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30 Jul 2012

Creating business links with France

Several Irish tourism organisations joined Tourism Ireland in France for the annual conference of the national association of event agencies (L’ANAé or L’association des agences de communication événementelle), which took place recently in Marseille.

The conference provided a valuable opportunity for Tourism Ireland and the participating Irish partners to meet and network with the influential members of L’ANAé, who include senior managers of business tourism agencies from around France. Billy Condon, Tourism Ireland’s manager for Southern Europe, said: “The annual conference of L’ANAé was a very good opportunity for us to highlight what is unique about the island of Ireland as a conference and business tourism destination. Tourism Ireland’s promotional programme to grow business tourism from France this year includes highlighting the superb meetings, incentive and transport infrastructure on offer; the ease of access from France to Ireland; as well as the good value rates available for meetings and conferences.”