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Valentia Island Lecture and Gala Dinner

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The Cable Station and Royal Hotel Valentia

Knightstown

Valentia

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The story of the world’s first transatlantic cable which was implemented over 150 years ago is an inspiring one. It has many elements including scientific endeavour, innovation, communication, risk taking, entrepreneurship, social responsibility, globalisation and ultimately jubilation as an international team from both sides of the Atlantic collaborated to achieve what was believed to be an impossible task. The Transatlantic cable reduced the time it took to communicate dramatically as what required 2 weeks by ship could now be done via the deep sea copper cables in minutes, thus beginning an era of global collaboration.

The then remote Valentia Island in County Kerry in Ireland played a major role in connecting the old and new worlds for the first time, placing Ireland at the ‘cross hairs’ of the emerging global communications industry. Indeed one could say that globalisation began at the edge of the then modern world with the successful connection of the cable between Valentia and Newfoundland, Canada, connecting London to New York, over 150 years ago. We are currently pursuing an initiative to propose a trans-national application for UNESCO heritage status for both sites.

To commemorate this historic project, we have established the ‘Valentia Island Lecture’ series for which the inaugural event will be held in the historic Cable Station building in Valentia at 2.30pm on July 14th, followed by a gala dinner at 7pm at the Royal Hotel. The theme of the event will be;

“ Globalisation – Our Interconnected World “

and we look forward to exploring how globalisation, driven by innovation and technology, has accelerated rapidly, and has transformed the lives and livelihoods of every person on the planet.

This is an invite only ‘bespoke’ event with approximately 200 delegates including senior executives from multinational companies, thought leaders from academia and political actors. Speakers will include Professor Jeffrey Garten, Dean Emeritus at the Yale School of Management, Mr Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland and Mr Mark Redmond, CEO American Chamber Ireland.

The launch of the “Valentia Island Lecture” is, we believe, particularly timely, given the current debate about the benefits of globalisation, and its impact on the lives of ordinary working people across the globe.

For futher information or to learn about sponsorshop options, contact Leonard Hobbs at info@valentiacable.com

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Valentia

Ireland

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