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Subsidised Training
Kick Off 2018!
Workplace Mediation Seminar
Get your network working!
Behind the BMW Brand
Business Breakfast - Demystifying Data
Building business relationships with San Francisco
Trading abroad or have ambitions to? We want your thoughts!
Connect Overseas!
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Subsidised Training
Kick Off 2018!
30th of January - Free for Chamber Members

To kick off the New Year, please join us for this breakfast briefing on the 30th January next which will be focused on high positivity and setting down a plan for 2018! Goal Setting, Habits, Confidence, Dreaming big!!


Ryan O'Reilly of High Potential will deliver the session in his unique engaging, thought provoking and fun style.


A focused session on New Year goal setting, productivity, habits and mindset.


Secure your place here!

Workplace Mediation Seminar
January 17th - Free of Charge for Chamber Members!

We are partnering with the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) for a ½ day seminar for HR practitioners and business leaders on Wednesday 17th January 2018 from 9.00am to 2.00pm


The purpose of this seminar is to discuss the benefit of using qualified mediators to resolve workplace disputes through the use of Mediation.

We have highly-experienced and very interesting speakers who work at the cutting edge of workplace dispute resolution in Ireland. The format for the morning will involve speakers from MII and industry. The seminar will conclude with a Panel Discussion followed by a networking lunch


This seminar is fully sponsored by MII and attendance is free.


Places can be booked here

Get your network working!

Date: Wednesday 17th January

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Venue: The Imperial Hotel

Cost: €20 per person


If one of your New Year’s resolutions is career development or business growth then understanding how to build meaningful relationships with your network is a one the most important tools you’ll need!


At Cork Chamber’s upcoming Networking Masterclass networking expert Caitlin O’Connor from Accelerating Performance will walk you through everything you need to know in order to fully utilise any networking opportunity that should come your way this year.


This event is almost sold out so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

Behind the BMW Brand

Date: Wednesday 24th January

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Venue: Cork International Hotel

Cost: €20 members / €30 non-members



Get a rare insight in to the strategy behind global brand BMW this month as Cork Chamber, in partnership with MII Cork, host Paulo Alves, Managing Director of BMW Group Ireland. 


Mr. Alves will share his thoughts on the BMW ethos of ‘practice what you preach’ when it comes to bringing their brand value, innovation, to life. The BMW strategy is focussed on providing customers with a brand experience, rather than a simple deal on a car and is delivered with a passion and enthusiasm for the brands’ engineering and design permeates the organisation at every level.


For many a BMW is more than a car, it’s a lifestyle choice so no matter what industry you’re in there will be lessons to be learned on how to turn customers in to loyal fans.


Business Breakfast - Demystifying Data

Date: Thursday 15th February

Time: 7:30am – 9:30am

Venue: Imperial Hotel

Cost: €25 members / €50 non-members



All businesses have plenty of raw data at their fingertips, but knowing how to analyse and effectively utilise this data is a mystery to most of us. Cork Chamber, in partnership with Chartered Accountants Cork Society, invite you to attend Demystifying Data, a breakfast event that will help you to understand the valuable insights that can be found in your data through analysis.


The event will be led by Dave Hackett of The Information Lab who works with businesses to help them see and understand their data. Dave's focus is working with Finance teams and Accountants to automate data ingestion, create workflows from multiple data sources and enable teams to use data analysis to generate information that is vital for decision-making and planning.


A Day In The Life Of Cork Chamber
RedBusiness with Jonathan Healy

Jonathan Healy visited us recently to find out more about Cork Chamber and our future plans - check out the full podcast here.

Building business relationships with San Francisco
23rd-27th April

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Tony Fitzgerald, is leading a delegation to San Francisco, as part of the ongoing work to develop the twinning relationship between Cork and San Francisco. Cork Chamber will be coordinating a number of business meetings during the course of the week and we are inviting expressions of interest from companies who might like to participate in this itinerary.


The purpose of the trip will be to engage with our government agencies, Irish diaspora and business contacts in the San Francisco/Bay Area, with a view to:

  • Facilitating introductions to the San Francisco business community
  • Identifying opportunities for future collaboration and cooperation between Cork and San Francisco
  • Learning from best practices and innovative business models in San Francisco


For more information contact Katherine by email.

Trading abroad or have ambitions to? We want your thoughts!

Help Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) to better serve you by completing this short survey. All responses to this survey will be kept confidential and anonymous and will be taken into consideration when planning initiatives and events in 2018. 


Connect Overseas!

Meet potential overseas cooperation partners at EEN brokerage/matchmaking events, many of which are free of charge, at some of the world’s leading trade-fairs and exhibitions. The complete list of upcoming EEN brokerage events is detailed in the events calendar, accessible here. The calendar is updated on a regular basis so keep an eye on it for upcoming events which may be of interest.


Examples of upcoming EEN brokerage events include:

  • Digital Health Partnering Event, Bristol, 13th February 2018.
  • Meet the Buyer - Opportunities in International Water Markets & World Water-Tech Innovation Summit, London, 19th-21st February 2018     
  • EU Pavilion in Food, Hotel and Tourism Indonesia, Bali, 1st-3rd March 2018
  • EEN Brokerage Event during Hannover Messe 2018, Hannover, 23rd-27th April 2018
  • eHealth Match 2018, Gothenburg, 24th-25th April 2018

Digital Health Partnering Event, Bristol, 13th February 2018

Transforming how healthcare is delivered to citizens

This free-of-charge Digital Health partnering event will look at how technologies such as AI, VR, wearables, apps, sensors and IoT are reshaping and changing the healthcare landscape. It is aimed at digital, healthcare and informatics companies developing clinically-oriented healthcare solutions and health and social care professionals.

Hop over to Bristol (direct from Cork) to extend your knowledge, create opportunities and build your international network this February.


Meet the Buyer - Opportunities in International Water Markets & World Water-Tech Innovation Summit, London, 19th-21st February 2018      

The UK Department for International Trade & Industry (DIT) & Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) invite delegates to attend Export Opportunities in International Water Markets on 19 February 2018.

This full-day seminar is part of the annual World Water-Tech Innovation Summit, which follows on the 20th & 21st February. At the Summit there will be 250+ water leaders, utilities, engineering consultancies, technology companies & investors coming together to tackle the current challenges & opportunities for the water sector. There will be 60 industry-leading speakers from across the globe, networking opportunities and 1:1 meetings.

The seminar on the 19th February will focus on providing information & practical guidance for UK water businesses wanting to access international markets. Representatives from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, China, India & the US will present on opportunities in their respective markets. There will be roundtable discussions, networking breaks & 1:1 matchmaking meetings. The event is open to both UK SMEs & international buyers hoping to set up working collaborations. Up to 100 delegates are expected to attend.

Benefits of participation:

  • Gain access to collaboration profiles detailing business offers & requests from each participant.
  • Pre-select meetings to ensure optimum value.
  • Meet new cross-border contacts in the water sector.
  • Talk to companies or buyers from across the globe and forge mutually-beneficial export deals.
  • Showcase your business to a wider, international audience.


EU Pavilion in Food, Hotel and Tourism Bali 2018, 1st-3rd March

The overall objective of the EU-Indonesia Business Network (EIBN) is to work towards the enhancement of exports and investments of the EU to Indonesia, particularly by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The upcoming Food Hotel and Tourism event is designed to give European SMEs a taste of the Indonesian market, to get in touch with major players, to meet potential business partners and to attend relevant business events. For the upcoming Food, Hotel and Tourism Bali Fair in March 2018, there will be an opportunity for European SMEs to participate in the Pavilion.


EEN Brokerage Event during Hannover Messe 2018, Hannover, 23rd-27th April 2018

The 14th edition of the EEN’s international brokerage event at Hannover Messe, the world’s leading industrial trade show, will take place 23-27 April 2018.

The brokerage event at a glance includes:

  • Individual intensive business meetings in an exclusive atmosphere
  • A matchmaking lounge located in the centre of the trade fair
  • A broad international partner network assisting companies prior to the event
  • Professional assistance guaranteed on the spot and during the post-phase of the show.


E-Health Match 2018, Gothenburg, 24th-25th April 2018


E-Health Match is the largest eHealth matchmaking in Scandinavia. The matchmaking event will offer digital health technology executives and key opinion leaders, as well as disruptive and promising companies, the possibility to meet during pre-arranged 1:1 15-minute meetings.

The matchmaking event is a unique and efficient opportunity to grow your network and develop partnerships in one of the world’s most innovative regions. The matchmaking event is free-of-charge. However, it will only accept a limited number of participants and this will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Eimear for further information on any of the above.

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Member Events
Upcoming Member Events
  • An Garda Síochána, University College Cork and IT@Cork: Hacking the Human: Cyber Fraud in a Digital Age, 12th Jan. - read more
  • Geraldine O'Brien: Set & Achieve Successful Goals for 2018, 13th Jan. - read more
  • The Crawford Art Gallery: City Tour Under The Goldie Fish, 13th Jan. - read more
  • New Links Training:Train the Trainer QQI Level 6, 16th Jan. - read more
  • The Everyman: Beauty & The Beast until 14th Jan - read more
  • The Centre for Continuing Professional Development: PMP Exam Preparation, 17th Jan - read more
  • Network Cork: Ready, Set, Soar in 2018, 17th January - read more
  • The Everyman: Christine Bovill's Piaf, 19th January - read more
  • Business Expo Cork, 20th January - read more
  • The Nimbus Research Centre Cork: Beyond the Internet of Things, 22nd Jan. - read more
  • CIT: CAPPA Centre: Business and Innovation Support Seminar, 23rd Jan. - read more
  • Republic of Work: Lunch & Learn: Fundamentals of Building a Business - Colette Quinn, Jan. 23rd - read more
  • Griffith College Cork: Open Evening, 24th Jan. - read more
  • Griffith College Cork: Certificate of Mediation - Level 8 QQI, starts 26th Jan. - read more
  • The Crawford Art Gallery: In Conversation: Mapping the biological, cultural and historical, 26th Jan. - read more
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