Cork Chamber has recently rolled out a number of activities as part of their ‘Connecting Cork’ project, which aims to engage and connect with the global business diaspora.
As part of these activities, one of the main messages that was conveyed to audiences in both San Francisco and London, was the positive business environment in Cork, which makes it such an attractive region for businesses and entrepreneurs who are looking to start, scale and grow their business.
Peter Coppinger, CEO of fast-growing start-up Teamwork.com, told the London audience that companies like his need four things to be successful: “We need access to talent, great office space, internet connectivity to the rest of the world, and a great lifestyle — and Cork has all of those,” he said.
The Connecting Cork project has begun a process of promoting the Cork region to key Irish decision-makers and influencers in global cities, kick-starting conversations and beneficial relationships which will continue long after the events. In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, we must be proactive in promoting the Cork region on an international stage, putting Cork on the radar for investment and attracting international business to start or grow their business from here.
Plugging into international Irish networks is also extremely valuable for our indigenous start-ups and SMEs, as these networks can then provide valuable supports to business that look to expand and grow internationally in the future.
To learn more see: www.connectingcork.ie