Working in Overseas Markets
Location: Malone House
Date: 21 September 2011
Half day seminar in Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Belfast at 9.30 to 12.30 on Wednesday 21 September 2011.
Over recent years the services sector has become an increasingly important part of the Northern Ireland economy and Invest NI is committed to providing the appropriate support to service businesses such as architectural practices that have the potential to trade in export markets.
The current economic downturn has had a significant impact on the majority of those involved in the local Construction Industry. Invest NI would like to engage with architects to give them an overview of the type of support which is available for those wishing to work in overseas markets. As part of this process the RSUA is hosting this joint seminar with Invest NI for the benefit of its members.
The seminar will include details of the requirements for becoming an Invest NI client, and an overview of Invest NI support services which have been developed to help architects gain entry to export markets.
09.30 Introduction and Overview of Invest NI Support Services – Dr Vicky Kell
09.45 Case Study – Ian McKnight
09.55 Exporting opportunities in Europe – Elaine Curran
10.10 Case Study – Stephen Douglas
10.50 Export opportunities in Saudi & India – Noel Johnston
11.05 Case Study – Paul Crowe
11.15 Questions and general discussion – Dr Vicky Kell
11.30 – 12.30 Opportunity to have one to one discussion with any of the speakers.
Dr Vicky Kell, Director of Trade & Development Services – Invest NI
Ian McKnight, Partner – Hackett Hall McKnight
Elaine Curran, Head of Europe Trade Team – Invest NI
Stephen Douglas, Director – Hall Black Douglas
Noel Johnston, Head of Asia Trade Team – Invest NI
Paul Crowe, Managing Director – Todd Architects
Cost £29.00 including VAT (PSS members £24.00 including VAT).
Cheques made payable to Royal Society of Ulster Architects