Market Visit to Spain

25- 29 September 2017


Join our five day market visit to Spain. The visit is aimed at companies who are new to the Spanish market, are keen to expand into a new market and to establish new customers and relationships. Based in Madrid and Barcelona, you may be required to travel outside the two centres depending on company meetings.

If you are interested in exporting to the region, apply below and find out if your company is eligible.

Applications have closed.

We will update this page shortly with details of the companies attending.

About the Market

The population of Spain is about 47 million making it one of the biggest consumer markets in the EU. Around one million British nationals, based mostly in the coastal regions, are permanent or part-time residents. Over 16 million British tourists visit Spain every year.

Companies from Northern Ireland already export around £125 million of goods and services to Spain. This visit represents an excellent opportunity for companies wanting to develop business in this country. The visit will provide participants with planned meetings to introduce their products and services to key players in both markets, through the support of Invest NI’s in-market adviser.

Benefits for UK businesses exporting to Spain include:

  • entry route to Latin America
  • size of the market
  • English accepted as a business language
  • familiarity with British products and openness to them
  • proximity and availability of flights, including low cost airlines
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Strengths of the Spanish market include:

  • competitive cost of transport goods
  • highly efficient transportation systems
  • quality and availability of qualified suppliers
  • advanced ICT network
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Export advice and guidance

Our Trade Team in Belfast will be on-hand with advice and guidance to prepare for the visit. Working with our Trade Advisers in-market, we can provide tailored market research and arrange individual appointments for your company.

To note, our trade advisor for the Spanish market will be in Northern Ireland on the 14 June, and will be available for 1:1 company meetings with you to discuss your requirements in greater detail. You can register here for a 1:1 meeting but please be advised that spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

Benefits of Participation

  • Opportunity to access a new export market in Europe
  • Advice and support on doing business in Spain by a country expert
  • In-market support through the in-market trade advisers in Spain
  • Direct insights into the local market opportunities and conditions
  • Up to 50% contribution towards an economy airfare (capped amount) *
  • Up to £75 per night towards accommodation – maximum 5 nights *

* Contribution towards airfares and accommodation is for one participant per company only

The cost of this service is heavily subsidised by Invest Northern Ireland and will include support from our in-market adviser through our Trade Advisory Services (TAS). The cost for participation on this trade visit is £750+VAT.

Please Note - De Minimis Statement

Companies who have exceeded their De Minimis aid limit will be unable to claim assistance towards travel, accommodation and in-market support for this mission. The maximum De Minimis aid any single recipient can receive is €200,000 (cash grant equivalent) over a 3 year fiscal period.

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