Working in Overseas Markets

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

10.20      Tea/Coffee

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