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Annual Dinner 2014

 

EYFriday, 21st November at the Tower Hotel. Tickets €100 inc. VAT.

 

The evening will include:

Drinks Reception, sponsored by McDonald, Dwyer, Reddy & Byrne Insurances Ltd

Dinner followed by Entertainment

Dress Code: Black Tie

 

Further details to be announced in due course. Sponsored by EY.

 

BOOKINGS: Call 051 872639 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Export For Growth Seminar

 

Waterford Chamber and Enterprise Europe Network invite you to a free seminar aimed at both existing exporters and potential exporters.

 

Find out what supports are available to exporters, how to explore new markets & opportunities, and hear a case study from a local SME on their export success story. With the value of Irish exports of goods & services worth €177bn in 2013, there has never been a better time to begin or grow your exporting business.

 

This seminar is kindly sponsored by AIB Bank and is supported by Local Enterprise Office Waterford, Enterprise Ireland and Irish Exporters Association.

 

Date: Wednesday, 5th November

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Dooley's Hotel

Cost: Free of charge

 

BOOKINGS: Call Michelle at 051 872639 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

PROGRAMME

09:15

Registration

09:30

Welcome by Waterford Chamber

09:35

Caoimhe Delaney, Irish Exporters Association
Overview of the Irish Export environment, potential opportunities and threats, emerging markets and the forecast for the future

10:00

David Byrne, Potential Exporters Division of Enterprise Ireland
Enterprise Ireland supports for exporters and potential exporters

10:25

Ciaran Cullen, Local Enterprise Office Waterford
Local supports for exporters

10:45

Break

11:15

AIB Bank - Finance for Exporters

11:45

Local Case Study

12:15

Waterford Chamber closing remarks

12:15

Finish

 

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Waterford Chamber outlines support for Technological University

 

The Governing Body of WIT has announced the suspension of all activities relating to its merger with IT Carlow following their meeting yesterday (21st Oct. 2014).

 

Commenting today (22nd Oct.) on this development, Nick Donnelly, Chamber CEO said, “Waterford Chamber is committed to a Technological University for the South East and we very much recognize the positive impact that a Technological University would have in terms of Waterford directly, as well as the South East region.

 

“WIT contributes in a significant way to the economic vibrancy here in Waterford and remains committed to a Technological University. However, as the Taoiseach recently commented when questioned on the process, he made it very clear that it was a demanding process and that key criteria must be met in order to achieve Technological University status. So, it is important at this time in Waterford that we fully support WIT in this process and recognise that in making difficult decisions they must ensure that the key criteria & standards for TU status are ultimately achieved in the shortest possible timescale.”

 
Chamber in discussions with Tramore Tourism

 

At their recent AGM, Tramore Tourism agreed to form a new entity in Tramore which expands the scope of the organisation going forward. As part of this process, Waterford Chamber has been in discussions with the Tramore Tourism committee with a view to building a model which combines the efforts of both organisations in Tramore and establishing a new Governance structure which is appropriate for the future. In this regard, a new limited company will be formed and a Board of Directors will be appointed before the year end.

 

The objectives of the new organisation will be focused on developing and improving Tramore’s economic prosperity and to guarantee a sustained vibrancy which ensures that all stakeholders in Tramore are working in a cohesive and collaborative manner. Following the Local Authority reform in Waterford, the timing for the emergence of a more dynamic and representative organisation is appropriate for all concerned and the potential to make a difference is significant.

 

The Board of Waterford Chamber is committed to working with Tramore Tourism over the coming months and to ensure that the delivery of the new organisation is in place and functioning by the start of next year. Commenting on the initiative, Chamber President, Dr. Derek O’Byrne said, “We have been working closely with Mary Daniels and her team at Tramore Tourism and we believe there is a significant opportunity to launch a new organisation which will make a difference in Tramore. The feedback from the recent AGM has mandated the steering group to focus over the coming months on what needs to be done in order to deliver on the timelines which are challenging but realistic and Waterford Chamber will play it’s part.”

 

We will keep our members updated over the next few months.

 

 

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