Cork Convention Bureau Help Bring €5 Million to Cork Economy

Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) is responsible for promoting business tourism in the Cork region. They provide practical supports and free of charge impartial advice to ensure the smooth running and success of any event. Here’s an outline of the services they offer:

  • Sourcing suitable facilities and venues

  • Supplier recommendations and introductions

  • Co-ordinating site inspections, familiarisation and media visits

  • Social Programme and Itinerary preparations

  • Inclusion in advertising and public relations campaigns

  • Providing tourism literature for your delegates

Cork Convention Bureau successfully promote Cork as Ireland’s second city, hosting many important conferences and events with great success. Conferences in Cork have proven to guarantee high delegate participation and satisfy all expectations.

The remainder of events scheduled to take place in Cork in 2016 are set to deliver a substantial economic boost to Cork and Ireland. Cork Convention Bureau have announced that over €5 million is expected for Cork and the Irish economy, as a direct result of conferences and meetings. These events have been secured to date through the work of Cork Convention Bureau, its Ambassadors, members and regional and national stakeholders. Cork will host in excess of 3,500 delegates within Cork city and county from July to December 2016.

Seamus Heaney, Chairman, Cork Convention Bureau said, “We continue to have great success in attracting conferences which are of enormous value to our region economically, but provide extensive benefits to Ireland’s academics, industry and association members in the longer term.”

Since 2010 Cork Convention Bureau has supported over 100 Ambassadors and encouraged them to bid for over €30 million in conference business, proving very successful for the Cork region. Conferences and events delivered €10.2 million to the Cork economy in 2015 with expectations for business tourism to deliver over €11 million to the Cork region for 2016 alone.

These upcoming meetings and conferences range from 25 – 800 delegates and will cover a range of sectors including corporate meetings, academic and Association conferences. Some of the confirmed events include; the International Association of Profit & Non-Profit Marketing Conferences in July; International Chromatography Symposium in August; the REACH Conference in November; and the 2016 Startup Nations Summit, also in November.

The Startup Nations Summit (SNS) gathers a network of startup community leaders and policymakers from around the world to help better enable high impact entrepreneurship, especially through the identification of policy levers and smart public sector driven programs.

At this annual Summit, Startup Nations members share ideas about what is working and what is not in their respective environments; connect to research through, for example, the Kauffman Foundation and the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN); and, enable informal knowledge sharing among economies focused on leveraging entrepreneurs and their startups in order to create jobs, build economies and expand human welfare.

The SNS is co-hosted each year by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and a public or private sector organization that brings the event to their country. This year, the event is co-hosted with Cork Innovates and is to be held in Cork, the first time the conference has ever taken place in Europe.