Irish TV at the KBN Business Expo, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Irish TV were on hand on Sunday 8th Febuary to cover the KBN Business Expo held at Fels Point Hotel in Tralee. The turnout was phenomenal for this annual event . KBN (Kerry Businesswomen Network) are an energetic and vibrant diverse group of businesses all run or managed by women in Kerry. I arrived early to help a bit with the set-up, but it was thanks to Liz Maher and Mary Ruddy that it ran so seamlessly from start to finish. Every aspect of Kerry business life was represented well from accountants to career advisers, bankers to homeopaths. You name it and it was there. The day was well punctuated with coffee and pastries in the morning for stall holders to zumba dancing and drumming workshops and valuable business workshops for participants.
The public were invited along to see for themselves whats on offer on their doorstep in terms of local services and enterpreneurship. The event was officially opened by Independent T.D. for South Kerry Michael Healy-Rae. It was a great day of networking and sharing of experiences and information. I made a few new contacts and business was done. It’s always worth it to step outside your comfort zone for a moment or two…it will stand to you personally and in business. There is no substitute for meeting your market in person. I’m excited for the next few events KBN are planning. As far as the Business Expo goes, here’s to next years’ event.
Kerry County Matters on Irish TV
Irish TV featured the event for the Kerry County Matters programme, a weekly round up of events happening in Kerry presented by Brian Hurley. Irish TV is Ireland’s newest and most exciting live digital media platform. The channel broadcasts 24 hours a day connecting Irish communities all over the world and bolstering Irish businesses everywhere. Its a great service for the Irish diaspora to catch up on whats going on in their local community back home whether they are in Boston, Sydney, Cricklewood or Toronto or indeed any corner of the globe.
Potential tourists and business people from overseas
Irish TV can also show Ireland in a positive way to people who might not have a connection yet to Ireland like potential tourists and business people. Of course its a great channel for anyone living in Ireland also to connect with your county or nationwide. Irish TV promotes Ireland as a wonderful place to live in, to do business and to visit. A programme like Kerry County Matters delves into the fabric of Irish culture and unearths the stories and characters of community life in modern Ireland
Opportunity for local businesses in Kerry
Irish TV have recently announced Tralee as their Munster HQ based at the Tom Crean Centre in Kerry Technology Park. This is great news for all multi-media and production graduates from Tralee Institute Of Technology and the National Digital Skills Centre respectively. What a great opportunity for local businesses to gain a little promotional exposure with home and foreign audiences. Brian Hurley, Munster manager of Irish TV and local man interviewed me on the day . I was a bit nervous but it went well and I tried my best to embrace it.
You would think I would be fine with the whole experience what with an extensive backgound in Film and Television Production but it’s a different story when you are in front of the camera! Thank you Irish TV for making it reasonably pain free.
See the KBN Business Expo on Irish TV
The Kerry County Matters programme featuring the KBN Business Expo will be broadcast on SKY channel 191, Freesat 400, Free to Air, and eVision from Eircom on Friday Feb 20th at 3pm, Wednesday Feb 25th at 7.30pm and Friday Feb 27th at 3pm. The programme will be available 24 hours a day online at www.irishtv.ie/broadcast.
Thanks to Tara Donoghue for the main image and to Fels Point Hotel for being such great hosts on the day. Have a look at some of the photos of the day by clicking the images in the gallery below. Contact me for any reprints from this event. Please tell all your friends about the upcoming programme by sharing this post using the social icons on this page . Thanks.