A multi-sector business development mission to Ireland will take place in conjunction with Ireland’s annual Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference (HOOW) in Cork, July 9-11, 2015.

The multi-sector mission will feature access to the National Conference and a wide range of ocean and business activities highlighting the growing Newfoundland and Labrador collaborations. Ireland continues to be an excellent jurisdiction for business and research partnerships across all sectors and the program agenda will support business activity throughout Ireland. 

HOOW is a three day event in Cork, Ringaskiddy and Haulbowline in association with the IMERC (Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster) with support from Beaufort Laboratory, University College Cork (UCC), the National Maritime College of Ireland, the Naval Service, the Marine Institute of Ireland and SmartOcean Ireland. The Conference will bring together Ireland’s ocean industry plus participation from other USA and European maritime jurisdictions.

The event, held under the auspices of Ireland’s Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group Chaired by Minister Simon Coveney, is an initiative of Ireland’s Integrated Marine Plan – Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth. It will build on the first annual conference which took place in Dublin Castle 2014, attended by 500 delegates. Again this year, Newfoundland and Labrador delegates are invited to participate in the full range of activities such as the Newfoundland and Labrador Reception, A Marine Technology Expo, investor event, workshops, startup and innovation workshops, TEDx talks and the Seafood Festival. 

For more information, contact Allison Dancey at (709) 729-7053.