Cork City Council hosted a significant international conference at the Clarion Hotel in June. The Information Systems department lobbied successfully to ensure the annual conference for the Major Cities of Europe organisation was hosted in Cork. Delegates from over 15 European countries attended the three day event. The theme of the conference was ‘Innovative current & future ICT practices across European Local Governments’ and over 30 ICT experts from European cities spoke. The conference was opened by Minister Micheál Martin TD and attracted over 80 delegates.