Connecting For Growth
Creating Cross Border business opportunities though Meet the Buyer Events
The Republic of Ireland is our nearest export market and brings with it all the challenges of doing business internationally, from currency management to legal requirements. The Connecting for Growth programme is designed to facilitate increased business between companies from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, enabling access to larger firms with procurement needs at meet the buyer events and improving sales opportunities through networking and advice.
Consisting of two large scale meet the buyer style events and a cross border networking event, programme participation includes:
- One to one pre-arranged appointments, where companies are able to make a pitch to large buying companies across a range of sectors
- Advice from key experts on a range of business themes, delivered in bite size sessions
- Facilitated networking, increasing cross border business opportunities.
Word from our Sponsor
Bank of Ireland UK supports the Connecting for Growth programme because it is a great example of real tangible enablers that are making a difference.
The Programme directly facilitates Northern Ireland businesses pitching and winning business with cross border customers. Now in its third year, the Connecting for Growth Programme has facilitated over 2,000 introductions between buyers and suppliers as well as providing direct access to financial services and business experts.