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Enviro Expo 08 launch

21 February 2008

ENVIRO EXPO 08 was officially opened yesterday, Wednesday 20th February, by Cllr Michael Cole, Mayor of Newry & Mourne and Cllr Jimmy Mulroy, Chairman of Louth County Council.

ENVIRO EXPO 08 was the sixth consecutive show in the highly successful EXPO series that has assisted many companies in developing cross border trade and partnerships. Organised through the Border Vision Environmental Technologies Cluster the event built on previous years’ successes and continues to establish the east border region as a hub of environmental activity, potential and opportunity.

Over 50 exhibitors successfully showcased their products and services to an all-island audience and many lucrative business deals were secured. The event attracted industrial, commercial and domestic visitors keen to explore the range of alternative energy and environmental solutions on display.

The event was also the platform for the launch of ECO REGION, an industry led initiative that aims to establish the region as a Centre of Excellence. Paul McCormack challenged EXPO exhibitors to engage with ECO REGION, which will focus on strategically linking environmental technologies, renewable energies and environmental solutions supported by research and development, education, incubation and workspace.

Other keynote speakers included:

§ Paul McCormack, Border Vision Programme Manager
§ John MacMahon, Chairman, Newry & Mourne Enterprise Agency
§ Aidan Gough, Policy Director InterTradeIreland
§ Des Fegan, EU Programmes Manager, Co-operation Ireland
§ Frances Caherty Assistant Director, Southern Regional College

Pictured at the launch is Cllr Terry Brennan Chairman of EBR and Mr Martin Patterson EBR Development Officer.

For further information please contact Annmarie O’Kane in Newry & Mourne Enterprise Agency on aokane@nmea.net or telephone (NI) 028 30267011, (ROI) 048 30267011

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