Silicon Valley is coming to Cork “The Gathering 2013″
Cork is to hold the first major business event of “The Gathering 2013″
2013 is the year of “The Gathering” and Dublin kicked off the celebrations on New Years Eve with a fireworks display in St. Stephen’s Green followed by a New Year’s Eve concert in College Green. This year long celebration of all things Irish is a fantastic opportunity to attract those seasoned investors and show them exactly what the Irish have to offer. Communities and organisations throughout Ireland will showcase the very best of Irish culture, tradition, sport, fun and of course business.
However, while Dublin kicked off the celebrations it is Cork that will host the first major business event of “The Gathering 2013” on January 21st and 22nd. The Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) Silicon Valley roll into town with Craig Barrett (Former Intel CEO) leading a delegation of some of the top Irish-American and Irish business people in Silicon Valley to Ireland as part of the Irish Technology Leadership Group’s (ITLG) annual crusade to Ireland and “The Gathering 2013”. The two day event will be hosted by Cork Chamber of Commerce, Cork City Council, University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology in venues across the city. It will consist of keynote presentations, panel debates and company showcases and will see top executives, entrepreneurs and venture capital investors operating in Silicon Valley, Hollywood and US East Coast, meet some of Ireland’s top technology and innovative companies. Many companies in the fields of biotech, renewable energies, cloud and mobile technologies among others have been invited to pitch their business ideas to the international delegation of investors.
“It is great to see an event such as this coming to Cork and it is a vote of confidence by US industry leaders in the region. We have a strong base of technological companies involved in the production and design of innovative ICT products in the Cork area from large scale operations such as EMC to recent arrivals such as Hittite. It is important that local industry supports the event in great numbers”.
Ken Murphy (Director of CareerWise Recruitment)
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