The Irish Internet Association are pleased to announce that Realex Payments have agreed to partner with the organisation as the headline sponsor of Congress 2009: Better Business Online in a Tough Economy: Money, Marketing, Monitoring & Mobile. This national conference takes place on May 21st to 22nd in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry in Dublin.
Realex Payments is a leading European payment service provider. Founded in 2000, the company provides a broad range of payment services to small and large businesses as well as financial institutions. Realex Payments process billions of Euro per annum for merchants domestically and internationally, across a wide range of industries including airlines, mobile carriers, utilities, insurance companies and gaming companies.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Colm Lyon, CEO of Realex Payments, said, "Realex Payments has been a longstanding supporter of the IIA and their great work, and we are delighted to once again support the Congress. The theme this year is particularly relevant to today’s tougher climate, but the opportunity presented by the online market place gives companies of all sizes the chance to compete on a level playing field. It’s great to see the IIA are discussing topics which should be hugely beneficial for attendees."
Fergal O’Byrne, IIA CEO, added, “The IIA is delighted to welcome Realex Payments as the headline sponsor of our National Congress. The theme for this year’s congress, Better Business Online in a Tough Economy: Money, Marketing, Monitoring & Mobile, is as much a call to action for those doing business online in Ireland. By partnering with us Realex Payments are echoing that call, encouraging Irish businesses to make the most of the opportunities that the internet offers, to make money, market goods and services effectively, monitor spending & branding and to be everywhere by going mobile. It is possible to do better business online and among those who can facilitate businesses big and small to do this are Realex Payments. As a non-profit business association the IIA relies on the support of its members to continue developing useful, informative and timely events throughout the year and is grateful to Realex Payments for providing some of that support.”
This year the IIA Congress takes place in conjunction with the Annual Net Visionary Awards.
Watch a promotional video about the 2008 IIA Congress: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkpPUWvAQ94
For more information, please contact
Roseanne Smith, IIA Communications Manager, 087 222 3614 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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About the Irish internet Association
The Irish Internet Association is the professional body for those conducting business via the internet from Ireland. It has been, and remains, one of the driving forces behind the adoption of the medium. Established in 1997, the IIA provides leadership to enterprises and society conducting business in Ireland. The IIA is a strong voice for its 600 plus company memberships. The aim of the Association is to Connect, Inform and Promote. More information available at www.IIA.ie.
The Irish Internet Association’s Annual Congress will take place on 21-22 May, 2009 in the Crowne Plaza Conference Hotel, Dublin. The annual Net Visionary Awards will also be held on the first night of the conference. This premier event will be attended by over 400 industry professionals.
The audience last year comprised senior managers, decision makers and key industry personnel and the event was a complete sell-out. 38% of delegates at last year’s Congress in Croke Park were C- or Director level. (Watch a video review of last year’s event)
The IIA Congress is unique in that it provides excellent content in an educational and networking environment. Previous keynote speakers come from companies such as Bebo, eBay, Microsoft, Dell, Google, Yahoo, Aer Lingus and Jupiter Research. The format of this 2-day event includes plenary sessions, breakout sessions, clinics and ample networking opportunities.
Fergal O’Byrne, IIA CEO, speaking about this year’s theme, commented, "The IIA holds a strong conviction that when times are tough, the internet offers solutions for a broad variety of enterprises. The focus this year will be the potential of the internet to allow businesses to market their products and services, protect and profit from their resources and leverage the latest internet innovations to maximise the opportunities available."
Nominations for this year’s Net Visionary Awards will open mid-February followed by the creation of shortlists created by judges chosen from the Irish Internet sector and culminating in a public online vote. Last year’s awards saw the largest number of nominations and votes than any year previously and the IIA hope that running the two events at the same time will facilitate more companies attending both of these events.
The IIA is currently seeking expressions of interest from amongst its members for the many speaker and sponsorship opportunities that an event like this affords.
More information and updates: www.iia.ie/congress09/