Enterprise Europe Newsletter - International Business Opportunities & Upcoming International Events - August 2018 https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/ en-us 31 Aug 2018 02:45:02 IST 31 Aug 2018 02:45:02 IST https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/rss.xml Newsweaver aoifengo@dublinchamber.ie (Enterprise Europe Network) support@newsweaver.ie (Newsweaver) 60 true Be Brexit Ready: Comprehensive International Export Documentation Course (27 September) https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1vv984t6zqn?rss=true 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 [ %20denise.marron@intertradeireland.com ] for further information regarding applying for the funding. [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/4yf17od3qaj ] 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 [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/4yf17od3qaj ] 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. 21 Feb 2018 12:00:00 UTC c445b57e1a78c8f75daffe50701a9a40 Feature Article <p><!--StartFragment--></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/16f7feeb5f085b8a0a8e3229/new%20export%20documentation%20course.png" width="545" height="280" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Prepare your business for Brexit before it is too late! This comprehensive<strong> International Export Documentation Course</strong> on 27 September will be delivered by expert trainers from Export Edge. </span><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">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 <a href="mailto:%20denise.marron@intertradeireland.com">Denise Marron</a>  for further information regarding applying for the funding.</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"> <a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/4yf17od3qaj" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/039011d46923d68fa67bf464/book_7.jpg" width="125" height="31" alt="" /></a> </span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"> <!--StartFragment--></span></p> <div class="c-event-info__row" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 6px; color: #000000; font-family: azo-sans-web, Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"> <div class="c-event-info__value" style="box-sizing: inherit; display: inline-block;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">International Trade Export Documentation Course </span></strong></div> </div> <div class="c-event-info__row" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 6px; color: #000000; font-family: azo-sans-web, Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><strong>Event Date:</strong> 27.09.2018</span></div> <div class="c-event-info__row" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 6px; color: #000000; font-family: azo-sans-web, Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"> <div class="c-event-info__label" style="box-sizing: inherit; display: inline-block; font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Event time:</span></div> <div class="c-event-info__value" style="box-sizing: inherit; display: inline-block;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">9.00am - 4.00pm </span></div> </div> <div class="c-event-info__row" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 6px; color: #000000; font-family: azo-sans-web, Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: left;"> <div class="c-event-info__label" style="box-sizing: inherit; display: inline-block; font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Cost:</span></div> <div class="c-event-info__value" style="box-sizing: inherit; display: inline-block;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">€450<span style="background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;"> for Chamber Members and €490 for non-members. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments.</span><!--EndFragment--> </span></div> </div> <div class="c-event-info__row" style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-bottom: 6px; color: #000000; font-family: azo-sans-web, Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <div class="c-event-info__label" style="box-sizing: inherit; display: inline-block; font-weight: bold; text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Venue:</span></div> <div class="c-event-info__value" style="box-sizing: inherit; display: inline-block; text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Dublin Chamber, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2</span></div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><!--EndFragment--> </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/4yf17od3qaj" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/039011d46923d68fa67bf464/book_7.jpg" width="125" height="31" alt="" /></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><!--StartFragment--></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: #666a73; font-family: 'Benton Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">The courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: #666a73; font-family: 'Benton Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"> <span style="color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">Should you require an invoice to be raised, please contact aoifengo@dublinchamber.ie or at 01 - 644 7223 to arrange booking.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: #666a73; font-family: 'Benton Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><em style="padding-top: 0px;">Cancellation Policy: </em>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.</span></p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p> Book FREE Consultation Sessions: Doing Business in the USA (6 September) https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/k8w3cud3dcc?rss=true [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/ubsyobgjkd4 ] 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. 09 Jul 2018 12:00:00 UTC 436989df39884b4c28608b6d0b09f4b8 Feature Article <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/ubsyobgjkd4" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/c7bfc043547f284f5d00c563/doing%20business%20in%20usa%20graphic.png" width="400" height="223" alt="" /></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">Dublin Chamber are delighted to be partnering with Avitus Group and CASE to host <strong>Doing Business in the USA</strong> on the 6th September. </span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">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. </span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"><strong>Date: </strong>Thursday, 6th September </span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"><strong>Time: </strong>12:30pm - 2:00pm</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"><strong>Venue:</strong> Irish Aviation Authority, The Times Building, 11-12 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #000000;">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 o</span><span style="color: black;">ne-on-one appointments will be available from consultants from the following states: </span></span><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: black;">Kentucky, Illinois, South Carolina, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Virginia. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: black;">Please contact Ben to reserve your place at international@dublinchamber.ie. Advanced booking is advised due to limited available slots. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"><strong>Why You Should Attend This Event:</strong></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">Attend this event to explore how your company can tap into the opportunities</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">• Meet market experts</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">• Help to build your company strategy</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">• Prepare your company’s next project</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">• Identify opportunities in the market</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">• Help to benchmark existing competition</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">• Save your time & money by getting expert advice in one day</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">Should you have any questions, please contact international@dublinchamber.ie.</span></p> Save the date: Doing Business in Ontario (2 October) https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1vst8mvu8iw?rss=true 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. 31 Aug 2018 12:00:00 UTC e7a6ff8add6b017d2b81ea6984bbdec6 Feature Article <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/80e60991c0941784ec866f45/canada.jpg" width="150" height="120" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Dublin Chamber is hosting a breakfast business briefing on how Irish companies can enter the Canadian market, with a spotlight on Ontario.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><strong>Date:</strong> 2 October</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><strong>Time:</strong> 8:00am - 9:30am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><strong>Venue:</strong> Dublin Chamber, 7 Clare Street</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Further details to follow. Contact international@dublinchamber.ie to register interest.</span></p> Could this be you? Mentor a Young Entrepreneur! https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1ptqp6erfi5?rss=true 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 To find out more about Crann Og Eco Farm, click here [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/ufjdh17zpgc ] | LinkedIn [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/mj6o3rl0buy ] |Twitter [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/4ajy167hh7n ] |Facebook [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/b83inlh1129 ] 21 Feb 2018 12:00:00 UTC 4cfa74cb2cfd1b222927bbc96449118e Feature Article <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/d3bb46747fb1992748c45b2d/tomas%20vaicelis%20with%20he.jpg" width="400" height="300" alt="" /></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 10px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">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.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> 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. <span style="background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">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.</span> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><!--StartFragment--></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;"> <!--StartFragment-->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.  <!--StartFragment--><strong>#ErasmusEntrepreneurs </strong><!--EndFragment--> </span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><!--EndFragment--></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">To find out more about Crann Og Eco Farm, click <a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/ufjdh17zpgc" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a> | <a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/mj6o3rl0buy" target="_blank" rel="noopener">LinkedIn </a>|<a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/4ajy167hh7n" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter </a>|<a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/b83inlh1129" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Facebook </a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><!--EndFragment--></span></p> Brexit Update from Chambers Ireland https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1bfizvrn5hf?rss=true 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. Press Release [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/av0fx9znu1p ] Communication [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/6s8qe1dhneo ] Factsheet- Seven Things Business in EU27 Needs to Know [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/oc2uiu7a4np ] What Happens Next? Preparing for Brexit [Read more] [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1bfizvrn5hf ] 20 Jul 2018 12:00:00 UTC 92ad433d1cb341b7d2e6deb1c907b98f Feature Article <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/a4d1ab722af5e2fac7edcb0f/chambers%20ireland%20logo.jpg" width="190" height="68" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">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. </span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/av0fx9znu1p" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Press Release</a>    <a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/6s8qe1dhneo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Communication</a>    <a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/oc2uiu7a4np" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Factsheet- Seven Things Business in EU27 Needs to Know</a></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"><strong> </strong></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">What Happens Next? Preparing for Brexit    <strong><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1bfizvrn5hf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">[Read more]</a></strong></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/a4d1ab722af5e2fac7edcb0f/chambers%20ireland%20logo.jpg" width="257" height="92" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;">On 19 July, the European Commission<span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> 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. </span></span></p> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/av0fx9znu1p" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Press Release</a></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/6s8qe1dhneo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Communication</a></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/oc2uiu7a4np" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Factsheet- Seven Things Business in EU27 Needs to Know</a></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #1f497d;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong> </strong></span></span></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #1f497d;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>What Happens Next? Preparing for Brexit [Read more]</strong></span></span></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">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.</span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> </span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">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.</span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1ispkjlabyv" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Finance</a></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/6opm25c7dq6" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Resources</a></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #1f497d;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong> </strong></span></span></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #1f497d;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Think Global</strong></span></span></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">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.</span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/w6ikolhfl0v" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Mexico</a></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/z8beo2j7qvl" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">Japan</a></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #1f497d;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong> </strong></span></span></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #1f497d;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>We Want to Hear From You</strong></span></span></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">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.</span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #1f497d;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong> </strong></span></span></span></span></div> <div style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: medium; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">If you or your members have any questions about the above or about Brexit generally, please contact me directly.</span></span></div> </div> Good Practice Awards - Closing date 26 September https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/x0l46mvst4p?rss=true The Good Practice Awards is one of the main elements of the 2018/19 Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/3pfuuipdtts ] 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 [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1itmg9a0vwd ] 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 [ gavin@hsa.ie ]. #EUHealthyWorkplaces 25 Jun 2018 12:00:00 UTC d6e34a761dec098c355ec830770e2ad4 Feature Article <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/c5f45582ceacd48518c01e2f/healthy%20workplaces%20good%20practice%20awards%20graphic_2.png" width="150" height="178" alt="" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">The Good Practice Awards is one of the main elements of the 2018/19 </span><a style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000; cursor: pointer;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/3pfuuipdtts">Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances Campaign</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;"> 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.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">See<a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1itmg9a0vwd" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> here</a> to enter your business for the awards and for more information about this campaign</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">. 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 <a style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000; cursor: pointer;" href="mailto:gavin@hsa.ie">gavin@hsa.ie</a>.   <strong>#EUHealthyWorkplaces</strong></span></span></p> HKTDC EcoExpo (25 - 28 October) & Asian Logistic and Maritime Conference (20-21 November) in Hong Kong https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/11uh6a09lw3?rss=true 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 [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1a7cca8avoh ] EcoExpo Asia 2018 Brochure [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/16ihdvrsjl4 ] 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 [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1rnesc2njtc ] [Read more] [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1v2lmcyl6j3 ] [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1v2lmcyl6j3 ] 25 Jul 2018 12:00:00 UTC 529a2f0ec33107e5ffe9ab0275657416 Feature Article <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><strong>EcoExpo Asia</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">This event will run from 25-28<sup>th</sup> Oct 2018, organized by HKTDC and the Environment Bureau of HKSAR Government. Check out further details at the links below.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1a7cca8avoh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Eco 2018 Factsheet</a></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/16ihdvrsjl4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">EcoExpo Asia 2018 Brochure</a></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><strong> 8<sup>th</sup> Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC)</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">This conference will run from 20-21<sup>st</sup> November in Hong Kong. ALMC is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Government of Hong Kong SAR.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1rnesc2njtc" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference 2018 Brochure</a></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1v2lmcyl6j3" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>[Read more]</strong></a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Irish companies are encouraged to consider both events (either attending or exhibiting) in Hong Kong, organised by our partners Hong Kong Trade Development Council.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><u>EcoExpo</u></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">It’s coming up on the 25-28<sup>th</sup> Oct 2018, organized by HKTDC and the Environment Bureau of HKSAR Government.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Attached a brief summary of the Expo for your reference.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Here’s the summary of the Thematic Zones at the Expo for your quick reference.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Thematic Zones </strong></span></p> <p> </p> <table border="0" width="600" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="127"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Zone</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="472"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Descriptions</strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="127"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Water Treatment & Quality Mnagement / Air Quality</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="472"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Solutions:</span></p> <ul type="disc"> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Sewage water treatment solutions/recycling solutions/sterilization solutions</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Water-saving solutions</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Air quality monitor system</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Air purification system</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong> </strong></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="127"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Waste Management</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="472"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Solutions:</span></p> <ul type="disc"> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Waste management & recycling solutions</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">automated refuse collection system</span></li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="127"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Green Transportation</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="472"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Solutions:</span></p> <ul type="disc"> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">electronic vehicles: buses, trucks, golf cars, cars</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">electronic vehicles chargers</span></li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="127"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Energy Efficiency and Green Building</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="472"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Solutions:</span></p> <ul type="disc"> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">green building materials which are made of recycled materials or recyclable materials</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">energy-saving solutions (e.g. LED lights)</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">green energy generation solutions</span></li> </ul> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="127"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Startups</strong></span></p> </td> <td valign="top" width="472"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">All kinds of environmental protection solutions and sustainable solutions with innovative technologies</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Mission packages: </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Please do let me know if this is of any interest:, here’s a brief summary of the mission package for Dublin Chamber members:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">•           Hotel sponsorship of up to US$385 (registration and approval is necessary)</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">•           VIP card for free access to the exclusive VIP lounge</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">•           Complimentary business matching service</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">•           Invitations to official events such as Opening Ceremony, Eco Asia Conference and seminars</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">•           Free admission badge and fair welcome kit</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">There are also travel reimbursement incentives for EcoExpo should individuals wish to attend, please contact valentina@dublinchamber.ie for more information.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><u>8<sup>th</sup> Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) </u></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">It’s coming up on the 20-21<sup>st</sup> November in Hong Kong. ALMC is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Government of Hong Kong SAR.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">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. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The conference website and list of confirmed speakers: <a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/e8cxcsai9kk">http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/almc2018/en/s/speaker.html</a></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Below is a quick overview of ALMC 2018:</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Conference Programme</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">This year’s discussions will focus on the following topics:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">•           Asian Connectivity in a new global and regional economic order (Day 1 Plenary)</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">•           New Retail Revolution and its impact on logistics and supply chain management (Day 2 Plenary)</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">•           Logistics technology</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Registration Fee:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">30% Early Bird Discount (Online Registration and payment settled on or before 28 September 2018)  - USD 160 / HKD 1,250</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Standard Fee for Full Programme  - USD 230 / HKD 1,800</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Mission packages: </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">However, we do offer mission packages for any company/associations/chamber who wish to attend with a group of delegates.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Both the mission leader and mission delegates will receive some incentives and also discounted entry fee as low as USD58/person.</span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Annual IHKBF Mission to Hong Kong (13 -18 January 2019) https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1v2lmcyl6j3?rss=true [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/3vvvkj7097z ] 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. 09 Jul 2018 12:00:00 UTC 7112c27edf9944e46883daacf6102042 Feature Article <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/3vvvkj7097z" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/a95f91fd66dc5da2e59cd9c1/hong%20kong%20mission%202019%20_2__2.png" width="400" height="155" alt="" /></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">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 t<span style="line-height: 115%;">he opportunities that exist in Hong Kong, the Pearl River Basin and indeed in Asia are set to increase exponentially. </span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"> 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.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Contact valentina@dublinchamber.ie to reserve your place</span><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">.</span></p> <p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em; color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">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. </span></p> <p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em; color: #000000;"> </p> <p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em; color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">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.</span></p> <p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em; color: #000000;"> </p> <p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em; color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Contact valentina@dublinchamber.ie to reserve your place.  </span></p> <p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em; color: #000000;"> </p> <p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em; color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Mission highlights</span></p> <ul style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px;"> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Market briefing roundtable on Hong Kong Market</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Sector specific seminars (ICT, Finance, Fintech; Tourism, Food & Bev)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Site visits to local companies including Crown Worldwide Group and Cyberport</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Assistance setting up targeted meetings with potential partners</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Networking reception at Consulate of Ireland with Irish Minister & Consul General of Ireland to Hong Kong</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">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</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Day trip to Shenzhen for those operating in ICT & Fintech sectors, including planned visits to Huawei, Tencent</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Admission to the Asian Financial Forum (usual ticket cost $1300 (first come, first served basis)  </span></li> </ul> <p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em; color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Mission cost: €700 including all above elements, 1 dinner and 2 lunches</span></p> <p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.6em; color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Delegates are responsible for own flights and accommodation ( Delegate hotel is <a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1xpd6iia54x" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View</a>, list of recommended hotels available on request or online <a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1qtmzti2tav" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>).</span></p> China WeChat Shop Solution: Making it Easier to Access the Chinese Market https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1ecalxvibwg?rss=true 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 [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/94w4highb6q ]. For further enquiries on how to tailor the solution to your business’ needs, contact the EU SME Centre team at: wechatshop@eusmecentre.org.cn [ wechatshop@eusmecentre.org.cn ] 05 Mar 2018 12:00:00 UTC 88b7464c079cfa81fd469b0bc868ad07 More News <p><!--StartFragment--></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">Our EEN partners, the <strong>EU SME Centre</strong>, together with <strong>Emerald Green Consulting</strong>, launched the “<strong>China WeChat Shop Solution</strong>”.</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">Check out the overview from the free webinar on “How to Build, Operate and Profit from a Cross-Border WeChat Shop in China” <a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/94w4highb6q" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">For further enquiries on how to tailor the solution to your business’ needs, contact the EU SME Centre team at:</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"> <a style="color: #000000;" href="mailto:wechatshop@eusmecentre.org.cn">wechatshop@eusmecentre.org.cn</a></span></p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p> E-commerce Toolkit "How to crack online sales in Europe" https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1nmasob80up?rss=true 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 [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1vrfy5y40do ] #EENCanHelp 05 Mar 2018 12:00:00 UTC 488150c831852058821c2df9eb4c37c1 More News <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 16px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Myriad Pro', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">The guide gives practical insights on:</span></p> <ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 13px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Myriad Pro', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;"> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; padding-bottom: 8.66667px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">the e-commerce market in the European Union</span></li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; padding-bottom: 8.66667px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">how to start selling online</span></li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; padding-bottom: 8.66667px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">options of e-commerce solutions with concrete examples</span></li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; padding-bottom: 8.66667px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">country factsheets with market characteristics and tips for implementation</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/1vrfy5y40do" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img align="left" src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/c2dcf2fd5f0ac7d3737a19a4/downloadtext.png" width="150" height="49" alt="" /></a></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 16px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Myriad Pro', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;"> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">#EENCanHelp</span></p> <p><!--StartFragment--></p> Free tool for Health and Safety Assessment https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/r4hqrw95uhb?rss=true 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. 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The BeSMART tool was created by the Health and Safety Authority of Ireland. 25 Jun 2018 12:00:00 UTC 71ee923cb04d15a480346d495278fb48 More News <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/68af9af0c35cd39d556210cb/besmart-logo.png" width="150" height="43" alt="" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"><strong>BeSMART.ie</strong> (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. 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Register here to receive email alerts [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/xe1h3e3qchq ] #EENCanHelp [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/14arfhzq1ye ] 10 Jul 2018 12:00:00 UTC d05639f60832b4127d7daa129987fe95 More News <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">Search for partners to manufacture, distribute co-develop and supply your products and ideas. </span></p> <p><br style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #333333; font-family: 'Myriad Pro', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: #ffffff;" /><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"><a style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/xe1h3e3qchq" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Register here to receive email alerts</a></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color: #000000;">#EENCanHelp</span></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/14arfhzq1ye" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/766263d242c8841e1d126e2c/search%20current%20ops.png" width="220" height="47" alt="" /></a></p> Legal Certainty Guide for Foreign Investors in Brazil 2018 https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/8fqhdsvdlbx?rss=true [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/xdy4vv2ze0i ] The Brazilian Attorney General's Office (AGU) has recently published the “Legal Certainty Guide for Foreign Investors in Brazil”. Click here. [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/xdy4vv2ze0i ] 09 Jul 2018 12:00:00 UTC d93c554adbb20e2703d7bac8a2db634e More News <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/xdy4vv2ze0i" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/027c0dd3147237c1360765f4/brasi.png" width="150" height="117" alt="" /></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: #ffffff; float: none; display: inline;">The Brazilian Attorney General's Office (AGU) has recently published the “Legal Certainty Guide for Foreign Investors in Brazil”. Click <a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/xdy4vv2ze0i" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here.</a></span></p> Free to download: Your Guide to IP in Europe https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/111fa8pfktv?rss=true Need the essentials of IP protection in Europe? Look no further! [ https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/qf0jlz2behi ] 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. #EENCanHelp 05 Mar 2018 12:00:00 UTC b3f9fb4777309108648627e2b61f9210 More News <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Need the essentials of IP protection in Europe? Look no further!</span></p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"> <!--StartFragment--><a style="color: #000000;" href="https://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/EnterpriseEuropeNewsletter/qf0jlz2behi" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="http://dublinchamberofcommerce.newsweaver.ie/files/1/12961/83915/5993910/c2dcf2fd5f0ac7d3737a19a4/downloadtext.png" width="150" height="49" alt="" /></a><!--EndFragment--> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><!--EndFragment--></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #000000;"><!--StartFragment--><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">This guide aims at providing answers to some of the main IP issues often faced by SMEs. 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