20-22 May 2024

Global Economic Summit 

20-22 May 2024
The Europe Hotel, Co. Kerry, Ireland

“It has never been more important for global leaders to come together to collaborate on the pressing issues facing economies and societies around the world.

Ireland is uniquely positioned to advance these important conversations as an important player on the global stage, and a hub of innovation at the forefront of fresh thinking. An event of this stature hosted in the West of Ireland is a reminder that Ireland can take the lead on global issues that demand immediate action.

We look forward to welcoming some of the world’s most distinguished business leaders, policymakers and thinkers to Ireland to the Global Economic Summit in 2024 and continuing to see the impact of the Summit globally in the years ahead.”

– An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Global cooperation has never been more important in Connecting Progress with Purpose. Globalisation, international conflict, the dawn of AI, and the climate emergency are just some of the issues that will dominate policy-making and global boardroom conversations for years to come.​

The Global Economic Summit is a not-for-profit event which will see international leaders and decision makers convene in the West of Ireland to develop fresh solutions to these global challenges, transforming words into meaningful impact.​

Located in the salubrious West of Ireland, the Summit will draw on Ireland’s unique position as a bridge between the US, Europe and the rest of the world, as well as its position as a key global hub for innovation and fresh thinking.

We look forward to welcoming you to the West of Ireland in 2024.


  • To convene thought-leaders from across Europe, the US and the rest of the world, in order to establish concrete pathways to addressing critical problems.
  • To be the first annual independent summit of its stature held in Ireland, a frontier of global thinking on major economic, cultural and social issues affecting us all.
  • To showcase Ireland; highlight its infrastructure, dynamic business environment and diverse human capital and accelerate the growth of Ireland’s global footprint and multilateral influence. 


The Global Economic Summit will be held at The Europe Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry – on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland.

The summit will be held over the course of three days. Each day of the summit will be multi-tracked, delving into each of the strands of the Summit DNA, as well as examining the unique Ireland-Europe-US relationship and Ireland’s position as a global bridge.

Each evening will feature a unique social programme at various locations across the county of Kerry, giving delegates the opportunity to experience the rich culture, heritage and hospitality that Ireland’s west coast is famous for. It also offers a unique opportunity for speakers, guests and delegates from across the business and political worlds to come together in an informal manner and continue the conversations of the day in a more social and relaxed setting.

The Global Economic Summit Black Tie Gala Dinner will give an opportunity for guests to recognise and champion the unique relationships that stretch across international borders.

There will also be a full tourism and activity programme available for international delegates who wish to explore Ireland’s many charms while visiting for the Summit.

Who Should attend?

Those that should attend include:

  • Business Leaders
  • Heads of State
  • Finance & Business Ministers
  • Politicians
  • Senior Civil Servants
  • CEO’s and Managing Directors
  • Innovation leaders
  • Consultants
  • Economists
  • Academics
  • Media & commentators

Topics include

Itinerary topics will include:

  • Global Partnership for Purpose-led Progress
  • Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability
  • Tech & Humanity; Challenges and Opportunities with the Dawn of AI
  • Cybersecurity; Safeguarding Organisations in the New Digital Age
  • Economic Resilience in Turbulent Times
  • A new era for the Global Economy – Navigating High Inflation, Low Growth, and Increasing Debt
  • Global Health Inequality – Economies of Health for All
  • Creating Sustainable Business Models for Healthcare
  • Investing in Emerging Markets
  • The Future of Work
  • Education – Supporting the Skills of the Future

Getting there