Day 1: Embedding Tourism as a Trusted Partner in the Community

  • Start Times: 9:00 am Newfoundland & Labrador / 12:30 PM Ireland & Iceland / 1:30 pm Norway
  • Event Duration: 2 hours
  • Norwegian Times Below

13:30: Welcome– Chair Craig Foley, CEO Hospitality Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

13:40: Tourism Videos Ireland & Norway

13:45: Speaker 1: Dr. Conor McTiernan, Lecturer, Atlantic Technical University (Donegal) – Building Trust

14:05: Speaker 2: Diarmuid Ó Conghaile, Head of Department for Heritage & Tourism, Languages & Humanities, Atlantic Technical University (Galway City) – Sustainable Destination Management for Island Tourism Casestudy

14:25 Q&A

14:40: Break

14:50 Tourism Videos Newfoundland & Iceland

14:55: Panel Discussion on Involving the Community in Destination Development Planning including Q&A from audience

Chair: Meadbh Seoighe, Udaras na Gaeltachta, Ireland  

Newfoundland and Labrador: John Angelopoulos, Director of Tourism Product Development, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

Ireland:  Joan Crawford, Fáilte Ireland

Norway: Laura Johanne Olsen, Lofoten Council, North Norway

Iceland: TBC

15:55: Closing Remarks: Chair

Finish: 16:00 –all welcome to remain till 15:30 for further discussions

Event Duration: 3 hours

Event Chair/Moderator: Keith Hutchings, Executive Director, the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation.  

9:00: Welcome and Introduction: Chair, Keith Hutchings, Executive Director, the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation.  

9:05: Welcome and Opening Address: Charlie McConaloque TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine

Theme 1: Seaweed & Algae Development 

9:15: Speaker 1: Joanne Gaffney, Aquaculture Technical Manager, Bord Iascaigh Mhara : Irelands new Seaweed Development Strategy

9:30: Speaker 2: Donegal Seaweed (TBD)

9:45: Speaker 3: Heidi Meland, CEO, Norwegian Seaweed Association, and co-manager for the Norwegian Seaweed Cluster (NSC)

10:05: Q&A

10:25: Break

Theme 2: Value Added/ Fish Utilization 

10:45: Speaker 1: Dr. Deepika Dave Research Scientist, Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development, Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland

11:05: Speaker 2: 100% FISH, Alexandra Leeper PhD, Head of Research and Innovation, Iceland Ocean Cluster

11:25: Q&A + Discussion                       

11:45: Closing Remarks: Chair and Event Organizer