Businesses encouraged to seize the opportunities of digital technologies and green transition

Ballylanders native, Mairead O’Donnell (Polar Ice Tech), participating in the panel discussion during the eighth Building Better Business event in Cork last Thursday. (Photo: Joleen Cronin)

Businesses across Cork and Kerry were in attendance at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork on Thursday, 9th November where Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney TD addressed the eighth Building Better Business event.

The event focussed on the opportunities and challenges presented by digital transformation and the transition to a low carbon economy. Experts were on hand to talk through a range of business supports available from Government and the occasion also offered an excellent networking opportunity for businesses to connect with and learn from others who have already taken steps on their green and digital journeys. 

The event, opened by Minister Coveney, featured an update on the progress of the South-West Regional Enterprise Plan. Two moderated panel discussions with businesses and experts took place on ‘The twin challenge of the digital and green transition’ and ‘Scaling and internationalising’.

Minister Simon Coveney noted the opportunity such events provide for companies.

“Digitalisation and decarbonisation are two of the key challenges facing businesses today but as with most challenges they also offer opportunities. What Government, state agencies and others are doing through Building Better business events is explaining to business how we can help them with their green and digital transition.

“These events have been hugely successful throughout this year and it is great that businesses hear from experts and other businesses about how they are meeting these challenges and making their business stronger. As well as the wealth of information available there is a great opportunity for businesses to network and share experiences with others on the same journey,” he said.