Chamber to host tourism conference

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Dundalk Chamber of Commerce are to host “The Greenway Forward for Tourism, Health and Sport“ conference this April.

The conference will take place on Wednesday 9th April 2014 in the Ballymascanlon House Hotel Dundalk from 8.45am to 2.45pm.

This Cross Border Tourism Conference is free to attend and is now an annual event in our schedule.

Organisers have promised a line up of high profile national and international expert speakers.

Last year’s event attracted over 250 delegates from all over Ireland and we not have over 230 booked in already for this year’s event and over 25 trade stands.

This major half day conference is described as a ‘must for all tourist providers, cross border workers and all those involved in the tourism sector.’

The event will be opened by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring T.D. and is being chaired by Gary Breen, Head of Operations Failte Ireland , speakers include Pádraig Philbin from Mayo County Council who will talk about the success of the Westport to Mulranny Greenway. Helen Lawless of Mountaineering Ireland will cover “How outdoor recreation can blossom in Ireland’s upland areas”. Kieran Swail from i3 will show delegates how Apps, MAPS and Trails can enhance the Tourism Experience. Kevin Halpenny from Fingal County Council will discuss” Fingal’s Heritage Properties & Sustainable Tourism in North Dublin”

There will be a number of free Workshops which delegates can attend after the lunch.

Participants will include representatives from tourism sectors along with funding bodies, public sector representatives, business organisations, educational institutions, cross border organizations and local authorities. There will also be a number of Trade stands and if your company would like to exhibit your products or service please call Brenda on Tel: 042 9336343 or email her to


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