John Mullins appointed Chair of Global Cork Business Forum

Organisers of Cork Rebel Week are pleased to announce that Cork
businessman, John Mullins has been appointed as the Chairman for the
inaugural Global Cork Economic Forum and Networking Event which will
take place on October 17th and 18th as part of Cork Rebel Week.

Mullins will chair the steering committee, made up of the County and
City Mayors and Managers, as well as number of Irish based
representatives from profile Cork Multinational and SMEs, and
representatives from political, sport and cultural spheres, which will
lead the agenda for the two day business event this October taking
place in City Hall, Cork. The highly respected and influential
committee will also implement a detailed objective policy plan
following the business forum.

As a Cork Native, immediate past President of Cork Chamber, newly
appointed Chairman of the Port of Cork, former CEO of Bord Gais, and
owner of consultancy firm, Augmentis Ireland, Mullins has a true
understanding of Cork’s Economic vision and development for the
region, and brings extensive experience to his new role.

As Chairman of the Global Cork Economic Forum, Mullins is encouraging
the Irish business diaspora to return to Cork this October to join in
meaningful discussions and gain a greater understanding of economic
renewal and job creation opportunities specific to Cork County and
City. Together with his steering committee, Mullins is in the process
of personally inviting some of the most influential Cork and
Cork-connected individuals from abroad, all of whom have demonstrated,
or would like to demonstrate, a strong affiliation with Cork and
Ireland, to join in a more serious side of Cork Rebel Week later this
year.

He said “The clear objective of this Forum is to ensure that we invite
the best business talent in various sectors, including agrifood,
pharmachem, ICT and energy, as well as tourism, entrepreneurship and
research to Cork to focus on ideas that will benefit the region so
that we can create jobs for those who live here or those who would
like to return. We are inviting those Cork citizens who are working in
larger markets, larger businesses with larger vision to come back and
help us to devise the way forward. The Global Cork Economic Forum will
give us the chance to gather ideas for a path to renewed economic
prosperity for our region and meaningful employment for those who have
left or who have no jobs.”

Speaking about the inspiration for the Global Cork Economic Forum,
Chairman, John Mullins said “There are many of our diaspora who would
not recognise the Cork of today in comparison to the Cork of the 1960s
and 1970s. The face of industry has significantly changed to one of
high value products and services domination by a vibrant FDI sector in
the region. But they would recognise some aspects: unemployment,
emigration and recession. It is for this reason that during Cork Rebel
Week that the Global Cork Economic Forum will be held on October 17th
and 18th.”

Nominations are now being taken for “Sons and Daughters of Cork” who
can help make a difference, and drive the economic future of Cork City
and County. TheCork.ie imagines that Graham Norton – who is currently
in vogue – will feature. To nominate yourself or someone you know to
attend the Global Cork Economic Forum visit
www.corkbusinessdiaspora.com.

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