Your Passport For Going International 2013
30 August, 2013
Your Passport for Going International October 16th
CorkBIC 2013 Going International Conference as part of the Global Cork Economic Forum
29th August 2013 – Today, Simon Coveney TD Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, launched the third Going International Conference taking place on October 16th in the Fota Island Hotel and Resort, Cork. This year the Going International Conference forms an integral part of the Global Cork Economic Forum, and is part of Cork Rebel Week October 14th -20th 2013, the official Cork Gathering 2013 flagship event.
The outcomes from the insightful panel discussions, at the Going International Conference, will form part of the morning session on entrepreneurship and innovation at the Global Cork Economic Forum on Thursday 17th October. These events are specifically focused on bringing International visitors and family home to join in meaningful discussions and gain a greater understanding of economic renewal and job creation opportunities specific to Cork County and City.
Pictured at the launch; Ger Power, Cork County Council; John O'Doherty, AIB; Gerry Donovan, CorkBIC; Minister Simon Coveney TD and Pat Ledwidge, Cork City Council
At the Going International Conference International Entrepreneurs, Business leaders and Investors will focus on Defining the New Paradigm in Entrepreneurship and Growth Capital. Key questions will be asked, discussed and debated including; Why do entrepreneurs continue to go back into the burning building? How can Companies GROW and SCALE successfully? How can a company use SMART Investment to harness Global opportunities?
Speaking at the launch Minister Simon Coveney TD commented that “Events like the Going International Conference are crucial in bringing International Entrepreneurs and leaders together for important discussions on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Growth. In a week when Cork will be welcoming people home for Cork Rebel Week, our businesses and Entrepreneurs will be focussed on looking at new ways of business growth, job creation and ultimately economic renewal.”
CorkBIC have recently confirmed the first two keynote speakers for the Conference and are particularly excited to welcome back Candace Johnson. Candace Johnson, a serial entrepreneur and business angel, is an international telecommunications expert and entrepreneur, and one of the 50 most powerful businesswomen in Europe. She is co-initiator of SES ASTRA and SES Global, one of the largest satellite systems in the world. She is also the founder and president of Europe Online, the world's first Internet via satellite network and is the founder of the continent's first independent, private trans-border satellite communications company, Teleport Europe-Loral Cyberstar.
Julian Costley, co-founder of E*TRADE UK with Hermann Hauser of Cambridge, leads the afternoon session on Managing Exits. E*TRADE was the UK’s first all-Internet stockbroking firm and was sold in a reverse trade sale at the height of the dotcom boom. Prior to E*TRADE he was a Country Manager at Reuters, then created his own TV channel on BSB (later BSkyB), following that he was a founding CEO of France Telecom’s Globecast satellite company. Currently Julian is a partner of Heaton Camillo, the investment and advisory firm that brings angel investors together with entrepreneurs.
Partners with CorkBIC for this event are AIB Bank, Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Cork Business Diaspora and Media Partner Irish Examiner.