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Monday 23 October 2017

Making it their business

FIRST EVER EXPO OF ITS KIND FOR LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS

CONOR CULLEN

WEXFORD's business community put its best foot forward at the county's first ever Business Exchange Expo last Wednesday.

There were 95 local businesses represented at the one-day event in White's Hotel, which attracted a good flow of visitors throughout the day.

A variety of sectors were represented, including finance, information technology, graphic design, human resources, tourism, marketing and security.

There was everything from vets to architects and printers to hotels providing potential business opportunities for the hundreds of visitors that made their way to White's Hotel.

The expo, themed 'Powering Wexford for Growth', was designed to bring buyers and sellers face to face in one convenient location to do business, according to Wexford Chamber, who organised the event in conjunction with County Wexford Enterprise Board.

Throughout the day visitors and exhibitors also availed of free expert seminars on a range of topics including, sales strategies, designing services to grow your business and green business practices. The Irish Times' Economics Editor, Dan O'Brien, gave a talk entitled 'Economic recovery: when and how?'

' The Expo was a huge success in terms of businesses attracting new customers and generating sales leads,' said Madeleine Quirke, CEO of Wexford Chamber.

'Without a doubt for many businesses exhibiting it was their most productive day of work this year. It is important that all businesses particularly the SME sector start to make their presence felt by attending all types of events such as seminars, conferences and tradeshows.

' There is no substitute for meeting people face-to-face to explore opportunities,' said Ms Quirke.

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