Take part in market visits

Want to get out there and explore new export markets? We’ll help you pay your way.

Our programme of international trade missions and exhibitions takes companies around the world to uncover new opportunities.

For trade visits/missions outside the island of Ireland we can provide up to 50 per cent of the cost of an economy airfare, including passenger duty, for one person, and up to £75 per night towards accommodation costs for one person.

For Trade visits/events to the Republic of Ireland we also provide support towards accommodation up to £75 per night for one person.

For exhibitions outside Northern Ireland we can provide up to 50 percent of the cost of an economy travel to UK and Rest of World, including passenger duty, for up to two people.  Accommodation costs can be supported for exhibitions in Republic of Ireland and in the Rest of World  up to £75 per person per night for two people.  

Companies taking part in exhibitions outside Northern Ireland, where Invest NI does not have a group stand, the groups stand is oversubscribed or the company wishes to exhibit in another hall, may be offered financial support of up to 50 per cent toward their eligible stand costs. 

View our Export Events Programme.

View our Export Support Overview (PDF).

We can also offer you:

  • Funding for return market visits between missions.
  • Additional days in market to visit other regions while on a trade mission.
  • Free market research for a first time visit to one international market.

We provide exporting advice, general market information, specific market research, and help with arranging meetings with potential customers.


Not sure that this support is right for you?
Contact Us and we can explore options for your business together.


Our support is subject to eligibility criteria.



Contact our business support team

 0800 181 4422


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