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 Council, Fáilte Ireland, Kerry Tourism Industry Federation, Kerry SciTech and Prosper Kerry (Include hyperlinks) 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.

The initiative provides a platform for our founding 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.

Could you be a Kerry Ambassador?

Ambassadors are experts in their field and the key trait that all our ambassadors have in common is a positive emotional bond to Kerry or the aspirations of the County.

Hailing from all corners of the Kingdom and the globe, our ambassadors represent sectors as wide and varied as community, enterprise, academia, agriculture, business, engineering, medicine, science, sport, arts, culture, heritage and technology.

If the answer to any of the above questions is YES, we would be interested to talk with you about becoming a Kerry Ambassador.

Qualifying Characteristics

  • Are you an active member of an Association, Federation,Society, Business Network or Sporting Organisation?
  • Do you attend national or international events which could be held in Kerry?
  • Could you influence which host country or Irish destination is chosen for future events?
  • Does your organisation hold incentive (sales reward) programmes, executive retreats, board meetings, team building, planning days or product launches?
  • Are you interested in bringing a national or international conference or event home to Kerry?

Why become a Kerry Ambassador?

Ambassadors that bring Business Events to Kerry have the potential to reap rewards and gain significant benefit, both personally and professionally. These include:

  • Public recognition as a Kerry Ambassador
  • Official acclaim for performing role to motivate and influence hosting of national and international business events in Kerry
  • Enhanced reputation of individual area of expertise, both nationally and internationally
  • Increased reputation of your organisation or sector
  • Expansion of personal brand and network
  • Creation of legacy outcomes and positive impact within the local community, as a direct result of events secured
  • Contribution to the national economy, making Kerry a better place to live, work and visit
  • Stimulate networking, funding, and investment opportunities
  • Invitations to attend regular networking events at key venues
  • Inclusion of profile in Kerry Ambassador Programme related marketing collateral, utilised by Kerry Convention Bureau, Fáilte Ireland, Meet in Ireland, Kerry County Council, Kerry Tourism Industry Federation, and other industry partners
  • Media opportunities through promotion of Kerry Ambassador Programme participation
  • Preferential room rates for accommodation and meeting space at Kerry Convention Bureau Member properties, when hosting own business events

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