Horse & Jockey Conference To Place Spotlight On Mid-West

THE economic recovery of the Mid-West will be main focus of the 18th annual Mid West Regional Authority (MWRA) Conference, which will be opened by Junior Minister for Transport, Alan Kelly. The Conference takes place in the Horse & Jockey Hotel on Friday, March 1.

THE economic recovery of the Mid-West will be main focus of the 18th annual Mid West Regional Authority (MWRA) Conference, which will be opened by Junior Minister for Transport, Alan Kelly. The Conference takes place in the Horse & Jockey Hotel on Friday, March 1.

Economic Recovery - Progress in The Regions will feature presentations from business, Government and Local Government leaders on the current state of the Irish economy and how Regions such as the Mid West can play a leading role in its eventual recovery.

Speakers will include Tara McCarthy, director, food and beverages, Bord Bia; Michael Vaughan, president, Irish Hotels Federation; Conor Ryan, CEO, Arrabawn Co-Op, and Niall Cussen, senior adviser, Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government.

Cllr Ger Darcy, cathaoirleach of the Mid-West Regional Authority, explained that the upcoming conference will enable key policy makers and implementation bodies at a local, regional and national level to share their expertise on the progress being made regarding regional economic recovery and how balanced regional economic development can be achieved in the future.

“The event will be attended by industry officials and members of local authorities, public and private sector agencies, semi-state and civil society organisations and research institutions involved in the promotion of business and development in Ireland. It provides a wonderful opportunity for those involved or interested in the economic development of North Tipperary, Limerick and Clare to hear from representatives of the some of the key sectors involved in the region’s economic development,” he added.

Registration takes place on the evening of Thursday, February 28. The conference will be officially opened on the morning of Friday, March 1, by Deputy Kelly. Further details can be obtained from the Mid-West Regional Authority, ph: 067-33197; email: info@mwra.ie or www.mwra.ie