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FREE InterTradeIreland event to help businesses in Cork get ready for Brexit

Published on 1st May 2018

Cross-border trade and business development body InterTradeIreland, in partnership with Cork Local Enterprise Offices, will host a free event aimed at supporting businesses in planning for Brexit.

The event will take place in Pairc Uí Chaoimh, Cork from 9am until 1.00pm on Thursday 17th of May. It will be of particular interest to SMEs across all sectors, the professional advisory community, as well as industry stakeholder and representative groups.

The event will be hosted by RTÉ broadcaster, George Lee, and will feature Dr. Vincent Power, partner at A&L Goodbody in Dublin.  An expert in EU law, Dr. Power will help firms focus on the key areas they should consider when planning for Brexit. Dr Power will also be joined by a number of local firms in a panel discussion around practical steps for business.

SMEs at the event will also hear about financial supports worth up to €2,000, which funds the cost of working with approved experts to help them unpick the implications of Brexit for their business.  A number of firms from the approved panel will be at the event and freely accessible to delegates to discuss any queries.

Aidan Gough, Designated Officer Officer and Director of Strategy & Policy at InterTradeIreland, said: “Our latest All-Island Business Monitor highlights that just eight per cent of companies with cross-border sales have started formal plans for Brexit, however informal planning figures are increasing rapidly. Brexit will change the basis on which cross-border trade takes place and we are committed to offering firms practical support to start preparing for the different scenarios that might emerge.”

Those interested in registering for the free Cork event can do so by visiting our brexit events page.

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