County Kildare Chamber are embarking on a 5 day trade visit to Boston on Monday 30th September, the five day visit will see 14 companies join the Chamber on their second trade visit of the year, having previously visited Scotland in April. Joining this Chamber trade visit  include Kildare County Council, LEO Kildare and Maynooth University. With the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looming, this trade visit is happening at an ideal time for companies to explore opportunities in the United States.

Allan Shine, Chief Executive of the Chamber said, “Our trade mission to Boston is the first of a 5 year commitment of visiting Boston annually.  The Trade Mission, is part of our ongoing efforts to raise Kildare’s profile internationally, to improve the already-strong bilateral trade and investment linkages with Boston, and to provide a forum for Kildare companies active in the Boston area to develop their relationships with customers, partners, and other stakeholders. The Trade Mission is also part of our business agenda to increase the export market penetration and diversification of Kildare companies post Brexit.


Maureen Bergin, President of the Chamber said today, “Our trade mission next week facilitates the introduction of  high-level business contacts for Kildare suppliers spanning a number of key sectors.  During the trade mission, our aim is to promote Kildare and its world-class companies during a series of high level business engagements with private and public organisations.  We are also undertaking a series of engagements with representatives of the Irish business community in the region.  We are promoting Kildare as the location of choice for companies in Boston to explore when considering Ireland as their European Headquarters”. 


Highlight of the week is the Chamber’s Kildare Diaspora Dinner which is in association with Kildare County Council.  Over 40 key stakeholders from Boston will join the delegation from Kildare at an exclusive dinner aimed at promoting Kildare as a key destination for companies in Boston to invest in.