Interested in participating?

About the exhibition

Invest Northern Ireland is proposing to exhibit at the AED Summit in January 2025.

The AED Summit brings together thousands of professionals for the premier industry event for equipment distributors, manufacturers, and service providers. 

Dealers attend to find new products to distribute, discover what’s new that can help their businesses, and network with industry peers. 

Manufacturers attend to meet with existing dealers and with new potential dealers and service providers, to showcase their portfolio of products and services.  

If you are seeking high-quality distribution in North America, or if you are targeting dealers by offering services to improve their business performance, the Summit offers a superb opportunity for suppliers in the industry to generate new leads, network, and nurture relations. 

Find out more about the AED Summit.

Who should consider attending the exhibition?

The exhibition is suitable for: 

  • Businesses with the materials handling sector 

  • Businesses who wish to find distribution partners 

  • Businesses already engaged in business development in North America 


Details of cost to attend to be confirmed. 

Interested in attending the exhibition?

To find out if you can participate, check your eligibility. 

Is your business eligible?

Answer the following questions to find out if you can apply.

Q1 - Is your business currently based in Northern Ireland?
Q2 - Can your product or service be sold to customers outside Northern Ireland?
Q3 - Are you an existing Invest Northern Ireland customer?

It is critical to understand any regulatory, compliance, and procedural issues that might affect your product or service in your target market.

A rule or regulation could stop you exporting, therefore it makes sense to find out before you spend any time or money exploring your export options.

Based on your answers your business is eligible to apply for this event.

Complete the following form and one of our international trade advisors will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

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Based on your answers, you should discuss your business’ support needs with an Invest NI advisor.

Complete the following form and one of our advisors will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

Sorry, based on your answers your business does not meet the eligibility criteria for support from Invest NI

Considering doing business with Northern Ireland? Find out more about Northern Ireland’s highly skilled talent, excellent infrastructure, competitive costs, and supportive, business-friendly environment – see Why Northern Ireland?

The UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade offers a wide range of free export support. To find out more, visit

Based on your answers, your business is not eligible to receive support to attend this event.

Find more about Invest NI’s support for business.

The website offers a wide range of help, support and guidance to help you start, run and grow a business.

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