An astronaut’s view of
Ireland’s position


4th November, 2020



Welcome and what to expect

Nicky Mc Grane & Marina Finn


AIPCO – a few words from our chair

Ronan Flood


Headline Speaker: Fáilte Ireland’s response to Covid-19

Paul Kelly

Chief Executive of Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority

An address from Paul Kelly on Fáilte Ireland’s supports for Industry survival, maintaining and converting the pipeline for future business whilst positioning Ireland as a leading Business Tourism Destination.


Panel discussion:
Ireland – A view from our stakeholders
on the wider tourism context

Paul Keeley,
Director, Regional Development for Fáilte Ireland

Niall Gibbons,
Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland

Eoghan O’ Mara Walsh,
CEO, ITIC – Irish Tourism Industry Confederation


Panel discussion:
An International Perspective on MICE

Ori Lahov,
President IAPCO, Vice President Clients – Operations – Kenes Group

Ben Goedegebuure,
Enterprise Vice President, MARITZ Global Events

Kerrin MacPhie,
Head of Global Business Events, VisitBritain


Coffee and Catch Up in the Networking Lounge


Exploring Performance Potential – The Competitor’s Mindset

Mark Pollock

In the midst of a crisis, spectators sit on the side lines holding back. Competitors step into the arena as they pursue success and risk failure. The choice is ours. During this session, Mark helps leaders and their team to:


  • Embrace a competitor mindset to pursue success
  • Develop a performance bias
  • Understand the performance – recovery balance


Reconnect with your Friends and
Colleagues in the Networking Lounge