Irish Pubs Global, the network for owners and managers of Irish pubs worldwide, has launched The Irish Pubs Global Gathering Event, a unique industry networking, learning and social gathering. It is the third Irish Pubs Global conference since 2010 and the first to take place in the capital Dublin.
Owners and managers representing 1,000 Irish pubs worldwide are expected at the conference and trade show, which will take place in Dublin, Ireland at the Burlington Hotel from 29th of September to the 1st of October 2013.
All owners, managers and staff of Irish pubs around the world are invited. The event features a two-day conference with keynote speakers, panel discussions workshops and exhibitors. A barbeque hosted by the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) kicks off the event. While the programme includes a whiskey-tasting showcase, International cocktail competition, guided pub tour and recruitment fair.
President and Founder of Irish Pubs Global, Enda O’Coineen said ‘this is the largest ever gathering of International Irish Pub owners and managers, it reflects the importance of this, the year of The Gathering to Ireland. The conference will focus on the next generation of Irish pubs and their role in the community. It will also form a valuable link for sourcing Irish products for these enterprises around the world. We have an information-packed programme offering practical solutions, showcasing innovative Irish pub successes.’
A Gala Dinner Awards ceremony will see eight awards presented on the first night. These include Supplier of the Year for Food, Drink and Services, The Authenticity Award, Innovation Award, as well as Irish Bar Manager and Irish Bar of the Year Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the person, who in the opinion of the judges has made a significant contribution to the development of the Irish Pub Industry.
Executive Director, Kevin McParland said “This is a unique and genuine opportunity for local and international food, drinks and service suppliers to have their products involved and engage with the largest Irish business network in the world.”
Some of the topics covered include raising finance, managing costs, reducing waste and optimising revenues. There will be a host of owner and manager workshops, including twinning your Irish pub abroad and what it does for your business, the rise of Irish craft beer and its impact on your pub, and how to make social media work for your Irish Pub.