The Embassy works to pursue opportunities to enhance the political and economic relationship between Ireland and Switzerland that will deliver economic growth and jobs, maintain and enhance links with our Irish diaspora, and promote Ireland and the Irish Arts
The Embassy works with Irish state agencies to:
The Embassy works closely with Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia, Tourism Ireland and the IDA along with other state agencies to promote trade, tourism and inward investment. We can:
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 covers Switzerland from its office in Milan.
Enterprise Ireland (EI) is the government organisation responsible for developing and growing Irish enterprises in world markets. Enterprise Ireland covers Switzerland from its office in Germany. Enterprise Ireland also has a network of nine regional offices throughout Ireland and over 30 international locations.
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 Zurich.
Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency) is responsible for attracting and developing foreign investment. IDA Ireland covers Switzerland from its offices in France and Germany.
The Embassy is delighted to support the Irish Business Network which brings together Irish people active in a range of business sectors in Switzerland. The Network has over 500 members in three chapters - Zurich, Basel and the Suisse romand. The Irish Business Network works closely with the Embassy and the State Agencies to promote trade and economic engagement between Ireland and Switzerland. New members can join via the Irish Business Network website.