From electric mopeds to VR headsets and 3D printers, SETU Arena was the ultimate playground for engineers and tech lovers during the Toys4Engineers Expo recently.

Over 80 companies from across Ireland showcased their technologies and innovations at the event which was organised by Waterford Chamber, in partnership with Engineering the South East and sponsored by Energia.

Speaking after the event, Gerald Hurley, CEO Waterford Chamber said: “Early feedback suggests this was the best Toys4Engineers Expo yet and that is down to the fantastic exhibitors who turned up on the day with the very latest technologies. The atmosphere was electric and I have never seen such enthusiastic networking.

“The amount of business done on the day was heartening with plenty of promises of follow up meetings and of course we had over 80 meetings during our Meet the Buyer offering. At the end of the day, as a Chamber our main goal here was to bring businesses together to generate sales leads and make new contacts. From what we saw on the day, this was certainly achieved.”

Running concurrently to the Expo was the Green Conference, which was opened by Grace O’Sullivan MEP and boasted the best in speakers, including Stephen Kent, Waterford native and CEO of Business Eireann; Klaus Habfast from Grenoble in France, the European Green Capital for 2022 and Bill Wilson, NTT Data UK, among others.

In the region of 1000 people passed through the Arena during the day and plans are already afoot with Thursday, October 5th 2023 confirmed for next year’s event.

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