Events

Staffing challenges in the wake of COVID-19: Talent management strategies and practices.

Staffing challenges in the wake of COVID-19: Talent management strategies and practices.

Wrapping up the summer season, we kicked off the Autumn 2021 series with "Staffing Challenges in the wake of COVID-19: Talent management strategies and practices", with guest speakers Dr Stefan Jooss, Cork University Business School, UCC & Dr Ralf Burback, School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, TU Dublin.

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Hospitality from an International Perspective with STR

11.00 am, 27th May 2021

Hospitality from an International Perspective with STR

View our webinar with guest panelists from across the globe but with Irish roots who shared with us great insight into how they are finding the recovery and re-opening process, the challenges they have faced, what changes they have made and what they have embraced. Our panelists include: Brian Gleeson - GM Radisson Hotel Group Moscow, Mark O Sullivan - Area GM Minor Hotels Bangkok, Matthew Mullan - Cluster GM Hilton Abu Dhabi, Damien O'Riordan - GM Ritz Carlton Sarasota, Florida and Sarah Duignan - STR

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FDI in Ireland, IDA’s New Strategy  & Economic Outlook with guest speaker Martin Shanahan

6th May 2021

FDI in Ireland, IDA’s New Strategy & Economic Outlook with guest speaker Martin Shanahan

IHI President Oonagh Cremins FIHI was joined by Martin Shanahan FIHI, CEO of IDA Ireland. Martin spoke to Oonagh about FDI in Ireland and IDA’s new strategy and economic outlook.

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2021 Events Calendar

2021 Events Calendar

Please click below to view our calendar of events for Winter 2021.

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The Pillars of a Hospitality & Tourism Career

08 March 2021

The Pillars of a Hospitality & Tourism Career

This year we welcomed four guest speakers from across the industry; Catherine Toolan, MD Diageo Irish Brand Homes, Aaron Mansworth, MD, Trigon Hotels Hotels, Helena Rowe Bradley, eCommerce Team Lead, Net Affinity and Jennifer O'Neill Assistant Sales Director, The Marker Hotel.

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Mental Health & Wellness Series Webinar 3 - Bobby Kerr

Mental Health & Wellness Series Webinar 3 - Bobby Kerr

As a former co-owner & Chairman/CEO of Insomnia Coffee Company, Bobby is no stranger to challenges. Bobby shares his thoughts on how to steer your business through the current environment and remain motivated.

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Mental Health & Wellness Series Webinar 2 - Elbha Purcell

Mental Health & Wellness Series Webinar 2 - Elbha Purcell

Elbha Purcell M.I.N.D.I is Head of Dietetics & Wellbeing for Aramark Northern Europe. She graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh in 2001. She went on to achieve a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics in 2003. Elbha has over 18 years’ experience as a registered dietitian, she holds memberships for the UK Health Professional Council; British Dietetic Association; the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute; and CORU. As Head of Dietetics & Wellbeing for Northern Europe, Elbha leads a team responsible for the provision of dietetic support to all healthcare units across Ireland and the UK, along with the creation and delivery of health and wellness programmes across the region.

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Mental Health & Wellness Series Webinar 1 - Dani Sheil

Mental Health & Wellness Series Webinar 1 - Dani Sheil

Dani is a personal development coach, mindfulness and yoga teacher and Reiki Master. After graduating from Shannon College of Hotel Management in 1993, Dani worked in Hotel management and is very aware of the importance of finding healthy methods to manage anxiety and stress. Her exploration of wellbeing spans 20 years and 4 continents. She has been working since 2001 to inspire people to find direction and clarity in order to live a purposeful, harmonious and joyous life.

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A Fireside Chat with  John Brennan FIHI, Chairman, Armaris Hospitality

18th February 2021

A Fireside Chat with John Brennan FIHI, Chairman, Armaris Hospitality

John is non-Executive Chairman of leading hotel investment and management group, Amaris Hospitality. He is also Founder and Managing Director of Cloudbrook Partners, a boutique investment and advisory firm that provides advice to investors in the hospitality sector.

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14th January 2021

"Leaning into 2021" 14th January 10.30AM

Tom Mc Dermott is the Managing Director of Agility Hospitality who help Hospitality businesses adopt a "continuous improvement" culture using "LEAN Six Sigma" tools & principals. Before establishing Agility Hospitality, Tom worked Internationally for Starwood, Cunard, Radisson and subsequently Hilton where he led their “continuous improvement” programme called “Operational Excellence” in EMEA. Tom promotes the adoption of the “bottom up” approach to “continuous improvement” by involving front-line team-members to create sustainable win-win solutions for the guest, team-member, and owner.

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President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins

26th November 2020

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins

We were honoured to have President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins address our delegates at IHI Hospitality & Tourism Professionals Day.

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IHI Previous Webinars

IHI Previous Webinars

Click below to view past IHI webinars.

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2019 IHI Founders Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards

2019 IHI Founders Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards

2019 IHI Founders Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards

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Rolling Back the Years

Rolling Back the Years

10 Years of IHI Hospitality Management Awards

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“Leading Your HR Strategy in the Hospitality Industry in Challenging Times”

29.07.2020

“Leading Your HR Strategy in the Hospitality Industry in Challenging Times”

On Wednesday, 11th March we held a breakfast seminar “Leading Your HR Strategy in the Hospitality Industry in Challenging Times”, in The Mayson Dublin, with guest speaker Caroline McEnery, Managing Director, The HR Suite. The focus was on managing HR strategies in challenging times and topical areas including the Coronavirus.

IHI National Hospitality Business Management Game

IHI National Hospitality Business Management Game

Congratulations to the IHI National Hospitality Business Management Game 2020 Winners, TU Dublin School of Hospitality Management & Tourism. The game was held on March 1st & 2nd at the Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport. The Game was followed by another successful Student Seminar. Amie Kinsella, Charbel Yazbeck, Sarah Kenny, Dylan Leon and Ina Bivol.

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President's Dinner

President's Dinner

The President's Dinner honoring Matthias Muller took place on Friday, April 12th at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Thank you to all who attended this very special evening.

2019 IHI Founders Banquet and Hospitality Management Awards

2019 IHI Founders Banquet and Hospitality Management Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S IHI HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AWARD WINNERS AND FELLOWS HONOURED AT OUR ANNUAL FOUNDER’S BANQUET On Thursday 28th November we welcomed over 500 industry colleagues to our annual IHI Founder’s Banquet and Hospitality Management Awards where we celebrated the invaluable contributions of four new enrolled fellows and honoured excellence with exceptional winners across 13 categories. Rewarded in recognition in their role, their capability, technical skills and their ability to demonstrate continuous professional development coupled with the energy and innovation they bring to their role. Click on the link below for full list of winners.…

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Lessons from Top to the World Breakfast Seminar

Lessons from Top to the World Breakfast Seminar

On Thursday,17th October 2019, the IHI held a Breakfast Seminar with guest speaker John Burk, MD Armada Hotel, at Shannon College of Hotel Management. It was a great opportunity to meet and network with industry colleagues and the next generation of young managers in our industry.

Fellows & Patrons Evening

Fellows & Patrons Evening

Our Fellows & Patrons evening was held on November 3rd at Dromoland Castle. It was an exceptional evening with delicious food and absolutely superb service.

2019 IHI Annual Conference

2019 IHI Annual Conference

The IHI Annual Conference, Think Different took place on Friday, May 17th at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin. Thank you to all who attended.

Oonagh Cremins is elected President of the IHI

Oonagh Cremins is elected President of the IHI

On Friday, May 17th, outgoing President Matthias Muller FIHI, handed over the Presidential Chain of Office to incoming President Oonagh Cremins. As well as becoming the IHI President Oonagh also received Fellowship of the Insitute.

GPTW Breakfast Seminar - Dublin

GPTW Breakfast Seminar - Dublin

On May 30th, we were delighted to partner with the Great Place to Work Institute who have been working with organisations around the globe helping build Great workplace cultures.

Breakfast Seminar

Breakfast Seminar

The IHI were delighted to partner with the Great Place to Work Institute who shared best practices from Ireland's best workplace hotels. The seminar was held on the 2nd of May at the Cork International Hotel.

Mid Summer's Evening

Mid Summer's Evening

Thank you to all who joined us at The InterContinental Hotel, Dublin on Friday, 21st June. We had a fantastic evening at the fabulous Ice Bar.

IHI National Hospitality Business Management Game 2019

IHI National Hospitality Business Management Game 2019

The IHI National Hospitality Business Management Game took place on March 3rd and 4th at the Clayton Dublin Airport Hotel. It was an extremely successful event with seven teams competing. Congratulations to the team from Dundalk IT, who included Andrew Reddan, Erin O’Kane, Niall Fretwell and Nicole Murphy.

IHI Summer in the City BBQ

IHI Summer in the City BBQ

A very special thank you as well to all who joined us for our City Summer BBQ at the beautifully scenic Clubhouse at Luttrellstown Castle and a special thanks to Ivan King and his team, Hugh Murray, Classic Drinks and Brendan Cullinan, Stafford Lynch (San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna . The sun was shining and we could not have asked for a better evening. We hope you all enjoyed it as well!

2018 Fellows Meeting Grangegoreman

2018 Fellows Meeting Grangegoreman

A very special thank you to DIT Grangegorman Campus for hosting the IHI College of Fellows Meeting on September 10th.

IHI Annual Conference 2017

IHI Annual Conference 2017

The IHI held its Annual Conference at The Guinness Storehouse with keynote speaker Joe Schmidt - Head Coach of the Ireland Rugby Team