This month, we marked a significant milestone in our agency’s history as we celebrated our 25th anniversary at the Enterprise Ireland Summit. The celebrations took place from the 17th to the 21st of April. The Enterprise Ireland A/NZ team travelled back to Ireland for a week of events, including launching our new company logo and branding, our 2022 Annual Business Results, and the Meet the Markets Event.
The highlight of the week was the Enterprise Ireland Summit on the 19th of April, where over 800 businesspeople, investors, and other stakeholders from the Enterprise Ireland network gathered to celebrate the achievements of Irish indigenous industry over the past 25 years and to plan the next steps of their internationalisation journey.
Other events included the Meet the Markets Event and Start Up Showcase. During the Meet the Markets Event the Enterprise Ireland A/NZ team and our colleagues conducted hundreds of face-to-face meetings with clients to discuss their future growth ambitions. On the 18th of April, the 600-strong audience at the Start-Up Showcase heard insights from successful company founders on how they overcame challenges and achieved their growth ambitions.
During the Enterprise Ireland Summit, our CEO Leo Clancy announced our Annual Business Results for 2022. Exports from Enterprise Ireland-backed client companies increased by 19% to a record €32.1 bn. Exports to the Asia-Pac region increased by 11% to €2.37 bn. These achievements are a testament to the resilience and determination of our client companies.
The week-long celebration of Irish enterprise culminated with the Business Leaders Conference, where the audience heard inspiring stories from Irish companies on what they have achieved, how they scaled their businesses, and where the opportunities and challenges lie ahead within the international environment.
We are proud of our achievements in the past 25 years and are committed to helping Irish companies succeed globally. We look forward to sharing more updates with you in the future. Thank you for your continued support!