• Cyril McAree

Ireland ‘meets’ England’s Midlands

Twenty-five (25) top British meetings and events professionals enjoyed a taste of Ireland at a recent ‘Ireland Meets the Midlands’ event in Leicestershire. The B2B event saw the buyers meet, and do business with, some 25 tourism businesses from across the island of Ireland.

PIC SHOWS: Stefanie Meachin, TravelOptions; Karen Brosnahan, Shannon Convention Bureau; Joyce McElroy, Tourism Ireland; Helen Ellis, Avid Events; and David Wood, Tourism Ireland, at an ‘Ireland Meets the Midlands’ event in Leicestershire.

‘Ireland Meets the Midlands’ was organised by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI, to grow business tourism from Britain to the island of Ireland. It proved to be a valuable opportunity for the companies from Ireland to showcase and sell their product and to communicate what is unique about Ireland as a world-class destination for doing business. “Tourism Ireland was delighted that so many top meetings and events professionals took the time to take part in our ‘Ireland Meets the Midlands’ event and meet our partners from Ireland – demonstrating their commitment and interest in the island of Ireland and our world-class business tourism offering,” said Julie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Great Britain. ‘Meet in Ireland’ is the official MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) brand for the island of Ireland. It comprises three tourism authorities – Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI – who work in partnership to promote the island of Ireland as a leading conference and meeting destination.

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