PROMOTING PARTNERSHIP IN TOURISM – 21 YEARS OF PROGRESS.
A National Tourism Conference organised by Clare Tourist Council, in conjunction with Clare County Council.
Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Co Clare – 27-28 Nov 09
Friday 27th November 2009.
10am – Bus Tour to East Clare, East Clare Heritage Centre, Famine Graveyard, Brian Boru Connection etc.
2.30pm – Registration
Conference M.C Flan Garvey, Chairman Organising Committee.
Chairman Mr Edward Turner O.B.E, Castlederg, Co Tyrone.
3.30pm – Official Opening: by Deputy Bertie Ahern TD.
4.00pm – 4.20pm – Building Tourism Capability – The Role of Partnership.
Speaker Aidan Pender, Director – Policy and Industry Development Failte Ireland.
“The Milwaukee / Clare Experience”
4.20pm – 4.40pm – Speaker Tom Barnum, Barnum Travel, llc Milwaukee,Wisconsin,U.S.A.
4.40pm – 5.00pm – Open Forum.
7.30pm – Drinks Reception, compliments of Clare Tourist Council And The Falls Hotel Ennistymon.
8.00pm – Dinner, Followed by Dancing with the Checkers Band
SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2009.
10.00am – Breakfast
Session 2 - CHAIRMAN: Kevin O Neill, Newry Co Down.
11.00am – 11.20am – “Going Down Memory Lane”
SPEAKER: Flan Garvey,PRO Clare Tourist Council.
11.20AM – 11.40AM – Promoting Partnership in Tourism
Speaker: Brian Simpson, MEP, Head of Transport and Tourism EU
11.40am – 12.00 noon – Tourism - AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING ———–
Speaker: Irene Adair OBE, Ballymartin, Co Down.
12.00 noon – 12.20 - Open Forum
12.20 – 12.30 – Coffee
Session 3 - Chairman, Rainsford Hendy, Athy, Co Kildare
12.30pm – 12.50pm – Promoting Partnerships The Role of the Local Authority
Speaker: Tom Coughlan, County Manager, Clare County Council
12.50pm – 1.10pm – Twinning – Its Benefits
Speakers, Haroula Dourdouvelas, Schimatari,Greece, and
Giovanni Segato,Pozzoleone, Italy
1.10pm – 1.30pm – Open Forum
1.30pm – 2.30pm – Lunch
2.30pm – 5.00pm – Sightseeing Tour Father Ted’s House, and Mullaghmore
7.30pm – Drinks Reception,Compliments Falls Hotel, and Clare Tourist Council
8.00pm – Conference Banquet,
Followed by Dancing with the Miami Showband.