Annual Dinner 2022
Sponsored by Kearys
After a one-year hiatus, the Cork Chamber Annual Dinner returned. This time at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, the event was attended by 950 business leaders, political decision makers and stakeholders with guest of honour, An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD. Sponsored by Kearys Motor Group, the event allowed all to reengage and make new connections, while also celebrating the successes of the business community.
Speaking at the event, President of Cork Chamber, Paula Cogan spoke passionately on the coming together of communities, the mobilising of business supports and resilience in the face of the pandemic and how we must now harness that same determination and resolve to tackle the next global crises. The speech by Paula Cogan can read <HERE>.
Photos from the drinks reception can be viewed <HERE> and from the dining room <HERE>.
Cork Company of the Year Awards 2022
In association with Vodafone Ireland and media partner the Irish Examiner
Carbery Group has been announced as the overall winner of the Cork Chamber Cork Company of the Year Awards 2022 along with the 4 individual category winners. The awards were presented at the Cork Chamber Annual Dinner in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The individual category winners are
- Green Rebel; Cork Emerging Company of the Year 2022
- Simply Blue Group; Cork SME Company of the Year 2022
- Altada; Cork Large Company of the Year 2022
- Carbery Group; Cork International Company of the Year 2022
Embracing Change & Transformation – Ensuring Relevancy in 2022 & Beyond
Thurs 9th June | 4.30pm | Imperial Hotel
We are delighted to partner with the Employment & Recruitment Federation as they return to host their in-person Cork Conference. The event will be chaired by Bryan Hyland, Morgan McKinley and ERF Regional Chair and will feature Ronan Murray, Vice President, Cork Chamber and Ed Heffernan, Managing Partner, Barden & ERF Treasurer to give an overview of Cork business.
Hear from keynote speakers Mike O'Shea, Adventurer, Public Speaker, Safety Consultant and Sarah Abbott, Group Chief People Officer, Carbery Group followed by Q&A with Industry Experts, Mike O'Shea, Sarah Abbott and Jennifer Doyle, Commercial Director, Contracting PLUS.
HR Barometer Report – Unrivalled Source of Analysis & Insights
Thurs 19th May | 9.30am | Online
This is a must-attend session for HR Practitioners who are seeking to inform and empower their HR planning in 2022. The HR Barometer is an invaluable source of information, analysis and insights on the key issues and challenges impacting HR in Ireland. Key senior consultants from Adare Human Resource Management will share the findings of the latest HR Barometer Survey and what these mean for HR Practitioners.
Demystifying the "Digital Transformation" Journey for SME leaders
Thurs 26th May | 11am | Online
This webinar in partnership with it@Cork will focus on the concept of "Digital Transformation" looking at important elements for organisations keen to start this journey or pick up some tips to improve current systems in place.
Speakers will include Rob Carpenter, Founder and Director of Digital Granite and Noel Dillane, Director at ITdirector.ie along with Paula Cogan, Chief Executive Office, Cognate Health who will provide an insightful end user perspective on her organisations digital journey to date. Panel to be facilitated by Kevin O'Regan, Owner and Director, Radius Technologies
How can a 4-day working week contribute to sustainability & well-being?
Greening Our City Series: 31 May, 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Cork Chamber has teamed up with SHEP Earth Aware, Green Spaces for Health, Cork Healthy Cities and the Environmental Research Institute, UCC for this informative webinar series.
We are pleased to present the topic of the ‘Four Day Week Ireland’ - a campaign which is gaining momentum on the premise of maintaining or increasing productivity while maintaining a 5-day week salary. Join this webinar to understand more about this call for change and the positive impact in the businesses and organisations in which it has been adopted.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Cork Chamber, which will take place at the Imperial Hotel, Cork on Monday 23 May @ 18.00pm
If you would like to attend, please email Naoimh Frawley <HERE> to register your attendance by close of business Wednesday 18 May 2022.
MS Excel Intermediate
Member Price €150
Tues 17 May | 11.30am-1pm | 5 mornings
This course is suitable for those who are currently using MS Excel regularly but may not have attended formal training recently or may never have attended the training. This online course is for those with a busy schedule and is adaptable to the challenges of every lifestyle.
Project Management Essentials
Member Price €330
Mon 23 May | 9am-12.45pm | 4 mornings
Enter the world of project management by acquiring the core skills of the role. Become confident in managing a complex project by learning how to integrate its conflicting facets into a manageable entity. It is especially suitable for people new to Project Management or project Team Members who need to interact more efficiently with the Project Manager and Project Stakeholders.
Leadership Blind Spots by Dale Carnegie
Member Price – Free
Weds 25 May | 9:30am-11:00am | Online
There were 4 common leadership blind spots identified across 14 countries. This Dale Carnegie workshop will allow us to discover potential blind spots around how employees across cultures prioritize the importance of various leadership characteristic. Learn about leadership and engagement, what differentiates effective and ineffective leaders, and how to spot your own potential blind spots as a leader.
GreenTech Days 2022
Advantage Austria and Enterprise Europe Network Austria and its partners are pleased to invite you to this outstanding international Greentech event.
The event takes place on 10 and 11 May 2022 as a hybrid event. At the GreenTech Days 2022, companies, and experts from over 50 nations will network on topics, projects and products in the green tech sector.
Europe Day 2022
On Europe Day, May 9, the Presidents of the European Parliament, Commission and Council received the final report with proposals to reform the EU.
This unprecedented, one-year journey of discussion, debates and collaboration between citizens and politicians cumulated in a report centred around 9 topics: Climate Change and the environment; Health; a stronger economy; social justice and jobs; EU in the World; values and rights, rule of law, security, digital transformation, European democracy, migration, education, culture, youth and sport.
STAMP pop-up festival in Cork city centre
This weekend, May 13th-15th, a new pop-up arts festival, STAMP, celebrating arts and culture will be taking place across 11 city centre locations. This collaborative initiative organised by Benchspace, Sample-Studios, Cork Craft & Design and Shandon Art Studios, will feature 55 events across art, design and crafts, exhibitions, workshops, markets and more, that focus on hands-on interactions for attendees.
Cork Bike Week 2022 Events
Cork Bike Week 2022 is here, with group cycling tours, events and free bike doctor sessions brought to you by Cork Environmental Forum & Cork Transport and Mobility Forum. See the poster for events taking place.
Support for Refugees Arriving into Cork
Cork Chamber Calls on Cork Business Community to Donate
The on-going Russian military attacks on Ukraine continue to affect millions every day. Each week hundreds of refugees arrive into Cork, most with little to no possessions as they escape the perils of war. Cork Chamber has joined the Cork City Community Response Group, established by the Cork City Council, to assist and provide refugees with basic provisions and accommodation. We are urging all members of the Cork business community to support refugees arriving into Cork by donating to our GoFundMe page.
Paula Cogan, President of Cork Chamber, commented “We cannot allow ourselves to become desensitised as this humanitarian crisis continues. I am appealing to all members of the Cork business community to support the hundreds of people arriving into Cork each week, most of whom have nothing but the clothes on their back, so that we may provide them with at least basic necessities to help them transition into Irish life.”