Mid West’s Economic Recovery In The Spotlight

MWRAThe economic recovery of the Mid-West Region, will be the main focus of the 18th Annual Mid West Regional Authority (MWRA) Conference, details of which were announced recently. (Note: Latter region consists of the areas of counties Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary, including Limerick city.)

Alan Kelly TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport will officially open the Conference at the Horse & Jockey Hotel, County Tipperary, on Friday, 1st March 2013.

Economic Recovery – Progress in The Regions,” will feature presentations from business, Government and Local Government leaders on the current state of the Irish economy and how Regions such as the Mid West can play a leading role in its eventual recovery.

Speakers will include Tara McCarthy, Director, Food & Beverages, Bord Bia ( “The role of the agri-food industry in Ireland’s economic recovery.” ), Michael Vaughan, President, Irish Hotels Federation ( “The importance of the Tourism Industry to economic recovery in the Regions.” ), Conor Ryan, CEO, Arrabawn Co-Op ( “The role of the Co-Operative Model in economic recovery.” ), and Niall Cussen, Senior Adviser, Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government ( “The role of Government in Regional Economic Recovery.” ).

Cllr. Gerard Darcy, Cathaoirleach of the Mid-West Regional Authority, explained that the upcoming conference will enable key policy makers and implementation bodies at a local, regional and national level to share their expertise on the progress being made regarding regional economic recovery and how balanced regional economic development can be achieved in the future.

The event will be attended by industry officials and members of local authorities, public and private sector agencies, semi-state and civil society organisations and research institutions involved in the promotion of business and development in Ireland. It provides a wonderful opportunity for those involved or interested in the economic development of North Tipperary, Limerick and Clare to hear from representatives of the some of the key sectors involved in the Region’s economic development,” he added.

Registration: See Brochure HERE. Fee charged is €100.00 per participant, (Latter includes Official Opening Reception, Conference Papers, Teas, Coffees, & Lunch.)

Registration for the upcoming MWRA Conference takes place on the evening of Thursday, 28th February next.

Details: Further details can be obtained from the Mid-West Regional Authority on Tel: (067) 33197; Email:,  Web:


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