Now in its fourth year, Mayo Ideas Week (16-20 September) has become a firm fixture on the business calendar within the county and has grown in both scope and scale since its inception.
Mayo Ideas Week is a series of idea generation, entrepreneurship and business events hosted by the development and enterprise support agencies in Co. Mayo.
Admission is free to the 13 events which will be held all over the county from Monday 16 to Friday 20 September 2013.
Speaking at the launch, John Magee of Mayo County Enterprise Board said: “Mayo Ideas Week continues to grow in size and importance as part of the Mayo Business landscape. The range and scope of programme events demonstrates once again how Mayo Ideas Week is at the cutting edge of supporting the business and enterprise environment within Mayo”.
Mayo Ideas Week is unique in several ways. It shows the strong ethic of collaboration among the development and enterprise support agencies within the county as they work together to promote those already in business and those in the process of setting up. Additionally, it consciously targets business sectors which demonstrate capacity for growth.
Seamus McCormack (Area Manager, WESTBIC ) said: “Mayo Ideas Week is a team effort by numerous agencies in Co. Mayo and we hope that, like the Mayo team, it will inspire present and future generations to develop the county and make it an ever more exciting place to live, work and invest.”
Seminars and workshops
More than 1,800 business people have attended previous Mayo Ideas Week events and feedback has been very positive.
“Mayo Ideas Week offers a valuable space to engage with new technology, innovation, ways of thinking, networking, learning and doing business in the 21st century, all based on real expertise and a generous sharing of knowledge.”
Mayo Ideas Week has been described by Taoiseach Enda Kenny as “a forum for the future and a model which can be emulated all over the country”.
Mayo Ideas Week events consist of seminars and workshops to suit those already in business as well as those thinking of taking the plunge.
Further information, booking details and the full programme of Mayo Ideas Week events is available on www.westbic.ie.
Pictured above: At the launch of Mayo Ideas Week 2013 at the new bridge, Lough Lannagh, Castlebar were: John Magee (Mayo County Enterprise Board), Margaret Charleton (Enterprise Ireland), Michael Gill (GMIT), Anne McCarthy (Arts Officer, Mayo County Council), Seamus McCormack (Westbic), Helena Dean (IiBEC, GMIT), Joan Fahey (Mayo Ideas Lab), Anne Finn (Mayo North East Leader Partnership), Gerry O’Neill (South West Mayo Development Company. Photo: Michael McLaughlin