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The EU Asia Business Link
Taking Care of Business – Dublin 2017
Subsidised Training
Project Management Professional
Digital Marketing Seminar
Mingle on the Mall
Cork Chamber’s Dublin Dinner 2017
Annual Christmas Lunch is a SEASONAL SELL OUT!
Carpe Diem, Carpe Cocoa!
Selling Food and & Agriculture Products into Germany
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The EU Asia Business Link
Promoting Business opportunities in Asia for SMEs within the EU

The EU Asia Business Link is a coordination platform which aims to increase the visibility of EU initiatives in Asia so that EU-based companies and business organisations can identify and benefit from these initiatives to enter into and develop commercial relations with Asian markets.


The project is managed by EUROCHAMBRES and communications agency GOPA Com, who work together in close cooperation with key stakeholders in Asia and in the EU. The website of the platform provides the latest updates on news and events across different business sectors on EU-Asia business developments.


For more information on the platform and what opportunities are available for your business, please visit the EU Asia Business Link website here:

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Taking Care of Business – Dublin 2017

Thirty state bodies and services will give expert advice and information to SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs at Taking Care of Business, a free one-stop-shop event taking place on Wednesday November 8th in the Printworks Conference Centre in Dublin Castle. The Taking Care of Business event has been specifically designed to help small and start-up businesses understand and benefit from the services provided by many of our State offices and agencies.


The keynote speaker for the event will be Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD.


For more information and to register your attendance, please click here.

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Mingle on the Mall
November Business After Hours

Date: Thursday 16th November

Time: 5:30pm – 7pm

Venue: AIB, 66 South Mall

Cost: FREE for members




Cork Chamber is proud to partner with AIB Bank on South Mall for the November Business After Hours. The Munster & Leinster Bank was founded in 1885 and started to operate with 66 South Mall as its headquarters. By 1908 it became necessary to establish an office to meet the growing demands of Cork’s merchant and business community. One hundred years on, AIB Bank continues to proudly support the people and businesses of Cork from their iconic office in the heart of the City.


One of your last networking chances of 2017, this event will include the "speed networking bell" - ensuring that you meet at least 10 new contacts on the night. 


With close to 100 bookings already, this event will have the Mall buzzing so don’t miss out!




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Cork Chamber’s Dublin Dinner 2017
In association with EY

Date: Tuesday 21st November

Venue: Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin

Cost: €150 pp/€1500 table of ten



Cork Chamber is proud to announce Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade Simon Coveney T.D. will join us as the keynote speaker at Cork Chamber’s Dublin Dinner 2017. The aim of this event is to strengthen existing relationships and forge new connections between the business communities of Dublin and Cork. These connections will be even more important going forward as we face the uncertainty of Brexit as a nation. Ireland has been granted special status in EU Brexit talks by other member states in recognition of its impact on our social and economic affairs and Minister Coveney will speak about the most up-to-date information we have about Brexit and the Government’s vision for Ireland in the future.


We are proud to present the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Business Award’ to Voxpro co-founders Dan and Linda Kiely and hear about the incredible Voxpro journey.


With close to 600 attendees already, Cork Chamber’s Dublin Dinner is set to be an unforgettable night, don’t miss out this year - click here to find out more and BOOK NOW!

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Annual Christmas Lunch is a SEASONAL SELL OUT!
In association with O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors

Date: Friday 8th December

Time: 12.30pm – 3.00pm

Venue: Fota Island Resort




Cork Chamber’s Christmas Lunch continues to be one of our most popular events of the year with over 300 tickets for this years’ event selling out in super quick time! Please click on the link above to be put on the cancellations list or contact Donna or Leigh for more information. 


Those who have secured their place will enjoy an afternoon in the fabulous Fota Island Resort with plenty of festive food and drink, live music by Musica as well as entertainment from the hilarious impressionist Oliver Callan. We are delighted to welcome O’Flynn Exhams on board as the new sponsors for this great event.  O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors is a leading commercial law firm that provides a full range of legal services to both national and multinational clients as well as the State sector.


This event is held in partnership with the Marketing Institute of Ireland – Cork Branch.


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Carpe Diem, Carpe Cocoa!

Complete a short consultation, email us the contribution ID you receive upon completion of the survey and you could win a luxury hamper of chocolate.


Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) at Cork Chamber is currently inviting companies to air their views to the European Commission regarding fair taxation of the digital economy. This public consultation focuses on how the EU can ensure that the digital economy is taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way; since the current tax framework is inapt and requires reform. The Commission is interested in gathering views on the main problems related to taxing the digital economy and it also asks for feedback on the possible solutions to these problems. The public consultation will remain open until 3 January 2018.


To be in with the chance of winning the luxury chocolate hamper, complete the consultation and send your contribution ID number to Eimear.  


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Selling Food and & Agriculture Products into Germany

Venue: Clayton Hotel Silversprings

Date: Thursday, 16 November

Time: 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm

Book: HERE


Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI), in association with the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce, will host a lunchtime briefing on selling food and drinks products in Germany. This event is an opportunity to gain exporting knowledge and share first-hand experiences. Contact (087) 316 8343 for further information.



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Subsidised Training
Project Management Professional
13th November - €460 for Chamber Members!

The Project Management course is designed to be practical and help people apply the knowledge to the workplace. The course uses PMBOK Guide Version 5 as its reference and so helps prepare people for PMI certification.

The trainers are expert on multiple project management systems so if a specific company has questions on practical application of theory they are able to answer and give examples of how these systems are used in real life.

A soft copy of tools and PMBOK-compliant templates that participants can take away and use when they are back in the workplace are provided.

Reserve your place here!

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Digital Marketing Seminar
20th and 24th of November - €100 for Chamber Members!

A two day digital marketing seminar with a range of talks from trainers covering - GDPR for Digital, Email Marketing, SEO, CSR for Social Media, B2B Sales on Twitter, Strategic Digital Communication, Video for Social Media, LinkedIn Advanced and Facebook Advertising.


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Member News
Latest Member News
  • O’Flynn Exhams expands firm offering with appointment of Director of Operations and Finance – read more
  • More to Europe than Brexit – read more
  • Customer Service Charter Survey Closing Soon – Have you Say! – read more
  • New Appointment to Cork City Gaol – read more
  • Cork County Council launches international start-up competition for Life Sciences, Medical Technology and Digital Health Companies. – read more
  • Michelle Johnson, CEO of ASA Marketing Wins Network Ireland’s Vodafone Businesswoman of the Year 2017 for a large SME – read more
  • Ireland identifies Brexit as the biggest challenge of 2018 while only 9.2% of European Businesses register it as a concern – read more
  • Win A VIP Shopping Spree In Cork City with Cork City Council and Red FM! - read more
  • Wisetek announces merger with CDI / Datakillers of Washington DC. USA  - read more
  • National Business Machines Announces Free Cork Event - Tuesday 14th November - read more

You can share a press release to our website through the Member Information Centre (MIC), see on news on our website.

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Members Offers
Do business with fellow members
Member to Memeber offers
  • Midleton Fitness: November Special Offer on Gym Membership - read more
  • Fleming Catering Limited: Dine & Stay for €90pp - read more
  • Robin Hill Clinic: Massage Pamper Package with discounted Afternoon Tea - read more
  • The PowerUP Advantage: Motivational Talk To Boost Your Teams Morale, 25% off - read more
  • Eurostyle:  Christmas Catalogue Promotion, 10% off all pricing - read more

Do business with fellow Cork Chamber members through sharing an offer. Offers can be submitted through the Member Information Centre (MIC) and all current offers are displayed on our website.

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Member Events
Upcoming Member Events
  • Cork Pops Orchestra: Evelyn Grant Cork Pops Orchestra Schools Concerts, 7th - 9th Nov. - read more
  • Asia Matters: Global Asia Matters Business Summit Going Global Faster:The New Asia Reality, 8th Nov. - read more
  • Everyman: Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor, until 9th Nov. - read more
  • Breakthrough Cancer Research: Corporate Quiz with a Twist! 8th Nov. - read more
  • Geraldine O'Brien: Lead Yourself Lead Your Life - read more 8th Nov. - read more
  • Network Cork:  November 2017 event - Walking on the Moon, 9th Nov. - read more
  • The Imperial Hotel: Delas  Rhone Wine Dinner, 10th Nov. - read more
  • Marketing Institute of Ireland, Cork: Putting People at the Heart of your Company, 13th Nov. - read more
  • Merrion Private: 2017 Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (EIIS) Seminar, 14th Nov. - read more
  • Republic of Work: Start-Up and Employment Law  - David Sweeney, 14th Nov. - read more
  • Exertis: Lifesciences Trends 2017: A National & Regional Perspective, 15th Nov. - read more
  • Irish Cancer Society: Decoding Cancer: Science vs Fiction, 16th Nov. - read more
  • Irish Heart Foundation: Cork Heart Lunch, 17th Nov. - read more
  • The Mercy Hospital:  Anniversary Ball 17th - Nov. read more
  • Cork International Hotel: Cork Chocolate Festival, 25th Nov. - read more.
  • CorkBIC: Applications Open for International Security Accelerator, 30th Nov. - read more
     Promote an upcoming event through our Interactive Member Information Centre, all upcoming member events are listed on our website

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