New date: One-day International Trade Documentation Course (27 September)


Enrolment is now open for a comprehensive International Trade Development course on 27 September delivered by 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:
Event time:
9.00am - 4.00pm
€450 for Chamber Members and €490 for others. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments.
Dublin Chamber, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2

Information Sources

- International Trade Risks


Shipping and Trade Processes
- Modes of Transport: Air, Sea, Road & Rail


-Applying International Commercial Terms
-Delivery, Costs, Responsibilities and Risks


International Payment issues
-Payment Risks

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

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.

For further information contact

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 (27th June)

Pictured left to right: Ben Kendellen (Dublin Chamber), Niall Campion (VRAI), Aoife Noelle Ngo (Dublin Chamber), Darya Yegorina (CleverBooks), Camille Donegan (Virtual Reality Ireland), Terry Madigan (Virtual Reality Ireland), Ken Montague (ArcDox), Valentina Bilic (Dublin Chamber).


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.


Pictured left to right: Darya Yegorina (CleverBooks), Niall Campion (VRAI), Alex Gibson (Dublin Institute of Technology), Terry Madigan (Virtual Reality Ireland), Aoife Noelle Ngo (Dublin Chamber), Ben Kendellen (Dublin Chamber), Camille Donegan (Virtual Reality Ireland), James Corbett (Simvirtua)


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

Free tool for Health and Safety Assessment - (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. 


With over 50,000 registered SMEs and counting, guides users through the risk assessment process in a way that is simple and straightforward. Also the safety statement produced using 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.

Could this be you? Mentor a Young Entrepreneur!


Pictured are Sinisa Bjedov (New Entrepreneur) from Croatia and Liam Horan (Host Entrepreneur), managing partner of Sli Nua Careers, Balinrobe where Sinisa will spend the next few months as a participant on the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme.


This is not the first business mentoring exchange that Liam has hosted. “Sinisa will follow in the footsteps of previous participants Isabel Alvarez Seron (Spain), Vasjan Broka (Albania) and Paula Ballester Murat (Spain), says Liam Horan. Looks like it is safe to say the programme works well for Liam and Sli Nua Careers. A Host Entrepreneur and New Entrepreneur collaborate and learn from each other for up to 6 months during the course of this EU Commission funded business exchange 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.


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 Sli Nua Careers, click here | LinkedIn |Twitter |Facebook 

New IKHBF Chairman Welcomes Direct Flights to Hong Kong

Brendan Foster, partner in Grant Thornton, heading the firm’s Business Consulting and Advisory division, has been named as the new chairman of the Ireland Hong Kong Business Forum (IHKBF). Mr Foster replaces Liam Kavanagh, managing director of The Irish Times who chaired the board since 2013. The establishment of a direct flight indicated the continuation of strengthening business links between the two cities. For Irish companies, Hong Kong represents as a major entry point to the Chinese mainland, with more than 20 Irish Fin Tech companies currently using Hong Kong as a gateway to mainland China and Asia’s other fast-growing markets.


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Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards 2018 now open!

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