Business Development & Trade Mission to Ireland & UK

Ireland, UK

03 Dec 2018

07 Dec 2018

Business Development & Trade Mission to Ireland & UK


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Ireland Market Information    UK Market Information


Mission Overview

The Florida Chamber of Commerce will be leading a Business Development and Trade Mission to Dublin, Ireland and London, United Kingdom. This mission will provide Florida businesses with the opportunity to meet with potential customers and partners who will build your understanding and export capability in two very dynamic markets.

What You Can Expect

The combination of opportunities will provide participants with access to and strategies for expanding their business in the Irish and UK markets.  Participants will be able to meet with companies through business to business (b2b) matchmaking appointments, network during various seminars and events as well as gain valuable market access insight through sessions with industry and business associations.


Registration Fees:

  • $1,500 – registration fee per participant for both cities (*B2B matchmaking fee separate)
  • $750 – registration fee for one city or an additional company participant *
  • $500 – registration fee for spouse (include some transportation and networking events)

NOTE: B2B matchmaking fee is not included in the registration fee.

Expenses for travel, transportation, lodging, some meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.  Hotel Room Block information is TBD.


Hotel Information

Herbert Park Hotel
Ballsridge, Dublin 4, DO4 R2T2, Ireland
Cost: €165  (EU) for single occupancy, €185 (EU) for double occupancy
*All prices include breakfast and tax

London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP, United Kingdom
Cost: £299 (GBP) a night
*All prices include breakfast and tax

To book a room under the Chamber’s block please contact: Chesi Stanfield, Express Travel,  at 305-341-1200 ext 222


Mission Agenda (Subject to Change)


Saturday, December 1, 2018 (Dublin, Ireland)

Recommended Travel Day


Sunday, December 2, 2018 (Dublin, Ireland)

Free For Your Own Appointments 


Monday, December 3, 2018 (Dublin, Ireland)

One-on-One Business Matchmaking Throughout the Day 

Commercial Briefing by the U.S. Embassy 

Higher Education Roundtable Hosted by Guinness Enterprise Centre

Welcome Reception at Guinness Storehouse


Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (Dublin, Ireland)

One-on-One Business Matchmaking Throughout the Day 

Seminar: “Florida as Your Business Partner” 

Luncheon with the Dublin Business Community

  • Guest Speaker: Barry O’Sullivan, President of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland for 2018 & Global Manufacturing Lead – Contact Lenses, Johnson & Johnson Vision
    Partners: AmCham Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, IDA, Dublin Chamber of Commerce

Seminar: “Export Markets: Florida, Your Partner in the U.S.”

Reception at Dublin City Hall 

  • Special Guest: Lord Mayor Nial Ring


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (Dublin, Ireland – London, U.K.)

Depart to London, U.K. 

“Welcome to London” Luncheon with London Business Community

One-on-One Business Matchmaking Throughout the Day 

Reception at U.S. Embassy(In  Partnership with Leadership Florida, VISIT FLORIDA and Enterprise Florida)


Thursday, December 6, 2018 (London, U.K.)

One-on-One Business Matchmaking Throughout the Day 

Seminar: “Florida as Your Business Partner” Ι Hosted by Reed Smith

Seminar: “Florida, Your Partner in Space”

Florida State University – London Study Center Campus Tour

Conversation of Future U.S.-UK Relations

Seminar: “Florida as Your Logistics Hub”

Higher Education Roundtable 

Closing Reception

Conclusion of Mission


Friday, December 7, 2018 & Saturday, December 8, 2018 (London, U.K.)

Delegates Depart on Their Own (see Ebook for transportation options and suggestions for departure)