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Limerick businesses sought for Exim Summit 2016

Former CEO of Digicel and Vodafone,Stephen Brewer, CEO of event sponsor Connect Ireland, Joanna Murphy, Programme Director, EXIM Summit, Kapil Khanna and Mails Operation Director of headline sponsor An Post, Liam O’Sullivan. Picture: Conor McCabe Photography. Exim Summit 2016.

Limerick based businesses who trade internationally are encouraged to attend Ireland’s only export-import and global trade conference, EXIM Summit, which takes place in Croke Park this September 29. Exim Summit 2016.

The EXIM Summit, Ireland’s Export-Import and Global Trade Conference, is targeted at Irish and International exporters, importers, global traders and professional service providers, and aims to provide a platform for international business growth and networking. Exim Summit 2016. Exim Summit 2016.

EXIM summit 2016

Programme Director, Kapil Khanna, CEO of event sponsor Connect Ireland, Joanna Murphy and Mails Operation Director of headline sponsor An Post,Liam O’Sullivan. Picture: Conor McCabe Photography.






The unique event incorporates a conference featuring influential industry business leaders such as Former Minister for European Affairs and International Business Consultant, Lucinda Creighton and Airline Captain and Founder of luxury confectionery brand Be Sweet Company, Bernice Moran, which is backed by billionaire Richard Branson.




There will also be a Brexit-focused panel discussion during the conference at Croke Park, featuring leading international business experts, including Former CEO of Vodafone and Digicel, Stephen Brewer and Ms. Creighton.
In light of the Apple tax controversy, a workshop will also address the tax implications and legal aspects of trading globally.

“Our aim is to help Irish businesses overcome post-Brexit challenges and more importantly, how they may seek to adapt and capitalise on Brexit. At EXIM our panel of experts will share insight to companies seeking to exploit new global opportunities and learn best practices,” said Programme Director, Mr. Khanna.

“EXIM Summit is not to be missed for anyone trading in the global marketplace. Participants will have the opportunity to network with 500+ professionals across a wide range of industries and sectors, and meet their target audience face-to-face”,  he added.

The event’s headline sponsor An Post are about to launch their new freight forwarding service for exporters, Post Logistics.

Post Logistics is a high-quality, standardized freight forwarding and groupage service for SMEs exporting to the UK and Europe, said An Post’s Mails Director Liam O’Sullivan, adding that Post Logistics combines An Post’s unrivaled national network, extensive logistics experience and our trusted brand.

Mr. O’Sullivan, who heads the new venture, said: “We saw there was a very real demand from customers for a freight forwarding service that is simpler, faster reliable and better value. The combined networks of An Post and DB Schenker offers Irish exporters a freight service that will deliver real improvements in service, reliability and value. We are delighted to be partnering with EXIM and look forward to meeting exporters at the Summit and explaining what Post Logistics can offer them.”

EXIM Summit will also feature a business showcase zone, themed workshops, networking sessions and the inaugural EXIM Hero Awards.

Workshops held on the day will cover varied topics such as The Role of Logistics in Irish Exports and Imports,Customs and Trade issues for Importers and Exporters to consider and plan for in light of Brexit, Export-Import Best Practices, Legal Aspects of Global Trade, International Marketing Opportunities and Marketing your Export Business.

EXIM Summit is sponsored by An Post, Connect Ireland, Crannagh & Co, VMotion IT Solutions. It is supported by LEO, Global Institute of Logistics, Consulting Ireland, Irish Executives Network and Oxford Business Group. GOAL Global is the event’s charity partner.

Limerick-based businesses who trade internationally are also invited to enter EXIM Hero Awards, which will be held at EXIM Summit. The award categories are: Made in Ireland (Manufacturing), International Business Woman, Digital Technologies and E-commerce, Education and Training, Business Services Award, Small Business & Start Up Award.The deadline for entries is Friday, September 9th.

To enter the awards, click here. 

Tickets for EXIM Summit can be purchased, at the early bird rate of €149 (ex VAT) for a limited time here.

Check out Post Logistics here. 

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