Brexit – What you need to know. Listen to the CEO`s of IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Irish Exporters association and more…

Dear Edward Downey,

One of the leading topics at this year’s National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo , which is being held on the 17th January 2019 in the Citywest Exhibition Centre, is Brexit.

The main stage of the event will be a unique platform to hear  from politicians, industry leaders, government support agencies, academia and representative bodies responsible to negotiating the least worst outcome for the Island of Ireland

It is suggested that Brexit represents the single greatest challenge to Ireland’s economy since the foundation of the State. A recent study found that Ireland is uniquely exposed to Brexit due to a very high trade intensity with the UK. Approximately 15 per cent of Irish goods and services exports are destined to the UK. In certain sectors, the UK is an especially important market, such as the agri-food sector where around 40 per cent of exports are destined for the UK. In addition, two-thirds of Irish exporters make use of the UK landbridge to access continental markets.

Brexit is likely to influence the investment decisions of multinational companies. On the one hand, foreign companies that have invested in Ireland in order to serve the UK market from Ireland may become more mobile after Brexit. On the other hand, foreign companies that have located in the UK in order to serve other EU Member States may also consider relocating. As Ireland has one of the most attractive investment climates in the EU, Ireland may become a preferred location for many of these investments. The UK landbridge is key for Irish trade with the rest of the EU and further afield. The ESRI (2017) has estimated that 53 per cent of Irish goods exports (measured in volume) to all countries other than the UK are transported via the UK.

We would like to offer you a free ticket a to attend .Simply click on the link National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Exhibition to register your details and your badge will be ready for collection at the event.  You are free to join any of the sessions on the day.

The brexit stage is just one of 10 stages on the day covering topics such as lean, supply chain, procurement, lab & cleanroom, quality & Safety, research & innovation, IOT, 3D printing and more. Over 200 speakers and 350 exhibitors will be on hand across the event to educate the 4000 delegates in attendance.

Key Speakers on the Brexit Stage include:

Martin Shanahan – CEO – IDA
Julie Sinnamon – CEO – Enterprise Ireland
Barry Kennedy – CEO – Irish Manufacturing Research
Federico Fabbrini – Director – DCU Brexit Institute
Simon McKeever – CEO – Irish Exporters Association
Danny McCoy  – CEO – IBEC
John Whelan – International Trade Consultant
Bob Barbour – CEO – Centre for Competitiveness

Here’s what previous attendees of the event told us about our events:

  • World class content
  • Extremely engaging and thought provoking
  • Lots of transferable learning on engagement
  • Very good mix of practical examples, learning and experience
  • A great opportunity to measure yourself and your experience against others
  • High quality speakers and networking
  • Hundreds of Exhibitors offering cutting edge technology and services
  • High quality speakers and networking

If you are interested in speaking or exhibiting, please email or call Keith on +353 1 6120880.

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards

The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards is taking place on the 17th Jan 2019 in the Citywest Exhibition and Conference Centre on the evening after the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo

This prestigious award programme is focused on recognising the very best manufacturing and cutting-edge companies and awards companies from across the manufacturing sector including pharma, food,  medtech, chemical, ICT etc

You can view the full list of categories  here  which will showcase manufacturing excellence in Ireland. It is FREE to enter

To sponsor the awards, you can contact   or call 016120880