Dunbia Managing Director, Matthew Dobson was a key speaker at the annual Northern Ireland – Netherlands Trade & Export Dinner which took place in Titanic Belfast tonight.

The Northern Ireland – Netherlands Trade and Export Society (NI-NL) is a forum aimed at encouraging and stimulating export trade between Northern Ireland and The Netherlands.

NI-NL’s Mission is “to proactively assist in developing Partnerships in Trade, Enterprise & Investment between Northem Ireland and The Netherlands”

Speaking at the event, Matthew Dobson commented: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak at the NI-NL Trade Dinner which is very important to Dunbia.  Dunbia trades in 36 countries worldwide and has a well-established relationship with the Netherlands.  It stands as our 2nd largest export market which was consolidated further last year with the announcement of a Joint venture between Dunbia and Shannon Meats whose networks and infrastructures are allowing us to access new customers in the retail and wholesale trade in Holland and Benelux countries.”

The dinner was an opportunity to develop and establish links with existing and new partners in NI and the Netherlands.




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