DCU Business School Academic presented Failte Ireland Conference Ambassador Award
Congratulations to Dr Paul Davis, Head of our Management Group in DCU Business School, who was one of three DCU academics recognised by Fáilte Ireland for their work as conference ambassadors. Paul was involved in the International Public Procurement Conference 2014, which gathered 500 delegates.
Dr. Emer Ní Bhrádaigh was awarded for her work in securing the Institute of Small Business and Enterprise Conference in 2012. The conference brought together 450 delegates.
Prof. Paschal Preston was rewarded for the Crisis ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communications orders which 1,100 delegates attended. The overall economic impact of the three conferences was €2,870,000.
A total of 79 ambassadors, nominated by the Irish conference and meetings industry, were honoured for their work on the night. The conferences organised by the ambassadors delivered almost 73,000 international delegates to Ireland between 2011 and 2014. These delegates deliver over €101 million to the Irish economy.
Over 50% of all international conferences held in Dublin are obtained with the help of conference ambassadors.
Fáilte Ireland CEO, Shaun Quinn, said at the event “We are recognising them today not only for their significant contribution to the local economy but also for the part they have played in building Ireland’s reputation as a compelling and attractive destination to do business”.