Manufacturing trade event announced for Munster SMEs

Supply Network Shannon (SNS) has announced details of an exhibition and trade show for small and medium sized manufacturing businesses and sub-contractors in the Munster Region.

The SNS Manufacturing Exhibition (SME) will take place on 29 May in Westpark, Shannon Co. Clare, and is being supported by SMILE, ULearning Skillnet, Enterprise Ireland (EI), and the County Enterprise Boards and Local Authorities in Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Kerry.

Organisers say the exhibition will be attended by buyers from around Munster and elsewhere throughout Ireland, as well as companies and individuals seeking manufacturing and sub-contractors.

The event will also feature seminars by Ulearning Skillnet on a range of issues including Resource and Process Efficiency, Supply Chain Management and Innovation Management, while a SMILE Resource Exchange event will demonstrate how the exchanging of resources between businesses can help SME's save money, reduce waste going to landfill and develop new business.

Launching the details of the upcoming event, Shannon-based Senator and SME operator Tony Mulcahy said: "This event is a wonderful idea and will help to showcase the wealth of quality manufacturing operators and sub-contractors in the Munster Region as well as win new business win business manufacturers and sub supply contractors. The event will be of interest to all manufacturing sectors, including avionics, electronics and precision engineering."

"The manufacturing sector is one that has shown potential for real growth despite the difficult operating environment. I believe that the recent transfer of enterprise functions in the Shannon Region over to Enterprise Ireland and the IDA will prove beneficial to the local manufacturing sector in the months and years ahead.

According to Chairman of Supply Network Shannon and Owner Manager of Limerick-based iqFix, Mark O'Sullivan: "SNS has long been associated with business development for its members and with the support of SNS Members, event partners, and Government and Local Government Agencies, we hope that we can generate business for our exhibitors, provide invaluable local sources to buyers and assist in the economic development of the region".

Mr. O'Sullivan added: "The format of the event is a table top exhibition of manufacturing companies in the Munster Region coupled with seminars in Process & Resource Efficiency, via Supply Network Shannon, ULearning Skillnet & SPeco Services, as well as a SMILE Resource Exchange event. We have engaged with buyers in and outside the Region to create a 'meet the buyer' style event to promote business development."

Companies and individuals interested in attending SME or exhibiting at the event are requested to contact Lorraine O'Meara of Supply Network Shannon at For more visit

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