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Newry Chamber and Dundalk Chamber are hosting a major conference in March, focusing on Building The Cross-Border Economy Post-Brexit.

The event will be held in the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa on Wednesday 11 March 2020 and will focus on the impact of the future trading relationship for the border region post-Brexit and provide a range of practical advice and support for border businesses. 

Pictured at the launch of conference at InterTradeIreland HQ in Newry are Riona McCoy, Senior Enterprise Development Officer at Local Enterprise Office Louth, Aidan Callan, Network Manager at Dundalk Chamber Skillnet, Jessica Kane, Chamber Development Executive at Newry Chamber, Cllr. Charlie Casey, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Paddy Malone, Dundalk Chamber, Deirdre Maguire, Brexit Manager at InterTradeIreland and Colm Shannon, CEO of Newry Chamber.
Pictured at the launch of conference at InterTradeIreland HQ in Newry are, fro left: Riona McCoy, Senior Enterprise Development Officer at Local Enterprise Office Louth, Aidan Callan, Network Manager at Dundalk Chamber Skillnet, Jessica Kane, Chamber Development Executive at Newry Chamber, Cllr. Charlie Casey, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Paddy Malone, Dundalk Chamber, Deirdre Maguire, Brexit Manager at InterTradeIreland and Colm Shannon, CEO of Newry Chamber.

More than 250 people have already registered to attend this high-profile conference. The programme includes a Keynote Address from Oliver Mangan, Chief Economist at AIB, who will examine the Economic Outlook and What a Future EU/UK Trade Deal will mean for businesses. 

Speaking ahead of the conference, President of Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, Emma Marmion said “The UK’s Exit from the EU will present new challenges for businesses operating within the cross-border economy. Newry and Dundalk are central to the economic corridor between Dublin and Belfast and our businesses make a significant contribution to the All Island Economy. This cross-border conference will provide a timely update for businesses on the challenges and support available for businesses post-Brexit.”

Highlighting the importance of the conference to border businesses, President of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, Pat McCormick said “Our objective is to demonstrate the strength of cooperation that exists within the border economy. Cooperation has been central to the economic success of the Dundalk and Newry region. Our businesses need to plan for the future trading relationship post-Brexit. The conference programme includes a number of key specialists who will provide practical advice and support for border businesses.”

The conference is supported by IntertradeIreland, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Louth County Council, Local Enterprise Office Louth and Dundalk Chamber Skillnet. 

MC for the conference will be the Broadcaster and Journalist, Mark Simpson.

The conference is FREE to attend and spaces can be booked via Eventbrite or alternatively: 

Newry Chamber – WWW.NEWRYCHAMBER.COM

Dundalk Chamber – WWW.DUNDALK.IE

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