Cork Convention Bureau (CCB) held its 3rd annual #CorkNeedsYou Cork Conference Ambassadors’ Awards at the Cork International Hotel. The prestigious ceremony paid special tribute to six category winning ambassadors who have helped secure in excess of €11 million for the local economy over the past 12 months and who were instrumental in bringing more than 14,000 delegates to Cork in the past year, 8,000 of whom were international delegates.
During the awards ceremony, honorees included a host of UCC Conference Ambassadors with all #CorkNeedsYou Ambassadors awarded for bringing international conferences and events to the region.
Winning Tyndall Entries
Dr. Eric Moore
Chemical, Biological, Radioactive & Nuclear Forensics Conference (CBRN)
International Delegates: 60
Value of the Conference to the Region: €90,000
The Generic Integrated Forensic Toolbox for CBRN Incidents (GIFT) consortium took place in Cork in 2016 under the watchful eye of Dr. Eric Moore. Eric has over 13 years’ experience in the development and application of biosensor technology. Plus Eric currently holds the esteemed record of being the conference ambassador to have brought most conferences to Cork to date!
Prof Eoin O’Reilly & Janine Galvin
The Euro – TMCS II:Theory, Modelling & Computational Methods for Semiconductors Conferenc
International Delegates: 80
Value of the Conference to the Region: €120,000
Running over three days, with the objective of bringing together leading experts in the field of theory of group IV, III-V and wider semiconductors together with postdocs and students in their early stages who will benefit from an introduction to a very vast field at this influential point in their careers.
Seamus Heaney, Chairman of Cork Convention Bureau said: “I’m delighted to be here this evening, paying a well-deserved tribute to all of our Cork Ambassadors who work tirelessly to deliver valuable business tourism for Cork. To give you a sense of the value of business tourism to the local economy, more than €60 million has been generated in the past nine years here in Cork. During the last 12 months alone, we have helped bring more than 14,000 delegates to Cork, 8,000 of whom were international visitors. As we celebrate our award winners here tonight, I would also like to pay tribute to both Cork City Council and Cork County Council for their overall support and for their vision in recognising the value of business tourism to the economy here in Cork.”
Among the key guests who attended this year’s black tie awards dinner, hosted by former radio and television personality Bibi Baskin, were Ard Mhéara Chorcaí, Des Cahill; Deputy Mayor of Cork County, Cllr. Michael Hegarty; the Chief Executive of Cork City Council, Ann Doherty; the President of Cork Chamber, Barrie O’Connell; Chair of the Irish Hotel Federation Aaron Mansworth and Ciara Gallagher, Acting Head of Business Tourism & Events, Fáilte Ireland and UCC Vice President for External Relations Dr. Rónán Ó Dubhghaill.