Business Tourism Conference 2021

Power of the Past

Force of the Future

Virtually on May 6th

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PROGRAMME

Virtually on May 6th

08:30-13:30

*please note that timings are subject to change

08:30-09:00

Visit the Meeting Hub

09:00-09:10

Welcome address by
Co-Chairs Nicola McGrane & Marina Finn

09:10-09:25

Fáilte Ireland Keynote Speaker:

Paul Kelly, CEO Fáilte Ireland

09:25-10:25

Guest Speaker:
‘Charting a Brave New Course’

Rosalind Savage,
Record-Holding Rower, Eco-Adventurer, Resilience Coach, Environmentalist

10:25-10:30

Update from Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel

Carlo Boersma
Director of Sales & Events

10:35-10:40

Dalata Hotel Group Update

Stephen McNally
Deputy Chief Executive

10:40-10:55

Coffee & Networking Break

10:55-11:55

Panel discussion

Industry Leaders discuss how the Business Tourism sector can recover in the future in the wake of
Covid-19.  What steps can we take individually & collectively to plan for the future?

 

  • Stephen Meehan, Chief Executive, CCD
  • Aoife Delaney, Director of Marketing & Sales of the DMC Network & President of SITE International
  • Sam Johnston, Manager of the Convention Bureaux of Ireland
  • Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, President of the Irish Hotels Federation & Director of Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel & Spa in Adare 
  • Paul Mockler, Head of Commercial Development, Fáilte Ireland
  • Marina Finn, AIPCO Co-Chair

11:55-12:05

Energiser with Sheil Entertainment Agency

12:05-12:10

ICC Belfast Update

Oonagh O’Reilly
Director of Sales and Marketing ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall | Ulster Hall

12:10-12:50

Guest Speaker:
‘The Life Changing Magic of Vulnerability’

Caroline Foran,
Bestselling Author, Podcaster, Award-winning Journalist, Public Speaker

12:50-13:30

Announcement of the AIPCO Hall of Fame Award 2021,
Close of Conference & Networking with Industry Colleagues