IAAT ADVENTURE TOURISM CONFERENCE
The annual IAAT Adventure Tourism Conference takes place on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th of March 2022 in beautiful Sligo (rescheduled from December).
The main conference on the Thursday will feature industry leaders, inspiring keynote speakers, a practical workshop, topical panel discussions and lots of networking opportunities – all with a positive outlook for 2022 and beyond!
THURSDAY 24th MARCH
|8.00am||Registration (with refreshments)|
|9.15am||Welcome from Brendan Kenny – CEO, IAAT|
|9.30am||Paul Taylor – Cathaoirleach, Sligo CoCo|
|9.35am||Anthony Gray – Sligo Tourism|
|9.45am||Eoghan O’Mara Walsh – CEO, ITIC|
|10.10am||INSURANCE PANEL – Securing the Future: Progress on Insurance for Adventure Tourism|
|Kevin O’Callaghan with Peter Boland (Alliance for Insurance Reform), Det Inspector Mel Smyth (GNECB), Declan Troy (Arachas), Bill Cremin (Cool Runnings Events)|
|11.10am||<<< Tea/Coffee break >>>|
|11.30am||KEYNOTE – Joan Mulloy, Solo Offshore Sailor|
|12.00pm||Minister Catherine Martin|
|12.15pm||Breakout Workshop: Marketing in post-Covid World (delivered by Brouder Marketing)|
|Networking opportunity for those not attending the workshop|
|1.00pm||<<< Lunch >>>|
|2.00pm||Paul Kelly – CEO, Fáilte Ireland|
|2.30pm||Roisin Finlay – Sustainable Travel Ireland|
|2.50pm||STANDARDS PANEL – Adventure Activities: Raising the Bar for 2022 and beyond|
|Kevin O’Callaghan with Fiona Ryder (Consultant), Declan Troy (Arachas), Sheena Dickson (Tourism Northern Ireland), Jim Kennedy (Atlantic Sea Kayaking)|
|3.45pm||KEYNOTE – Andy Kirkpatrick, Mountaineer & Motivational Speaker|
|4.15pm||Closing address – IAAT Chair Shane Young|
|4.20pm||<<< Tea/Coffee available >>>|
WEDNESDAY 23rd MARCH
With thanks to our partners at Adventure Sligo, delegates have the option to partake in local adventure tourism activities:
- Option 1: ‘Surf & Turf’ with a hike up Knocknarea followed by surfing in Strandhill (guide, transport & lunch included).
- Option 2: ‘Chill on the Gill’ with an outdoor yoga walk and kayaking or sailing on Lough Gill (guide, transport & lunch included). ***Update – this option is now fully subscribed***
These activities will then be followed that evening by a local tourism & hospitality showcase with live entertainment and a networking event.
The 2021 IAAT Adventure Tourism Conference is supported by Sligo County Council and in conjunction with Sligo Tourism, Adventure Sligo, Sligo BID, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland. Keynote speakers are kindly sponsored by Call of the Wild.
Please email the IAAT Conference team to email@example.com