This week at IEA

The Access 6 Food and Drink Export Programme will participate in Enterprising Donegal  Business Week 2015 which takes place  from 23rd to 27th March  in Letterkenny.  Jane Duncan, Access 6 Project Manager is holding an exporting session on Monday 23rd at 7pm and will provide advice and share insights  on the various steps that SME’s need to be aware when  considering exporting.  Marketing Access 6 is focused on developing export sales in France, Benelux, Germany, Scandinavia, the UK and North America.  It has enabled companies to develop their export marketing skill-sets, identify routes to market and has provided introductions to potential buyers.

Africa Business Forum seminar on Logistics and Supply Chain hosted by PwC. More information at **This event is fully booked**

Access 6 is holding a webinar for food and drink companies at 2pm. It will explore the opportunities and challenges for food and drink companies when targeting international customers via e-commerce, helping businesses decide if this is the right route to market and whether it is one they should invest in. You can register here.

i-Cham Central Europe on behalf of the Czech Embassy in Ireland would like to notify members of their event “Czech Renewables in Dublin”. More information at

i-Cham Central Europe is delighted to publicise an upcoming networking event at the Hungarian Embassy. For more information please click here

Howard Knott, Trade Facilitation Director,  will be representing the IEA at the final project steering committee for the CFA-Effiplat Atlantic Arc project taking place in Bilbao. At that meeting the final reports on the two major work packages undertaken by the project partners from the Atlantic regions of Iberia, France and Ireland  will be presented and discussed. The Regional Council of Aquitaine has led the work on determining and analysing the Atlantic Arc infrastructure and freight transport related projects while the Port of Pasajes has led the preparation of the report on intermodality and freight services on the Atlantic Arc.The project leader, the Basque Government, has drawn up an executive summary document covering the two major reports as well as a further Action Plan  to follow through on the Project work. The reports and executive summary will be available to IEA members following the meeting.


Dublin Food Chain breakfast seminar is taking place in Country Crest, Fingal, Co. Dublin. For more information on the Dublin Food Chain Click here 

New Members Breakfast meeting will take place at IEA Council Member  James McGee’s office – Athlone Extrusions, all recently joined new members are welcome to attend,  please book online   ( The IEA will continue to move the new members meetings around the regions, should your company wish to host the next event, please do get in touch with Caoimhe Delany)

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The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) is the independent representative body for all Irish exporters. It offers a range of practical help and support to Irish exporters under three main pillars:

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The Irish Exporters Association is the largest association of its kind in Ireland committed to the needs of Exporters and guiding them through their export journey. We welcome members to join at any stage along the exporting journey from pre exporters to exporters. We provide three main services to our members: Representing the needs of our members through the development of Policy, lobbying, and direct intervention with government on the issues that matter most. Educating on matters relating to export compliance, and providing practical knowledge on Ireland’s various export markets. Connecting you into new markets and toother exporting companies here in Ireland.

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