Following the interest in, impact and success of the inaugural Global Cork Economic Forum, which took place in October 2013, both Cork County Council and Cork City Council decided to host it again this year with the chosen event management partners to organise and manage this important event.

The main areas of discussion at this year’s plenary business forum are tourism and economic development for the Cork region.

“The Global Cork Economic Forum gives us the chance to gather ideas for a path to renewed economic prosperity for our region, with a specific focus on tourism this year,” said Tim Lucey, Cork County Council chief executive.

“Last year’s forum was marked with considerable enthusiasm among the most influential members of the global Cork business community who were in attendance, with a strong willingness to support and assist in building a successful and continued future for Cork.”

Key Cork business leaders include Anne O’Leary, CEO, Vodafone Ireland; Leslie Buckley, chairman, INM; and Sean O’Driscoll, chairman, Glen Dimplex. are proud to be working to bring together a network of the most influential Cork connected people from across the globe.