ICT West in Dublin

ICT West in Dublin – Unsurpassed Networking

October 22, 2015 |

Twenty-four companies from Western Canada made their way to Dublin as part of ICT West’s first delegation to an international show. One day ahead the opening of Web Summit the ICT West delegation joined with companies from across Canada for a seminar at the Embassy of Canada to Ireland.

The seminar outlined the ways the embassy helps Canadian companies and investors doing business in Ireland, supporting the efforts of Canadian companies and providing assistance to local clients in search of investment and trade opportunities in Canada.

The seminar was one of six networking events hosted by ICT West in Dublin.
Delegates were also invited to an official event at the Ambassador to Canada’s residence, hosted by Kevin Vickers, who was appointed ambassador in January 2015.

On the more informal side, ICT West also hosted a networking event at a local pub.

A Taste of Canada

Web Summit draws 42,000 attendees from more than 134 countries. The huge international scale of the show provided an opportunity to share a little Western Canadian hospitality along with the flavours we’re famous for, from maple syrup taffy to Mordens’ of Winnipeg chocolate and a salty and savoury Saskatchewan specialty, roasted buckwheat Buckshots.

The treats were paired with Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey. The whisky-maker from the small Manitoba community of Gimli’s Northern Harvest Rye was recently named the 2016 World Whisky of the Year, marking the first time a Canadian whisky has received the honour.

More than 100 people were able to share in a sample at the ICT West booth, including investors and international media. We also watched as the Maple Leaf made its way across the show floor with everyone who picked up a Canadian flag.

Making Connections

ICT West is about creating opportunities and facilitating connections. Sheldon Winters of Energy Navigator described his first day at Web Summit as “Awe-inspiring, amazing… and overwhelming.” Being part of a delegation, and attending networking events ensure delegates have a welcoming place to connect, with a working to help you are on target to meet the right people for your business.

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