Doing Business in the USA (6 September)


Dublin Chamber are delighted to be partnering with Avitus Group and CASE to host a briefing: Doing Business in the USA on the 6th September. 

The USA has the largest, most competitive and technologically advanced economy in the world. According to the World Bank, it is the 4th easiest country in the world for doing business. 


This seminar will aim to support Irish companies who are looking to expand operations in the USA market, grow their business through international trade by offering expert advice, practical support and business connections.

Date: Thursday, 6th September 
Time: 9:00am- 12:00pm
Venue: Irish Aviation Authority, The Times Building, 11-12 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2

During the seminar, you will hear from Avitus Group who will offer 12 steps to help you enter the US market, establish your business and operate successfully. A panel of expert speakers will ensure you gain an understanding of American Government Agencies, workers and consumers, covering route to market, intellectual property, finance, visa and immigration.


Why You Should Attend This Event:


Attend this event to explore how your company can tap into the opportunities

• Meet market experts

• Help to build your company strategy

• Prepare your company’s next project

• Identify opportunities in the market

• Help to benchmark existing competition

• Save your time & money by getting expert advice in one day


If you have any questions please contact

Comprehensive International Export Documentation Course (27 September)


Enrolment is open for a comprehensive International Export Documentation Course on 27 September delivered by expert trainers from Export Edge. Participants of this one-day course will achieve practical overview of Trade Terms and Documents in International Shipping and Payments. 


International Trade Export Documentation Course 
Event Date: 27.09.2018
Event time:
9.00am - 4.00pm 
€450 for Chamber Members and €490 for non-members. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments.
Dublin Chamber, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2


The courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

Should you require an invoice to be raised, please contact or at 01 - 644 7223 to arrange booking.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged. 100% cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day. Dublin Chamber reserves the right to cancel the event if the minimum number of 10 participants is not reached.

Going on a trade mission? First, plan your second trip!

Susan HayesCulleton, CEO, BECKSearch, HayesCulleton Group, gives us her three tips on making the most of a trade mission.


In January, Susan HayesCulleton took part in the trade mission to Hong Kong spearheaded by the Ireland Hong Kong Business Forum at Dublin Chamber. Susan went back to Hong Kong and Macau in April for a follow-up visit as well as earlier this month again. Here are her best tips to make a trade mission a success for your business.


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Team Ireland at AI/VR/AR Brokerage Event in Liverpool (27 June)


On 27 June Dublin Chamber led a group of six companies in the artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality sector to Liverpool to the Digital Transformations briefing and brokerage event organised by the Enterprise Europe Network as part of the International Business Festival 2018. The trip was regarded as a successful way of meeting potential international clients and partners. The event saw hundreds small and medium-sized enterprises across sectors such as Healthcare, Manufacturing, Education, Property Services and Tourism assessing technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual reality and Augmented Reality that will enable them to be more efficient or innovative to remain in the game.


If you would be interested in signing up for similar EEN conferences, training workshops and brokerage event alerts, you can do so here. #EENCanHelp


For further information, please contact Aoife at

Could this be you? Mentor a Young Entrepreneur!


Pictured are Ruairi McAree (New Entrepreneur) from the UK and Flor Burke (Host Entrepreneur), founder of Crann Og Eco Farm, Gort with the Crann Og Crew (and Ginger the dog) finishing putting up a yurt for the eco tourism season. Ruairi has spent the last 6 months as a participant on the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme.


Are you interested in taking on new talent in your business? Do you need to bridge specific skills? The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a EU funded project that matches new entrepreneurs with experienced Host Entrepreneurs (HE) across the continent. New Entrepreneurs (NE) gather and exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur, with whom they stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months. NE are paid a stipend every month from the EU Commission and the exchange comes at no cost to the HE.


Host Entrepreneur Flor Burke, found the business exchange programme to be extremely valuable. “Ruairi was very supportive of our small start up business, easy to communicate with and open to innovation and creativity”. Ruairi could not recommend the programme highly enough. "The EYE has allowed me to gain many new skills that I will be able to take with me when starting and running my own business - a fantastic programme!".


Are you looking to host a new entrepreneur? Contact Aoife at to find out if your company are eligible to participate in Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs.  #ErasmusEntrepreneurs 


To find out more about Crann Og Eco Farm, click here | LinkedIn |Twitter |Facebook

Could you be the next Irish winner of Good Practice Awards?

The Good Practice Awards is one of the main elements of the 2018/19 Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign designed to identify and highlight the best examples of effective management in the handling and use of dangerous substances. Entries are now being taken for the Irish leg of the awards with a closing date of September 26th.


See here to enter your business for the awards and for more information about this campaign. To discuss the Healthy Workplaces Campaign or the Good Practice Awards in more detail, contact Gavin Lonergan, Head of Communications, on (01) 7997838 or email   #EUHealthyWorkplaces

EEN events abroad: IFA Business Days - Matchmaking event "Networking & New contacts" (31 August - 3 September, Berlin)

IFA is the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics & home appliances. It offers a comprehensive overview of the international market and attracts the attention of trade visitors from more than 100 countries. This event will include business sessions, where international clusters, companies and start ups will be given an opportunity to pitch their current project ideas.


Who should attend? Start-ups, companies and R&D institutions from the consumer electronics sector, in the IoT, AI, Robotics, Voice Recognition, Smart Living, VR & AR, Smart City, Future Mobility, or digital health space.


For more information, click here. Closing date for registration is 28 August 2018.

HKTDC EcoExpo (25 - 28 October) & Asian Logistic and Maritime Conference (20-21 November) in Hong Kong

EcoExpo Asia

This event will run from 25-28th Oct 2018, organized by HKTDC and the Environment Bureau of HKSAR Government. Check out further details at the links below.


Eco 2018 Factsheet


EcoExpo Asia 2018 Brochure



8th Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC)

This conference will run from 20-21st November in Hong Kong. ALMC is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Government of Hong Kong SAR.


Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference 2018 Brochure


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Annual IHKBF Mission to Hong Kong (13 -18 January 2019)


The Ireland Hong Kong Business Forum is pleased to announce expressions of interest for the annual mission to Hong Kong (13-18 January 2019) as now open. This year marks the first time a direct flight from Dublin to Hong Kong is in operation, which makes the prospect of long distance travelling less daunting for delegates. Increased connectivity between Hong Kong and Ireland will mean the opportunities that exist in Hong Kong, the Pearl River Basin and indeed in Asia are set to increase exponentially. 


Last year, 22 representatives from Irish companies and semi state bodies travelled to Hong Kong on this mission which included high level networking events organised by  and one-to-one meetings with companies based in Hong Kong. As part of the mission, Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC) provided dedicated advisory services and tailored B2B matchmaking services. Delegates were also given the option of a day trip to visit either Shenzhen or Macau, depending on their sector of interest.


Contact to reserve your place.

Brexit Update from Chambers Ireland

On 19 July, the European Commission published a Communication advising Member States/businesses to step up preparations in advance of the UK’s departure form the EU in March 2019. The notice provides advice on how to manage a transition (if agreed as part of a Withdrawal Agreement) and indeed what steps to take to prepare for the possibility that a Withdrawal Agreement would not be in place. 


What Happens Next? Preparing for Brexit    [Read more]