Join Invest Northern Ireland's five day multi-sectoral trade mission to Poland and the Czech Republic in October 2019.

The trade mission will focus on Warsaw and Prague, however depending on business opportunity, you may be required to travel outside these cities. The trade mission is open to Invest NI client companies wishing to develop their exports into a new market or to grow their existing business relationships and support customers.

Applications have closed.

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


With a population of over 38 million people, Poland is the largest consumer market by value in Central and Eastern Europe. Poland is a regional leader in nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP), second in R&D expenditure in Central and Eastern Europe, and is a strategic location for manufacturing and logistics companies. The key opportunities and industry sectors for Northern Ireland companies in Poland are Advanced Manufacturing, Agricultural Machinery & Food Processing, Chemicals, Defence & Military, Energy & Environment Projects, Information Technologies and Infrastructure & Intelligent Transport.

View the Guide to Doing Business in Poland

Czech Republic

With a central location and shared borders with Germany and Poland, Czech Republic is an excellent gateway to Central and Eastern European markets. Czech Republic, the most westernised of all the Central and Eastern European countries, is a regional leader by combination of buying power, economic performance, size of population, infrastructure, stability, prosperity and openness to trade. The key opportunities and industry sectors for Northern Ireland companies in Czech Republic are Automotive Parts & Equipment, Consumer Goods, Electronics & Electrical Equipment, Energy & Environmental Technologies, Medical Technologies and IT, Internet of Things & High-Tech Products.

View the Guide to Doing Business in the Czech Republic

Export advice and guidance

The Invest Northern Ireland Trade Team in Belfast will be on hand with advice and guidance to help you prepare for the Trade Mission. Working with our in-market Trade Advisers, we can provide tailored market research and arrange individual appointments for your company. The cost of the service is heavily subsidised by Invest Northern Ireland and the cost to your company would be £500 + VAT for one Trade Mission centre and £750 + VAT for two Trade Mission centres.

Benefits of Participation

  • Opportunity to access new export markets in Europe, Poland and Czech Republic
  • Advice and support on Doing Business in Poland and Czech Republic by country experts
  • In-market support through the in-market Trade Advisers in both markets
  • Direct insights into local market opportunities and conditions
  • Assistance towards flights/accommodation costs (capped amount) *

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

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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