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Making sense of the Brexit supply chain – IEA unveils seminar series

[ February 15, 2018   //   ]

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) is holding events throughout 2018 in its Supply Chain Series. The initiative, in its second year, will focus on import and export challenges for manufacturers and service providers; offer solutions and practical support from logistics, trade finance experts and exporting companies; provide information around third country shipping and associated documentation as well as maximising opportunities with our air, road, sea and rail services.

There will be IEA Supply Chain Seminars in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Dundalk with case studies from local exporters, experts in industry standards, regulatory and compliance, as well as best practice advice across the supply chain by experts. Each seminar will incorporate critical breakout sessions on trade issues.

Four Exporters Roundtables, chaired by Patrick Daly, will be an an invitation only meeting for manufacturers to address some of the larger issues coming out of the seminars and webinars, as well as discussing local issues. They will include finance, logistics, transport, energy, and sectors food & drink, life sciences, ICT, energy and engineering – all of which will feed into IEA policy, training, consultancy services and member representation.

Multimodal Working Groups (formerly known as IEA Railfreight Group) and chaired by Howard Knott, will provide a platform to discuss the importance of multimodal partnering in the supply chain and associated opportunities and challenges.

Finally, 12 interactive online seminars will look at specific supply chain topics and include guest speakers on: AEO, trade finance, revenue recognition, invoice discounting, cashflow/working capital, customs awareness, Union Customs Code, revenue, GDPR, procurement, digital supply chain and Ireland as a location.

Schedule of IEA Supply Chain events for 2018:

Supply Chain Series Seminar
(with working groups)
Exporters Roundtables Supply Chain Webinars
§  7th March – Cork §  28th March– Sligo §  1st March [TBC]
§  26th April – Dundalk §  23rd May – Wexford §  12th March
§  28th September [TBC] – Limerick §  20th June – Galway §  16th April
§  28th November [TBC] – Dublin §  24th October – Athlone §  14th May
    §  18th June
    §  9th July
    §  30th July
    §  20th August
    §  10th September
    §  15th October
    §  19th November
    §  10th December