A major export event, aimed at highlighting the potential rewards for seeking business opportunities in key export markets, has been launched by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council in partnership with Full Circle Management Solutions. Opportunity Export, which will take place at Craigavon Civic Centre on Monday 17th October, will feature export experts providing advice and information on how to do business across a range of key markets. The event, which is free, calls on all businesses in the borough, with the potential to export, to come along and hear about the opportunities available.
Opportunity Export will incorporate a series of workshops that are market specific. Attendees will hear from experts on; gearing up to do business in ROI; identifying, targeting and maximising new business opportunities in North America; fast-tracking business growth in India; doing business in China and doing business in other parts of the UK. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear about winning business with international financial institutions and how they are actively encouraging SMEs and micro enterprises to tender for international projects.
Launching Opportunity Export, Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, Cllr Garath Keating, said:
“On behalf of the council I am delighted to announce the launch of Opportunity Export. This is a fantastic opportunity for any business in the borough to hear from experts and get their advice on how to take that next step into exporting. Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough has many successful exporters and as a key priority we are keen to grow, build and develop this entrepreneurialism within the borough. We would encourage anyone who is thinking about exporting or who is thinking about targeting new markets to get along to Opportunity Export and let us help get you started.”
Roger Wilson, Chief Executive for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council commented:
“ Whilst we are operating in an environment of uncertainty and a changing economic landscape for exporting, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is taking this opportunity to help local businesses consider the range of potential options to do business in markets such as India, China and North America. Opportunity Export will provide attendees with access to in-market experts and hear directly from them regarding exporting opportunities and challenges. We would urge businesses in the borough to come along, be inspired and open the doors to a world of possibilities.”
Throughout the event guest expert speakers will deliver market tailored workshops offering advice and support on how to maximise the potential of exporting. The workshops are designed to ensure that attendees obtain as much information as possible to open up the world of exporting to their business as well as signpost them to the additional support and services available.
For registration and further information on Opportunity Export visit opportunityexport.eventbrite.co.uk Registration closing date is 5pm on Wednesday 12th October. Also, check out Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council facebook and twitter page by following #OppExport.