Upcoming Events

The Enterprise Europe Network organises a variety of events where you can meet potential business partners and learn all you need to know to expand your business in Europe.

Since its launch in 2008 the Network brought more than 90,000 companies to international brokerage events and company missions. Check our Events section regularly for the latest listing.


Breaking into New Markets - Monaghan

The Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan

Supports and Advice for Micro-Exporters

Date - Thursday 4th July 2019

Time - 9.00am to 12.30pm

Are you considering exporting your product overseas or into Northern Ireland?

This half day workshop is designed to advise businesses of the supports available to explore and develop new market opportunities.  Export case studies and expert advice on the Dutch and German market will be shared to help you in your preparations for exporting and exhibiting at trade shows.  We will also discuss the supports availalbe to you through Enterprise Europe Network and the Local Enterprise Office Network including information and application forms for the Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters grant.

What is a Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters (TAME) Grant?

A TAME grant is a business development grant available to micro enterprises.  A TAME grant will part fund the costs that can be incurred in investigating and researching export markets.  The grant can cover 50% of eligible costs (excluding VAT) to a maximum of €2,500.  For example:

  • Exhibiting at Trade Fairs
  • Preparing marketing material
  • Developing websites specifically targeting overseas markets

All businesses are welcome to attend this trade engagement workshop.

Please note, following the workshop, the TAME grant application process including eligibility and criteria will be discussed with interested applicants.  Eligibility for the TAME grant is limited to businesses with no more than 10 employees.


9.00 - 9.30am     Registration & Refreshments

9.30 - 9.40am     Welcome & Introduction

                            Marcella Rudden, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Cavan

9.40 - 10.00am   Preparing for Export & International Tradeshow Exhibiting

                            Francis Verling, Verling Consulting

10.00 - 10.30am   Exporting into the Dutch Market

                             Steve Murnaghan, Trade Consultant, Netherlands Ireland Trade Consultants (NITC)

10.30 - 10.45am   Case Study 1

10.45 - 11.00am   Case Study 2

11.00 - 11.15am   Question & Answers Session

11.15 - 11.35am   Morning Break & Networking

11.35 - 12.00pm   An Insight into the German Market

                             Olivia Hausen, Head of Public Relations, German Irish Chamber

12.00 - 12.20pm   Panel Discussion

12.20 - 12.30pm   Supports through Enterprise Europe Network and the Local Enterprise Office Network

                              Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Donegal

12.30pm                Close, Lunch Served

This regional event is organised in partnership with Enterprise Europe Network and brought to you by Local Enterprise Office Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo.

Further information/How to register

Please contact the event organisers for further information