June 12, 2019
Learn Grow Excel – Explore Export Conference
Venue:National Football Stadium, Windsor Park, Belfast, BT12 6LU
Sponsor: In Association With: Invest Northern Ireland /// Headline Sponsor: Ulster Carpets /// Supporting Sponsors: EY // Honeycomb Jobs
- Learn from industry experts on the support available – practical export advice
- Network with other growth and export focused local businesses
- Hear from local exporters STATSports, Tobermore, Ulster Carpets and Unicorn Hygenics.
- Explore business opportunities with 30 Invest NI experts in 60 countries within Europe, Americas, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.
The Learn Grow Excel Explore Export Conference is an unmissable event for businesses of all sizes and sectors who aspire to grow and trade internationally.
ACCELERATE GROWTH, LEAD THE WORLD
Ian Forrester, Head of Marketing
Ian Forrester is the Head of Marketing at STATSports, the world’s leading provider of GPS performance analysis. With B2B clients that include Manchester United, Liverpool and Juventus, as well as a number of federations including Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, Germany and Brazil. The Newry based company also recently launched into the B2C market selling the product globally. Having graduated from Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Ian has been in the sports industry for over 15 years, with experience at JJB Sports, DW Sports Fitness and more recently Head of International at JD Sports where he was for 8 years.
FINDING THE OPPORTUNITIES
Neil Gibson, Chief Economist Ireland
Neil Gibson is Chief Economist in Ireland for EY providing economic advice, commentary and modelling input across all service lines. Current areas of focus include supporting firms to prepare for Brexit, forecasting the Irish economy and working with Government clients to ensure a policy focus on long term competitiveness. Neil is a macro economist and forecaster by background and has built a number of forecasting and policy models for clients in public and private sectors throughout the world. He manages EY’s suite of forecasting and simulation models on the island of Ireland. As Chief Economist, Neil is regular presenter at economic and policy conferences and is a frequent commentator in the media on economic matters in Ireland. Prior to joining EY, he was their senior economic advisor across the island.
PANEL SESSION 1 – NAVIGATING THE SUPPORT LANDSCAPE
NI Chamber of Commerce – Tanya Anderson, Head of International and SME Development
Invest Northern Ireland – Steve Harper, Executive Director International Business
InterTradeIreland – Alison Currie, Trade Manager
UK Export Finance – Liz McCrory, Export Finance Manager
The Institute of Export & International Trade – Lesley Batchelor, Director General
PANEL SESSION 2 – SELLING OUTSIDE NORTHERN IRELAND
Unicorn Hygienics – Roger Pannell, Managing Director
Ulster Carpets – Elaine Patterson, Contract Sales Director
Tobermore – Glenn Robinson, General Manager
Firefly – Stephanie Mills, Head Of Digital
This conference is a collaborative approach by NI Chamber and Invest NI to encourage export growth in Northern Ireland. It will focus on the drivers for SME growth and how success can be achieved in new markets. This event is free to attend.
For further information or to register for this event please contact Catherine Crilly on Catherine.Crilly@northernirelandchamber.com.
Invest NI’s Trade Advisors will be available for individual 20 minute appointments with your business to provide a better understanding of the target market and an opportunity to discuss the support available to your company.
*Please note these Invest NI appointments must be pre-booked via the following link:
Please read NI Chamber’s booking terms and conditions before registering your place.