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US trade mission opportunities for North west firms

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Maolíosa McHugh, pictured with Leas-Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, councillor Noel Jordan and council chief executives John Kelpie and Seamus Neely meeting Irish Ambassador to the US Dan Mulhall
Gareth McKeown

COMPANIES in the north west have the opportunity to sign up for two cross-border trade mission trips taking in both Boston and Philadelphia this coming June and November.

The Ireland North West Trade Missions are a joint venture between Derry City and Strabane District Council and Donegal County Council, aimed at supporting enterprises in the creative digital technologies, life and health sciences, advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors, interested in tapping into new markets.

Those participating in the trade missions will have access to a pre and post mission support programme and key economic and government decision makers, and will also benefit from exceptional networking opportunities, tailored B2B meetings, extensive media coverage and subsidised costs.

The 2018 Ireland North West Trade and Investment Programme will capitalise on the successes of previous years and has been extended to include a series of events in Philadelphia, which has a strong historic affiliation with the north west region.

The trade mission to Philadelphia will take place from June 18-20, while the Boston delegation will leave on November 13 returning on November 16. Expressions of interest from those interested in participating should be submitted by the closing date of March 16.

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Maolíosa McHugh, said:

“It is vitally important that we continue our work in profiling the north west as a gateway to both the EU and UK markets, and a unique and vibrant place to do business. I had the opportunity to see this collaboration between the two councils at work and the positive reception in the US for the strong proposition we have to offer.I would highly recommend the experience to any business hoping to both enhance their prospects overseas and act as proud ambassadors for all we have to offer in our beautiful corner of the world.”

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