Trade Mission to the East Coast USA
13 - 17 June 2016

13 companies from Northern Ireland took part in our trade mission to East Coast USA from 13 - 17 June 2016 showcasing their products and services to the US Market.

The trade mission visited the cities of New York and Chicago and provided experienced exporters and new entrants the opportunity to engage with partners and identify opportunities in this exciting market.

Read further information on the companies who exhibited below.


Who attended

Founded in 2008 from the world leading ECIT Institute at Queen's University Belfast, Analytics Engines specialises in high performance Big Data & Analytics. We can deploy powerful, scalable, click-to-deploy open source analytics platforms that can be optimally tuned to the customer's specific data, software tools and business needs.

Brookvent is a ventilation manufacturing company offering solutions in the passive and mechanical sectors of the industry.

Canyon Europe Ltd was established in 1987 as the European subsidiary of Canyon Corp: Japan; specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality and innovative trigger sprayers and dispensers. Canyon Europe is a global supplier trading in over 50 markets around the world with a turnover of circa £9m and 100 employees.


Established in 2011, Engage is one of Ireland’s fastest growing Digital Agencies with offices in Belfast, London and Dublin. Engage has a track record of implementing highly successful Content Management, e-commerce and Digital Marketing solutions for organisations across all sectors, including finance, utilities, manufacturing, retail, travel and professional membership.


Funds Axis is a RegTech (regulatory technology) company, providing a suite of software, data, consultancy and training products and services to the global investment management industry. Our products and services assist investment management companies in being compliant with regulations such as UCITS, AIFMD and shareholder disclosure rules. Our clients are leading global asset managers, fund administrators and depositary banks.

The digital revolution has largely bypassed the death industry. Cemetery owners are using a combination of paper maps, books and outdated software to manage their operations. Information is deeply fragmented and difficult to manage which can lead to mistakes costing millions of dollars in lawsuits. PlotBox solves their problems using drones and a beautiful cloud platform.

Founded 5 years ago, Heritage Administration Services Limited (HASL}, based in Belfast, is an independent provider of client-focused, comprehensive, third-party fund administration, servicing a broad range of fund types and asset classes. HASL is part of the Heritage Group which is based in Guernsey in the Channel Islands and employs 30 staff in the Belfast operation.


HMC Global is a specialised international sales and marketing company offering government agencies and multinational companies real, practical steps to help in the difficult task of understand and attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FOi) and expanding International Trade. HMC stem from a diverse range of backgrounds, with experience working in Economic Development Agencies, as well as in sales and marketing in global corporations.

ISDM Solutions are global specialists in technology with a focus on future audio visual, video conferencing and cloud based solutions. At the heart of our business we invest in a high quality infrastructure. We want to future proof your business by providing long term solutions which deliver effective communication throughout all levels and aspects of your organisation, irrespective of location or distance.


Junk Kouture is a national contest which encourages young designers in second level education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin. Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in these teenagers while at the same time subtly educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste. Over the last six years, Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier recycled fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Macwaste is a leading environmental services company in Ireland and the UK. The company has two NIEA licensed facilities in N Ireland. The Warrenpoint site handles solid waste and is the company’s main administration and operational base. The Downpatrick yard is PPC licensed to handle liquid waste specifically and uniquely oil waste streams.


Piece Makers - unique gifts inspired by iconic imagery, historical landmarks, and legendary Celtic heritage. Products include city-scenes, lightboxes, fridge magnets, jewellery plus many other keepsake and bespoke items. Using the latest laser technology, designs are updated, contemporary, and rendered in various materials – primarily wood. Corporate, retail and wholesale orders can be customised and personalised.




Yelo founded in 1983, serves the photonics And electronics industry and is a world leader in laser diode and photodiode characterisation, life-test and burn – in systems. Yelos automated systems can test the widest range of devices including low power bare chip. Chip on Carrier, photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) and packaged devices such as TO-Cans, to high power laser devices such as CHIP on Substrate, CS mount and Micro-Channel Cooled packages (MCC).