Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC) and The Venue Update Briefing

  • Event: Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC) and The Venue Update Briefing
  • Date: 15/12/2017
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Venue: Gateway Hub, Shannon Airport House , Shannon, Co Clare
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The Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC): is an initiative of the Chambers of Commerce of Tralee, Shannon, Ennis, Galway, Roscommon, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, and the American Chamber of Commerce. Collectively it represents 80,000 employees, in 2,725 Irish-owned and multinational firms in the mid-west, west and north-west. 

Since the AEC published its strategy for economic development in the western regions in February 2016, the concept has been taken on board by the Government and a Task Force has been established to bring the project forward.

Shannon Chamber director Kevin Thompstone has been a key driver of this initiative. His presentation will focus on the objective of the AEC- to create a city of scale’ from Limerick though Galway to Sligo, to match Dublin and Cork in success in developing infrastructure, attracting Irish and multi-national investment, and growing jobs and wealth in vibrant communities – key achievements to date and, next steps.


Kevin Thompstone is also a key driver of ‘The Shannon Venue’ project, which aims to create a new Heart within Shannon Town Centre to facilitate retail and restaurants, encourage the use of the town centre and create a night-time economy through the development of civic, cultural and creative facilities for the community.

Kevin will outline progress to date from both a planning and funding perspective.

This is a ‘Free of Charge’ event

Registration is from 7.30 am