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Chamber briefing on cross-border opportunities

THE benefits to local companies of considering cross-border business opportunities as a means of developing their business and expanding market reach is the subject of a breakfast briefing, being organised by Shannon Chamber in conjunction with InterTradeIreland.
It will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the Ennis Road in Limerick on Wednesday, September 26, beginning at 8.30am and will focus on the types of support that InterTradeIreland can offer SMEs at many levels.
Margaret Hearty, director of programmes and business services with InterTradeIreland explained, “We are delighted to partner with Shannon Chamber to address SMEs in the Shannon area on the range of programmes open to companies to develop and strengthen their businesses. We will concentrate on three specific areas: sales and marketing; innovation and R&D and VC funding. We will show how our Acumen, Elevate and Public Procurement programmes have helped companies grow their businesses on the island of Ireland, take their business to a new level and get their share of the €20 billion all-island public procurement market.”
Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes said it will have further dealings with InterTradeIreland.
“This is the first of a series of events Shannon Chamber is planning with InterTradeIreland over the next year. As the only organisation, which supports SMEs across the island to develop north/south trade and business development opportunities, it’s a natural first step for any growing business to look towards their nearest export market before they plan on expanding their export activities.
“This breakfast briefing will enable companies to familiarise themselves with the types of programmes available from InterTradeIreland. More in-depth workshops on some of the programmes will follow.”
Admission is free and the event will run from 8.30am to 10.30am. Bookings can be made by calling Shannon Chamber on 061 708341 or by email at admin@shannonchamber.ie.


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