Irish Exporters Association launches its 2023 Export Series Programme

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The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) along with partners Rhenus Logistics, Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail, and Fleet Transport Magazine launched its 2023 Export Series Programme with a significant focus on the sustainability challenges faced by businesses.

The IEA Export Series will support exporters and importers to better understand and prepare for incoming sustainability regulations and policies and ensure future trade compliance. With sustainability becoming an integral part of international trade, exporters and importers alike must now ensure they have a strong plan to make their operations sustainable, both in Ireland and throughout their supply chains abroad, and the 2023 Export Series’ will support companies commence the transition to more sustainable business practices within their businesses and across their supply chains.

Building on the success of previous years, the 2023 Export Series is a year-long programme, which consists of 5 educational webinars, 2 events, 4 stakeholder meetings, 20 network meetings, 4 newsletters and 2 c-suite tailored events.

Commenting at the event Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association, said: “The IEA Export Series provides a key platform to engage, educate and inform the International Trading community on issues of direct relevance. We are delighted to again partner with Rhenus Logistics, Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail and Fleet Transport Magazine in rolling out our Export Series 2023. We appreciate our partner’s continuous commitment to the IEA. Our year long programme of activities allows us to keep our fingers on the pulse of the key issues impacting Irish Exporters. We work hard to address the challenges faced by our members, engaging with relevant representatives consistently to achieve credible solutions. I look forward to another successful year ahead for the IEA and for our partners.”

Declan Sinnott, Managing Director, Rhenus Logistics Ltd, added: “Rhenus Logistics is delighted to continue its support of the IEA Export Series in 2023. The series has proven to be a beneficial platform for companies to demonstrate true innovation and collaboration. It also allows for knowledge sharing between businesses to better equip them to withstand future challenges. We look forward to supporting IEA members for the year ahead.”

Glenn Carr, Director of Commercial Business Units at Irish Rail – Rosslare Europort, stated: “The Irish Exporters Association’s Export Series offers an opportunity for us to highlight the work of our Rail Freight, Navigator Road Agency, and Rosslare Europort businesses. We are delighted to once again partner with the IEA in sponsoring this series of exciting events and for the opportunity to promote Rosslare Europort as the gateway port to Europe and the UK.”

Jarlath Sweeney, Group Editor at Fleet Transport Magazine, said: “The IEA Export Series provides businesses with a great opportunity to share ideas while also keeping abreast of issues relevant to supply chains and logistics. Having a series of events throughout the year allows companies to understand and echo the importance of sustainability in business – particularly in terms of transport, logistics and distribution. Businesses will continue to find the Export Series an invaluable resource this year.”

Pictured L-R at the Launch of the Irish Exporters Association’s Export Series: Jarlath Sweeney (Fleet Transport), Kasia Steyn (Iarnród Éireann-Irish Rail Freight), Simon McKeever (Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association), Caroline Kelleher (Shannon Airport Group), and Declan Sinnott (Rhenus Logistics).