Programme

Thursday 2nd March 2023

9:30 - 16:30

CORK FAM TRIP

FAM trip hosted by Visit Cork.

14:00 - 18:00

Registration Open

18:30

TRANSFER FROM FOTA RESORT HOTEL TO FOTA HOUSE

19:00 - 20:00

WELCOME RECEPTION - FOTA HOUSE

Gastronomic delights of local artisan food and drink producers await you at Fota House

20:00 - 23:00

CONFERENCE DINNER – FOTA RESORT HOTEL
KEYNOTE ADDRESS & HALL OF FAME AWARD

Conference participants can enjoy a wonderful evening of dinner & entertainment in Fota Resort Hotel.

Keynote Address from Paul Kelly, Chief Executive of Fáilte Ireland.

Friday 3rd March 2023

Morning

7:30 - 8:30

FUN RUN OR WALK

Fota Resort

9:00 - 9.15

WELCOME ADDRESS

Nicola McGrane, AIPCO Chair

9:15 - 9.30

MINISTERAL ADDRESS

TBC

9:30 - 10:00

FÁILTE IRELAND UPDATE ON BUSINESS TOURISM LANDSCAPE AND 2023 PLANS

Paul Mockler, Head of Commercial Development, Fáilte Ireland
Ciara Gallagher, Manager of Meet in Ireland, Fáilte Ireland

10:00 - 10:10

SITE Ireland Update

Arthur McGauran, SITE Ireland President

10:10 - 10:40

Tea / Coffee Break

10:40 - 10:45

UPDATE FROM CARTON HOUSE, A FAIRMONT MANAGED HOTEL

10:45 - 12:00

INTERNATIONAL PANEL - GLOBAL TRENDS

Ori Lahav, CEO of KENES and President of IAPCO
Carina Bauer, CEO IMEX Group
Neil Brownlee, Head of Business Events at VisitScotland, PCMA Board
Nicola McGrane, AIPCO Chair

12:00 - 12:50

NATIONAL PANEL - GETTING BACK TO EXCELLENCE

We are joined by representatives from the Irish Business Tourism sector to discuss how to respond to the trends, challenges and opportunities identified by our global experts.

Paul Mockler, Head of Commercial Development, Fáilte Ireland
Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, Chairperson, ITIC
Arthur McGauran, SITE Ireland President
Greg Carew, Vice-Chair AIPCO

12:50 -12:55

UPDATE FROM DALATA GROUP

Susan O’Keeffe, Group Business Development Manager

12:55 - 14:10

Networking Lunch

14:10 - 14:55

WHAT’S YOUR STORY? RISING TO THE TALENT CHALLENGE

Barry Winkless, Chief Strategy Officer, Cpl Group

Talent acquisition and team retention in a hybrid working environment.

14:55 - 15:00

Update from ICC Belfast

Julia Corkey, Chief Executive

15:00 - 16.15

Face 2 Face Networking Session

‘Speed Meetings’ between Industry Partners (PCOs, DMCs, Fáilte Ireland, Regional Conference Bureaux, Hotels, Venues).

This is an opportunity to gather and exchange information in face-to-face networking sessions.

16:15 - 16:20

Closing Remarks

Nicola McGrane, AIPCO Chair

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