Across the sector, as of 2010, there were over 500 firms in Ireland, employing circa 32,000 persons directly, 6,000 of which were employed by indigenous companies.
Underlining further the sector’s significance is the fact that 10 percent of all multinational employment and 7.4 percent of Irish GDP is derived from the sector. While, across the EU27, circa 5 percent of all cross border financial service activity originates from Ireland.
Key opportunity areas include:
Getting into the market
British companies wishing to enter and / or develop their business in the Irish market are advised to undertake as much market research and planning as possible.
There are few barriers to entry, with the same language used, similar legal and regulatory structures, as well as numerous established cultural and business links.
UKTI’s team in Ireland, with its wide local knowledge and sector experience, can provide a range of services to British-registered companies wishing to grow their business in the Irish market.
This includes, but is not limited to:
Provision of market information;
Validated lists of agents / distributors / other contacts, as required;
Key market players or potential customers in the Irish market;
Establishment of interest of such contacts in working with you;
Arranging appointments; and
Organising seminars or other events for you to meet contacts and promote your company in the Irish market.
Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS).
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The European Insurance Forum
9th – 10th May 2013
European Operations Management Conference 2013
7th – 12th June 2013
Global Tax Policy Conference 2013
17th – 18th October 2013
UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows.
Federation of International Banks of Ireland Conference 2013
Marker Hotel, Dublin
17th September 2013
International Corporate Restructuring Summit 2013
National Convention Centre, Dublin
25th September 2013
Corporate Treasury & Cash Management Conference 2013
Gibson Hotel, Dublin
20th November 2013