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March 2, 2020

Building the Border Economy – Post Brexit Conference

A major cross-border conference “Building the Border Economy Post Brexit” will take place in the Carrickdale Hotel on Wednesday 11th March.

The conference is supported by Dundalk Chamber Skillnet, Dundalk Chamber, Newry Chamber, IntertradeIreland, Louth County Council, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Local Enterprise Office Louth.

The focus of the conference is on the impact of the future trading relationship for the border region post Brexit and will provide a range of practical advice and support for border businesses.

More than 300 people have already registered to attend this high-profile conference. The programme includes an address from Oliver Mangan, Chief Economist AIB, who will examine The Economic Outlook and what a Future EU – UK Trade Deal will mean for businesses.

Paul Healy, Skillnet Ireland CEO will also discuss the “21st Century Workplace” where he examines the importance of placing employee development centre stage to enable businesses to prosper in an era of Brexit, digital transformation, skills shortages and an environmentally sustainable economy.

Speaking ahead of the conference, President of Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, Emma Marmion said:

“The UK’s Exit from the EU will present new challenges for businesses operating within the cross-border economy. Dundalk and Newry are central to the economic corridor between Dublin and Belfast and our businesses make a significant contribution to the All Island Economy. This cross-border conference will provide a timely update for businesses on the challenges and support available for Businesses post Brexit. “

Highlighting the importance of the conference to border businesses, President of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, Pat McCormick said:

“Our objective is to demonstrate the strength of cooperation that exists within the border economy. Cooperation has been central to the economic success of the Dundalk and Newry region. Our businesses need to plan for the future trading relationship post Brexit.  The conference programme includes a number of key specialists who will provide practical advice and support for border businesses.”

MC for the conference will be the broadcaster, Mark Simpson.

The conference is FREE, and spaces can be booked through http://bit.ly/2Tg3qS8

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