Tourism conference on Tuesday

A major conference titled “Creative Exchange – Tap into the Tourist Potential of your Region” will be held in the Spool Factory Event Centre in Boyle on Tuesday November 14th.

Learn how to showcase your products/service to tourists, discuss opportunities linked to the tourism scetor and meet other creative entrepreneurs.

This free to attend Conference will be addressed by a number of guest speakers who will discuss how creative enterprises can tap into the tourist potential of their region, while enhancing the region’s competitive advantage.


9.30-9.50 Registration, tea & coffee

9.50-10.00 Pauline White, a creative momentum project

10.00-10.15 Dr. Aisling Murtagh, NUIG and a creative momentum project

10.15-10.35 Lorna Watkins, Lorna Watkins Artist

10.35-10.55 Gerry Brannigan, Blackfield Coding Academy

10.55-11.15 Emily Sachs-Eldridge, Artwood

11.15-11.35 Coffee break

11.35-11.55 Ciara Garvey, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

11.55-12.15 Mike Hourigan, Mimar Media

12.15-13.05 Group discussion (2 groups)

13.05-13.10 Wrap up

13.10-14.00 Lunch at Clarke’s Bar & Restaurant (offered by the WDC/a creative momentum project)

This Creative Exchange is being organised by the Western Development Commission (WDC) who are implementing ‘a creative momentum project’ in the Western Region of Ireland.

You can register here

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