Food Connect is a new tourism conference developed by Failte Ireland featuring expert international and domestic speakers, mouth-watering food showcases as well as panel discussions, networking opportunities and the unveiling of exclusive new findings on Irish food tourism.
It will be held at thte stunning Tankardstown House, Co. Meath on 12th and 13th September 2016.
Justin is delighted to be one of the speakers and he will be telling the story of Ballyvolane House and Bertha’s Revenge Gin and talking about ‘Tourism diversification through food and drinks in rural Ireland’.
The event is aimed at Tourism and Food Businesses who want to be a part of Ireland’s Food Story and who are looking to further develop saleable and unique food tourism experiences, particularly for international visitors.
It offers an exclusive opportunity to just 120 trade attendees. Mixing cutting-edge insights and new market intelligence, Food Connect is a new and exciting opportunity for food tourism businesses to learn, share and connect. If food is your business, you can’t afford to miss it!
Food Connect will explore the role of food in tourism, spotlight the latest trends, learn how leading destinations position themselves in the global marketplace, and examine how food is presented to visitors in Ireland’s Ancient East, Dublin – a breath of fresh air and on the Wild Atlantic Way. With visitors to Ireland spending some €2billion on food a year, local food has an unmatched ability to connect them with the heritage and culture of a region, the soul of its people and the rhythm of daily life. Food puts place on a plate, and is driving tourism like never before. #foodconnect