Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture has announced the first companies to join the new Galway 2020 Business Club Membership Programme — which enables small to medium sized business to support next year’s European Capital of Culture.
In return for their support, businesses enjoy attractive rights and benefits across the year of culture, including increased brand profile and visibility, invites to key project and events, B2B networking opportunities and year-round support from the Galway 2020 team.
Galway 2020 is the largest and most complex cultural event ever undertaken on the island of Ireland comprising over 1,900 events across 154 projects, 170 partnerships and collaborations with local, national, European and international artists and cultural organisations from over 30 different countries. The ambitious programme will take place across the villages, towns, islands and city of Galway.
The Business Club which runs throughout 2020, offers three levels of support: Club member (€2,020 + VAT ) Gold member (€5,000 + VAT ) and Platinum member (€10,000+ VAT ).
The first Platinum members of the Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture Business Club are:
Connacht Hospitality Group
The Galmont Hotel
Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate
The first Gold members of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Business Club are:
The Kings Head
Ard-Bia at Nimmos
Galway Technology Centre
Maldron Hotel Sandy Road
Maldon Hotel Oranmore
The first Business Club members of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Business Club are:
The Ardilauan Hotel
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop
McSwiggans Restaurant and Bar
Renvyle House Hotel
O’Reilly’s Bar and Kitchen
CEO of Galway 2020 Patricia Philbin said she wants to thank all the companies who have already signed up to the Business Club Membership Programme.
"Their support is very important because an investment in Galway 2020 is an investment in the future of the region. The national and Galway based business community has a critical role to play in Galway 2020, and much to gain through its involvement.
"This is a once-in-a-generation moment for companies and the business community as a whole to demonstrate their investment in and commitment to Galway – and to help ensure that next year is a phenomenal success for the people of Ireland.
“Galway 2020 is also a national designation and will be one of the biggest cultural activities to take place globally in 2020. We have issued an open invitation to the global community to join us in 2020, we are now asking the business community to be part of for what promises to be one of the most exciting times in Galway’s history," she said.