Trade shows looking at WIT Arena

The stunning WIT Arena is set to become a major conference and concert venue

The stunning WIT Arena is set to become a major conference and concert venue

Trade shows, conferences and concert promoters are actively exploring the WIT Arena as a potential venue for future events.
WIT President Willie Donnelly told The Munster Express that a range of parties had already expressed “major interest” in holding events at Carriganore, which carry the potential to draw thousands of delegates/members of the public to Waterford.
“We’re absolutely delighted to have the Arena open to our students, first and foremost, and for the general public,” he said.
“It’s certainly been a long road, five to six years long, in fact, to get us to this point but to see it open now, especially at night time when there are matches being played out there and the Arena building is fully lit, and buzzing with activity, it’s just been great to see how quickly it has embedded itself into the life of the Institute and the wider community in turn.”
A function held to honour 35 WIT students who won GAA All-Ireland medals has already been held in the Arena and Portlaw GAA Club is to hold its ‘Strictly Dance’ night there on Saturday, April 15th.
And when one considers a similar event held for to raise funds for Piltown Community Enterprise attracted an 1100-strong audience to Kilkenny’s Lyrath House Hotel Convention Centre last year, it’s clear that the Arena’s appeal will be multi-faceted. “It is a fantastic building, and we know that the main hall shall prove a tremendous asset in the years ahead,” said Professor Donnelly. [DK]

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