Ulster Bank has launched a series of business roadshows around the country, starting this Thursday in Cork.
The bank has teamed up with organisations such as the Irish Exporters Association and the Irish Independent for the support and networking events, to provide help for companies planning for 2016 and beyond.
Ulster Bank has a dedicated fund of €1.5bn available to lend to businesses in 2016, a 31%increase on last year.
As part of the 10 roadshows, there will be briefings from in-house experts on innovation, exporting, agriculture, sustainable growth, customer engagement and social media.
"Our teams around the country are really looking forward to meeting customers at the Business Roadshows," said managing director of Ulster Bank’s Commercial Banking Division, Eddie Cullen.
"We want to find out exactly what matters to them and help local businesses to develop ideas, discuss their lending needs and find out what we can do to help our customers achieve their ambitions."
Simon McKeever, chief executive, Irish Exporters Association said: "The Irish Exporters Association is delighted to team up with Ulster Bank on our regional seminar series.
"This series, each of which will focus on a key international market, provides a platform for driving the IEA’s regional growth and development strategy and marks the establishment of a number of IEA Regional Councils."
Here are the dates and venues for the roadshow:
The Importance of Cork to the Irish Export Industry - June 9 - Maryborough Hotel, Cork
The Importance of Galway to the Irish Export Industry - June 14 - Clayton Hotel, Galway
Food and Drink Manufacturing - August 23/24 - East Coast Bakehouse, Drogheda
Agriculture in the Digital Age - September 2 - Venue TBC, Kilkenny
Food and Drink Focus - September 8 - Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo
Achieving Sustainable Growth - September (date TBC) - Teelings, Dublin