St Patrick’s Gala Dinner 2023

Celebrating Unity and Success at the Signature Gala Event in Arrecife

Lanzarote Ireland Network brought together the business and government officials of the island at its St. Patrick’s Day Gala Dinner

At the gala, the first joint Trade Mission project was presented, between both islands, which will be carried out with the help of Proexca.

The day before St. Patrick’s Day, Irelands biggest feast day, the Lanzarote Ireland Network held a gala dinner to highlight the special relationship that both islands have with each other. The event, which took place at the Arrecife Gran Hotel, whose façade was illuminated green for the occasion, was attended by a large part of the island’s business and government officials.

Catherine Noone, honorary president of LIN, was in charge of welcoming a very special night. At the reception she expressed what the collaborative spirit of LIN is and explained “the pillars and main lines of action in which the network works: business and tourism; sport, culture and art; and youth development, along with support for people at risk of social exclusion.”

After the warm welcome, the meeting featured some institutional interventions that reinforce the solidity of the actions included in the first pillar, that of business opportunities. In this sense, the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Lanzarote and La Graciosa, José Valle, who could not attend the event, shared a message with attendees via video.

It is worth remembering that the Chamber of Commerce acts as an “antenna” or delegation of Proexca in Lanzarote. And it was precisely its senior project manager, Jerónimo Falcón, who took up the baton to present the keys to the first Commercial Mission between Lanzarote and Ireland. Specifically, this mission organized by LIN will hold its first meeting on March 29 in Dublin. More than 10 Irish companies in the technological field will meet there, interested in creating new horizons of growth and competitiveness in Lanzarote. Subsequently, it is planned that, on May 3, 4 and 5, representatives of interested companies will visit the island to establish possible investments, thus promoting the diversification of the economy and quality employment.

Next, Eduardo Sánchez, partner at SanTelmo Abogados + Economistas, explained the virtues and technical specifications of the tax treaty that the archipelago enjoys. All of this positions the Canary Islands, and specifically Lanzarote, as a region with an attractive condition for attracting companies and investment capital.

Catherine Noone recognized all those people who support the activities and initiatives they carry out in terms of sport, culture and art. In particular, she thanked Julio Romero, president of RCNA, for his involvement in the regatta that will be held on the occasion of Saint Patrick’s Day next Saturday, March 18, at the Real Club Náutico Arrecife. She also congratulated Celtic Roots and Suso y Compañía, musical groups that performed at the gathering, for fusing Canarian and Irish culture through music.

Finally, the final touch of the event took on a solidarity aspect since, at the end of the presentations, a fundraiser was held for the Adassa Sports Club and the Spanish Association Against Cancer Lanzarote. All this, in order to support associations that work to offer opportunities to young people with functional diversity and patients with long periods of treatment. Collaborate in every way, is the message that Noone highlighted to everyone present, after granting a check worth €3,380 to the representatives attending. The event has been possible thanks to the organization and sponsorship of Enda O’Coineen, John Killeen, and Daniel Duque.