Corporate Social Responsibility is defined as a commitment to contribute to the economic, environmental and social sustainability of a community. The Kerry Convention Bureau (KCB) believes passionately in the way Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives can enhance Business Events.
The Bureau has seen first-hand the positive mutual benefits that such activities can bring when organisations choose to integrate a CSR component into their conference, incentive or event when held in Kerry. CSR engagement can make a real difference to a community by bringing about positive change and leaving lasting legacies. It provides delegates and participants with an unforgettable opportunity to engage with the local community, learn more about Ireland’s ancient culture and make a strong connection with the land and its people.
The bureau has recently launched a CSR partnership with Kerry Parents and Friends Association (KPFA) and are also working with several other organisations dedicated to education, sport and environmental conservation e.g. Kerry GAA club and Tidy Towns.
With these partnerships in place, we are very pleased to be able to offer a range of meaningful and engaging options for groups across Kerry. Opportunities can include volunteering time and effort into hands-on activities to engage with community members, assisting with fundraising and financial support or providing ‘in-kind’ assistance to local projects. Support can be as simple as donating unwanted exhibitor items or delegate satchels, engaging local artists for a charity auction, inviting cultural performances or purchasing conference merchandise or gifts from non-profit community organisations.
As a region, Kerry has a proven track record at boosting delegate attendance due to its destination appeal. We are extremely pleased to now be able to add availability of engaging and meaningful CSR options to the list of reasons why event planners should consider Kerry for their next event.
To find out more about our CSR partnership and specific details on the types of activities available, please download our factsheet.