Cities and their metropolitan regions drive economic growth in today’s world. They are the melting pots of talent and opportunity. Cities are the places where innovation is stimulated and supported. Cities play a major role in driving positive change that can create jobs, develop sustainability and
reform the relationship between mankind and the planet.
Dublin is one such international city. Dublin City Council and the Government Department for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources have invited a prestigeous Globe Forum event to Dublin. This event, supported by a wide range of industry, Government and educational partners will turn the international spotlight on Ireland’s unique talent for research, innovation and global change leadership.
The event is an international marketplace conference around the challenge of how cities can be Smarter and Greener. That challenge is already being tackled in Dublin and the event will highlight the emergence of Ireland and its capital city region as an international open city, open for innovation, open for research and open for talent and investment.
Ireland is connected to the world. Through its large diaspora and history it is connected by blood and by common struggle to nations throughout the globe. Its geographic location allows it to provide the gateway into Europe. It has become the location of choice for most of the leading multinational businesses in the world. Many have chosen Ireland as the location for their global centres of innovation and research. Ireland’s investment in higher education and research is world-renowned. The innovative talent and products arising from that investment are now ready for harvest. That harvest will connect domestic innovation and SMEs to the global marketplace and global investors. Ireland is an island of innovation.
Dublin is today a global testbed for innovations and new ideas, a place where products and services can rapidly become internationally viable businesses. Dublin is becoming the creative capital of the world, one of the world’s great global connection places for ideas, talent and investment, an open city where new ideas are born.
Globe Forum Dublin therefore is more than a conference. It is a marketplace event where innovators, entrepreneurs and researchers can connect with International business leaders, investors and global companies. Globe Forum Dublin is a launching pad for the new Ireland of innovation and creativity into the world and a window for the world into this exciting and dynamic country. Dublin as Ireland’s international gateway region plays host to this unique gathering of local, national and international talent. Globe Forum Dublin will, against the backdrop of this marketplace gathering, bring together thought leaders and generate debate and action around the challenge of making Dublin, and indeed any city, Smarter and Greener.