Date: October 11-12, 2022          Venue: Main Hall Complex, RDS, Dublin 4

February 6-7, 2024          Main Hall Complex, RDS, Dublin 4

Hospitality Stage

Tuesday 11th October

11.00am – 1.00pm

E.S.G and Energy Management – What is expected and needed

  • How to increase your E.S.G. engagement
  • What others in hospitality are doing – ESG and energy saving
  • Guests’ expectations – you need to show your engagement
  • Case study – What we did! {Convention Centre}
Maurice Bergin

Maurice Bergin

Founder and Managing Director, Green Hospitality Programme

Alan Gallagher

Alan Gallagher

Director of Event Operations, The Convention Centre Dublin

Conal O'Neill

Conal O'Neill

Group General Manager Dalata Group

2.00pm – 4.00pm

Technology – Enhancing the guest experience and improving operations

  • Explore what technology is being used in the industry to manage operations
  • Changing needs of guests – What hotels are offering now
  • Looking to the future – what will guests expect?
Brian Bowler

Brian Bowler

iNUA Hospitality and President Irish Hospitality Institute

Ronan McAuley

Ronan McAuley

Founder, Alkimii

Alistair Brown

Alistair Brown

National Sales Manager, AK Techotel

Wednesday 12th October

11.00am – 1.00pm

“Excellence in Hospitality”

  • Leading from the front – what managers need to do and know
  • Best Practice – customer care standards / service levels / staff engagement / training
  • Management skill set needed for the future – role of coaching and mentoring
Jordan Mooney

Jordan Mooney

Assistant editor, Food and Wine Magazine

Vaughan Yates

Vaughan Yates

Founder and Co-Owner, The Virgin Mary Collective

Paul Lenehan

Paul Lenehan

President of Restaurants Association of Ireland

Paul Moynihan

Paul Moynihan

President, Vintners' Federation of Ireland

2.00pm- 4.00pm

“The challenges in recruiting and retaining staff in Hospitality”

  • How to get the best staff
  • What motivates staff to stay?
  • Engagement and continuous improvement
  • Developing managers for the future
  • Recruitment co/ HR / management training
Sarah Dolly

Sarah Dolly

Acting Head of Tourism Careers, Failte Ireland

Ross O’Neill

Ross O’Neill

Change Management Consultant, Workbly

Marc Thornton

Marc Thornton

DTA Marketing

Food and Beverage Stage

Tuesday 11th October

11.00am

Recruiting Chefs to Irish Hospitality; Nothing is Impossible

Paddy Lynn

Paddy Lynn

CEO, WeHaveChefs

12.00pm

Small tips for big savings in Operations Management

Blathnaid Bergin

Blathnaid Bergin

Owner and founder, The Business of Food

2.00pm

A unique offering – Totally Non Alcoholic Drinks

Vaughan Yates

Vaughan Yates

Founder and Co-Owner, The Virgin Mary Collective

3.00pm

Grease extract ductwork- Safety, Guidance and the Law – All you need to know !

Martin Deevy

Martin Deevy

Owner, Enviro Hygiene

Wednesday 12th October

11.00am

Grease extract ductwork- Safety, Guidance and the Law – All you need to know !

Martin Deevy

Martin Deevy

Owner, Enviro Hygiene

12.00pm

Recruiting Chefs to Irish Hospitality; Nothing is Impossible

Paddy Lynn

Paddy Lynn

CEO, WeHaveChefs

2.00pm

The challenges facing the industry and where we go from here

Gaz Smith

Gaz Smith

Michael's

Lily Ramirez-Foran

Lily Ramirez-Foran

Picasso Mexican Pantry on Richmond Streef and author of Tacos

Dan Hannigan

Dan Hannigan

Orwell Road

Jordan Mooney

Jordan Mooney

Assistant editor, Food and Wine Magazine

3.00pm

Great kitchen management! Surviving the winter of discontent

Martin Potts

Martin Potts

Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Synergy Pro Chef

Technology and Fit Out Stage

Tuesday 11th October

11.00am

Leveraging your financial data to survive and succeed in a recession

Ross Hunt

Ross Hunt

Founder & CEO, Outmin

12.00pm

Running a hospitality business with the daily changes in prices of both ingredients and utilities

Tara Beattie

Tara Beattie

Director, Prepsheets

2.00pm

Using Digital Signage to increase sales or upsell services within Hospitality

Gerry McDonnell

Gerry McDonnell

MD Interactive Displays

3.00pm

Energy management using technology

Maurice Bergin

Maurice Bergin

Founder and Managing Director, Green Hospitality Programme

Wednesday 12th October

11.00am

Our journey to growth  – the challenges and opportunities

Tara Beattie

Tara Beattie

Founder, Mange Tout

12.00pm

Leveraging your financial data to survive and succeed in a recession

Ross Hunt

Ross Hunt

Founder & CEO, Outmin

2.00pm

Make your hotel and restaurant interior look fabulous without spending a cent!

Garry Cohn

Garry Cohn

Owner & designer, Cohn Design

3.00pm

Innovative ways to brighten up your space

Caroline Horgan

Caroline Horgan

Creative director, Scatterbox