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Kilkenny Chamber in partnership with PwC hosted their annual lunch briefing on Wednesday 13 October 2016 in Hotel Kilkenny. Upwards of 100 business people were in attendance and were presented with a review and analysis by PWC’s South East tax partner Ronan Furlong and Economist Jim Power.
|The Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce along with CipherTechs EU, a global, full service, cyber security firm, held a free informational seminar on network security this past Thursday, September 29th at Pembroke Kilkenny.
CipherTechs CBO, Niccolo Alicandri and General Manager, Laurence Conroy presented on the topic of “how to best optimise your security budget while maximising your security posture”. The seminar was well received with over 40 in attendance. Guests learned about the types/methods of attacks targeted by industry, network security tools and trends, types of information exposed to hackers, how to determine gaps in framework, and the price for not being prepared.
Niccolo Alicandri said of the event: “The Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce event brought us folks from many different business verticals all who are in different phases of implementation of a Cyber Security strategy. With the new EU legislation, and a ticking clock to implement an effective plan, the timing of the event was excellent and thus very well attended. I look forward to future events and opportunities to present to the local business community.”……Read More
Deirdre Shine President of Kilkenny Chamber and Marion Acreman,Vice President were delighted to meet the Taiwanese Ambassador Mr. Simon S.K. Tu last week for discussions about establishing economic and cultural links with Taiwan.
Ambassador Tu visited Kilkenny on Friday on the invitation of Deputy John McGuinness who chairs the Ireland-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Society. Ambassador Tu said ‘”Kilkenny is one of the finest cities in Ireland, full of medieval heritage, beautiful historical buildings and a bustling business community”.
The visit included stops at some of the city’s top tourist attractions including Kilkenny Castle, City Hall, Rothe House, Kilkenny Design Centre and the Smithwick’s Experience. Ambassador Tu spoke passionately of the many opportunities for increased trade between Ireland and Taiwan and said he plans to return to Kilkenny to speak with representatives of our local business community through Kilkenny Chamber.