EventsFeedThis feed shows all Events on the Enterprise Ireland Websiteuuid:47beb899-9853-4254-9705-2f8bd7207391;id=12992014-04-16T08:20:17+01:00info@enterprise-ireland.com3720Star Fair2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-12-13T00:00:00ZThe Star Education Fair is the premier higher education promotion event in Malaysia. There has been an Irish presence at the fair since 2009. It provides an opportunity for HEIs to meet with students and potential partner institutions in Malaysia.3866Exploring Exporting Workshop: Dublin2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-12-04T00:00:00ZThis 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. 3677CEO Forum2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-27T00:00:00ZThe CEO Forum is jointly sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and Deloitte. The Forum is now one of the principal business conferences held in Ireland. It is by invitation only and in recent years has attracted an audience of 350-400 senior Irish business people.3865Exploring Exporting Workshop: Galway2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-25T00:00:00ZThis 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. 3783Market Development Mission to Perth and Brisbane 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-24T00:00:00Z With access to international Oil, Gas, Mining and Mining services companies in both Western Australia and Queensland as well their civil engineering and construction partners, the 2014 Engineering and Construction Market Development Mission to Perth and Brisbane will enable participants to connect with Oil, Gas, Mining and Construction Majors such as Woodside, BHP, QGC and Arrow as well as their supply chain partners such as Kentz, Laing O’Rourke, KBR, Brookfield Multiplex and Thiess. The event will focus on building client knowledge of opportunities within both markets and developing a strong network to assist with market entry and development. 3676Construction Sector Embassy Dinner2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-20T00:00:00ZAn evening dinner reception for Enterprise Ireland clients to develop new and existing relationships with UK based businesses from the industrial, construction and property sectors. The emphasis for 2014 will be around themes of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Industrial Engineering Design and Delivery. 3809LTE North America Conference and Exhibition2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-18T00:00:00ZMarket Study Visit to the LTE North America Conference 2014, colocated with Connected Cars 14, MVNO's Industry Summit and 5G focus day. An opportunity to learn about the latest trends in Telecoms, Cloud, Mobile & Connected Cars and to meet with Tier 1, 2 and 3 Carriers and related eco-system stakeholders.3873Lifesciences Trade Mission to United States 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-18T00:00:00ZA Trade Mission to the US to capitalise on the major Lifesciences Alley Medtech event being held in Minneapolis, and on the strong Lifesciences/Medtech concentration of companies in the region.3881Education Mission to India2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-15T00:00:00ZEducation in Ireland will be holding 4 education fairs in India (in Chennai, Bangalore, Pune and Delhi) during November in support of 15 of Ireland's Higher Education Institutions, to promote the high quality education available in Ireland for international students. There will also be 2 workshops for agents (Chennai and Pune) to provide information and training to aid their promotion of Ireland as a destination for education. 3802Medical Technology Networking Event 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-13T00:00:00ZEI Dusseldorf will host a networking reception in Dusseldorf coinciding with the Medtec and CompaMEd tradeshow.The event will target seniorinternational decision makers from the medical technologies industry who are interested in meeting potential business partners and sourcing new technologies. 3735Financial Services & BPO Embassy Dinner2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-13T00:00:00ZNetworking dinner for senior executives of Ireland's financial technology, services and BPO suppliers and their key clients.3810Ad Tech: New York Trade Show - Nov 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-05T00:00:00ZEI Market Study Visit to ad:tech New York trade show: the leading digital media event in the US, attended by 9,000+ marketing and technology professionals from all over the world. EI will bring 10 digital marketing/media companies to a premier trade show in this space in the US consisting of knowledge events, buyer introductions and networking opportunities.3794Smart Cities & Green Economy Trade Mission 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-05T00:00:00ZEcomondo is the most accredited platform for southern Europe and the Mediterranean basin, for the Green Economy sector. The exhibition is a showcase for the widest range of technical opportunities, systems, equipment and services for the Green Economy industry. Enterprise Ireland will organise a Trade Mission for clients active in the green economy / smart cities sector which will have the opportunity to meet existing customers, potential new ones and visit the Ecomondo exhibition.3874Trade Mission to West Africa2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-04T00:00:00ZTrade Mission to West Africa covering Nigeria (Lagos) 2 days and Ghana (Accra) 1 day. This Trade Mission will be focusing on a select number of target growth sectors as identified in the EI-(South) Africa strategy. These sectors include Telco - Financial Services - Education and Mining/Oil/Gas/Engineering and Construction. (Dates subject to change).3690International Conference on Ocean Energy2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-04T00:00:00ZProposed Ireland Pavilion at this International event taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Following the success of the ICOE conference in Dublin in 2012 this event provides participants with an opportunity to meet with key influencers and stakeholders within the Ocean Energy industry. 3905Dublin Web Summit2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-04T00:00:00ZThe most influential & international tech event in Europe. The Summit 2013 showcased over 250 world-renowned speakers, 1000 exhibitors, 100 satellite events and the opening of the NASDAQ market live on stage. For three days this November, Dublin will once again become the international tech capital.3659Dairy MSV to India2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-11-03T00:00:00ZDairy Sector Market Study Visit to India3864Exploring Exporting Workshop: Wexford2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-30T00:00:00ZThis 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. 3682MRO Asia 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-29T00:00:00ZEnterprise Ireland in Singapore is organising an In-market Business Event in Singapore to coincide with MRO Asia Trade Show in Singapore in October 2014. 3719NAJAH Higher Education Exhibition, UAE.2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-29T00:00:00ZNAJAH 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.3710Education Mission to China2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-28T00:00:00ZMission of education services companies to China to a number of cities to be determined later.3740Using the Internet to Compete in International Markets2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-23T00:00:00+01:00This 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. 3798MSV to 69th International Dairy Cattle Show Cremona - Italy2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-23T00:00:00+01:00The 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. 3814Trade Mission to Indonesia2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-20T00:00:00+01:00Enterprise 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. 3795French Regional In Market Visit2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-20T00:00:00+01:00Enterprise 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. 3871Trade Mission to Turkey2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-20T00:00:00+01:00To 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.3718Brazil Higher Education Fair 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-19T00:00:00+01:00 The Brazil Higher Education Fair (Salão do Universitário) will take place in Sao Paolo, Curitiba, Rio de Janiero in October this year, and is specifically for institutions who wish to attract students to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. 3777Selling Equipment and Services to Polish Municipalities - MSV2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-14T00:00:00+01:00EI 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.3701Russian Internet Week2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-13T00:00:00+01:00Russian Internet Week is the leading event in online and web technologies in Russia, with over 100 discussion and round table events, extensive exhibition space and numerous networking activities. One of the most promising areas is online retail, where the market has reached $15 billion in 2012. Online Retail is one of the fastest growing industries in Russia with 25-35% annual growth rate, depending on the segment.3817Travel Software Seminar and Networking Event2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-09T00:00:00+01:00An 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. 3824MRO Europe - Madrid2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-07T00:00:00+01:00International 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.3675Timber Expo 2014 - Exhibition2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-06T00:00:00+01:00Enterprise 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. 3728Mipcom 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-06T00:00:00+01:00MIPCOM 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. 3756Trade Mission to Mexico2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-10-06T00:00:00+01:00With a forecast GDP growth rate of 3% pa over the next few years and a positive business environment, this proposed Trade Mission offers the opportunity for companies with solutions in the areas of Finance, ICT and Industry to investigate and develop new business in this market. 3823National Ploughing Championships 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-23T00:00:00+01:00The National Ploughing Association (NPA) Annual Championships attract almost 250,000 people over 3 days. It is the largest agricultural and trade exhibition in Europe. 3760International Markets Week 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-22T00:00:00+01:00International Markets Week offers clients an opportunity to meet the representatives of Enterprise Ireland's network of overseas offices to discuss export plans and assistance. 3611NACAC Expo 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-18T00:00:00+01:00NACAC is an annual event which brings together over 5,000 North American high school college counsellors and other college admission specialists. Under Education in Ireland's strategy to increase the number of full-time US students in Ireland, we have been exhibiting at this event for 10 years along with the 7 Irish universities. NACAC 2014 will take place in Indianapolis from 18 - 20 September 2014. 3863Exploring Exporting Workshop: Dundalk2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-18T00:00:00+01:00This 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. 3717EAIE 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-16T00:00:00+01:00EAIE is the biggest international education event in Europe. Education in Ireland and the HEIs attend in order to develop and maintain institutional links and partnerships in Europe and increasingly globally.3910Enterprise Start Workshop2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-16T00:00:00+01:00If you have an idea for an innovative, export focused start-up business then Enterprise Ireland can assist you through our forthcoming series of 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.3888Online Travel Conference, Russia2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-15T00:00:00+01:00Russia is one of fastest growing markets for OTA in the world with the highest number of internet users in Europe. In 2013 the online travel market reached €6 billion, showing 66% year on year growth. The market is maturing and the margins of Online Travel Agents are thinning. OTAs are constantly looking for the new ways to gain competitive advantage by saving costs on existing operations and coming up with the innovative methods to increase revenues. This event is perfect opportunity for Irish companies to meet with all key Russian players who wish to secure their place in the Russian dynamic online travel segment.3776European Food Processing Platform 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-10T00:00:00+01:00European 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 site visit to a food processing facility in The Netherlands followed by an industry dinner in Amsterdam with key contacts from the Irish and European food processing industry. 3679Canada Agritech2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-09T00:00:00+01:00Market Study Visit to the Canadian Outdoor Farm Show held in Woodstock Ontario3678Saudi Agriculture 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-08T00:00:00+01:00Saudi Arabia - The 33rd International Agriculture, Water and Agro Industry Trade Show3808Competitive Carriers Association Conference and Exhibition2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-08T00:00:00+01:00Trade Event to the Competitive Carriers Association Annual Conference 2014. An opportunity to learn about the latest trends in Telecoms, Cloud and Mobile and to meet with Tier 1, 2 and 3 Carriers and related eco-system stakeholders. The Competitive Carriers Association Annual Conference 2014 is part of the CTIA Super Mobility Week and runs concurrently to CTIA in an adjacent venue.3830TechCrunch Disrupt 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-08T00:00:00+01:00Techcrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Expo and conference, networking and pitch opportunities.3669Womenswear Trend Forecast Autumn/Winter 2015/162014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-02T00:00:00+01:00Womenswear Trend Forecast Autumn/Winter 2015/16 scheduled to be held on 2 September 2014 (subject to change). Presentation of international product, fabric, colour and concept trends forecast information to womenswear, clothing and retail sectors.3790Software & Internationally Traded Services Trade Mission to Australia2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-09-01T00:00:00+01:00Building on the strong export performance of Software & Internationally Traded Services to Australia, a Trade Mission will be held in September 2014 to Australia specifically focusing on the following end markets: Financial Services, Communications Software, Healthcare and Travel. 3727IT for Health2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-08-28T00:00:00+01:00To educate clients on trends, opportunities and best practice market entry strategy for the US Health IT market.3739Using the Internet to Compete in International Markets2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-26T00:00:00+01:00This 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. 3862Exploring Exporting Workshop: Limerick2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-26T00:00:00+01:00This 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. 3663Equine Innovation Workshop2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-24T00:00:00+01:00A one-day Forum and workshop for equine clients to hear market experts outline the challenges and opportunities in the throughbred, sport and leisure sectors within Northern Europe. 3755Financial Services, ICT, Cleantech, LifeSciences MSV to China2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-23T00:00:00+01:00This mission will focus on introducing companies to opportunities in four priority sectors in China through tailored itineraries for cohorts of companies who have identified China as a priority market in the Financial Services, ICT, Clean Technologies and Life Science sectors. The overall mission will commence in Beijing and diverge to different locations for each sector. 3875Korea Biopharma and Telecom Networks MSV2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-22T00:00:00+01:00With market feasibility surveys and initial briefings to potential customers in Biopharma and ICT Networks, emerging opportunities are identified for EI clients. Two respective MSV programs are designed to create venue where Irish clients in Biopharma related CRO and plant engineering services, and with Base Station related disruptive technologies can understand, explore the new market opportunities, and build the networks with key players in the value chains for business development. 3857Working Capital, Cash Flow Management and Bank Engagement2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-18T00:00:00+01:00This topic will explore the effective management of a company’s short-term resources to sustain its ongoing activities, mobilise funds, and optimise liquidity. It will examine the important elements of cash management, ensuring efficient use of a company’s assets, systematic planning, monitoring and management of the collections, how to gather and manage the information to use available funds effectively and identify risk as well as how to engage with your bank to ensure that they are a partner to your business. 3856Working Capital, Cash Flow Management and Bank Engagement2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-17T00:00:00+01:00This topic will explore the effective management of a company’s short-term resources to sustain its ongoing activities, mobilise funds, and optimise liquidity. It will examine the important elements of cash management, ensuring efficient use of a company’s assets, systematic planning, monitoring and management of the collections, how to gather and manage the information to use available funds effectively and identify risk as well as how to engage with your bank to ensure that they are a partner to your business. 3767Middle East and Turkey ICT Opportunities Seminar2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-17T00:00:00+01:00The objective of this event is to bring together Irish ICT companies, potential buyer customers and ICT experts from the Middle East, to present and discuss potential ICT business opportunities in the Middle East markets, also potential partnerships and collaboration.3734Insurance, Risk & Compliance Conference & Dinner2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-17T00:00:00+01:00Risk, Regulation and Automation in Insurance Conference and Networking Dinner for Enterprise Ireland clients providing technology and services to the UK insurance industry and their guests. 3750Swiss Business Mission2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-11T00:00:00+01:00The Swiss Business Mission comprises of a number of receptions and events that will take place in Geneva and Basel Mid June 2014. The events and receptions are multi sectoral and offer networking opportunities with executives from the Life Sciences, Financial, Software, Retail, Industrial among others.3769New Zealand National Field Days 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-11T00:00:00+01:00EI will host an Ireland National Stand at Mystery Creek Fieldays - the largest Agribusiness event in the Southern Hemisphere. New Zealand is the world leader in agricultural and pastoral farming and the National Fieldays is the ultimate launch platform for Irish companies to showcase their cutting edge technology and innovative agri- business solutions.3775ICT MSV to Krakow, Poland2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-11T00:00:00+01:00Krakow has emerged as Poland’s leading ICT centre, IT start-up eco-system and a hub for ICT sales into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Krakow is also a major regional hub for shared services centres and datacentres for companies such as: Motorola, Shell, Heineken, Capgemini, Philip Morris, IBM, E&Y, Bayer, Ahold, Electrolux, Indesit, KPMG, GE and Hitachi. The visit will feature end-user pitch opportunities, meetings with the Krakow development community, and prospective partners who can assist with wider CEE market penetration. 3907Enterprise Start Workshop2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-07T00:00:00+01:00If you have an idea for an innovative, export focused start-up business then Enterprise Ireland can assist you through our forthcoming series of 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.3901Digital Marketing Strategy Workshop2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-05T00:00:00+01:00This programme is designed to help you define the purpose of your digital marketing and create a Digital Marketing Strategy for your company and understand the importance of your unique value proposition within the market space. By creating a digital marketing plan that links with your business plans will allow senior managers to direct marketers and external agencies with ease. From this Workshop you will understand how to set digital marketing milestones and what to do if they are not being met. To register please click on the link below.3796International Festival of Business 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-04T00:00:00+01:00The International Festival of Business 2014 aims to attract 250,000 business people from across the world into Liverpool. Enterprise Ireland's UK office plans to use this festival to promote innovative Irish companies to the UK market (which could be an innovative product, technical innovation, innovative business model, or innovative approach to marketing or route to market etc) and create connections wih relevant buyers in the UK. 3887Customer Value Proposition2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-03T00:00:00+01:00In order to succeed in today’s competitive global marketplace, companies must have a clear understanding of their target customers and how value is created for those customers, then harness this knowledge into a compelling value proposition. The Value Proposition Workshop programme is designed to help you differentiate your organisation by the value you provide to your targets rather than solely by the products or services you provide. Through the development of a strategic value proposition you will be able to identify and focus on your ‘sweet spot’ customers, define what value you deliver to those customers, drive differentiation, produce more qualified leads and build strong, longer lasting relationships with your customers. To register please click on the link below.3870Trade Mission to Qatar and Oman2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-02T00:00:00+01:00Trade Mission to Qatar and Oman, led by Minister Joe Costello, focus on Construction, Engineering and Education sectors. 3786Irish Innovation in Financial Software Study Visit2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-06-02T00:00:00+01:00Enterprise Ireland Moscow is hosting an Irish innovation in financial software event in Moscow. This study visit is a great opportunity for the companies to meet with some of the industry key decision makers in Russia, to learn more about quickly growing market and to gain a general knowledge about doing business in Russia. We will arrange meetings for the participating companies to present your solutions to the potential clients and will provide full visa and logistical support on the ground. 3861Exploring Exporting Workshop: Athlone2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-29T00:00:00+01:00This 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. 3766Opportunities in the Agricultural Sector in Eastern Europe2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-28T00:00:00+01:00A seminar and networking event with agricultural market experts and distributors from Romania, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Topics include: - drivers of growth in CE agriculture (with particular focus on dairy farming and abolition of milk quotas) - consolidation of farms, spending patterns, CAP funding and reform - channels to markets (distributors, trade fairs, forums) and competitive landscape. Seminar is followed by individual meetings with experts and EI team.3911Knowledge Transfer Ireland Launch2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-28T00:00:00+01:00Knowledge Transfer Ireland will be formally launched by Minister Richard Bruton TD and the inaugural Research2Business Award will be presented by Minister Seán Sherlock TD. KTI works with Ireland’s Universities, Institutes of Technology and other publicly funded research organisations and research funding agencies to make it easy for business and investors to access technology, IP and expertise. To register, see Register tab below.3811Beauty World Middle East 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-27T00:00:00+01:00Beauty World Middle East is the largest international trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances and wellbeing in the Middle East. Enterprise Ireland will organise an Irish pavilion at the event to showcase client companies.3818Access Telefonica: Making the right connections in the post-Telefonica-Digital era2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-27T00:00:00+01:00Workshop in Telefonica HQ in Madrid including briefing session “how to do business with Telefonica”, one2one meetings with a selected group of decision makers from sectors within Telefonica Group and a networking lunch. 3597NAFSA 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-25T00:00:00+01:00NAFSA is the largest annual international education event in North America, bringing together over 10,000 education professionals for 5 days of seminars, workshops and networking. In 2014 the event will be held in San Diego from 25th - 30th May, and Education in Ireland will be a major sponsor and exhibitor and will be joined by around 20 of Ireland's top universities and colleges. 3877Swedish Equestrian Trade Event2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-23T00:00:00+01:00The Swedish Equestrian Trade Event will take place over two days, Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th May 2014. The Elitauktion, which takes place on the Friday, is an exclusive auction of some of Sweden’s top horses and features a targeted trade exhibition area where clients will have the opportunity to exhibit their products. The Elitloppet on the Saturday, which is run in conjunction with the auction, is one of Stockholm city’s largest events, (attracting over 50,000 visitors). It is a trotting race involving 16 of the top trotting horses in the world, which takes place in the Solvalla racetrack just outside Stockholm centre. Both events will provide participating clients with networking opportunities and access to some of the Nordic equine community’s elite in an intimate setting. 3793European BioPharmaceutical Hi Tech Construction Partnering Forum2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-21T00:00:00+01:00A two day Partnering & Knowledge Forum in conjunction with the ISPE Ireland. An opportunity for Irish suppliers to the biopharmaceutical engineering and construction sectors to meet with key European biopharma decision makers, discuss the trends and future of this industry and showcase Ireland’s capability to a European audience.3705Trade and Research Mission to Brussels2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-20T00:00:00+01:00Enterprise Ireland led itinerary to Brussels for Irish companies and academic institutions interested in research collaborations through Horizon 2020 and sales opportunities in the Benelux market. 3673Middle East Petrotech 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-19T00:00:00+01:00The event is attended by every oil producing state in the region, it attracts specialized businesses and some of the petroleum industry’s largest corporations including ADNOC, Bapco, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Qatar Petroleum, Petro Rabigh,Sadara Chemical Company, Saudi Aramco and YASREF. Regularly exhibiting alongside these regional giants are major international companies including Baker Hughes, Dow, Foster Wheeler, UOP and others. 3687EuroPCR2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-19T00:00:00+01:00EuroPCR - Study Visit to Conference/Expo on developments in cardiovascular interventional technologies. EuroPCR is the premier event for showcasing new technologies in this sector. It attracts a very high attendance of key opinion leaders in the international physician community and will be of interest to the cluster of expertise in this sector which exists in Ireland.3908Enterprise Start Workshop2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-19T00:00:00+01:00If you have an idea for an innovative, export focused start-up business then Enterprise Ireland can assist you through our forthcoming series of 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.3889World Low Cost Airlines 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-15T00:00:00+01:00Enterprise Ireland clients host interactive roundtable sessions on hot topics facing the airline industry. World Low Cost Airlines Americas is where leading low-cost and full-service carriers from North and South America go to source new partners and brainstorm new strategies for growth. WLCA is co-located with Aviation IT Show Americas, bringing together executives with purchasing power from leading airlines & airports, all looking to maximize their profitability through partnerships and innovative technology. 3886Channel Partner Development - Envision Management Consultants2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-15T00:00:00+01:00For 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 intereset please click on the link below. 3787Italy Aviation Networking Event2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-15T00:00:00+01:00A prestigious networking event is planned in Rome to help build and improve relationships between Irish suppliers of products and services to the aviation industry in Italy and their existing and new potential customers. 3855Sources of Finance Available to Irish SMEs and How to Access Them2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-14T00:00:00+01:00Part 3: This workshop will focus on the available sources of finance for Irish SMEs and the necessary steps to ensure that an SME is successful in raising additional 3rd party funding. It will look at various funding options available depending on stage in the lifecycle and the pros and cons of venture capital, private equity, government funding, debt, equity and bank. 3716CIETT World Employment Conference 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-14T00:00:00+01:00World Congress of the International Confederation of private employment agencies. CIETT consists of 47 national federations of private employment agencies and 7 of the largest staffing companies worldwide (Addecco, USG, Randstad, Manpower, etc.) The conference explores market trends and developments in the recruitment industry.3726Sviaz ExpoCom Exhibition Russia2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-13T00:00:00+01:00Sviaz-Expocomm 2014 is an International Exhibition for Telecommunications, Control Systems, IT and Communication Services.3854Sources of Finance Available to Irish SMEs and How to Access Them2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-13T00:00:00+01:00Part 3: This workshop will focus on the available sources of finance for Irish SMEs and the necessary steps to ensure that an SME is successful in raising additional 3rd party funding. It will look at various funding options available depending on stage in the lifecycle and the pros and cons of venture capital, private equity, government funding, debt, equity and bank.3900International Lead Generation - Shaping Business2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-13T00:00:00+01:00This 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.3885Sales Pipeline Management2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-08T00:00:00+01:00This highly practical one-day workshop and follow-up implementation session will enable companies to implement a structured and systematic sales pipeline management system in order to increase the conversion of sales leads and grow export sales faster. It will enable companies that are serious about growing export sales to achieve this in a more structured and systematic way. For further information on this workshop and to register your attendance please see link below.3792Showcasing Ireland's Water and Waste Water Research 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-07T00:00:00+01:00This event will showcase Ireland's water research capability to companies active in the water sector. Researchers from Irish Universities and ITs will give short presentations on their Water/Waste Water research projects and the event will provide companies and researchers with the opportunity to meet and discuss issues that could lead to industrially informed research topics and increase the potential for solving challenging problems. A company case study will illustrate the journey from technology research to commercial product. Guest speakers will include Irish Water, the EPA and the WRc (Swindon, UK).3681Aviation Embassy Dinner2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-07T00:00:00+01:00A Minister hosted embassy dinner to facilitate high level interactions between the Irish MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) sector and their UK based counterparts. The purpose of this event is to reinforce Ireland’s reputation as a centre for MRO excellence and strengthen pre-existing relationships throughout the entire industry. This follows from 2013’s successful event.3662Petfood Market Innovation2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-06T00:00:00+01:00The European pet food market is growing dynamically despite the economic slowdown, as consumers increasingly humanize their pets. The workshop will present up to date market data and innovation trends, as well as providing information on Enterprise Ireland’s innovation supports.3754Trade Mission to Texas 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-05-04T00:00:00+01:00Enterprise Ireland is organising a Trade Mission to Texas led by Minister Richard Bruton. The objective of the mission is to increase and diversify the level of Irish exports to the Southern US. The Trade Mission will have two destinations, Austin and Houston. The Trade Mission is open to participants from multiple industries, and will coincide with the Oil & Gas Offshore Technologies Conference in Houston, which a number of Irish companies will be attending. The Trade mission is aimed primarily at companies who have existing business in Texas or are looking at the Southern US region, and who could benefit from the networking opportunities with local clients, partners and contacts. These will be networking events, PR and photo opportunities in Austin & Houston. 3860Exploring Exporting Workshop: Dublin2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-30T00:00:00+01:00This 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. 3884Pitching to Win New Business2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-29T00:00:00+01:00Life 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.3909Enterprise Start Workshop2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-29T00:00:00+01:00If you have an idea for an innovative, export focused start-up business then Enterprise Ireland can assist you through our forthcoming series of 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.3665US Equine Partner Event2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-23T00:00:00+01:00Enterprise Ireland is hosting a knowledge event for Equine industry clients seeking to understand the best ways to partner or distribute their product in the US. Participants will gain insight into what distributors need and want from potential Irish suppliers and what questions they have about working with Irish companies. Learning outcomes will include an understanding of how to engage distrubutors and potential partners in the US equine industry and a discussion on any differences in regulations, packaging and marketing materials. 3715Global Higher Education Exhibition(GHEDEX)2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-22T00:00:00+01:00A group of Irish Higher Education Institutions will take part in the Global Higher Education Exhibition (GHEDEX) in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 22 -24 April 2014. The Education in Ireland presence at this event will market Ireland as a study destination to Omani students who wish to study abroad. There has been an Irish presence at this event since 2012.3788Opportunities in New Hardware2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-17T00:00:00+01:00This seminar will outline the opportunities for small electronics and software companies in the major wave of innovation in technology around hardware/software integration and the creation of new hardware products. Various technologies are driving this wave. The seminar will address how to get benefit from this movement. Speakers: PCH International, SOS Ventures (VC of Dragon’s Den - Sean O’ Sullivan), Adaptics, and Isle Systems. 3853Implement your Plan and Manage the Change to Ensure Success2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-16T00:00:00+01:00Part 2: A follow-on from earlier March workshop - this workshop will examine how to actually implement the strategy developed in the strategic plan - exploring setting CSFs, KPIs and managing the performance of the company. It will provide techniques in how to successfully implement change within your organisation exploring the process, tools and techniques to manage the people-side of change to achieve the required business outcome. The next workshop explores funding the plan.3852Implement your Plan and Manage the Change to Ensure Success2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-15T00:00:00+01:00Part 2: A follow-on from earlier March workshop - this workshop will examine how to actually implement the strategy developed in the strategic plan - exploring setting CSFs, KPIs and managing the performance of the company. It will provide techniques in how to successfully implement change within your organisation exploring the process, tools and techniques to manage the people-side of change to achieve the required business outcome. The next workshop explores funding the plan.3714International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education, Saudi Arabia2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-15T00:00:00+01:00A group of Irish Higher Education Institutions will take part in the International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , 15-18 April 2014. The Education in Ireland presence at this event will market Ireland as a study destination to Saudi students who wish to study abroad. There has been an Irish presence at this event since 2011.3725Software and Services UK Embassy Dinner2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-15T00:00:00+01:00Networking dinner at the Irish Embassy in London for senior executives of innovative Irish software and services companies targeting business growth in the UK, their key clients and prospective clients.3902Enterprise Start Workshop2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-15T00:00:00+01:00If you have an idea for an innovative, export focused start-up business then Enterprise Ireland can assist you through our forthcoming series of 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. 3903Export Awareness Event - Dublin2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-15T00:00:00+01:00This 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 Kildare based company Roankabin, a leading manufacturer of Modular Off-site and Portable buildings as told by MD Pat Healy, as the business grew to become a successful exporter. The event also offers an opportunity to learn about the range of supports which Enterprise Ireland and Fingal CEB have that support businesses wishing to explore exporting as a new business stream.3883Customer Value Proposition2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-15T00:00:00+01:00In order to succeed in today’s competitive global marketplace, companies must have a clear understanding of their target customers and how value is created for those customers, then harness this knowledge into a compelling value proposition. The Value Proposition Workshop programme is designed to help you differentiate your organisation by the value you provide to your targets rather than solely by the products or services you provide. Through the development of a strategic value proposition you will be able to identify and focus on your ‘sweet spot’ customers, define what value you deliver to those customers, drive differentiation, produce more qualified leads and build strong, longer lasting relationships with your customers. To register please click on the link below.3893FAUBAI 2014 Higher Education Conference2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-13T00:00:00+01:00A number of Irish higher education institutions are taking part in the FAUBAI 2014 Conference, Brazilian Higher Education - Building Strategic Partnerships, from 13 -16 April in Joinville, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil (www.faubai.org.br). 3803US Consumer Markets Peer Learning2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-11T00:00:00+01:00This event with involve a one-day seminar where US legal and retail experts will deliver a seminar on how to set up and do business successfully in the US. Peer to peer learning opportunities will also be incorporated into the seminar, giving our more established consumer clients an opportunity to share their experiences of operating in the US. The objective is to provide education and increase client knowledge around the legal and logistical aspects of selling product and running a business in the US.3890State Visit Reception for the UK Construction Sector2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-09T00:00:00+01:00In conjunction with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Property and Construction Group, Enterprise Ireland is pleased to host its 7th networking reception for the sector. Timed to coincide with the state visit, this is an exclusive invitation-only network reception for professionals with an Irish Interest who are based in London. 3906Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ireland Visit 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-07T00:00:00+01:00Delegation of Abu Dhabi business people and Abu Dhabi Irish Business Council mission to Ireland. 3724MIPTV 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-07T00:00:00+01:00MIPTV is the world’s most-established TV and digital content market and the biggest gathering of entertainment professionals. Top industry executives and creative talent from 100 countries converge to forge early-stage content development partnerships and seal international distribution deals for the year ahead. 3821Data Centres in Scandinavia2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-03T00:00:00+01:00Workshop focusing on Data Centre developments in Scandinavia hosted by Enterprise Ireland Stockholm, with the participation of Facebook Sweden, Digital Realty and The Uptime Institute. The event is an opportunity for professionals that design, build and operate data centres to network with peers, and to learn about new technology trends, energy-efficient solutions and why Scandinavia is becoming popular as a location for large scale data centre operations.3772Business Opportunities in Central Europe2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-04-03T00:00:00+01:00It is 10 years since 8 countries in Central Europe (CE) joined the EU, and there are now 11 countries from CE in the EU. Four countries have joined the Euro. All have raising incomes and purchasing power, and have direct flights from Ireland. While Irish exports to these 11 countries are €4bn – this is still a largely untapped opportunity for Irish companies. This event will give EI clients the chance to explore export opportunities in CE through the medium of expert speakers and practitioners, and will feature 4 sectoral break-out sessions covering Software Development and Sales, Supplying the Manufacturing Sector, Food & Beverages and Opportunities in Infrastructure (including Cleantech) with invited buyers. Participants can also request one-to-one meetings. See Registration tab below. 3879Enterprise Start Workshop2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-31T00:00:00+01:00If you have an idea for an innovative, export focused start-up business then Enterprise Ireland can assist you through our forthcoming series of 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.3898North American Energy Seminar2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-27T00:00:00ZThere are trillions of dollars being invested in the oil and gas sector in the US, Canada & Mexico. This event brings experienced advisors, who are actively involved in this growing market, to share their experiences, helping to identify trends and opportunities for your business as well as understand how to win business and operate effectively in North America.3738Using the Internet to Compete in International Markets2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-27T00:00:00ZThis 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.3761US Datacentre Tech Showcase IBV 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-25T00:00:00ZEnterprise Ireland will bring up to 15 key industry leaders from the US data center ecosystem to Ireland for the purpose of knowledge sharing, one-to-one meetings and to give Enterprise Ireland clients an opportunity to present their technologies and services. 3822Media & Entertainment Sector Market Study Visit to Italy2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-25T00:00:00ZExploring opportunities in Italy for TV, Film, Animation and Digital Media companies. Bologna - 25 & 26 March: Visit to the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, one of the world’s leading children’s publishing event, held every spring since 1964 – Digital media and animation companies attending will have the possibility to visit one of the most important international events dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. Rome - 27 March: Co-production opportunities between Italy & Ireland workshop, showcasing Irish media & entertainment companies. EI is organising a workshop on the occasion of the Irish Film Festival in Rome that will give the TV and Film companies attending the opportunity to learn first hand the potential of the Italian market, meet and present their company to the most influential Italian industry players and network with existing/potential customers/partners. 3859Exploring Exporting Workshop: Sligo2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-25T00:00:00ZThis 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. 3897Enterprise Start Workshop2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-24T00:00:00ZIf you have an idea for an innovative, export focused start-up business then Enterprise Ireland can assist you through our forthcoming series of 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.3882Digital Marketing Strategy Workshop2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-20T00:00:00ZThis programme is designed to help you define the purpose of your digital marketing and create a Digital Marketing Strategy for your company and understand the importance of your unique value proposition within the marketspace. By creating a digital marketing plan that links with your business plans will allow senior managers to direct marketers and external agencies with ease. From this Workshop you will understand how to set digital marketing milestones and what to do if they are not being met. To register please click on the link below.3851Plan and Drive Growth in your Company2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-20T00:00:00ZPart 1: This topic is the first workshop on the topic of strategic planning, it will explore how an SME should undertake the process of strategic planning, including preparing business plans, financial forecasting, how to conduct scenario testing, setting milestones, ranking and rating projects. The following session will focus on implementing the strategic plan. 3770Polish CFO Forum - Irish Financial Services Solutions2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-20T00:00:00ZSales Pitch Opportunity to Key Members of Poland’s Senior CFO Community. In co-operation with the Polish CFO Association - CFOs will be surveyed in advance on issues of concern (matched to the solutions provided by participating EI clients) and the results presented at a CFO Roundtable with EI clients having the opportunity to ‘Soft Pitch’ to the CFO end-user group.3850Plan and Drive Growth in your Company2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-19T00:00:00ZPart 1: This topic is the first workshop on the topic of strategic planning, it will explore how an SME should undertake the process of strategic planning, including preparing business plans, financial forecasting, how to conduct scenario testing, setting milestones, ranking and rating projects. The following session will focus on implementing the strategic plan. 3828MSV To the Consortium for Schools Networking (CoSN) Conference2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-19T00:00:00ZMarket Study Visit to Consortium of Schools Networking Conference in Washington DC. This event brings together educators and technology leaders from schools districts all over the US for networking and to discuss trends in technology adoption.3685Interphex 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-18T00:00:00ZThis is a key Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Trade Show in the United States. It is of interest to clients operating in the engineering, process control, software, consumables and sub-supply sectors. 3753Washington DC St Patrick's Day Trade Event2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-17T00:00:00ZThe Taoiseach will participate in an Irish State Agencies Lunch for EI clients and their guests being organised by Enterprise Ireland in Washington DC on Monday 17th March. This follows from 2013’s successful event. There will also be an Ambassador's Reception on Tuesday 18th March for clients and guests to attend.3841St Patrick's Day Networking Event Edinburgh2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-17T00:00:00ZEnterprise Ireland will be hosting two networking events in London and in Edinburgh to celebrate St Patrick's Day 2014. This will be an opportunity for Enterprise Ireland clients to further consolidate and develop relationships with key UK buyers and infuencers.3751France Networking Event2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-15T00:00:00ZTo celebrate St. Patricks Day in France, Enterprise Ireland Paris, in partnership with Network Irlande (Franco-Irish Business Network), is organising a Networking event for Irish companies and their French partners and customers on Saturday March 15th. This event will coincide with the International rugby match between France and Ireland in Stade de France, for which Enterprise Ireland will not be able to provide tickets. 3712Salao do Estudante2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-15T00:00:00ZThe Salão do Estudante is the largest and renowned as the best student recruitment fairs in Brazil3847Engaging and Convincing the B2B Buyer2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-12T00:00:00ZThis 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 & to register your interest, please click on the link below.3840St Patrick's Day Networking Event London 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-12T00:00:00ZEnterprise Ireland will be hosting two networking events in London and in Edinburgh to celebrate St Patrick's Day 2014. This will be an opportunity for Enterprise Ireland clients to further consolidate and develop relationships with key UK buyers and infuencers.3867UK Connections Forum2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-12T00:00:00ZThe event marks the launch of the UK Connections Forum, an informal network for the growing number of Enterprise Ireland’s technology and services companies with direct (or virtual) operations in the UK market. In an increasingly competitive business climate, networking is a critical and effective part of every company’s business development activity. The Forum provides a platform whereby EI can bring together its clients, in the informal business context of the UK Connections Forum, to enable senior executives to establish contacts, build relationships and share experiences with peer organisations. 3868China Pharmaceutical Association of Plant Engineering Annual Conference2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-12T00:00:00ZThe China Pharmaceutical and Plant Engineering Annual Conference, which takes place in Beijing over 2 days, attracts leading local and International Pharmaceutical companies. Within the conference venue Enterprise Ireland will have an information stand featuring the logos of ten EI companies attending the conference. The stand will be located in a prominent position directly opposite the main entrance and will serve as an important networking opportunity for our companies. EI Beijing will organise a networking reception (possibly hosted by Ambassador Kavanagh) to mark the event and facilitate for further networking. 3846International Lead Generation - Shaping Business2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-11T00:00:00ZThis 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.3895Exporting Awareness Event2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-11T00:00:00ZAt this event, Enterprise Ireland will outline a range of supports to help you prepare to export and win new business overseas. A successful Irish company will talk about their exporting journey. Sligo County Enterprise Board will outline the supports available, to drive the development of local business.3722SXSW 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-07T00:00:00ZNational Stand and Pitch Event at the most prominent Interactive trade show and conference in the USA3780UK Water & Waste Water Collaborative Tendering Workshop 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-06T00:00:00ZThis is a one day highly practical and interactive tendering workshop designed to increase the success rate and opportunity for companies who are targeting the UK Water and Waste Water market. Hosted by Tom Moore (Thames Water) and Colin Cram (Leading UK procurement specialist) this event is designed to assist organizations in gaining a deeper understanding of the complex and competitive nature of the UK regulated water market. For further information contact Maureen Barry (maureen.barry@enterprise-ireland.com). See Registration tab below.3894Meet the UK Market Team2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-06T00:00:00ZFor many Irish exporters, our nearest neighbour the UK, is the logical best choice market and one where Enterprise Ireland’s UK market team plays a strong role in getting companies started on the exporting journey. A half day programme has been devised for exporters to the UK. This event will cover - Getting ready to do Business in the UK: (i) Overview of the UK Market Team and their roles (ii) Doing business in the UK vs doing business in Ireland (iii) UK Market Entry Strategy. There will be an opportunity for a one to one meeting with a member of the UK market team.3711North American Counsellor Tour of Ireland2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-03-02T00:00:00ZEducation in Ireland and the Irish Universities are delighted to invite North American College Counsellors to visit all seven of the Irish University Campuses from 2-7 March 2014. The goal of the tour is to give individuals a first hand experience of the Irish campuses, as well as to familiarise interested individuals with the Irish University system, application process, tuition costs, as well as outlining the advantages of an Irish University education for North American students.3656Russia Aviation MRO Show2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-25T00:00:00ZThe Aircraft Maintenance Russia and CIS 2014 conference and exhibition is the only event of its kind and scale in the CIS region dedicated entirely to MRO services for the region’s air transport. The Show proved its status of a must-visit event for both local MRO professionals and international companies targeting the fast growing Russian and CIS markets. The event audience includes airlines’ technical and engineering top management, MRO providers; component suppliers, and aircraft manufacturers. 3858Exploring Exporting Workshop: Cork2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-25T00:00:00ZThis 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. 3565Mobile World Congress 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-24T00:00:00ZMobile World Congress (MWC) is a combination of the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world.3736RSA San Fran 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-24T00:00:00ZRSA San Francisco in alliance with IDA promoting Ireland's expertise in Information Security3849Professionalise your Leadership Team to Drive your Company's Growth2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-20T00:00:00ZThis topic will focus on the impact of the top team on growth and the bottom line with specific reference to the role of the CFO. It will explore the personalities, blind spots and the impact and influence of the top management team on company culture. It will highlight common problems in SME executive teams and how to manage conflict.3848Professionalise your Leadership Team to Drive your Company's Growth2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-19T00:00:00ZThis topic will focus on the impact of the top team on growth and the bottom line with specific reference to the role of the CFO. It will explore the personalities, blind spots and the impact and influence of the top management team on company culture. It will highlight common problems in SME executive teams and how to manage conflict.3699The Start Up Class of 20132014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-19T00:00:00ZThe Start-up Class of 2013 is the largest High Potential Start-up (HPSU) event in the calendar year and will commend 103 new High Potential companies that received Enterprise Ireland Assistance during 2013. The event will also commend the 85 Competitive Start Fund Companies and a representative from each of the 12 New Frontier Programmes. This is an invite only event. E mail: startupclass2013@enterprise-ireland.com3654Pitching to Win New Business2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-18T00:00:00ZLife 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. 3880Export Awareness Event - Cork2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-18T00:00:00ZAt this event, Enterprise Ireland will outline the supports available for first time expoters. You will also hear the success story of The William O’Brien Group as it moved from domestic supplier to modern global marketer. Cork City and County Enterprise Board will outline their supports available to drive the development of local business, including those interested in exploring exporting3819IT's Happening Here At Career Zoo 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-15T00:00:00ZIT’s Happening Here is an initiative of the indigenous Irish technology sector that aims to attract technology talent to the sector by differentiating it as a vibrant, buzzy place to build an exciting career. IT's Happening Here will be a top sponsor at Career Zoo, which will take place in The Convention Centre in Dublin on Saturday, 15 February 2014. Career Zoo is one of Ireland's biggest careers events and expects to attract over 10,000 visitors. This year Career Zoo will feature TechTown, a space dedicated entirely to the indigenous technology sector. To register click on Register Tab below.3836Trade Mission Malaysia2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-12T00:00:00ZMalaysia is one of the fast growing economies in the ASEAN group. Enterprise Ireland has organised a Trade Mission to capitalise on the opportunities in the Malaysian market. The misison will comprise companies from a broad range of sectors. 3653Customer Value Proposition2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-12T00:00:00ZIn order to succeed in today’s competitive global marketplace, companies must have a clear understanding of their target customers and how value is created for those customers, then harness this knowledge into a compelling value proposition. The Value Proposition Workshop programme is designed to help you differentiate your organisation by the value you provide to your targets rather than solely by the products or services you provide. Through the development of a strategic value proposition you will be able to identify and focus on your ‘sweet spot’ customers, define what value you deliver to those customers, drive differentiation, produce more qualified leads and build strong, longer lasting relationships with your customers. To register please click on the link below. 3684MD & M West2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-11T00:00:00ZThe MD&M West tradeshow exhibits the latest advances in medical-grade materials, components, electronics, computer-aided medical design and manufacturing, production machinery, packaging, sterilisation, quality systems, device communications, networking, enterprise IT, and much more. This market study event gives companies the opportunity to gain an understanding of the latest innovations and network with other international attendees.3878Enterprise Start Workshop2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-11T00:00:00ZIf you have an idea for an innovative, export focused start-up business then Enterprise Ireland can assist you through our forthcoming series of 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. 3813Education in Ireland Campaign2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-10T00:00:00ZEnterprise-Ireland Canada has a number of on-campus promotional events planned for 2014 in conjunction with the Institutes of Technology Ireland. The IOTI and Colleges Ontario (equivalent body) have signed an agreement which will enable Ontario students to transfer with ease to Irish courses to complete their degree studies. Degree qualifications are currently not available in most of the Ontario Colleges. Six of the Irish institutes will be represented at these events. The group will travel to six College locations in Ontario to host information sessions and colourfully promote Ireland as a place to study. A webinar (Feb 26th) will be hosted to support the events and students from all locations in Ontario (26 colleges) will be invited to attend this session. 3680Singapore Air Show2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-10T00:00:00ZThe Singapore Air Show is the most important event in the aviation market in Asia. It attracts the key global players in this sector. Enterprise Ireland is participating on a stand jointly with UK Trade and Invest and Invest Northern Ireland. 3709Education Mission to India2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-07T00:00:00ZEducation in Ireland will be holding 4 education fairs in India (in Chennai, Bangalore, Pune and Delhi) during February in support of 15 of Ireland's Higher Education Institutions, to promote the high quality education available in Ireland for international students. There will also be 2 workshops for agents (Chennai and Pune) to provide information and training to aid their promotion of Ireland as a destination for education. 3668Womenswear Trend Forecast Spring 20152014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-06T00:00:00ZPresentation of international product trends for womenswear, clothing and retail sectors.3651Sales Pipeline Management2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-06T00:00:00ZThis highly practical one-day workshop and follow-up implementation session will enable companies to implement a structured and systematic sales pipeline management system in order to increase the conversion of sales leads and grow export sales faster. It will enable companies that are serious about growing export sales to achieve this in a more structured and systematic way. For further information on this workshop and to register your attendance please see link below.3773MRO Middle East2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-05T00:00:00ZAn Irish Pavilion at MRO Middle East (co-located with Aircraft Interiors) shared by six Irish aviation suppliers. In addition to the two day exhibition, there will be an Enterprise Ireland hosted aviation networking reception, individual appointments and PR support highlighting the presence of Irish companies at the show.3829DICE 2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-04T00:00:00ZDICE 2014 Summit Feb 04-07 2014 Las Vegas, NV USA. Conference is a publisher and developer only event focused on the games industry changes for the year. Sponsors include EA, Behaviour Interactive, Havok, Intel, Microsoft Studios, Nintendo, PlayStation, Variety, iam8bit. Network with the most influential decision makers in the industry in a close intimate setting.3671Market Study Visit to Mining Indaba Cape Town2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-02-03T00:00:00ZAs part of our 2014 Africa Strategy Enterprise Ireland will organise a Market Study Visit to the Mining Indaba, Cape Town, www.miningindaba.com. This event is the major trade show and exhibition in the Mining and Natural Resources sector focused on opportunities in the sub Saharan region. This Indaba is the continent’s largest gathering of high-level policy makers, decision makers and practitioners from private and government sectors. This MSV Visit forms part of the Enterprise Ireland 2014 strategy to identify and develop opportunities in this fast growing market sector for client companies with expertise in Mining and Natural Resources on the African continent. 3839Meet the Buyer event - supply chain opportunites in the Schools PPP Programme for SMEs and mircobusinesses2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-01-31T00:00:00ZEnterprise Ireland in partnership with the National Development Finance Agency will host a free “Meet the Buyer” event for the construction sector on Fri 31st Jan 2014 in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel. This half day event will highlight supply chain opportunities in the Schools Public Private Partnership programme for SMEs & microbusinesses Attendees will have speed meetings with the 3 short listed contractors & find out how to become a sub supplier to the projects 3650Channel Partner Development - Envision Management Consultants2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-01-30T00:00:00ZFor 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 intereset please click on the link below. 3843Action Plan for Jobs Regional Forum2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-01-28T00:00:00ZThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton TD, would like to invite you to the Action Plan for Jobs Business Forum in Co. Laois. Following on from the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs 2013, the Minister will outline the Government’s approach to the creation of employment and to hear the views and ideas of business people on what other supports they need, to protect existing jobs and create new ones. The discussion and the ideas generated will feed into the Action Plan for Jobs 2014. To register, click on Register tab below.3624Arab Health 20142014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-01-27T00:00:00ZAt the 2013 event, Arab Health successfully showcased more than 3,900 exhibitors from over 64 countries all over the world. Clients will have the opportunity to reach a targeted audience of over 112,103 healthcare professionals, distributors, dealers and suppliers from 142 countries in just four days. 85% of visitors stated they intend to make a purchase directly at the show or in the near future. 3708Market Study Visit to ASTD TechKnowledge2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-01-22T00:00:00ZMarket Study Visit to the Tech Knowledge Conference, hosted by the American Society for Training and Development. This is a niche event that brings together professionals with a focus on the design, delivery, management and strategy of technology and learning.3620Showcase Ireland 2014, Ireland's Creative Expo, RDS Dublin2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-01-19T00:00:00ZShowcase Ireland has evolved into a boutique style trade show. Attracting over 5,000 buyers, 1,000 travel from 26 countries to view more than 450 exhibitors. It presents buyers with innovative craft, gift, homewares, fashion, accessories and jewellery with exciting runway shows illustrating the very best of Irish fashion. 3845Action Plan for Jobs Regional Forum2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-01-16T00:00:00ZFollowing on from the launch of the Action Plan for Jobs 2013, Minister Richard Bruton will outline the Government’s approach to the creation of employment and to hear the views and ideas of business people in the Dublin West Region on what other supports they need, to protect existing jobs and create new ones. The discussion and the ideas generated will feed into the Action Plan for Jobs 2014. 3652An Taoiseach Gulf Trade Mission2014-04-16T03:00:02+01:002014-01-05T00:00:00ZThe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have all emerged in recent years as important markets for Irish exporters. To take advantage of the opportunities, a mission is planned in January 2014. This will include relationship building events in each country.