Press Release 29 Oct 2013

Dublin, Tuesday 29th October 2013  – IDA Ireland is preparing to greet the tech community this week when Dublin hosts the 4th Web Summit and f.ounders event from Wednesday 30th October - Saturday 2nd November.  

With over 10,000 delegates, hundreds of start-ups and venture capitalists attending, IDA Ireland will be selling Ireland as a destination to locate international business – both in the start-up as well as the established business sectors.
  • IDA Ireland is partnering with f.ounders as part of the Web summit and has a number of activities running over the course of the event:
  • IDA Ireland has scheduled a number of meetings with potential clients to attract new business to Ireland and will participate in networking events throughout the event
  • During the week IDA expects to make an investment announcement with several of our high growth clients and will host an invite only reception with guests and international media in the House of Lords, College Green
  • With Fáilte Ireland, IDA Ireland will be projecting iconic Dublin images on Trinity College Dublin and the House of Lords
  • IDA will be participating in the NASDAQ Opening Bell event at Web Summit
  • Promoting the @IDAIRELAND hastag #WhyIreland
  • Communicate the benefits of doing business in Dublin todelegates through a series of Vines
  • Finally, IDA Ireland will be hosting the closing dinner for f.ounders in Trinity on Saturday night 
Barry O’Dowd, IDA’s Head of Emerging Business Division said; “IDA has been a keen supporter of Paddy Cosgrave and the team at the Web Summit and F.ounders from the start.”
“The Web Summit offers IDA Ireland a captive audience with some of the world’s most celebrated tech entrepreneurs. IDA Ireland will be showcasing our attractive business environment throughout this event.” 
“The Web Summit is a really useful platform for us to build on our relationships with companies and to promote Ireland as a location to internationalise business.  Since we first started to target high growth companies in 2010, IDA has attracted over 70 companies to set up here.”

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