Trade Mission to Poland & Czech Republic

11 June - 15 June 2018


Join Invest Northern Ireland's five day multi-sectoral trade mission to Poland and the Czech Republic which will focus on Warsaw and Prague.

The mission is open to companies wishing to develop their exports into a new market or grow existing business relationships and support customers.

Applications have closed.

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

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is one of the most stable and prosperous markets in central Europe. The private sector accounts for about 80% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Gross domestic income per capita is currently around USD 27,191 – one of the highest in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). More than 300 British companies are present in the market. They range from large investors to smaller companies established by British entrepreneurs. Companies such as Rolls Royce, BAE Systems, Marks and Spencer and Allen and Overy run their central and eastern European operations from Prague.

View the Guide to Doing Business in the Czech Republic


Poland has been one of the fastest developing countries in the EU in recent years. In 2017 it was ranked by the World Bank as the 27th easiest country in which to do business. Poland is located at the crossroads of European trade and transport routes. It can be an entry point to other Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries as well as emerging markets further east. €85.2 billion from EU structural and cohesion funds for the years 2014 to 2020 will be invested in a range of projects in Poland.

View the Guide to Doing Business in Poland

Export advice and guidance

The Invest NI trade team in Belfast will be on hand with advice and guidance to help you prepare for the mission. Working with our in-market trade advisors we can provide tailored market research and arrange individual appointments for your company. The cost of this service is heavily subsidised by Invest NI and would be cost to company £500 +VAT for one mission centre and £750 +VAT for two mission centres.

Benefits of Participation

  • Opportunity to access new export markets Poland and Czech Republic
  • Advice and support on doing business in Poland and Czech Republic by a country expert
  • In-market support through the in-market Trade Advisers
  • Up to 50% contribution towards an economy airfare (capped at £300) *
  • Up to £75 per night towards accommodation – maximum 5 nights *

* 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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