Igniting Cluster Development

We are excited to announce that we are hosting world renowned expert and global leader in Clustering: Mr. Ifor Ffocws-Williams, on Tuesday, 22nd September @ 9am.  

This is an opportunity to hear Ifor explore the potential to introduce the relevance of economic development centred on clusters for a region’s economic strengths, and smart specialisation.  Ifor will set out the logic and the practicalities in supporting cluster development as a centre-stage strategy and draw on examples from Europe, Canada and Australia.  The event also has a high calibre suite of guest speakers on Clustering from expertise across the island of Ireland including: 

  • Linda Jamison, Invest Northern Ireland 
  • Hilary Moran, Cluster Manager, Fintech Corridor 

This event is supported by IntertradeIreland.

Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, Cluster Navigators Ltd, New Zealand. Ifor is acknowledged as one of the most influential cluster practitioners in the world, with hands-on experience extending to over 50 countries. Ifor is a Founder, Past President and Member of the Board of Advisors of TCI Network.  Ifor has been an advisor to The World Bank, EU, OECD, UNDP, international aid agencies and national & regional economic development agencies on six continents. Ifor’s popular Cluster Development Handbook is the first comprehensive guide to the What? Why? and the How? of cluster engagement.  

Registration for this event is required
Early registration for this event is recommended.  Please register at this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrdumuqjosEtVql-n8nL2U4rZrVWBfgl7S   

Date for your October Diary: Exploring Cluster Development with Ifor: Online this October 2020 If you are interested in building your Clustering competencey, skills and knowledge, The Cluster Centre will be registering participants for Ifor’s Cluster Development online training programme.  The programme will run remotely over 4 Tuesday(6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) mornings in October 2020. Early registration is recommended. Course details and pricing available from: info@clustercentre.ie