Today, the Federation of Irish Sport announced the final speaker for the upcoming Irish Sport Industry Innovation Series. Orla Carroll, Director of Product Development at Failte Ireland will join the International themed evening to discuss all things tourism, events and Ireland Inc. Orla’s announcement caps a stellar line up of contributors for the three days series focusing on Investment, International and Innovation for the Sport and Physical activity sector.

The Federation is delighted to welcome Orla Carroll of Failte Ireland, who will join host Declan Conroy for a discussion on event tourism, the impact of COVID-19 and the assets Ireland has as a host nation. After what has been a challenging year for sport, sports events and tourism as a whole, the discussion will focus on the tourism recover, the positive elements of Ireland’s ability to act as a host nation and the significant benefits such hosting brings in both economic and social terms.

The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion focused on ‘Bringing International sporting events to Irish Shores – the benefits and challenges’ which will see insightful input from Donal Hannigan, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, the Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Hamish Adams, CEO of Athletics Ireland and Garrett Tubridy, Consultant and project lead of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017.

Tickets for highly anticipated series are selling fast. Be sure to join us for three evenings of discussion and engagement. Secure your place at The series takes place from 20th – 22nd April 2021, with the International night set for the 21st.

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Contact: Sinead Conroy