SPEAKERS

We’ve an amazing line-up of speakers for 2018 including industry legend, Marco Pierre White; globetrotter, Giles Coren; and a range of leading economists and experts in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

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Marco Pierre White

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Giles Coren

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Simon Rogan

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Harry Guy

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Shauna Froydenlund

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Gareth Hetherington

Tourism and hotels are in the news with great stories of investment and expansion. Get the facts and the figures as Gareth explains the economic impact, investment and job creation.

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Sarah Duignan

Sarah will give you the facts and the figures behind hotel performance. Her data will help you assess your performance and align your KPI’s. Great information plus a forecast into the effect of major hotel expansion in the pipeline!

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Phum Sila-Trakoon

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John McGrillen

John will discuss promoting Northern Ireland and creating propositions to attract the visitor. It’s been a record year and John will speak about increased opportunities and give an insight into how working together can increase our performance.

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Brendan Griffin TD

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Niall Gibbons

As CEO of Tourism Ireland, Niall is charged with promoting the island of Ireland overseas. In conversation with Mark Simpson, he’ll outline international opportunities and challenges for the coming year.

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Justin Reid

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Fionn Davenport

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Michael Williamson

A well-respected figure on the local hospitality scene with a encyclopaedic knowledge of the industry, Michael will add an invaluable insight to the breakfast panel.

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Andrew Webb

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Neal Morrison

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Pamela Ballantine

Back by popular demand, Pamela will compere, corral and control proceedings over the course of day one. Returning as Glam Pam, she’ll compere the Dinner at Downton, entertaining guests with a story or two along the way.

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Brian Gillan

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Dearbhail McDonald

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