbourne, Meath

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