Trade Mission to Romania & Bulgaria

Thu 24th Feb 2011

Stephen Barker, Business Development Manager at Mallon Technology, has recently attended a trade mission to Romania and Bulgaria in November 2010.

Accompanied by Invest NI, eight companies packed their bags to head off on the trade mission. Invest NI’s trade support consultancy helped set up face-to-face meetings with potential customers and partners, where translation services were provided as required.

Setting out with a few select products and services in mind that, as a company, we wanted to promote in Eastern Europe, we have made numerous valuable contacts and have generated useful leads for potential business through this very successful venture.

Having gained previous experience in the European market, particularly in Finland and Hungary, the trade mission gave us an insight into the potential markets and partnering opportunities available in Romania and Bulgaria and provided direct access to key procurement decision makers.

Invest NI trade director Dr Vicky Kelly said: “Over the past two years, we’ve also seen many of these newcomers to exporting, as well as established exporters, secure worthwhile business that has encouraged them to look at other opportunities abroad. There are excellent opportunities in global markets for companies of all sizes and sectors provided they really want to grow their business and are prepared to invest the time.”