Doing Business with Ireland
How we can help.
At the Embassy, we work closely with Irish state agencies to promote trade, tourism and inward investment.
We work closely with key Irish state agencies to promote trade, tourism and inward investment.
The Embassy works with Irish state agencies to:
- Promote Ireland's trade and investment objectives
- Promote Irish exports
- Promote Irish food, culture, heritage and tradition
- Promote Ireland as a tourism destination
Working with state agencies in Norway
The Embassy often receives queries from Irish companies or individuals about business in Norway. Once a query is received, we work closely with the relevant state agency to provide the best advice and assistance. We also seek out commercial opportunities for Irish businesses and key Irish sectors within Norway. With the assistance of the agencies we aim to:
- Support Irish companies who want to find and access new markets and help with resolving commercial difficulties where possible
- Provide general advice on doing business locally and, through our network of contacts, pursue export and investment opportunities that will benefit Ireland
- Work to secure market access for Irish products in key sectors.
Working with the right expertise in relevant state agencies is part of our successful strategy.
The Irish Food Board, known as Bord Bia, acts as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers and existing and potential customers throughout the world. Bord Bia has a network of overseas offices and is represented in Norway from their office in Stockholm. You can follow Bord Bia on Twitter.
Enterprise Ireland (EI) is the government organisation responsible for developing and growing Irish enterprises in world markets. Enterprise Ireland has an office in Stockholm from which it covers Norway. It also has a network of nine regional offices throughout Ireland and over 30 international locations. Follow Enterprise Ireland Nordics on Twitter.
Tourism Ireland markets the island of Ireland as a holiday destination overseas. It devises and implements world-class marketing programmes and provides industry partners with opportunities to market their own products and services alongside Tourism Ireland overseas. Tourism Ireland has an office in Copenhagen that covers the Nordic market. You can find Tourism Ireland on Facebook and also on Twitter.
IDA Ireland is Ireland's inward promotion agency. The agency works with foreign companies to secure new investment and collaborates with existing foreign investors in Ireland to help expand and develop their businesses. IDA Ireland covers Norway from its offices in London, Frankfurt and Paris. Follow IDA Ireland on Twitter.
Business Networks in Norway
The Embassy has setup a networking forum for those Irish business people working in Norway. It's linked to the Irish Professional Nordic Network-IPNN group on LinkedIn and you can request to join this group via a LinkedIn profile. This is a forum where Irish business people in Norway and Norwegians with strong Irish links can meet, create contacts and attend relevant presentations by guest speakers. This is a free event and all those interested are welcome.
The Embassy also has a very strong working relationship with the Norwegian-Irish Business Association, which was established in 1994 as a forum and network for companies, organisations and private persons interested in strengthening the business relationship between Ireland and Norway. If you wish to make contact with NIBA, please use the following link.
The network is particularly interested in expanding its contacts with Norwegian businesses in all sectors of the economy.