Almost 1,000 business owners & professionals gather at Croke Park for All-Ireland Business summit

HUNDREDS of business owners and professionals from all over Ireland gathered in Croke Park this Wednesday for the inaugural All-Ireland Business Summit.

The event summit’s theme was to encourage businesses to Pitch for Progress – to connect with one another and to create opportunities for growth.

Featured speakers included Lucinda Creighton, founder of Renua Ireland; economist Constantin Gurdgiev, Dublin Football Manager Jim Gavin and Gerry Duffy, motivational speaker.

Bumbleance, the children’s ambulance service who are due to launch their second ambulance from July, was the event charity partner. UK networking expert Will Kintish delivered facilitated networking sessions teaching participants how to network without fear.

Programme Director Elaine Carroll opened the event urging those in attendance to use the event as a platform for growth.

“Given the upsurge in the economy, it is vital that Irish businesses now collaborate with each other, to aim for growth. This is our main aim in running the summit – to provide businesses with a platform to grow and make connections that matter. We are invited all participants to use our hashtag, #pitch4progress and that is what we wanted them to do – to use this event as a springboard,” she said.