The world is in greater flux than we have experienced in our lifetime. The rise of populism, the seismic impact of Brexit, the opportunities (and risks) of increasing globalism, and the emergency facing our climate have all been thrown into sharp focus in recent years and will undoubtedly dominate policy-making for years to come. The Global Economic Summit ’24 will aim to meet these challenges head on, by bringing key decision-makers, thought leaders and heads of industry to Ireland, to shape our shared future.
Ireland has long shown itself to be a critical player on the world stage, and its role as a bridge between the US, Europe and the Rest of the World has never been more critical. Ireland sits on the UN Security Council, holds a vital role in the EU’s continued negotiations with the UK, and is the cornerstone of a strong US-Europe partnership. It is a trusted trade partner, a valued business hub, and a centre for global research.
The West of Ireland is on the frontier of Europe. Entrepreneurialism, innovation, respect for the environment and collective effort define the spirit of this new frontier. There is no better place to map out the solutions to our shared concerns – nor to grasp our shared opportunities – than Ireland, and its Wild West.
We look forward to welcoming you to the West of Ireland in 2024. Make sure you don’t miss out. Keep abreast of developments here on our website including our announcement on dates and venue.
The Summit will be focused around one central idea: Shaping our future for the next generation. Under this headline premise there will be four distinct tracks for delegates to participate in, each of which addresses a major area of challenge and opportunity:
The Global Economic Summit will be held in the county of Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland.
The summit will be held over the course of three days. Each day of the summit will be multi-tracked, delving into each of the strands of the Summit DNA, as well as examining the unique Ireland-Europe-US relationship and Ireland’s position as a global bridge.
Each evening will feature a unique social programme at various locations across the county of Mayo, giving delegates the opportunity to experience the rich culture, heritage and hospitality that Ireland’s west coast is famous for. It also offers a unique opportunity for speakers, guests and delegates from across the business and political worlds to come together in an informal manner and continue the conversations of the day in a more social and relaxed setting.
The Global Economic Summit Gala Dinner will give an opportunity for guests to recognise and champion the unique relationships that stretch across international borders.
There will also be a full tourism and activity programme available for international delegates who wish to explore Ireland’s many charms while visiting for the Summit.
Those that should attend include: