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The 2022 IAAT Conference

IAAT will hold its Annual Conference in the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion this November. Day 1 will be a day of adventure activities followed by a tourism showcase and networking. Day 2 will then feature talks, panel discussions and an inspirational keynote address. 

When

Wednesday & Thursday

23rd – 24th November, 2022

Location

Slieve Donard Hotel, Downs Rd, Newcastle BT33 0AH

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Why should you join this event?

Great Speakers

Be informed and inspired by industry leaders

Networking

Meet industry colleagues to share challenges and opportunities

Collaborations

Build long-term collaborations for long-term success

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Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle BT33 0AH10am - 4pm

Adventure Activity Day

<p>Day one of the conference will offer delegates exciting local adventure activity options that showcase the world class experiences available within the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion. Lunch will be included in all options.</p>

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Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle BT33 0AH7pm - 9pm

Tourism Showcase & Networking Event

<p>This event will showcase the best of what the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion has to offer, and it's a brilliant opportunity to meet tour operators, activity providers, agents and other stakeholders from all over Ireland to discuss potential collaborations. There will also be live entertainment on the evening.</p>

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Talks & Panel Discussions

Thursday 24th will feature a series of key insights and inspiration from industry leaders through talks and panel discussions. The Conference theme is 'Adventure Island', reflecting our determination for Ireland to realise the potential of becoming a world leader in adventure tourism. The final schedule will be available here shortly.

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Meet Our Speakers

John McGrillen CEO Tourism Northern Ireland
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John McGrillen

CEO, Tourism Northern Ireland
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Paul Kelly

CEO, Fáilte Ireland
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Damian Browne

KEYNOTE | Extreme Adventurer
Pol OConghaile Travel Writer Broadcaster
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Pól Ó Conghaile

Travel Editor - Irish Independant
Louise Finnegan Head of Business Partnership Tourism Ireland
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Louise Finnegan

Head of Business Partnership, Tourism Ireland
Rob Rankin Managing Director Vagabond Tour
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Rob Rankin

Managing Director, Vagabond Tours
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Shane Young

Chair, IAAT & Director, Killary Adventure
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Carina Conyngham

Director, Rock Farm Slane
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Dr. Joanne Stuart OBE

CEO, Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance
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Esther Dobbin

Responsible Tourism Manager, National Trust
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Peter Boland

Director, Alliance for Insurance Reform
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Eimear Flanagan

Owner, Away A Wee Walk
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Michael Savage

Chair Newry Mourne & Down Council
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Derek Binchy

Director, Fota Adventure
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Lorcan McBride

Director, Far & Wild
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Martin McMullan

Owner, Life Adventure
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Keith McDonnell

Managing Director, EI Travel Group
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