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Launch of ‘Export Ireland Survey 2011 - Wed 23rd November 2011 PDF Print E-mail


There was a strong turnout at the launch of the IEA's ‘Export Ireland Survey 2011 and International Trade Finance Review’ publication took place at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd November.  This publication was kindly sponsored by Grant Thornton and the launch took place at Grant Thornton's head office at 24-26 Cuty Quay, Dublin 2.

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Cashflow Solutions for Exporters Event, Cork - Wed 30th Nov 2011 PDF Print E-mail

 

The third in the series of 'Cashflow Solutions For Exporters' seminars took place in the Radisson Hotel, Ditchley House, Little Island, Cork on Wednesday, 30th November 2011.  These three events were run in association with Ulster Bank.

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Passport to New Markets: A Guide to Growing Your Business Internationally - Friday 21st October 2011 PDF Print E-mail

The Irish Exporters Association partnering with Ulster Bank launched the publication: “Passport to New Markets: A Guide to Growing Your Business Internationally” by Tánaiste Eamonn Gilmore T.D. on Friday 21st October 2011.  The event took place at the head office of Ulster Bank Ireland Limited, George's Quay, Dublin 2. 

The publication, produced by the Irish Exporters Association and supported by Ulster Bank is designed to help companies realize their overseas opportunities fully and help them on the path to international success.

A copy of the publication was available to attendees. This event was free to attend.

 
IEA and Deloitte: 'Customs and Trade Seminar' - 25th October 2011 PDF Print E-mail

The Irish Exporters Association, in association with Deloitte, ran a 'Customs and Trade Seminar' on Tuesday 25th October 2011 between 1.30pm and 5.00pm. The venue was the Deloitte Academy, Deloitte & Touche House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Please see agenda below: 

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Cashflow Solutions for Exporters - Series of Seminars, in Association with Ulster Bank PDF Print E-mail

A series of 3 workshops on the subject of 'Cashflow Solutions for Exporters' will be held around the country over the coming weeks.  The first one takes place in the Davenport Hotel on Thursday 13th October. This series is being run in association with Ulster Bank. Details regarding the other 2 seminars will be confirmed shortly. 

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Agri-Food Exports to Russia Breakfast Briefing - Wed 21st September 2011 PDF Print E-mail

This Breakfast Briefing, on the subject of 'Agri-food Exports to Russia' took place on Wednesday, 21st September 2011 at 7.30am to 10.30am. The venue was Investec's office at the Harcourt Building, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2.

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Information Seminar: 'Russia Now - 150 Million Sales Prospects!' - Wed, 14th September 2011 - Shannon, Co. Clare PDF Print E-mail

The Ireland Russia Business Association ran an information seminar on the opportunities for business in Russia and how to start the process of engaging with this dynamic market of 150 million consumers (60 million internet users) on the afternoon of Wednesday 14th September 2011. The venue was Westpark Conference Centre, Shannon Free Zone, Shannon (www.westparkshannon.com/contact-us.php) and the event ran from 2pm to 5.15pm.  

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Breaking into UK Foodservice Clinic - Thurs 25th August PDF Print E-mail

Due to the success of the 'Breaking into UK Foodservice' clinic on Thursday 21st July, the IEA ran this again on Thursday 25th August.

Jane Newbigging of Context Business Solutions met 6 companies on that date for individual one to one meetings. She gave each an overview of the UK Foodservice industry and offered advice and direction.

This clinic is designed for companies who are new to UK Foodservice, recent entrants or those that have not fully explored the channel. The IEA will run a further one to one clinic with Jane shortly. Details to follow.

Please contact Godfrey Lydon for further information: Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel: 01 6424170

 
Opportunities in UK Foodservice Clinic - Thursday 21st July PDF Print E-mail

The IEA held a clinic on Thursday July 21st on 'Opportunities in UK Foodservice'. Jane Newbigging of Context Business Solutions met 7 companies in the IEA Boardroom in Merrion Square for one hour each to discuss UK Foodservice with them and offer guidance and direction to them.

This clinic was free to members of the IEA. 

 
Publication Launch Event - Top 250 Exporters - Wed 27th July 2011 PDF Print E-mail

The Irish Exporters Association Top 250 Exporters Publication” launch event took place on Wednesday 27th July 2011 at The Royal College of Physicians, No 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

This event was very well attended and was kindly supported by Investec.  The event ran from 9.00 to 10.30am with continental breakfast served from 8.30am.

 
UK Farmshops and Independent Delis Clinic - Monday 18th July PDF Print E-mail

The IEA held a clinic on Monday July 18th on the theme of 'Breaking into UK Farmshops and Independent Delis', as part of the Channel Clusters programme. The Welsh mentor, Lori Whinn, travelled over to give companies an understanding of this channel. The event took place in the IEA Boardroom in Merrion Square.

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Irish Exporters Association President's Lunch & Trade Facilitation Gold Medal Award PDF Print E-mail

 The IEA's Annual President's Lunch took place on Wednesday 22nd June 2011.  

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Promotion Conference of the 110th Session of China Import and Export Fair - Wednesday, 15th June 2011 PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 31st May 2011 (Source: IEA)
 
The Ireland China Association (ICA), in its capacity as one of the bilateral associations based within the Irish Exporters Association, invited companies to the promotion conference of the 110th Session of China Import and Export Fair, otherwise known as Canton Fair within China, the largest and most established import and export tradeshow in China. This conference took place on Wednesday, 15th June 2011.

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Ireland Russia Business Association (IRBA) Breakfast Briefing “How Well Do You Know Russia?” Thursday, 9th June 2011 PDF Print E-mail

This Seminar took place on Thursday 9th June in Grant Thornton's head office at 24-26 City Quay, Dublin 2.  

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Free Market Entry Clinic for Russian, Nordic or Baltic Countries PDF Print E-mail

On Thursday 9th June the Irish Exporters Association offered members an opportunity to have a free 60 minute one-to-one market entry clinic with our new strategic partner, Gateway Baltic. Inese Andersone, CEO of Gateway Baltic assists Irish businesses entering the Nordic, Baltic (including Russian) markets.

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PRM Channel Clusters “Meet the Buyer Day” 31st May 2011 PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, 19th May 2011 (Source IEA)

The PRM Channel Clusters “Meet the Buyer'' Day took place in the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise on the morning of Tuesday 31st May 2011.

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Exporting Opportunities in Poland - Morning Seminar PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 20th May 2011 (Source: IEA)

This business networking event took place on Wednesday 18th May 2011 in the Davenport Hotel in Dublin.  The aim of the event was to explore the business opportunities available for Irish exporters of goods and services to Poland.

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Trade Opportunities in India - Breakfast Briefing PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 15th April 2011 (Source: IEA)

This business networking event took place on Wednesday 13th April 2011 in Enterprise Ireland, Eastpoint Business Park, Dublin 3.  The aim of the event was to give delegates an overview of the business opportunities available for Irish exporters of goods and services in India. The session was also used to brief attendees on the up-coming Enterprise Ireland trade mission to India.

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Doing Business in Europe - Morning Seminar PDF Print E-mail

Monday, 11th April 2011 (Source: IEA) 

This event took place on Saturday, 9th April 2011 at the European Parliament building, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.  The title was “Doing Business in Europe” and the objective was th brief SMEs on how to do business in Europe.  The event ran from 9.30am to 1.30pm.  

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Breaking into UK Retail and Wholesale - Full Day Conference PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 25th March 2011 (Source: IEA)

This seminar took place in the Clarion Hotel in Cork City on Thursday 24th March 2011. It was run by Oakland International, the multi temperature logistics company, who have operations in the UK and Ireland. The details were as follows:

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Cork Food Forum, February 2011 - Evening Seminar PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 18th February 2011 (Source: IEA)

The first Cork Food Forum of 2011 took place on Wednesday February 16th 2011 in Inchydoney Lodge and Spa Hotel in Clonakilty from 6 to 9pm. Speakers included Carmel-Anne Brennan, Commercial Business Manager of Dairy Chilled, Convenience and Local Irish Foods, Tesco Ireland; Sean Óg Duffy, Sales and Marketing Manager, Truly Irish Bacon and Michael O'Neill, Owner Manager, Irish Atlantic Sea Salt and Abalone Ireland.

For more information, please visit www.wceb.ie

 

 
IEA Sales Training Seminar for Food and Drink Companies PDF Print E-mail

Thursday 4th November 2010

The IEA held a very successful sales training seminar for food and drink companies in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cork Airport on Thursday November 4th. The title of the event was called Sales Training and Market Information Seminar.  In total, 20 food companies sent representatives and the overwhelming response was very positive. The sales trainer, Russell Ferguson, was the keynote speaker and he gave the attendees a thorough overview of the principles of selling and the various different selling scenarios.

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Study Tour to London, 7th September 2010 PDF Print E-mail

On Tuesday 7th of September, the IEA brought a delegation of food companies on the Channel Clusters programme to London to visit 6 speciality food stores. A delegation of food companies from Wales also took part in this study tour. The stores visited were Fortnum and Masons, Selfridges, Wholefoods, Union Market, John Lewis Foods Hall (Oxford St) and Source Market (Kings Cross).

The Channel Clusters project was made possible through a financial contribution from the European Regional Development Fund Ireland Wales (INTERREG 4A) 2007 - 2013.  This article reflects the views of the author only and not those of the programme authorities. 

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Successful Sales in the German Export Market PDF Print E-mail

Would you like to know more about how to open the German export market for your company?
Do you feel that input from experienced experts on the German market will be of benefit to your export activities?

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Breakfast Briefing: Short/Medium Term Economic Prospects in our main export markets (UK, EU & US) PDF Print E-mail

On the 9th of September 2010, the Irish Exporters Association and AIB Global Treasury Services held a Breakfast Briefing on Short/Medium Term Economic Prospects in our main export markets (UK, EU & US)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 11:04
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Irish Exporters Association Customs Briefing 27th July PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 08:48

The IEA in association with PricewaterhouseCoopers would like to invite you to a briefing on:

• Modernised Customs Code and AEO Implications
• Export Control and Dual Use Licenses
• The Customs Consolidation Bill - reducing bureaucracy

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 August 2010 10:46
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Leman Solicitors: Cash is King Breakfast Seminar PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 July 2010 11:15

BREAKFAST SEMINAR "Cash is King"
(i) Managing cash flow and (ii) getting paid

Leman Solicitors together with MKO Partners, Chartered Acccountants are collaborating to jointly present a breakfast seminar on the prevention and cure of cash flow problems that face the business community.
MKO’s Frank Keane will talk about how your business should manage its cash flow to avoid crisis management and will explore what you need to know about managing invoices, debtors, creditors and payment periods.

Catherine Cooney of Leman Solicitors will talk about the practical and legal steps that can be taken to ensure the cheque actually is in the Post, concentrating on the various pressure points that make even the most reluctant debtors pay.

You and your business will gain much needed knowledge to help you improve your business in a challenging environment.

Date: Thursday, 8 July 2010
Time: 7.45am – 8.45am
Venue: Leman Solicitors,
8 – 34 Percy Place, Dublin 4.
Register: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 13:42
 
BWG Meet the Buyer Day - Tues 8th June PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 May 2010 14:31

BWG have confirmed that the Meet the Buyer Day with the five companies on the Channel Clusters Programme will take place on Tuesday June 8th in Citywest Hotel. BWG have confirmed they will meet each of the companies on a one to one basis at this launch day and will give a full overview of their business and all aspects to doing business with them.

The 5 companies in the cluster are JM Food Services, Dunhill Cuisine, Kyles Kitchen, McEvoy Foods and Stable Diet.

This project was made possible through a financial contribution from the European Regional Development Fund Ireland Wales (INTEREG 4A) Programme 2007 - 2013. This article reflects the views of the author only and not those of the Programme Authorities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:14
 
Teagasc Day - Wednesday June 9th 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 May 2010 00:00

This 'Meet Teagasc Day' took place on Wednesday June 9th 2010 in Teagasc Ashtown, Dublin 15 and formed part of the Channel Clusters Programme.

This project was made possible through a financial contribution from the European Regional Development Fund Ireland Wales (INTEREG 4A) Programme 2007 - 2013. This article reflects the views of the author only and not those of the Programme Authorities. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:41
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Cork Food Forum - 30th June 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 11:27

Please note that the next Cork Food Forum will take place on the 30th June 2010, from 6pm to 8pm, in Actons Hotel in Kinsale, Co.Cork.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 July 2010 11:21
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Finance Seminar - 17.02.10 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 May 2010 14:16

This Finance seminar took place in the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise on 17th February 2010. The timing was 10am to 1.30pm. This seminar was part of the Channel Clusters Programme*.  

*The Channel Clusters project was made possible through a financial contribution from the European Regional Development Fund Ireland Wales (INTEREG 4A) Programme 2007 - 2013. This article reflects the views of the author only and not those of the Programme Authorities. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:43
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Meet the Buyer Day - La Rousse Foods PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 09:30

Second Cluster Launched with La Rousse Foods as Channel Partner

On November 24th 2009, the second Cluster in the Channel Clusters Programme was launched in Park West, Dublin 22. La Rousse Foods is the Channel Partner.

This project was made possible through a financial contribution from the European regional Development Fund Ireland Wales (INTERREG 4A) Programme 2007 – 2013. This article reflects the views of the authors only and not those of the Programme Authorities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:45
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Meet the Buyer Day - Horgan's Deli Supplies PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 09:17

On September 18th 2009, Food & Drink Export Ireland launched the first stage of an innovative new support programme for the Irish Food and Drink sector.

The Channel Clusters project was made possible through a financial contribution from the European Regional Development Fund Ireland Wales (INTERREG 4A) Programme 2007-2013. This article reflects the views of the author only and not those of the Programme Authorities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:47
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Food and Drink Expo 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 08:56

IEA pavilion at Food and Drink Expo gives Irish Food Producers a Real Lift Date

The Irish Exporters Association, has brought 10 Irish food companies to exhibit at the Food and Drink Expo in the NEC in Birmingham

The Channel Clusters project was made possible through a financial contribution from the European Regional Development Fund Ireland Wales (INTERREG 4A) Programme 2007-2013. This article reflects the views of the author only and not those of the Programme Authorities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:49
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Export Industry Awards 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 08:32

E. Flahavan and Sons Limited, the County Waterford food company, scooped the Irish Exporters Association’s overall Exporter of the Year Award 2009

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 May 2010 15:16
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Relay Beverage Seminar - June 1st PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 09:47

A workshop entitled 'Thirsty for information – a workshop for the beverage industry ' will take place in University College Dublin on Tuesday 1st June 2010.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 July 2010 11:21
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IEA Food and Drink Events Summary 2010 PDF Print E-mail

Summary of 2010 IEA Food and Drink Division Events: 

Channel Clusters Finance Seminar (Clusters 1 and 2)*
Date: 17th February 2010
Location: Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 11:02
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Export Industry Awards 2008 PDF Print E-mail

The Export Industry Awards 2008 took place on the 5th of November in O'Reilly Hall, UCD. Congratulations to the Food and Drink category winners!

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