Minister Nash departs on 4 day trade mission to Poland and the Czech Republic with 42 Irish companies

18th May 2015

The Enterprise Ireland mission spans a four day itinerary covering more than 100 buyer events

The Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD, today (Monday 18th of May) departs on a four day, two city trade mission to Poland and the Czech Republic.  Organised by Enterprise Ireland, the Minister will undertake a series of high level meetings with Government Ministries in Warsaw and Prague, together with a number of business meetings, site visits and media interviews in addition to networking events in both capitals. 

The purpose of the trade mission is to raise the awareness of Ireland as a source of world class products, services and technologies.  The 42 participating Irish companies represent a range of industry sectors including:

  • Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Smart Farming
  • Software
  • Travel
  • Medical Devices

This trade mission builds on the success of a previous trade mission to Poland and the Czech Republic in 2013.

Prior to departing on the mission, Minister Nash said: “I am delighted to be part of this mission to Poland and Czech Republic. The primary purpose of my visit is to encourage deeper trade partnerships, to share the story of Ireland’s economic recovery and to further promote Ireland as a great destination to do business.  Enterprise Ireland has had great success in increasing exports to this part of Europe last year, I believe we have the opportunity to do even better in 2015. ”

Conor Fahy, Regional Director Central & Eastern Europe, Russia and Latin America, Enterprise Ireland said: “Exports create andsustain jobs in Ireland.  2014 was a record year for new job creation by Enterprise Ireland companies and our focus in 2015 is firmly on building on this success by helping clients grow their export sales.  Central to Enterprise Ireland’s strategy are Ministerial-led trade missions and international events which are invaluable in opening doors and making high-level introductions for our clients, enabling them exploit the opportunities that exist in global markets. Enterprise Ireland client exports to this region increased by 25% in 2014.

The breadth of companies represented by our delegation further demonstrates the range of opportunities open to our clients operating across a range of industry sectors.”

Click here for more information on the trade mission: http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/

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For further information contact:  Aoife O’Sullivan, Enterprise Ireland Press Office, Ph: 01-7272178