Conference Ambassador Recognition Awards
Fáilte Ireland has honoured 79 ‘Conference Ambassadors’ at its inaugural Conference Ambassador Recognition Awards ceremony at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham this evening (Thursday, 21st January 2016).
The recipients, from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds, were given the awards for bidding and hosting an international conference or event in Dublin.
Hosted by comedian Dara Ó Briain, the event acknowledged that the Ambassadors, nominated by the Irish conference and meetings industry, had delivered a collective total of almost 73,000 international delegates to Dublin between 2011 and 2014, injecting over €101m into the economy.
Professor McInerney was one of the 79 people honoured by the Irish government, in recognition of his role in attracting conference tourism to Ireland and his role in co-organising SMBE 2012, which attracted 1,300 delegates to Dublin.