Membership Benefits

There are many benefits to IEA membership which are outlined below. You can also contact the IEA's Membership Development Manager, Caoimhe Delany on tel: (01) 6612182 (ext 27) or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

Programmes: Food Chains for Competitive Advantage, an Interreg IVA project, aims to assist small to medium food and drink companies in addressing key market opportunities through innovation in new product development and branding. The programme is looking at the barriers to new product development and will provide a complete package of assistance through delivery of tailored one to one mentoring and workshops that will lead to the development of one new product in a range of Irish and Welsh SMEs.

The programme is run by the Irish Exporters Assoication with the support of Bord Bia in Ireland and Menter a Busnes in Wales. The project was made possible through a financial contribution from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Ireland Wales (INTERREG 4A) Programme 2007-2013. 

Clinics: The IEA runs a number of regular clinics to assist companies in areas such as market entry, branding, finding new channels, digital communications. 

The Food and Drink Council: This is a forum of indigenous food and drink companies that meets quarterly to discuss relevant issues. Presentations are made by various bodies, companies and individuals on themes that add value for Council members. Meetings run for 2 hours and new industry attendees are always welcome. 

Training Courses: These are run by the Institute of International Trade of Ireland (IITI), which is a branch of the IEA and there are discounts for members. These courses cover various aspects of exporting including Customs Compliance, Movement of Dangerous Goods by Sea and International Trade and E-Business. 

Events: Regular events where IEA members have many opportunities to network, meet peers and widen their knowledge of export markets and how to get their products there.  

Bi-lateral Associations: We work closely with many bi-lateral associations including the Ireland China Association, Ireland Japan Association, Asia Trade Forum. 

Visa and Legalisation Service: We do all the work and courier your visa straight to you, saving you time when you're Membership Application Form planning your international visits.  

Expertise: We have the answers to any export related query and we will respond quickly and thoroughly.

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