NUI – GALWAY

touRRoir: A Unified Force for Good in
Food Tourism and Culture

23 & 24 April 2018 – National University of Ireland, Galway
Forum

Programme

Monday 23rd April:
touRRoir Hall of Fame Collaborative Gala Dinner – Aula Maximas, NUI, Galway.

At the touRRoir Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony guests will enjoy an inspirational dining experience created by internationally renowned chefs from across Ireland and beyond. These culinary masterminds will work for the first time together and craft a sustainable menu inspired by the regions landscape and seascape.

Featured Chefs
Details to be announced

Featured Producers
Details to be announced

Tuesday 24th April:
touRRoir full day Conference & Networking Showcase Dinner – Bailey Allen Hall, NUI, Galway.

See details of full conference programme below.

Conference Programme

Tuesday 24th April 2018:


09.00 Registration


09.45 Welcome & Official Opening



10.00 Introduction – Background, Purpose, Themes

Forum Moderator, Noel Toolan, Marketing Change Agent


10.15 Session 1- TBC

Details to be announced


10.50 Session 2 – TBC

Details to be announced


11.20 Session 3 – TBC

Details to be announced


11.40 Audience Discussion and Interaction 1

Using dynamic mobile software, we will crowdsource a selection of questions from our audience and capture and share top insights


11.55 Break – Refreshments


12.15 Session 4 – TBC

Details to be announced


12.55 Session 5 – TBC

Details to be announced


13.15 Audience Morning Conclusions & Interaction 2

Conclusions from the Morning discussions. Using dynamic mobile software, we will crowdsource a selection of questions from our audience and capture and share top insights


13.30 Lunch


14.30 Session 6 – TBC

Details to be announced


15.50 touRRoir Conclusions – Audience Discussion & Interaction 3

Panel Wrap

Using dynamic mobile software, we will crowdsource a selection of questions from our audience and capture and share top insights


16.30 Networking Drinks Reception and Experiences
Details to be announced


 18.30 – 21.00  Networking Showcase Dinner

Details to be announced



21:30 Close of touRRoir 2018


About the Forum

Useful data

Food has been recognised by the UNWTO (2012) as one of the fastest growing niches in contemporary tourism, attracting high yield visitors and promoting both seasonality and regionality.

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Food Travel Culture

“Consumers have started to demand fresher, more local, more responsibly sourced food. The popularity of food tourism underscores this phenomenon, too“. Kristen Hawley, Skift

“There’s no easier way for a hotel to distinguish itself than a restaurant that doesn’t act like a hotel restaurant“, Greg Oates, Skift

“Much of the value in traveling for food involves a local connection to food, local methods of cooking, and local sourcing“. Kristen Hawley, Skift



Learn At

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“To increase visitor dispersal, cities and countries are promoting local culinary and cultural tourism in partnership with regional organizations, spurred by the demand for more authentic travel experiences“, Greg Oates, Skift

…to connect with “the explosion of food-focused media and social media, farm-to-table movement among large travel brands, and the introduction of high-profile events celebrating local cuisine” (World Food Travel Association)