Conference Programme

Friday 9th November

Day Forum

Great Southern Killarney

Start time: 9am

Finish time: 5.30pm

Programme contents:

  • Strategies for sustainable growth
    • Paul Kelly, CEO of Fáilte Ireland
  • International trends impacting on tourism: What they mean for Ireland
    • Mark Henry, Central Marketing Director at Tourism Ireland
  • Tourism – An industry strategy for growth to 2025
    • Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, CEO of Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC)
  • What the data says; hospitality & tourism in Ireland
    • Yvonne Holmes, Head of Business Performance & Analytics at AIB
  • Learnings from other markets
    • Elizabeth Crabill, CEO of CIE Tours International
    • Mylène Campalto, Abbey Group France
  • Titanic Belfast – A case study
    • Judith Owens, CEO of TBL International (Titanic Belfast, SS Nomadic, Titanic Exhibition Centre)
  • Brexit: The potential impact on tourism
    • C. Noel Sweeney, MD of Tourism & Transport Consult (TTC)
    • Peter Bellew, Chief Operations Officer at Ryanair
    • John McGrillen, Chief Executive of Tourism Northern Ireland
  • China: an opportunity
    • James Kenny, China Country Manager at Tourism Ireland
  • Closing panel discussion
    • Margaret Cahill, Let’s talk tourism Chairperson
    • Moira Murrell, Kerry County Council
    • Minister Brendan Griffin, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport
    • Pól O Conghaile, Travel Writer and Editor
    • Miriam Kennedy, Head of the Wild Atlantic Way at Fáilte Ireland

Ticket Price: €175.00

Business Networking Dinner

Great Southern Killarney

7.00pm – Drinks reception at the Great Southern Killarney

8.00pm – Gala dinner

  • 3 course meal with wine
  • Skål President’s award for national contribution to tourism
  • Semi-formal / Cocktail attire

Ticket Price: €65.00

Conference and Dinner package – €220

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