Business Breakfast: Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney TD
Fri 24th June | 7.30am | Clayton Hotel Cork City

Join us for this in-person Business Breakfast to hear from Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney TD.

With a transformed geopolitical environment creating headwinds for the Irish economy, along with the Northern Ireland protocol and Brexit, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney will discuss the implications for our political landscape, the business community and the Cork economy. 

City & Town Revitalisation – The Future is Now
Wed 29th June | 11am | Online

This session will share expertise on place-making, place- shaping and the value of public engagement and consultation as an approach to planning, design and management of public spaces that can capitalise on our community's assets, inspiration, and potential.


Speakers will include Dr William Hynes, Director of KPMG Future Analytics and Giulia Vallone, Senior Architect at Capital Projects Implementation Unit CPIU, Cork County Council. This discussion will be facilitated by Shane Clarke, CEO at Nano Nagle Place & Director of Operations at The VQ.

Abundant Mindset with Aidan O’ Brien
Member Price Free

Wed 27 July | 10am-11.30am | Online


A bespoke workshop detailing strategies and philosophies of mindset to improve performance and increase fulfilment in life. You will learn proven strategies to implement immediately so you can embed and apply the knowledge and create lasting positive change.

Cert. in Supervisory Management (QQI Level 6)
Member Price €650

Thurs 25 Aug | 09.30am - 4.30pm | 4 sessions | Online


Participants will acquire a range of supervisory and management skills, in addition to improving their interpersonal and communication skills. The programme combines proven leadership techniques with practical advice on how to maximise your team’s performance and engagement.

IMI Management Boot Camp
Member Price €1,050 - exclusive offer for SME’s (< 250 employees)

Monday 12 to Fri 16 Sept inclusive | 9am-5pm | Online


This highly interactive IMI Management Bootcamp programme is designed to challenge and expand on your business knowledge. In five action-packed days, the IMI will show you how to master the essentials of business practice: Strategy, Leadership, Finance, Marketing and People Performance. This programme is significantly subsidised for SME’s in the Cork region with less than 250 employees via funding from Cork Chamber Skillnet.

Free Customs Training for micro and small businesses
30 June 2022

Cork City LEO are offering free customs training for micro and small businesses on Thursday, 30 June. Aimed atbusinesses importing / exporting to, from or through the UK, it will provide a better understanding of the potential impacts and procedures when trading with a country outside the Single Market and Custom Unions. 

Your views on the top issues affecting your organisation
Economic Trends member survey - Q2 2022 sponsored by Permanent TSB

Cork Chamber's Quarterly Economic Trends Survey is now open. In this short survey sponsored by Permanent TSB, we ask about your experience of Q2 2022 and your thoughts on Q3 2022 in advance of Budget 2023.  The evidence you provide to us directly shapes our work on your behalf and is reported across media.
As a thank you for your participation, on completion of the questionnaire you will have the opportunity to be entered into a competition to win a Cork Chamber Gift Card to the value of €200. 

Irish Water public consultation on draft Regional Water Resource Plan - South West
Consultation period now open until August 24th

Cork Chamber is making a submission, on behalf of our members, on Irish Water's draft Regional Water Resource Plan for the South West. The consultation period will run until the August 24th and is critical to shaping and ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for our region, businesses, and homes. We encourage our members to engage in the process and provide any feedback you wish to be considered. 

Cork Airport Requires Enhanced Support and Resources

Cork Chamber, the voice of business in Cork, is calling for greater focus and support for Cork Airport, critical to improving Cork's connectivity and attractiveness. 

"There is clearly a need for more focus on the growth of Cork airport and other regional airports, but there are also challenges in drawing airlines out of Dublin Airport. We are working closely with Cork Airport to develop and expand their routes and offerings to improve the Cork region’s international connectivity which is absolutely key to ensuring Cork is an attractive location for both international and domestic investment as well as tourism,” said Cork Chamber CEO, Conor Healy.

Member News
Job Opportunities
Adare Human Resource Management

The summer is traditionally a time when businesses in the hospitality and retail sectors will take on additional employees. Roles like bar and waiting staff and shop workers are often taken up by young teenage students who are off school and looking to make some money. Adare Human Resource Management looks at what employers need to consider before hiring teenagers.

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Spotlight - Antaris Consulting
Antaris at Future in Pharmaceuticals Event on 6th July 2022, Croke Park

The Theme of Sustainability within the pharmaceutical processing and manufacturing sector has never been more important! 

Future in Pharmaceuticals Ireland will bring together delegates from the Irish pharmaceutical, medical & chemical manufacturing sector who are responsible for the energy efficiency, environmental policies and financial performance of their operation within Ireland.

Who should attend:

  • Facility Managers
  • EHS Managers
  • Energy Leads
  • Operations Directors
  • Production Managers
  • Financial Controls
  • Managing Directors