MEDIA ADVISORY Key decision makers address 4th annual Tourism Policy Workshop

Published on : Friday, November 15, 2013

4th-annual-tourism-workshopSenior decision makers in the Irish public and private sectors will address the 4th annual Tourism Policy Workshop at Dromoland Castle Hotel, County Clare, from tomorrow Friday, 15th November until Sunday, 17th November 2013. The event is organised by the National Centre for Tourism Policy Studies and Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick. You are invited to send a photographer or reporter.

Speakers include:
– John Moran (Secretary General, Department of Finance)
– Adrian Cummins (Chief Executive, Restaurant Association of Ireland)
– Jim Miley (Gathering Ireland 2013 Project)
– Tim Fenn (Chief Executive, Irish Hotels Federation)
– Ruth Andrews (Chief Executive, Irish Tour Operators Association)
– Eamonn Mc Keon (Chief Executive, Irish Tourist Industry Confederation)
– Mary Mulvey (CEO, Ecotourism Ireland)
– Caeman Wall (Head of Research and Evaluation, Failte Ireland)
– Dr Lisa O’ Malley (Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick)


6:00pm Session 1
“Reflections on Irish Tourism Policy and Performance: Learning From The Past Can Inform
Future Policy”.
Professor Jim Deegan, University of Limerick.
“Tourism Satellite Accounts: What are they and Why Ireland Should have One”
Dr Steve Mac Feely, Central Statistics Office.
7:30pm Discussion and Questions

Saturday 16th of November
9:30am Session 2
“Using Mobile Positioning Data to Assess Tourism on National and Regional Levels”
Margus Tiru, Positium, Estonia.
“Towards Co-Creating Authentic Tourist Experiences”
Dr Lisa O’ Malley, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
10:40am Discussion and Questions

11:15am Session 3
“The Changing Nature of Tourism Demand: What Role Now For National Tourism Organisations?”
Professor John Lennon, Caledonian University.
“Gathering Ireland 2013 : Some Lessons for Tourism Policy”.
Jim Miley, Gathering Ireland 2013 Project.
12:45pm Discussion and Questions

3:30pm Session 4
“The Industry Priorities for the Tourism Policy Review”
John Moran – Secretary General, Department of Finance
Eamonn Mc Keon-Chief Executive of the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation
Ruth Andrews-Chief Executive of the Irish Tour Operators Association
Tim Fenn, Chief Executive of the Irish Hotels Federation
4.30pm Industry Leaders Join For Panel Discussion and Questions with Olivia O’ Leary.
7.45pm Drinks Reception
8.15pm Main Conference Dinner in Earl of Thomond Diningroom

Sunday November 17th
10:45am Session 5
“Is the Industry’s Challenge Skills Shortage or Skills Retention?”
Caeman Wall, Head of Research and Evaluation, Failte Ireland.
“Embracing Sustainability for Irish Tourism: The Policy Reality and Potential for Destinations, Business and Customers”.
Mary Mulvey, Chief Executive Officer, Ecotourism Ireland.
11:55am Discussion & Questions
12:20pm Concluding Remarks
12:45pm Conference Ends

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