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Bruton leads trade and investment mission to India

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton today  departs on a five-day trade and investment mission to India involving 42 Irish companies and education institutions, organised by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. The intensive five days of business activity on the mission will cover three cities, Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai.

The schedule includes over 30 high-level meetings and events all focussed on two key aims – supporting Irish companies and education institutions to increase exports to India, and attracting investment and jobs into Ireland from key Indian companies. Included in the schedule are:

  • 16 events and meetings aimed at promoting Irish companies who are seeking to increase their exports in the Indian market
  • 9 one-on-one meetings with Indian companies considering locating in Ireland or already located here
  • 15 engagements with Indian media – targeting business media in particular – to promote Irish companies exporting to India as well as promoting Ireland as a destination for multinational investment
  • A meeting with Anand Sharma, Indian Government Minister for Commerce and Industry

Speaking before his departure Minister Bruton said:

Central to the Government’s plans for jobs and growth is driving an

export-led recovery, and in the past two years we have seen a turnaround in

employment in the exporting sectors of the economy.

Key growth markets such as India are particular targets. We have delivered

increases in the intensity of our programme of Ministerial-led trade

missions, and I am determined that through the intensive series of meetings

and events that we hold this week, we will help grow exports and investment

in this high-growth market and help create the jobs in Ireland we need.

Read the full press release here.