RE:CONNECT Western Regional Business Network
RE:CONNECT is a network which fosters contacts by promoting and developing reciprocal commercial links between businesses operating in the Western Region of Ireland and businesses abroad that are owned and/or managed by people from the Region.
RE:CONNECT is an initiative of the Western Development Commission (WDC) and six Local Authorities of Ireland’s Western Region - Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway.
This is your opportunity to open doors to new customers and markets; however the network will only work by active participation from the wider business community.
We want to hear your thoughts, ideas and suggestions on campaigns, opportunities and future events. To join in this discussion, please join the RE:CONNECT virtual network at our LinkedIn group.
RE:CONNECT London Summer Event
“There is both an obvious need, and an equally obvious opportunity, for a business network such as RE:CONNECT“ said Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte TD at RE:CONNECT's Summer Event at London's Waldorf Hilton Hotel on June 19th.
In his address West of Ireland native Minister Rabbitte emphasised the huge potential for investment in the Western Region and the RE:CONNECT network's importance in unlocking this potential.
Significant, emerging business and investment opportunities in the Western Region were highlighted by six RE:CONNECT members who gave 3-minute pitches at the event. >> More here
See photos from the event here.
RE:CONNECT Event at IT Sligo
The importance of international networking was emphasised at the RE:CONNECT event at the launch of IT Sligo’s Enterprise & Innovation Week.
London Launch at the Irish Embassy
Image Caption: WDC Team with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. at the RE:CONNECT launch.
On January 12th the Western Development Commission (WDC) in partnership with the Local Authorities of the Western Region of Ireland launched RE:CONNECT - Western Region Business Network.
At the kind invitation of His Excellency Bobby McDonagh, Irish Ambassador to the United Kingdom, guests from the UK and West of Ireland business community gathered to hear the keynote address from An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D.
The Taoiseach told the 220 attendees at the launch, which was hosted by the Irish ambassador to the UK Bobby McDonagh, "that there is a bright future for Ireland and he restated the government objective of making Ireland the best small country in the world in which to do business by 2016."
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