Waterford Chamber is delighted to announce details of the fourth annual Business Expo, sponsored by BMCI Insurance & Investments.
The ‘Ultimate Business After Hours’ event will bring together over 80 Waterford Chamber members with the main objective to network, generate sales leads and do business.
A full exhibitors list will be released two weeks in advance so you can make the most of the Expo experience.
Private meeting rooms are also available and appointments can be scheduled in advance should you require these facilities.
There is a limited number of exhibition stands available and these will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibitors will be allocated enough space for two standard pop-ups and a pod table.
WLR’s Teresanne O’Reilly will be broadcasting live, cocktails will be served by The Reg, free tea/coffee and snacks will be provided by Musgrave MarketPlace, and there will be plenty of surprises, giveaways and spot prizes along the way!
Date: Thursday, 6th April
Venue: Audi Waterford, Cork Road
Cost: €50+VAT for Chamber members - Only a few places remaining
Bookings: Contact Lynda at 051 311130 or
Mayor of Waterford City and County Council, Cllr Adam Wyse, cut the ribbon on the new self-service lobby at AIB Bank, The Quay, at a Corporate evening co-hosted with Waterford Chamber.
The new self-service lobby is now open 364 days of the year from 8am to 9pm and is a significant move marking another important milestone in the bank's customer-led strategy.
Speaking at the event Waterford Chamber President Laurent Borla said: “The investment by AIB Bank shows their commitment to Waterford and I’m led to believe the branch here on the Quay is only one of a select few who have been approved for such a modern and dynamic transformation.”
Over the past number of years, AIB Bank has transformed its business to be more focussed on customer needs, with flexible banking hours, the latest in in-branch technologies and significant improvements in mobile and online banking.
AIB Bank Branch Manager Marian Keane thanked the invited guests for their attendance and continued custom. She said, as a team, they are extremely pleased with the refurbishment and look forward to bringing the banking experience to a whole new level for the customer. “We are proud and delighted that our Branch was one of the flagship branches to be chosen for this level of upgrade and we are one of 20 branches in the Country to have a Lobby with extended opening hours. This is thanks to the support of the people of Waterford and its environs who have supported AIB over many years.”
Waterford Chamber and Waterford Chamber Skillnet kicked off their 2017 Learn at Lunch series by teaming up with PwC at Dooley’s Hotel. Senior Manager Brian Hogan is PwC South East's VAT specialist and gave a talk on VAT in a growing economy, while Lisa Cliffe, a Manager in PwC's Entity Governance and Compliance Department, gave a comprehensive update on Company Law.
New theatre season launched at Waterford Chamber Business After Hours
There’s a dramatic season ahead at the Theatre Royal, as guests of the Waterford Chamber Business After Hours event were informed of the new season schedule in the historic theatre on Thursday night.
Welcoming in excess of one hundred business people and theatre enthusiasts, Waterford Chamber Deputy President Paul Nolan said: “Pearls like the Theatre Royal in the Viking Triangle are an integral part of Waterford. Their ongoing creative offering brings our world renowned arts and culture heritage to life.”
Mr Nolan went on to say that “proactivity creates vibrancy”, reminding the audience that Waterford Chamber was their organisation, the voice of business for Waterford and its strength lay in the vibrancy of its membership.
Guests were treated to delicious food, music by the Butterfly Band and a fascinating historical tour of one of Waterford’s oldest buildings. Meanwhile Artistic Director Ben Barnes launched the new season, showcasing some of the exciting events on the 2017 schedule, of which highlights include the much anticipated return of My Real Life and the tour of Lyric Theatre’s Educating Rita and Opera Theatre Company’s Acis & Galatea.
Commenting on the event, Theatre Royal Commercial Director Nora Widger said: “A rich and vibrant arts culture is at the heart of the development of our City and Region. Partnering with Waterford Chamber for their first Business After Hours in 2017 allows us the opportunity to bring the diverse offering which Theatre Royal provides to the Chamber members and a wider audience.”
Waterford Chamber and Bank of Ireland hosted an 'Inspiring Women in Business Lunch' at the Athenaeum House Hotel on Friday, 2nd December with guest speaker, Ruth Beadle, General Manager at Sanofi Waterford.