Kerry Ambassador Programme

Engage with international counterparts, enhance your profile and contribute to rebuilding the Kerry visitor economy through a collaborative, progressive and positive initiative

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What is the Kerry Ambassador Programme?

Established in 2022, the Kerry Ambassador Programme is a new county initiative, designed to drive economic growth through business events and investment opportunities, raising Kerry’s profile as a global business hub.

The programme is led by Kerry Convention Bureau, in partnership with Kerry County CouncilFáilte IrelandKerry Tourism Industry FederationKerry SciTech and Prosper Kerry. The programme was formally launched in October 2022 with an invited group of highly regarded community and industry leaders, living and working in Kerry, Ireland or abroad joining as founding Kerry Ambassadors.

With active recruitment now underway for Kerry Conference Ambassadors within academic institutions such as Munster Technological University, the initiative provides a platform for our founding Ambassadors, new Conference Ambassadors and programme partners to work together in pursuit of a common goal – to advocate for Kerry and to contribute to Kerry’s ongoing economic growth and recovery, by placing Kerry on the national and international stage as a premier business events destination AND a place to do business.

This invaluable style of advocacy showcases the county as an industry leader in enterprise, innovation, and research, and serves to shine a light on Kerry’s enterprise sector, communicating the vibrancy of the county’s business ecosystem and academia. By encouraging individuals and companies to consider Kerry as a place to do business, progress a career and a location of choice for investment, both private and public, our Ambassadors play an important role in promoting economic, social and community outcomes for Kerry.

Founding Ambassadors

The Kerry Ambassador Programme was officially launched in October 2022 with 37 founding Kerry Ambassadors


Catherine Carty 

UNESCO Chair Manager

Munster Technical University


Deirdre de Bhailfs

General Manager

Dingle Hub


Jimmy Deenihan


Munster Technical University


Maurice Galway

Festival Director and Founder

Dingle Animation

You are influential so please
use your influence!

We seek to recruit ambassadors who are specialists in the following key sectors for Kerry:

Become a Kerry Conference Ambassador

Within the Kerry Ambassador Programme, assistance is available to support professionals bid for and host international conferences in Kerry.

Becoming a Kerry Conference Ambassador provides opportunities to network with peers, foster research partnerships, secure funding and establish specialist links in your specialist area


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