A registered 150 members of the Shannon business community gathered in King John’s Castle, Thursday evening for the Shannon IASC Networking Event which was a night of collaboration and entertainment. A BBQ was provided by The Locke Bar in a trendy food truck style, and the memorable entertainment was provided by HIYA entertainment company.
The event not only provided a relaxing night out for the customers but also the opportunity for new and international employees to meet their fellow colleges outside the formal, professional environment and feel a part of the wider business community in Shannon.
Along with the festivities of the night was the awarding of a special prize, graciously sponsored by Aerospace Asset Trading. A Big congratulations to Shauna Ryall from First Names Group who was presented with a Dinner for Two in Dromoland Castle.
IASC would also like to say a big thank you to our sponsors who helped create such a magical evening. These include; First Names Group who provide bespoke fiduciary, corporate administration services and is responsible for the day-to-day management of operations for clients in the aviation sector. GainJet Ireland, a leading worldwide private aircraft charter operator, and management company. ATSG, Air Transport Services Group is a leading provider of air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. CloudCARDS, an aircraft asset management company formed in April 2013. This software platform is called CARDS® (Civil Aircraft Remote Delivery Systems), a software platform for Aircraft Delivery, Re-Delivery & Asset Management process while lowering costs for its customers.
Shannon is home to the largest aerospace and aviation cluster in Ireland, with over 60 firms and growing steadily. The Shannon aviation cluster spans the industry value chain, encompassing everything from aircraft leasing, maintenance, and recycling to component manufacture, parts repair and business aviation.
For aviation businesses, the location is ideal, with two large business parks directly adjacent to the airport, airside development possibilities and an adjoining large land bank available for further development. It is also highly appealing to executives and employees, set amidst the spectacular scenery of Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast with two vibrant university cities nearby.
Companies locating here have access to a good mix of young, well-educated talent, a highly competitive tax environment and a legislative and regulatory framework specifically geared to the needs of the aviation and aerospace sectors.
Shannon Group’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) helps these companies to develop their businesses. It also supports new entrants keen to join this growing nucleus of aerospace excellence, ensuring that Shannon remains a global center for the aviation industry.