The scope of this event was to create linkages between Polish and Irish companies. Polish representatives included:
Food Matters Live is an annual event which brings together the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government, and those working in nutrition and health to tackle one of the most important challenges of our time: the relationship between food, health and nutrition. Cork Chamber brought a trade delegation to this event.
Cork Chamber Delegation to China
17-24 October 2015
In October 2015, Cork Chamber brought a business delegation to China as part of a wider Cork group that included representatives from the civic, business, tourism, culture and education sectors. The trip was organised as part of the celebrations to mark the 10 year twinning anniversary of Cork and Shanghai.
The Enterprise Europe Network supported the Startup Gathering activities in Cork, by hosting an information seminar on the Single Digital Market. The seminar featured expert speakers and innovative local businesses, who outlined some of the proposed changes to EU legislation and highlighted examples of best practice which illustrated how we are moving rapidly towards the new digital reality. The speakers generated a discussion around the pros and cons of the single digital market, and what this all means for businesses in Ireland, be they start-ups, SMEs or MNCs.
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This Enterprise Europe Network breakfast seminar featured Colette Twomey, Managing Director and co-founder of the Clonakilty Blackpudding Company; Aileen Cussen, Senior Development Advisor at Enterprise Ireland; Fiona Esom, Business Development Director, Product Chain Ltd.; Michael Costain, Director, Food Matters Live; and Mary Daly, Managing Director, Mary Daly & Associates. The seminar outlined trends in the UK food market, opportunities for SMEs in the industry to engate with the market and grow their business into the UK, and case studies.
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Midlands brought a number of UK businesses on a Market Visit to Ireland from 22-24 June 2015. The delegation visited Dublin and Cork. A B2B Matchmaking Event with EEN Cork took place in Cork on 24 June.
EEN Cork, in association with Energia, hosted an informative workshop on how to implement the ISO 50001 Energy Management System.
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), together with Tyndall National Institute, hosted an interactive session with some of the Tyndall researchers. The session gave SMEs practical tips on how to engage with Tyndall, and gave an overview of current projects and examples of past projects which involved successful research-SME collaborations.
The Enterprise Europe Network at Cork Chamber, in association with Nord France Invest, hosted a seminar focusing on the agri-food sector.
A workshop for SMEs entitled 'A targeted approach to international growth' took place in November 2014 and was aimed at SMEs interested in internationalisation. This highly interactive one-day workshop was designed for SMEs to focus their resources where they could be more successful internationally. For further information about this workshop, contact Katherine.
The workshop was geared at participants who wanted to learn about identifying suitable tenders, avoid typical mistakes and pick up tips and best practice when completing a tender document. The workshop was delivered by public procurement expert, Toni Saraiva.
For details of all past trade missions and international events please contact Katherine.