IDA chief to address local business leaders in joint Chamber event

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland.

The Athlone and Mullingar Chambers of Commerce have teamed up for a major online event next week, where IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan will address local business leaders on the future of the Foreign direct investment.

The IDA chief will participate in a roundtable with local trade representatives next Thursday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. via a Zoom webinar. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required, and related links are available on the Athlone and Mullingar Chambers of Commerce social media platforms.

Organized jointly by the Athlone and Mullingar Chambers of Commerce, the discussion will offer business leaders the opportunity to engage with one of the leading national and international promoters of the Irish economy and foreign direct investment, Martin Shanahan.

It also allows us to discuss the opportunities this promotion brings to our cities, districts and counties in the ever-evolving high value foreign direct investment space thanks to the considerable progress of IDA in favor of the Irish economy. facing a competitive international market. market.

The event’s moderator is Lorcan Allen, business editor of the Business Post, originally from the nearby town of Moate. Joining the Westmeath County Council panel will be Barry Kehoe, director of services, with particular responsibility for planning.

John Geoghegan and Alan Shaw, both presidents of their respective chambers of commerce, will take the opportunity to highlight the advantages for FDIs of being based in County Westmeath.

Others on the industry wide panel include Aisling Nolan from Mergon and Marie Browne from Ardonagh Group.

Speaking at the launch of this webinar, Presidents Alan Shaw and John Geoghegan said; “We are delighted to welcome IDA CEO Martin Shanahan to address business leaders at Westmeath and provide an opportunity for an exchange of views and opportunities for the future.

“The Athlone and Mullingar Chambers of Commerce are delighted to be working together in this joint forum, and we have no doubt that the business community will listen carefully to what the CEO of IDA Ireland has to say about the development future of FDI in Westmeath.

“We are both grateful to IDA Regional Director Ken Whitelaw for his help in coordinating the event and Minister Peter Burke TD for his help in organizing the event.

“This will be Lorcan Allen’s second event to act as a moderator and we would like to thank Lorcan and the Business Post for their support. Finally, we thank the IDA Ireland support team for working with us on this webinar and all the panelists from industry and local government who will be joining us,” the chairpersons concluded.