Global Ireland Trade Mission – November 2023

Overview
  • The Global Ireland initiative of the Irish government aims for Ireland to double its impact and influence in the world by 2025. An important pillar of this initiative is Ireland’s continued commitment to build a mutually beneficial two-way economic relationship with Canada.
  • As part of this initiative, Dara Calleary, Ireland’s Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, will lead a trade mission to Canada from November 6-9, centred on the significant business relationship between the two countries.
  • During his visit to Canada, Minister Calleary will host a series of roundtable discussions with Irish companies making a significant impact in the Canadian market, including:
    • Launching an Ireland-Canada Construction Network and meeting with innovative Irish construction companies helping deliver multi-million dollar projects.
    • Unveiling a multi-million dollar deal between Moffett Engineering, an automated storage system provider, and their new customer, YaYa Foods, in Toronto to signal Moffett’s entry into the North American market.
    • Meeting with Enterpryze, a business management platform, who have established a new presence in Canada with plans to rapidly expand their team.
    • Hosting a discussion on Digital Transformation in Government with Diona, who provide solutions to health and human services agencies.
    • Visiting customers of Combilift and their Canadian partner Leaviit Machinery in British Columbia.
  • Canada is a top 10 global market for Irish companies, representing an excellent opportunity for Irish businesses with low trade barriers, business-friendly culture and openness to new innovation in products and services.
  • Canada offers a valuable gateway to the North American market for Irish entrepreneurs and established businesses.
About Enterprise Ireland
  • Enterprise Ireland is the Irish government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. Enterprise Ireland works to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets.
  • There are approximately 300 Enterprise Ireland client companies regularly exporting to Canada. More than 60 have established local presences in Canada, employing up to 7,500 people here.
  • Enterprise Ireland-backed company exports to Canada increased to record levels in 2022, reaching an all-time high of €452 million, representing growth of 11% YOY.
  • In the last three years, Enterprise Ireland has seen 25 Irish companies set up new direct presences across Canada, expanding into key areas such as digital technologies, industrial tech, high-tech construction, fintech, agtech and education.
  • Irish companies that have invested in Canada include Fenergo, CRH, Morgan McKinley, Kerry Group, Swoop Funding, Kingspan, Bimeda Keywords, ICON, Ocuco, Leading Edge and many more.
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