Upcoming Events 2020
The Quay Maritime Festival - September 15th, 2020
Venue: Quay Westport
Full Schedule of events coming soon
Vision West Business Summit - October 2nd, 2020
Venue: Westport Town Hall
Full Day Event
Ticket Price €25pp
Westival - October 21-26th, 2020
Westport Chamber also offers a support to Westival, Westport Music and Arts Festival, and works closely with the festival committee in promotion of the festival through various forms of online media. This year's festival takes place from 21st to 26th of October 2020.
Mayo Business Awards - November 2020
Westport Chamber has been a driving force behind the revival of the Mayo Business Awards which is now in its fifth year and has been another great success. The Westport Chamber plays a huge role in the administrational and organisational aspects of the event.
In cooperation with fellow Mayo Chambers, business organisations and the Local Enterprise Office, the Awards have become a flagship annual event for Mayo Businesses.
The 2020 Awards will be hosted by Westport town with more details to follow shortly. In 2019, we had twelve categories and almost 200 entries of very high standard. The McWilliam Park Hotel hosted the ceremony in 2019 with a large crowd in attendance.
Westport Christmas Festival - December, 2020
Details to be announced soon
The Big Business Breakfast - March 6th, 2020
The Westport Chamber of Commerce hosted a morning networking event on Friday, March 6th in the Leeson Enterprise Centre that was deemed to be a great success. Westport Chamber was delighted with the attendance and level of engagement from a packed room of local businesses, with speakers Declan Lavelle, Head of Rates Valuation Services at the Valuation Office Ireland and Niall Tracey, Director of Marketing with Fáilte Ireland.
We are sure that all who attended the breakfast networking morning will agree that a special mention must go to Aoife O’Neill and her team from The Creel Coffee House at the Quay for the amazing spread of breakfast treats with all ingredients locally sourced from around the Clew Bay area.
Declan Lavelle, the Head of Rates Valuation Services presented the national revaluation programme, Reval2021, which was a key topic that attracted attention of the local business community. Declan addressed some concerns and answered questions regarding the rates valuation process and methods of appealing the process.
Niall Tracey, Head of Marketing in Failte Ireland, then presented a report with recent tourism statistics, Visitor Insights & Inspiration – A Clew Bay View. Niall discussed the findings of visitor attitudes from research conducted summer season 2019 in key tourist destinations and compared these figures to that of Westport and Clew Bay. The report positioned Westport and the Clew Bay area as one of the leading tourist attractions along the Wild Atlantic Way, highlighting strengths like friendliness among the locals, stunning scenery and activities.
“The Chamber committee is delighted to be able to bring events like this, which help educate and prepare us all for the changing business environment. It also creates the space for strengthening business relationships and capturing the views of the business community in order to develop a framework for the future growth of the town” Says Helen Gavin “