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 ITIC
  • Brexit: What is the impact for travelling to, and tourism in, Ireland?
    • Noel Sweeney, Tourism & Transport Consult International
    • Deirdre Wells OBE, CEO of UKinbound
    • Peter Bellew, Chief Operations Officer at Ryanair
    • John McGrillen, Chief Executive of Tourism Northern Ireland
  • External factors affecting tourism on our island
    • Yvonne Holmes, Head of Business Performance & Analytics at AIB
  • Titanic Belfast – A Case Study
    • Judith Owens, CEO of Titanic Belfast
  • Learnings from other markets
    • Elizabeth Crabill, CEO of CIE Tours International
    • Ines Batz, Director of Northern Europe at DER Touristik
  • China: an opportunity
    • James Kenny, China Country Manager at Tourism Ireland
  • Closing panel discussion

Ticket Price: €175.00

Business Networking Dinner

Great Southern Killarney

 Start time: 8.00pm

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

Ticket Price: €65.00


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