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Be Brexit Ready: Comprehensive International Export Documentation Course (27 September)

 

Prepare your business for Brexit before it is too late! This comprehensive International Export Documentation Course on 27 September will be delivered by expert trainers from Export Edge. Participants of this one-day course will achieve a practical overview of Trade Terms and Documents in International Shipping and Payments. This course is eligible for funding from IntertradeIreland under their Brexit voucher scheme subject to approval. Please email Denise Marron  for further information regarding applying for the funding.

 

 

International Trade Export Documentation Course 
Event Date: 27.09.2018
Event time:
9.00am - 4.00pm 
Cost:
€450 for Chamber Members and €490 for non-members. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments.
Venue:
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 aoifengo@dublinchamber.ie 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.


Book FREE Consultation Sessions: Doing Business in the USA (6 September)

 

Dublin Chamber are delighted to be partnering with Avitus Group and CASE to host 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. 

 

Date: Thursday, 6th September 
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Irish Aviation Authority, The Times Building, 11-12 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2

 

Networking and one-to-one consultation sessions with US market experts 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. The one-on-one appointments will be available from consultants from the following states: Kentucky, Illinois, South Carolina, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Virginia.

 

Please contact Ben to reserve your place at international@dublinchamber.ie. Advanced booking is advised due to limited available slots.

 

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

 

Should you have any questions, please contact international@dublinchamber.ie.


Save the date: Doing Business in Ontario (2 October)

 

Dublin Chamber is hosting a breakfast business briefing on how Irish companies can enter the Canadian market, with a spotlight on Ontario.

 

Date: 2 October

Time: 8:00am - 9:30am

Venue: Dublin Chamber, 7 Clare Street

 

Further details to follow. Contact international@dublinchamber.ie to register interest.


Could this be you? Mentor a Young Entrepreneur!

 

Pictured are Juan Azpilicueta (Host Entrepreneur) from the Tarifa Ecocentre in Spain and Tomas Vaicelis (New Entrepreneur) from Ireland. Tomas has spent the last month as a participant on the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme assisting and learning from Juan.

 

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.

 

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

 

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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]

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]
Looking ahead, the next few months will be crucial if negotiating teams are to reach agreement on the Withdrawal to enable a transition to be in place following March 2019.Ngeotiatiosn are taking place in Brussels this week and will continue to do so right up to the next EU Council meeting in October where the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement will have to be in place so that it can be ratified ahead of the March 2019 deadline.
 
The publication of the UK White Paper last week is welcome progress, but given the short amount of time remaining between now and the October deadline, we thing it is important that you reiterate to your members the need to “Hope for the Best but Prepare for the Worst”. Government and State Agencies have made available a wide range of resources to help businesses prepare for Brexit. We encourage your Chamber to promote the resources to your members, including the Brexit Loan Scheme.
 
Think Global
In the meantime, the EU continues to finalise new trade deals, namely those with Mexico and Japan, both of which have opportunities for Irish business. Innovating and internationalising must be part of how Irish businesses prepares for Brexit. The following links have more information.
 
We Want to Hear From You
Please engage with the team in Chambers Ireland and give us any feedback you are hearing from your members regarding available supports, including suggestions for additional supports. We would also like feedback on what specific investments or infrastructure supports your region needs to get ready for Brexit, specially relating to ports/road/airports etc. We will then raise these matters through the appropriate channels on your behalf.
 
If you or your members have any questions about the above or about Brexit generally, please contact me directly.
Good Practice Awards - Closing date 26 September

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 gavin@hsa.ie.   #EUHealthyWorkplaces


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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Irish companies are encouraged to consider both events (either attending or exhibiting) in Hong Kong, organised by our partners Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

 

EcoExpo

It’s coming up on the 25-28th Oct 2018, organized by HKTDC and the Environment Bureau of HKSAR Government.

Attached a brief summary of the Expo for your reference.

 

Here’s the summary of the Thematic Zones at the Expo for your quick reference.

 

Thematic Zones

 

Zone

Descriptions

Water Treatment & Quality Mnagement / Air Quality

Solutions:

  • Sewage water treatment solutions/recycling solutions/sterilization solutions
  • Water-saving solutions
  • Air quality monitor system
  • Air purification system

 

Waste Management

Solutions:

  • Waste management & recycling solutions
  • automated refuse collection system

Green Transportation

Solutions:

  • electronic vehicles: buses, trucks, golf cars, cars
  • electronic vehicles chargers

Energy Efficiency and Green Building

Solutions:

  • green building materials which are made of recycled materials or recyclable materials
  • energy-saving solutions (e.g. LED lights)
  • green energy generation solutions

Startups

All kinds of environmental protection solutions and sustainable solutions with innovative technologies

 

 

Mission packages:

Please do let me know if this is of any interest:, here’s a brief summary of the mission package for Dublin Chamber members:

•           Hotel sponsorship of up to US$385 (registration and approval is necessary)

•           VIP card for free access to the exclusive VIP lounge

•           Complimentary business matching service

•           Invitations to official events such as Opening Ceremony, Eco Asia Conference and seminars

•           Free admission badge and fair welcome kit

 

There are also travel reimbursement incentives for EcoExpo should individuals wish to attend, please contact valentina@dublinchamber.ie for more information.

 

8th Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC)

It’s coming up on the 20-21st November in Hong Kong. ALMC is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Government of Hong Kong SAR.

 

This year, ALMC will continue the dialogue on trending industry topics, as well as offering a platform for exhibitors and participants with plentiful opportunities to exchange views and get connected to potential business partners. 

The conference website and list of confirmed speakers: http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/almc2018/en/s/speaker.html

 

Below is a quick overview of ALMC 2018:

 

Conference Programme

This year’s discussions will focus on the following topics:

•           Asian Connectivity in a new global and regional economic order (Day 1 Plenary)

•           New Retail Revolution and its impact on logistics and supply chain management (Day 2 Plenary)

•           Logistics technology

 

Registration Fee:

30% Early Bird Discount (Online Registration and payment settled on or before 28 September 2018)  - USD 160 / HKD 1,250

Standard Fee for Full Programme  - USD 230 / HKD 1,800

 

Mission packages:

However, we do offer mission packages for any company/associations/chamber who wish to attend with a group of delegates.

Both the mission leader and mission delegates will receive some incentives and also discounted entry fee as low as USD58/person.

 

 

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 valentina@dublinchamber.ie to reserve your place.


The Ireland Hong Kong Business Forum is pleased to announce expressions of interest for the annual mission to Hong Kong (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 valentina@dublinchamber.ie to reserve your place.  

 

Mission highlights

  • Market briefing roundtable on Hong Kong Market
  • Sector specific seminars (ICT, Finance, Fintech; Tourism, Food & Bev)
  • Site visits to local companies including Crown Worldwide Group and Cyberport
  • Assistance setting up targeted meetings with potential partners
  • Networking reception at Consulate of Ireland with Irish Minister & Consul General of Ireland to Hong Kong
  • Day trip and market briefing in Macau for those operating in Food & Bev and Tourism sectors to hear about opportunities there, followed by networking lunch with key local contacts
  • Day trip to Shenzhen for those operating in ICT & Fintech sectors, including planned visits to Huawei, Tencent
  • Admission to the Asian Financial Forum (usual ticket cost $1300 (first come, first served basis)  

Mission cost: €700 including all above elements, 1 dinner and 2 lunches

Delegates are responsible for own flights and accommodation ( Delegate hotel is Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View, list of recommended hotels available on request or online here).

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China WeChat Shop Solution: Making it Easier to Access the Chinese Market

Our EEN partners, the EU SME Centre, together with Emerald Green Consulting, launched the “China WeChat Shop Solution”.The service helps European SMEs tackle the complexities of registering their trademarks, registering their products at customs authorities, setting up an account on WeChat and then promoting their products through digital marketing strategies.

 

Check out the overview from the free webinar on “How to Build, Operate and Profit from a Cross-Border WeChat Shop in China” here.

 

For further enquiries on how to tailor the solution to your business’ needs, contact the EU SME Centre team at: wechatshop@eusmecentre.org.cn


E-commerce Toolkit "How to crack online sales in Europe"

The guide gives practical insights on:

  • the e-commerce market in the European Union
  • how to start selling online
  • options of e-commerce solutions with concrete examples
  • country factsheets with market characteristics and tips for implementation

 

 

 

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Free tool for Health and Safety Assessment

BeSMART.ie (Business electronic Safety Management And Risk assessment Tool) aims to help business owners and managers to prepare risk assessments and a safety statement for their workplace. It is easy to use and will reduce the chances of an accident occurring in your workplace, saves time and money and is fully compliant with the law. The safety statement produced using BeSMART.ie already contains relevant information and templates, so it saves valuable time.

 

To register for this free service, click here. The BeSMART tool was created by the Health and Safety Authority of Ireland.


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Legal Certainty Guide for Foreign Investors in Brazil 2018

 

The Brazilian Attorney General's Office (AGU) has recently published the “Legal Certainty Guide for Foreign Investors in Brazil”. Click here.


Free to download: Your Guide to IP in Europe

Need the essentials of IP protection in Europe? Look no further!

 

 

This guide aims at providing answers to some of the main IP issues often faced by SMEs. It refers to several reference documents, which are listed at the end of each section for further information.

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