Brexit – The Future for Border Businesses

A major cross border conference, jointly hosted by Newry and Dundalk Chambers, will focus on Brexit – The Future of Border Businesses. The event which will be in the Carrickdale Hotel on Wednesday 13th March, will focus on providing a range of practical advice and support for border businesses on issues such as tax, customs, transport and logistics, as well as HR issues.

More than 300 people have already registered to attend this high-profile conference, which will be opened by an Irish Government Minister. It will also feature a keynote address on the border economy, from Dr Martina Lawless, Associate Research Professor at the Economic & Social Research Institute

Speaking at the launch of the conference, President of the Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade, Paul Convery said: “The clock is rapidly ticking towards the Article 50 deadline of 29th March. With the expectation that UK Prime Minister, Theresa May will table her latest deal before Westminster on the 12th March, this conference will provide a timely update for local businesses.

Highlighting the importance of the conference to border businesses, Dundalk Chamber of Commerce President, Pat McCormick said: “Our objective is to demonstrate the strength of cooperation that exists within the border economy despite the challenges of Brexit. Businesses need to plan ahead. The conference programme includes a number of key specialists who will provide practical advice and support for border businesses.”

Paddy Malone PRO Dundalk Chamber stressed the need for businesses to attend so that their Brexit Plans can be developed and enhanced in what is an extremely difficult business environment. Customer and supplier chains need to be critically examined along with currency exposure.

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

MC for the conference will be the BBC’s Mark Simpson.