Workshops to look at the new thinking that can kick-start recovery
The arts and creative industries will be key factors in our economic recovery. And, by attracting foreign students here, we are making vital links with the business leaders of tomorrow.
These are the key messages in two exciting seminars Lord Mayor Cllr Emer Costello is hosting at the Wood Quay Venue as part of her Commission on Employment. The workshops take place on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th January between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
Lord Mayor Costello says “I want these workshops to encourage people to think differently. For example, people sometimes think the arts merely receive money from central government. However, the new economy means we must harness resources we have that other countries don’t have. Our creativity is perhaps the most important resource we have in Ireland.
“Also, while foreign students contributed an estimated €5 billion to our economy in 2009 we should only see this as the tip of the ice-berg. Foreign students are the leaders of tomorrow and if Ireland is open to them we can place ourselves in a better position when they make the investment decisions of tomorrow.