What a week it has been – the streets of Galway are alive with Volvo fever!
Any why not – this is a phenomenal event for the people of Galway to host and we are doing it in true Galway style!
The event has been a major success over the past week and there are still 3 days to the end of the festival.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning over twenty thousand fans came out to welcome the sailing teams when they arrived at Galway docks, the final stop of this edition of Volvo Ocean Race 2012 and the Camper yacht came in first followed by Groupama to rapturous welcome.
The festival has hosted a major Global Village which has brought amazing events under the pillars of Fashion, Innovation, Green and Marine. Collins McNicholas hosted a stand at the EURES Recruitment fair there and there was a major buzz and true interest from the attendees about work opportunities in the West of Ireland. The Innovation Hub in the Global Village has hosted a series of talks, discussions and presentations highlighting the innovation taking place in Ireland by indigenous Irish companies and some of the world’s leading Information, Technology, Computing, Medical Device, Bio-innovation and Communications companies. Collins McNicholas attended the seminars on ‘The Success of the Medical Device Industry in Ireland’, ‘Thought Leadership and Leadership in the 21st Century’ plus we were invited to attend the Sustainability Summit in the Global Village yesterday – listening to experts in those fields and the future prospects for Ireland to continue to be a major player in Innovation is exciting for our country and is a message we must all deliver.
Enjoy your trip to Galway and soak in the atmosphere.
Michelle Murphy – Regional Manager for the West of Ireland