Join Invest Northern Ireland's five day multi-sectoral Trade Mission to Spain in December 2019.

The trade mission will focus on Madrid and Barcelona, 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.

About the Market

With a population of almost 47 million people, Spain is one of the biggest consumer markets in the European Union. The fifth largest economy in the European Union, Spain is one of the fastest growing economies in the Eurozone.

Its location makes it a key route to Latin America. The key opportunities and industry sectors for Northern Ireland companies in Spain are agriculture, defence and security, education, energy, food and drink and healthcare.

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 a new export market in Europe
  • Advice and support on doing business in Spain by country experts
  • In-market support through the in-market trade advisers in Spain
  • Direct insights into the 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 Aid 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.