By Noreen Bowden | July 27, 2009
There will be about 180 business leaders and high achievers in culture and sport attending Ireland’s first Global Economic Forum in Dublin’s Farmleigh House in September, according to the Sunday Business Post.
Taoiseach Brian Cowan and Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin will host the event, which will also be attended by all government departments and ministers. Minister Martin said a high rate of of acceptances had been received from members of the diaspora in the US, Britain, Australia, continental Europe, Asia, and the Gulf region. He described the event as “a national effort to reach out to the most successful and influential members of Ireland’s diaspora to facilitate their work and contribution to economic recovery”.
Martin told the newspaper that the event would harness the talents “of people who are conscious of worldwide trends in business and technology”. He added, “The second key element is to find ways to network this global diaspora more effectively in the future in a way that will contribute to Ireland and also benefit the network.”
Topics under consideration for discussion include Ireland as an innovation island, the digital and life sciences and marketing “Brand Ireland”.
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