International Diaspora Strategy Workshop

NUI Maynooth, Ireland 27-01-09

Stephen Hughes Director-Northern Europe Enterprise Ireland

Agenda        Enterprise Ireland What do we want out of Networks What do we do to support Networks How many networks are we involved in What works best for networks How do we measure success Case Studies .

Enterprise Ireland  To accelerate the development of world-class Irish companies to achieve strong positions in global markets resulting in increased national and regional prosperity.     New export sales of €4bn Company R&D spend High potential start-ups Growing companies of scale .

What do we want out of Networks        Access to buyers and decision makers Access to market influencers Inward investment ex-pats Access to knowledge and capability Connections to centres of excellences Credibility for us and clients Value for network members .

What do we do to support networks        Financial Secretariat and secretarial Access to Government and VIPs Project Management Technology Connections to other Networks PR .

Community etc . Cultural.How Many networks are we involved in  60+  32 : Irish Business Networks : Office Networks  100’s : Associations. Sporting.

What works best for networks        Sector or industry aligned Focused events and activities Small or no committee (Advisory Board) Defined objectives and or business plan Connecting to others Executive management Focus on our clients .

How do we measure success       Achievement of business wins Strengthening of our client capability Client engagement Inward investment HPSU’s ROI Developmental – client. EI. Ireland Inc .

Techlink UK – Ireland .

Fill These Boots .

Irish Professional Network .

Other Networks       I.I.N – International Irish Business Network Irish Embassy Organisations and Associations Irish Directors in the UK Regional Groups Company Networks .B.

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