Internationalisation – expanding into new overseas markets

Pinnacle Programme - Bob Etchingham - Crowe Horwath Ireland

Session Two: Internationalisation – expanding into new overseas markets

with guest speaker Bob Etchingham, CEO of Applegreen.

Crowe Horwath, in association with Dublin Chamber, will be hosting the second session of the SME Pinnacle Programme on October 19. During this roundtable discussion guest speaker Bob Etchingham will share insights into:

  • Developing a strategy for international expansion
  • Steps to identify and evaluate potential of new markets
  • Approach to managing and maximising international operations

John Byrne, Crowe Horwath Tax Partner will provide a brief overview of the implications of international tax on setting up overseas operations.

John will also be joined by special guest Hugo Everaerd, Managing Partner, International Tax, Crowe Horwath Foederer, Netherlands, who will outline the attractiveness of the Netherlands as an option for businesses looking to gain an overseas foothold into the EU.

  • Date: Thursday 19 October, 2017
  • Time: 12.30 – 14.00
  • Location: Crowe Horwath, Marine House, Clanwilliam Place, Dublin 2

This innovative support programme is built around a series of interactive lunchtime networking and thought leadership sessions for owner-managers of Irish SMEs. To find out more about this programme contact David Cairnduff, Crowe Horwath or Aoife Rice Murphy, Dublin Chamber.

The Pinnacle Programme Autumn series events:

September 14 – How to attract and retain great talent with guest speaker Bob Lee, Founding Director of A Great Place to Work UK & Ireland

Oct 19 – Internationalisation strategies with guest speaker Bob Etchingham, CEO Applegreen

Nov 9 – Business scaling strategies with guest speaker Brody Sweeney, CEO Camile Thai

Nov 30 – Managing a family business with guest speaker Caroline Keeling, CEO Keelings

Download the full schedule of events:

SME Pinnacle Programme - Crowe Horwath Ireland

Robert Etchingham – Chief Executive Officer

Bob Etchingham founded Applegreen in 1992 after working for Esso in the Republic of Ireland and the UK for over 10 years. Mr Etchingham has over 30 years’ experience in the retail fuel market and founded the Group with a clear strategic vision of the Group’s position in the market. He led the rapid growth in the Group’s site numbers in recent years, capitalising on the opportunities presented during the recession in Ireland and Great Britain. He has a Master’s Degree in Economics from University College Dublin.

Crowe Horwath

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