THE Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Michael Collins, has announced that the chief content editor of Forbes has responded positively to his invitation to take a closer look at Limerick and has committed to visiting the city when it’s safe to travel and convene.
Mayor Collins had written to the Forbes editor, Randall Lane, this week to express his concern about an article mentioning Limerick that had been published online on Forbes.com last Friday, April 09. The article had been removed shortly afterwards by the organisation, saying it failed to meet its publication standards.
Mr Lane told the Mayor that he would commit to visiting Limerick personally and host a Forbes ‘30 under 30’ gathering to encompass the young entrepreneurs of Limerick. Mr Lane said this event would be covered across its global platforms which reach a monthly audience of approximately 200m.
Welcoming the development, Mayor Collins said: “This is a creative solution and a positive opportunity that Randall Lane, editor of Forbes has presented so that a global audience can see the talent that Limerick has incubated.
“In a city where more than 50% of the population is under 35, I think Forbes will be spoilt for choice with some of the brightest minds and talent that is emerging here. And I look forward to the story of Limerick’s young, creative and bold minds being showcased to the world at a time when it’s safe to do so.” he said.
The Mayor also acknowledged the swift reply of the Forbes editor to his letter this week and the swell of support for Limerick both personally and online for a more appropriate telling of the real Limerick story.
“We now have an opportunity to harness a global audience of over 200m to tell that great Limerick story and I look forward to our marketing and communications team working with Forbes to bring Limerick’s innovation, entrepreneurship and talent to the world.”