The Best Business Events in Ireland this Q4 – Are you Attending?

WTC Dublin would like to demonstrate some of the best business events to attend in Ireland in the coming months. These events cater for all, from businesses taking their first steps to larger companies hoping to improve on their internal processes.

Start-ups & Small businesses

InterTrade Ireland -Funding for Growth Workshop Dublin Fledging SMEs/Entrepreneurs

 When: September 6th 2016

Where: Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin

Time: 7.30am – 10.30am

Contact: For further details please email

Cost: Free of Charge



“InterTradeIreland is pleased to announce dates for our 2016 regional workshops and clinics aimed at encouraging companies seeking finance to do so in a strategic manner with well-prepared business plans and to look and explore all finance options available to them.

This workshop is aimed at new businesses and entrepreneurs seeking finance to help their young company grow.  The workshop will provide an overview to attendees on the suitable sources of finance for growth and enable them the opportunity to engage with relevant finance providers.  The workshops will also enable signposting of businesses to suitable sources of finance and provide an opportunity for attendees to apply for the one to one advisory service facility if they meet the eligibility criteria that applies.”

Register here.


MatchFest targeting global startups and SMES

When: November 18th 2016

Where: TBC

Time:  9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: For further details please email, European Enterprise Network



MatchFest targeting global startups and SMES, this Business Matchmaking event sets up 20 minute speed meetings between “Born Global” startups and international SMEs and potential strategic partners and investors from across global markets.

More information here.


Planning to Export?


EXIM Summit 2016

When: September 29th 2016

Where: Croke Park, Dublin.

Contact: For further details please contact: or call at 061-633639

 Cost: €188-372


About Ireland’s Export – Import & Global Trade Conference:

Building on the success of 2015, this year’s summit will give you direct access to businesses who trade internationally, export-import products / services or are looking to setup operations overseas / establish a base here in Ireland. Meet trade partners and associations who can help you to reach new markets, network and build new relationships with fellow attendees from around the world and hear some of the top business minds share their tips and stories on how to build a global business.

More information here.

Expand your Business Internationally – Market Access and Development 2016

Finance for Growth Workshop Series

When & Where: Galway – Tuesday 13th September, 2016 and Dublin – Wednesday 14th September, 2016.

Contact: For further details please email, or


About the workshop:

The focus of this workshop is on the various methods for entering foreign markets, examining the tax and financial implications, benefits and risks of establishing subsidiaries, using agents, acquiring business abroad, etc.

More information here.


Going Global – how to protect your brand internationally

When: October 5th 2016

Where: Chartered Accountants House, 47 – 49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Time: 7.30am – 9.30am

Cost: There is no charge to attend this event, to book your place click on the link:

About the Breakfast Briefing: 

Topics to include:

  • Export industry
  • National and International Trade Mark Rights
  • International Trade Mark protection strategies with case study on China, US and the UK
  • Brexit developments
  • How to ‘police’ your brand internationally
  • What to do when your Trade Mark is already in use by another in a foreign market


  • Simon McKeever, Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association
  • Shane Smyth, Partner, FRKelly
  • Mary Bleahene, Partner, FRKelly
  • Niamh Hall, Partner, FRKelly

Register here.


Industry Events

Retail Ireland Summit

 When: October 6th 2016.

Where: Guiness Storehouse Dublin 8.

Contact: For all queries on the event, please call the event organizer: Rebecca Thompson, Tel: +353 1 605 1573.



The Retail Ireland Summit 2016 will take place on 6 October at the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin 8. Join over 200+ of your retail peers at this year’s Retail Summit ‘The Omnichannel Challenge’, and get the updates, network and build industry relationships that will help your business and career.

On the agenda:

  • The contemporary and future consumer.
  • How to execute the complete retail omnichannel strategy.
  • The best-in-class models for further education and continuous upskilling of retail employees.

For more information please visit:



Future in Food

When: November 23rd 2016

Where: Croke Park Stadium – Jones’ Road, Dublin 3.

Contact: For further details on this event please email

Cost: Early Bird (until September 21st) 195€.



Future in Food Ireland will attract senior-level executives and decision-makers from the Irish food and drinks processing industry and create an environment in which to network, do business and access knowledge on the latest developments, trends, strategies and policies relating to one of Ireland’s most important manufacturing sectors.

Future in Food Ireland will bring together delegates from the Irish food and drinks manufacturing sector who are responsible for the energy efficiency, environmental policies and financial performance of their operation within Ireland.

Who should attend:

  • Facility Managers
  • EHS Managers
  • Energy Leads
  • Operations Directors
  • Production Managers
  • Financial Controls
  • Managing Directors

Register here.


Marketing Events

3XE Digital – Search & Social Media marketing Conference

When: October 13th 2016

Where: Croke Park, Dublin.

Time: 8:30am –  17:30pm.

Contact: For further details on this event please email

Cost: 245€.



The goal of 3XE Digital Conference Series is to educate and promote forward thinking and thought leadership on topics related to internet business and marketing in a forum for leading digital professionals to come together for additional networking and professional development.

Learn from the very best leaders and experts in the digital marketing industry about what the future holds for your business.
Attend workshops to understand the very latest in best practice.

More information here.


Finn Kenny – Customer Success Manager
World Trade Centre Dublin
September 13th 2016.