Wednesday, 16th December, 2020

Join Tourism Ireland’s virtual industry event, to hear about our restart plans for 2021 and how we will begin to recover growth in overseas tourism to the island of Ireland. The event will also include a guest speaker, who will discuss what 2021 may bring for international travel; as well as a panel discussion with tourism industry leaders.

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Here is the agenda for the day

  • 11:00 : Welcome by Joan O’Shaughnessy

    Chairman of Tourism Ireland

  • Address by Catherine Martin TD

    Irish Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

  • Address by Diane Dodds MLA

    Northern Ireland Minister for the Economy

  • Keynote by Niall Gibbons

    CEO of Tourism Ireland

  • Guest speaker: Simon Calder

    Senior Travel Editor, The Independent
    ‘’2021 – Things Can Only Get Better’’

  • Panel discussion and Q&A:

    - Niall Gibbons, CEO, Tourism Ireland
    - Elizabeth Crabill, CEO, CIE Tours International
    - Stephen Kavanagh, Executive Non-Director and former CEO, Aer Lingus
    - Sarah Duignan, Director - Client Relationships, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, STR
    - Kevin Keogh, Senior Vice President, Dertouristik

  • 12:30 - Event close