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Irish Trade Mission to Canada

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Ireland's Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton will be in Toronto as part of an Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission November 7-9, 2012.

Minister Bruton and 30 Irish companies will be in Toronto and available for media interviews. Several of these companies have won notable Canadian customers and created Irish-Canadian business partnerships; nine have established a presence in the GTA in 2012.

There are 58 Irish firms with 65 branches in Canada, employing over 5700 Canadians. 250 Irish companies are selling goods and services into Canada spanning a wide range of sectors including telecoms, financial services and consumer retail. Canada receives almost 25% of Ireland's foreign direct investment abroad, while Ireland is the fifth largest recipient of Canadian investment.

WHEN Thursday, November 8, 12.00pm - 1.45pm
                       -- Registration:  11:30
                       -- Lunch: 12:00
                       -- Minister's Keynote:  1:15pm
INTERVIEW & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Keynote from Minister Bruton talking about how:
  • Ireland is emerging from the global economic downturn with a strong focus on innovation, enterprise and exports.
  • Canada is a priority market under the Government's trade strategy.
  • Irish companies' exports to Canada are up 93% over the last five years.

Irish companies such as:
  • ZOLKc: partnering with Toronto-based BaAM Productions to bring revolutionary technology to the tourism industry.
  • Lifes2Good: partnering with McCaughey Consumer Products to bring health and beauty products Viviscal and Micro Pedi to leading Canadian drug and grocery chains.
  • Millmount Healthcare: announcing business with a leading Toronto pharmaceutical company.
  • FEXCO: announcing a partnership to bring FEXCO's dynamic foreign exchange solution to the Canadian market.
  • Lincor: delivering digital entertainment platforms for over 600 new patients in Canadian hospitals.
  • SaaS Markets: launching a rich 1300-item App store for Canadian entrepreneurs.
WHERE Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Upper Canada Room
100 Front Street West, Toronto
RSVP or (416) 929-8253

About Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland (EI) is the trade and technology development arm of the Government of Ireland. It is responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.  EI has a presence in over 30 international locations including Toronto, and they work with leading Irish enterprises to help them win export sales in global markets to drive sustainable economic growth, and increase employment in Ireland.



SOURCE: Enterprise Ireland

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Please contact BlueSky Communications - Julie McCarthy, (416) 929-8253, or Cindy Kelly, (416) 999-6499,

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