Trade Accelerator Plan

Invest Northern Ireland has introduced an enhanced range of initiatives to help support both new and existing exporters to explore export markets and help develop international business opportunities.

1. Increased assistance for more export market visits:

  • Support for up to 5 visits per country (previously 3).
  • Enhanced support for companies to attend exhibitions through the Solex Scheme, increased to 50% contribution to maximum of £2000 (previously a 40% contribution to a maximum of £1,500).
  • Additional market visits through our export events programme:
    • Digital Health Mission, Boston, October: In conjunction with Belfast City Council
    • Follow On Trade Mission to Australia, November
    • Bett Show, London, 25-28 January
  • Introduction of Meet the Buyer events and Market Study Visits, including:

2. Opportunities in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland for early stage exporters:

  • GB Market Introduction Programme, modelled on Invest NI’s Going Dutch Programme. The programme will first be aimed at the construction sector and then be extended to other sectors.
  • New travel and accommodation support for SME’s to visit Great Britain and accommodation support to visit the Republic of Ireland.
  • The development of a new Republic of Ireland Food Retail Development Programme.

3. Enhanced support from Invest NI’s Trade Advisors for market diversification:

4. Exporting is GREAT month, November.

If you would like more information, please contact your Invest NI Client Manager or our Business Support Team on 0800 181 4422, who are available 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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Export Trade Calendar
Upcoming export trade events

Our export events include international trade missions, shows and exhibitions specifically designed to help you break into new export markets faster.