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Waterford on Showcase as International Meeting Planners Arrive
Up to €230m in business was up for grabs at the Meet in Ireland 2015 - a five day programme bringing over 100 top international meeting planners face to face with Irish businesses to scope out future opportunities for corporate meetings and incentive travel. Meet in Ireland 2015 took place in the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place. Among the Irish delegates attending were the Cliff House Hotel, in Ardmore.
Pictured at the Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore is PR, Sales and Marketing Director, Honor Byrne and members of the group.
The planners represent up to €230 million worth of potential business tourism events that Ireland can pitch for, and include representatives from 12 countries including, the US and Canada, Great Britain, Mainland Europe as well as India. In addition to the workshop, a number of site visits have been organised following the event to ensure this important group of meeting planners get a good taste for what Ireland can offer as a business destination. Site visits included a visit to the Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, a perfect place for a cliff walk foraging experience, with lead forager Andrew Malcolm.
Head of Business Tourism, Fáilte Ireland, Miriam Kennedy commented -
“Events such as Meet in Ireland 2015 give us the unique opportunity to showcase Ireland and indeed Waterford as a business destination and we hope to persuade the top international meeting planners in this sector to bring their meetings and incentive visits to these shores in the near future. We were delighted so see the Cliff House Hotel represented at the workshop and some of the international buyers will be in Waterford this weekend to see for themselves what it has to offer.
“Business tourism is a highly competitive game, with a lucrative return which is why Fáilte Ireland is so committed to supporting Irish businesses to attract as many overseas v