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Irish Tatler Working Lunch, a series of innovative networking seminars, will kick off in Hayfield Manor in Cork on Friday 27th March. Irish Tatler Working Lunch, is the brainchild of author, business woman and publisher Norah Casey. Hosted by Norah Casey herself and Irish Tatler editor Jessie Collins who will discuss a range of topics with top speakers including Millstreet native Caroline Dowling, President of Integrated Network Solutions at Flextronics and Jill Barrett, personal development and career coach.
Irish Tatler Working Lunch, a series of innovative networking seminars, will kick off in Hayfield Manor in Cork on Friday 27th March.
Irish Tatler Working Lunch, is the brainchild of author, business woman and publisher Norah Casey. Hosted by Irish Tatler editor Jessie Collins who will discuss a range of topics with top speakers including Millstreet native Caroline Dowling, President of Integrated Network Solutions at Flextronics and Jill Barrett, personal development and career coach.
The 2 hour session which will include a networking lunch, will focus on the theme of ‘Know Your Worth’ including topics on Money - the art of asking for what you deserve, Time - how to put value on yours, Self - conquering doubt to build ‘brand you’ and Expression - working your look to match your professional ambitions.
Following the success of the Irish Tatler Academy Conference, networking breakfasts and training seminars (in collaboration with the National College of Ireland) , Irish Tatler have added the new series of programs this year, each featuring inspirational women from a broad spectrum of backgrounds.
Speaking about the upcoming seminars, Norah commented, “Now, more than ever, we need to celebrate great women in Ireland from all different areas of life and ensure that women have inspirational female role models to succeed”.
The first Irish Tatler Working Lunch is sponsored by coaching and mentoring business ‘Transilient Coaching’ and willl take place on Friday the 27thof March at Hayfield Manor, Cork from 12 – 2pm. Tickets are priced at €45 (including booking fee, lunch and a goody bag) and are available for purchase at www.irishtatleracademy.com/working-lunches/ @irishtatler #WorkIT
The second Irish Tatler Working Lunch on the 17th April is taking place in the G Hotel in Galway.
~ 6,500 delegates worth €9.1m attracted to Cork in 2014 ~
Cork Convention Bureau is targeting an 8.5% increase in international conferences and events in Cork for 2015, with an estimated economic impact for the local economy of up to €10million in the year ahead. This follows on from an extremely positive 2014, which generated over €9.1m worth of business for the Cork region— up by more than €1m on 2013.
Cork Convention Bureau, which helps secure conference and convention business for Cork, announced the projected growth rate for the year ahead at a briefing for their members and stakeholders, all of whom work or support the meetings, conferences and events market in Cork, which was held at Gresham Metropole.
This substantial year on year growth is expected to increase significantly post 2018 once the new 6,000 seater Events Centre is built, as it will have a hugely positive influence on securing future bids for Cork, according to Cork Convention Bureau.
Seamus Heaney, Chairman of Cork Convention Bureau, said, “Cork is steadily increasing its share of the conference and events business and indicators are that this growth will continue to improve year on year.”
Mr. Heaney also announced that 68% of those surveyed by Cork Convention Bureau recently said they had the potential to bring an international conference or event to Cork. This development offers huge opportunities for business tourism in the region, prompting Cork Convention Bureau to call on everyone to consider their connections and potential to bring international conventions and conferences to Cork.
Over the past year, Cork Convention Bureau attended many international shows to promote Cork, and meetings were attended and organised throughout the UK and mainland Europe and a number of inbound familiarization trips also took place.
Cork Convention Bureau hosted its #CorkInDublin event at Powerscourt Townhouse this week to highlight all that Cork has to offer as a destination for international conferences, meetings and events, and to actively target companies and agencies in Dublin who have the potential to bring such business to Cork.
The guests that attended are responsible for bringing more than 100,000 international business tourism delegates into Ireland each year and included over 70 Professional Conference Organisers, Destination Management Companies, Event Management Companies and large corporations. Minister Kathleen Lynch also attended the evening.
Cork Convention Bureau highlighted key new developments in the Cork region, including new conference venues, airline routes and tourism offerings. The new 6,000 seater Cork Events Centre, which is scheduled to open in 2018, was very much highlighted on the night. A lot of international conferences that previously took place in Dublin are looking for a new Irish venue and the general consensus was that Cork will be ideal when the events centre is built.
Those attending the event got a true taste of Cork as they met with over 25 hotel, venue and activity providers in the Cork region, enjoyed a local artisan Cork menu, and met with some of Cork’s famous faces including fishmonger Pat O Connell whose iconic photo with Queen Elizabeth went worldwide!