LIT and Dell announce details of enterprise showcase for October

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

LIMERICK Institute of Technology have annouced details of the country’s largest enterprise showcase, which is to be held on Dell Ireland’s Limerick campus in October.

LIMERICK Institute of Technology have annouced details of the country’s largest enterprise showcase, which is to be held on Dell Ireland’s Limerick campus in October.

The Irish Innovation Showcase will feature over 150 companies exhibiting their products and services at the event, which is expected to attract 3,000 attendees.

The showcase is open to all businesses and to the public and it will be “an ideal opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to examine the market for their emerging companies” say organisers.

The event has evolved from the successful Mid-West Showcase run over the past five years, explained LIT president Dr Maria Hinfelaar.

“We have had five hugely successful events to date and the programme in place for this year’s showcase is by far the most dynamic and exciting so we are really looking forward to the event and what it can do for businesses,” she explained.

“We believe that the event will be an excellent opportunity for them to exhibit their products and services to potential customers and other business clients.

“Businesses will also get invaluable insight into what it takes to be a success as well as our new innovative element focussed on developing international markets,” she added.

Companies seeking to develop exports and trade with international markets will benefit from the addition to the showcase involving foreign embassy representatives from some of Ireland’s leading trade partners to give insight into doing business in their countries.

This part of the showcase is being organised by Limerick Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber president Gordon Kearney said: “We know that obtaining quality information on overseas markets is one of the biggest challenges firms face when they look to expand internationally”.

“For this reason we have been looking at bringing the embassies to the region so that they can inform businesses on how to access their markets.

“The showcase is the perfect opportunity for this as there is no other forum that draws together so many businesses which ensures that the initiative will have maximum impact,” he added.

Dell Limerick’s Executive Director Global Supply Chain and Site Leader Padraig Healy, said the company was delighted to host the showcase.

“Dell is delighted to once again partner with Limerick IT to host the Irish Innovation Showcase at our campus here in Limerick,” he said.

“Members of the Dell team will offer attendees advice. As part of this we will focus strongly on the role that technology can play in developing business ideas while also helping to minimise the investment required,” he said.

For more information on the event and to book a stand at the event, call 061-490152 or email innovation@lit.ie.