Dublin Tech Summit Virtual launches new ‘Giveback Initiative’ to help hospitality workers

Business For Good, Dublin Tech Summit, Technology | Fri 9 Oct | Author – Business & Finance

Organisers offer free tickets to those in hospitality who are furloughed or in unemployment to highlight opportunities in tech sector

Dublin Tech Summit Virtual has today announced the launch of its new ‘Giveback Initiative,’ which aims to help those in the hospitality sector who have either been furloughed or left unemployed due to COVID-19.

Through the new DTSV Giveback Initiative, those involved in the hospitality sector can avail of complimentary tickets to gain insights into the tech sector.

Over 100,000 hospitality jobs could be lost by the end of this year, according to a recent report by DIGI. In addition to this, figures from the CSO show the unemployment rate in Ireland currently stands at 14.7%.

With government figures revealing 80,000 top tech professionals are currently in employment throughout Ireland and a further 8,000 IT jobs are set to open each year, the Irish tech sector continues to thrive despite the pandemic.

With Ireland the leading tech hub of Europe and the sector providing endless opportunities, we felt it was only right to offer something to people who are currently reconsidering their career options and may feel at a loose end.

The launch of the DTSV Giveback Initiative coincides with yesterday’s announcement of the Skills Connect programme, which aims to re-skill workers who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

The team at Dublin Tech Summit Virtual hopes that the new DTSV Giveback Initiative will aid those in the hospitality sector can gain insights into the tech sector.

Speaking about Dublin Tech Summit Virtual Summit’s new Giveback Initiative, Managing Director Tracey Carney says: “We are fully aware of the hardship the hospitality sector is continuing to face during COVID-19  as we move from one phase to the next. With Ireland the leading tech hub of Europe and the sector providing endless opportunities, we felt it was only right to offer something to people who are currently reconsidering their career options and may feel at a loose end.

“Through this initiative, DTSV aims to provide those involved in hospitality with unique insights into careers in tech with talks on entrepreneurship, exploring pivots and new avenues, the future of enterprise and supporting startups.”

Over 5,000 people are expected to log in to Dublin Tech Summit Virtual, with 80 key speakers from over 70 countries taking part.

Ireland’s largest tech conference, Dublin Tech Summit Virtual, takes place online on the 14th of October. The event includes speakers Harry D. Moseley, CIO of Zoom, Dr. Pippa Malmgren, Co-Founder of H Robotics, Fig O’Reilly, Miss Universe Ireland & Datanaut NASA, Tim Draper, Draper VC, Bryan Che, Chief Strategy Officer, Huawei, and more.

Those involved in hospitality can register for free tickets by clicking on the following link. They can also register by visiting https://dublintechsummit.tech using the code DTSHospitality.