A cross sector food, tourism and
culture global forum

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

Ticket Registration

touRRoir18 takes place on April 23rd and 24th in Galway, West Of Ireland 2018 European Region Of Gastronomy.

Ticket types available to purchase:

April 23rd – Hall of Fame Awards Collaborative Gala Dinner €125 – SOLD OUT!

April 24th – Single Forum Ticket & Showcase Dinner €195

Discounts are available for students and members of Good Food Ireland.

touRRoir18 – A Flagship Event – Galway, West of Ireland 2018 European Region of Gastronomy.

touRRoir is a cross sector global forum on Food Tourism and Culture which takes place on Monday and Tuesday April 23rd and 24th in the National University of Ireland Galway and is a flagship event of Galway, West of Ireland 2018 European Region of Gastronomy.

Monday April 23rd 2018 – 6.30pm to 11.00pm – touRRoir Hall of Fame Awards Collaborative Gala Black Tie Dinner in the Aula Maxima, National University of Ireland Galway.

The evening will commence with a Welcome Reception featuring craft brewers and distillers and cultural entertainment. Afterwards guests will take their seats for the Hall of Fame Awards Dinner. Honourees from around the world will be inducted to the touRRoir Hall of Fame. These are individuals, teams or destinations that have made a positive and significant impact through the cross collaboration of food, tourism and culture. Dinner will be inspired by Galway, West of Ireland’s landscape and seascape and crafted by a collaboration of Irish and internationally acclaimed chefs.

Tuesday April 24th 2018 – 09.00am to 10.00pm – touRRoir Global Forum followed by Networking Reception and Dinner – Food Tourism & Culture IRELAND in Action

Presentations, panel debates and fireside sessions from food travel experts, international chefs, hospitality, travel industry and culture professionals and key influencers in soft power will feature latest trends, best-in-class thinking, cutting-edge innovation and lots of inspirational examples of co-operation that works.
An essential ingredient of Good Food Ireland events is audience interactivity and open debate. Expect a lot of creative audience participation both in the room and from outside the room via social media!
Networking breaks will provide opportunities for regional chefs and producers to highlight the best of local Irish produce and cuisine with special acknowledgement for Galway and the West of Ireland’s status as 2018 European Region of Gastronomy.
Galway’s international reputation as a hotbed of world class culture will be much in evidence

Preferred Hotel Partner

Clayton Hotels Preferred Accommodation Provider touRRoir 2018

‘Clayton Hotels’, Galway has offered preferential rates for all delegates attending touRRoir18.

€69 room only per night

€79 Single B&B per night

€89 Double B&B per night

Rates include complimentary car parking and shuttle bus transfer for Residents Only to and from the conference venue on Monday & Tuesday.

TO BOOK – All delegates must contact the Hotel’s Reservation team to avail of the discounted rate.

Reference: touRRoir Global Forum

Contact details are as follows:
Tel: 091 721900

Galway Tour Company

Shuttle bus transfer to and from the conference venue / Clayton Hotel Galway on Monday & Tuesday is provided by Galway Tour Company. Galway Tour Company has an offering of Day & Night tours of popular destinations and lesser taken routes including the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, Connemara & Clonmacnoise Monastic City.

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Sponsorship and partner opportunities available on request.
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Visa Information

What you need to know.

Everyone entering Ireland must have a valid passport, or in the case of European Union Member States, a national identity card. Visas are required for some countries. Delegates should check with their local Irish representation prior to their departure.</a>

Please note that it can take up to 8 weeks to process a visa application and early application is recommended. You will need to register for the forum, pay your registration and accommodation fees in full before a letter from the touRRoir hosts  will be issued to support your visa application.  Consular offices will only accept a visa letter if it states that the delegate has registered for the conference and paid their registration fee and accommodation rates in full. The Consular offices will only accept original letters so please allow time for us to post the visa letter to you.

The conference host Good Food Ireland cannot accept any responsibility for visa applications.  Where a delegate is unable to attend because of failure to obtain a visa on time, the normal cancellation policy for registration fees and accommodation will apply. People from certain countries need a Visa to enter Ireland. To find out more detailed information on visa requirements please click on www.dfa.ie – Department of Foreign Affairs. A valid driving licence is required to drive in Ireland.

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Getting Here

NUI, Galway

touRRoir is taking place in the National University of Ireland Galway located in Ireland’s most westerly city of Galway. A tertiary-level teaching and research institution, it is ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world.

Founded in 1845, the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, has been inspiring students for 170 years. NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching.

The World renowned Shannon College of Hotel Management is part of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law in NUI Galway. This integration was formally marked in 2015.

NUI Galway is located in Galway city on the West Coast of Ireland.
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