The EBAN Annual Congress is widely recognised as one of Europe’s largest international private investment & entrepreneurship events. The main EBAN Congress will run over 2 days, including Investor Led Workshops, Keynotes, pitching sessions, round table workshops etc.
EBAN Cork 2022 taking place in Cork in, Ireland is about People with a Purpose and Passion about Investing and Entrepreneurship collaborating together, learning from best practice to grow and succeed in the New Economy.
Cork Convention Bureau worked with the local organisers at the bid stage creating promotional material and helping with venue proposals and funding. Announced at an event in Brussels in November 2019, it was revealed that Cork would host the EBAN 2020 Congress welcoming more than 300 business leaders, early-stage investors, business angels, VCs, entrepreneurs, accelerators, seed funds and start-ups to Cork.
EBAN Cork 2022 will feature a series of insightful keynote speakers, panel discussions, networking opportunities, seminars and workshops. Investor and entrepreneur-led workshops will celebrate the benefits and advantages of collaboration between investors and entrepreneurs.
The panel discussions planned will explore topics such as impact investing and cross-border investments, focusing on leadership and authenticity, whilst the breakout sessions will challenge how new technology in the spheres of the life sciences, space, cybersecurity, agriculture, maritime and blockchain can shape the future.
Previously held in Helsinki, Malaga and Sofia, this annual event frequently attracts delegates from across the world who look forward to learning from and engaging with experienced company founders, entrepreneurs, successful investors and trailblazers in the start-up and scale-up arena.
The team at Cork Convention Bureau would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy and peaceful Christmas and we very much look forward to hosting you in the New Year.
Cork is Ireland’s second city, and according to Ireland’s latest projections is set to become the fastest growing city region in the country. Home to more than 150 foreign investors and employing over 40,000 people in the region, Cork is home to strong industry clusters in sectors such as pharma and life sciences, ICT and agri-food, with new clusters emerging in areas such as financial services, cyber-security and energy/marine.
More than 50 global technology companies have operations in both manufacturing and services, and many of these have their EMEA operations in Cork, hosting functions from supply chain to sales, technical support and finance, servicing multiple markets in the local language.
Cork not only acts as an international gateway to Europe for many global companies, but provides a stable political and thriving economic environment for international investors. Cork is well connected, with nine flights daily to London and regular daily flights to the hub airports of Amsterdam, Paris and Manchester.
The city also boasts the fastest broadband connectivity between the USA and Europe, with a 100 Gbit/s fibre network linking Cork to the east coast of the US.
Amongst the region’s strongest assets are the third-level institutes of University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology, both of which work closely with industry to provide highly-skilled graduates with relevant and professional qualifications. The city is home to more than 35,000 students, including international students from more than 100 countries, many of whom are pursuing postgraduate studies through some of more than 20 research centres located in the region.
Cork is in the middle of an exciting growth phase, with a steady stream of new gold LEED-standard, next-generation offices coming onstream in the next few years, with rental costs at around 50 per cent of the equivalent spaces in Dublin. There is a collaborative business environment in Cork and investors will find that there are good networks available, with people open to making introductions and referrals. Located only 20 minutes from the coast, Cork is known as the food capital of Ireland, and offers an excellent work-life balance.
Visit Cork to see for yourself!
This article was originally written and published in the Business Reporter. The original article can be found here.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual ‘Cork Convention Bureau Ambassador Awards’ 2019 on Tuesday last, 03rd December, at the Carrigaline Court Hotel to help us celebrate and honour each of our conference ambassadors who brought over €10M of business to Cork in 2019.
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Cork Conference Ambassador Awards
On Tuesday the 03rd of December the Cork Convention Bureau hosted their annual ‘Cork Convention Bureau Cork Conference Ambassador Awards’ at the Carrigaline Court Hotel.
This event is an opportunity to honour each of our conference ambassadors who brought over €10M of business to Cork in 2019, each international delegate is worth €1,600 to the local economy.
Special recognition was given to the CCB’s overall winners:
Orla and Michael secured the Smart Manufacturing Forum for Cork which took place in May 2019 on the CIT campus. This is a quarterly conference of the Industrial Internet Consortium, a consortium of over 200 member companies from all of the world.
Over the past 6 years Dr. Moore has been responsible for bringing a number of large conferences to Cork, most notable; All Hazards Forensic Conference in 2018, Smart Systems Integration Conference in 2017, CBRN and ISC with Prof. Jeremy Glennin in 2016.
Business Tourism is big business for Ireland. It is our most lucrative and highest yielding tourism sector. In fact, it’s worth €669m to the economy and supports 20,000 jobs.
Recognising the value of this business for Ireland, Cork Convention Bureau manages a very successful Conference Ambassador Programme, aimed at assisting those who are in a position to influence the choice of destination for their organisation or association’s next international meeting.
Find out more about the CCB’s Ambassador Programme here.
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