I hope you, your families and colleagues are keeping safe and well.
As we progress through these extended level 5 restrictions we continue to work closely with government to seek clarity on decision making and to advocate for necessary amendments to business supports. Last week An Taoiseach Micheál Martin met with Cork Chamber and the Cork Development Forum and discussed issues relating to construction, Cork Airport and the Port of Cork as well as opportunities in offshore wind energy and recovery post Brexit and COVID-19 with this multi-stakeholder group.
On Friday we had a comprehensive discussion with An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar TD covering...
This informative virtual event will touch on 5G, 6G, Cyber Security, Quantum and Healthcare.
Speakers will look at the advancements, initiatives and in particular the cyber security challenges that both Ireland and Finland face and how to address them to ensure the advancement, growth and protection of our businesses, economies and societies.
This session will outline the status quo with regard to biodiversity in Cork City – both the current state of it and the possibility of creating spaces within the city for biodiversity niches. Speakers, Dr. Eoin Lettice and Dr. Paul Holloway form UCC will outline realistic measures needed in order to make it more feasible, whether there are examples in other cities of where this has been successful and refer to the research areas they are currently progressing.
Periods of lockdown have seen far less cars on the road. People are re-discovering the joy of cycling and getting to know their local neighbourhoods better, enjoying cleaner air and for some, the sound of birdsong. Will this disruption result in sustained behavioural change or will we return to pre-COVID levels of car use?
Join the annual Mix Your Mode Seminar for the discussion on 'transport & connectivity in a post-Covid Ireland'.
Energy Cork announced that the Cluster will be hosting a major online conference in March 2021 on Energy and the Circular Economy. The event will take place in 3 x 90 minute sessions over 3 consecutive days - Wed/Thurs/Friday 24th-25th-26th March 2021.
The three sessions will address:
Turning waste to energy
The circular economy in practice - buildings, transport, heat
If Cork is to remain globally competitive and fulfil its role nationally as set out in the National Planning Framework (NPF), significant Government investment that is focused and targeted to unlock the region’s potential is required.
In our recent submission to the National Development Plan (NDP) review, Cork Chamber recommended that an ambitious approach be taken to capital investment spending for the region.
Reflect & Engage Exploring Workplace Change & Mental Health in the context of Covid 19
Wednesday 24th March 2-4pm
A whole array of challenges have presented for us in workplaces as a result of Covid 19. This is proving to be a very challenging time for us all. Psyched are very excited to offer you a professional support programme to help with this. This is an innovative, free, online programme which will be delivered over 4 sessions to staff of Cork workplaces on Wednesdays from 2pm – 4pm commencing on the 24 March. View more details here.
Research published by Eurochambers this week evidences what has been raised by many Chamber members throughout the past year.
The survey of 536 female-led businesses across Europe, found that 46% of respondents noted that remote working, imposed by pandemic restrictions, meant they had to take on more home duties. 51% of respondents noted that their work-life balance had been strongly or severely impacted in a negative sense.
More commentary from Chambers Ireland along with further results from the research are available online.
EirEEN, the food “Meet the Buyer” event is taking place virtually on Wednesday, 9th June.
This event offers participants a unique opportunity to engage with food manufacturers and suppliers and to arrange face-to-face virtual sales meetings with senior food buyers from throughout Ireland and the EU.